Records and Results

Records

  • Leading the world rankings of women chess players since 1989
  • Best Woman Chess Player of the 20th Century
  • Became Chess Grandmaster, breaking Bobby Fischer’s record as youngest grandmaster in history at the time
  • Awarded the 2012 FIDE Caissa award - the new "Oscar of Chess"
  • Awarded the Chess Oscar seven times previously
  • The first girl, who won the boys’ World Youth Chess tournament two times
  • The first woman at the best ten places of the world list
  • The first woman who won European Championship medal
Defeated World Chess Champions:

Individual Chess Highlights

2012
Caxias do Sul, Rapid Invitational Tournament, 1st place
2011
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, World Cup 1/4 finalist
2011
Aix-les-Bains, France, European Championship 1-4th place bronze medal
2010
Rapid tournament, Rocca di Papa, Italy, 1st place
2010
Rapid super tournament, Mexico city, 1st place
2007
Vitoria, Spain, Champions League 3rd-4th place
2006
Hoogeveen, Holland, 1st-2nd place
2006
Zurich, Switzerland, Blitz tournament, 3rd place
2005
Rishon le Zion, Israel, Blitz World Championship, 5th place
2005
San Luis, Mexico, FIDE World Championship, 8th place
2005
Sofia, Bulgaria, 3rd-4th place
2003
Wijk aan Zee, Holland, 2nd place
2003
Benidorm, Spain, Rapid tournament, 1st place
2003
Hoogeveen, Holland, 1st place
2001
Linares, Spain, 2nd-6th place
2001
Hoogeveen, Holland, 1st-2nd place
2001
Ohrid, Macedonia, European Championship, 3rd-4th place
2000
Merida, Mexico, 2nd place
2000
Buenos Aires, Argentina Najdorf Memorial, 1st place
2000
Malmo, Sweden, 1st place
2000
Bali, Indonesia, 1st place
1999
Hoogeveen, Holland, 1st-2nd place
1999
Las Vegas, USA, World Championship, quarter-finalist
1998
Hoogeveen, Holland, 1st place
1998
Kona, Hawaii, Us Open 1st place
1996
Leon, Spain, 1st-2nd place
1996
Vienna, Austria, 2nd place
1995
Kazakhstan, Unofficial 2 minutes World Championship, 1st place
1995
Isle of Lewis, Scotland, 1st place
1994
Madrid, Spain, Super Tournament, 1st place
1993
Oviedo, Spain, Open Rapid Event, 1st place
1993
Dos Hermanas, Spain, 2nd place
1992/93
Hastings, England, 1st-2nd place
1992
New York,USA, Reshevsky Memorial, 2nd place
1991
Budapest, Hungary, Super Championship, 1st place
1990
Fond du Lac, USA, (Boys) World Under – 14 Championship, 1st place
1990
Ajka, Hungary, Rapid Hungarian Championship, 1st place
1990
Amsterdam, Holland, 1st place (shared)
1988/89
Hastings, England, 1st place
1989
Egilsstadir, Iceland, 1st place (shared)
1989
Amsterdam, Holland, 3-4rd place
1988
Varna, Bulgaria, 1st place
1988
Mazatlan, Mexico, Rapid World Junior Championship 1st place
1988
London, England, 1st place
1988
Timisoara, Romania (Boys) World Under – 12 Championship, 1st place
1986
New York Open, USA (unrated section), 1st place

Team competition

2011
Greek Team Champion, Perizterioy Team
2011
Hungarian Team Champion, Aquaprofit Nagykanizsa Team
2010
Khanty-Mansik, Russia Chess Olympiad 3rd-4th place with the Hungarian national "men's" team
2010
Hungarian Team Champion, Aquaprofit Nagykanizsa Team
2009
Hungarian Team Champion, Aquaprofit Nagykanizsa Team
2008
Italian Team Champion, Chienti Team
2007
Hungarian Team Champion, Aquaprofit Nagykanizsa Team
2006
English Team Champion, Wood Green Team
2002
Polish Team Champion, Polonia Team
2002
Bled, Slovenia, Chess Olympiad, Winning silver medal with the Hungarian "men's" team. Bronze medal for individual performance on board two.
2002
Moscow, Russia, Member of the victorious team Russia vs. Rest of the World, defeating Garry Kasparov
1999
Batumi, Georgia, European Chess Team Championship silver medal with the Hungarian "men's" team and gold medal for the individual performance.
1995
Prague, Czech Republic, Women vs. Veterans, Defeating the greatest veterans of the world
1992
Aruba, the Women's World Team defeats the Men's Veteran World Team
1990
Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, Women's Chess Olympiad Winning individual and team gold medals for Hungary.
1988
Thessaloniki, Greece, Women's Chess Olympiad. At age 12, winning 1 team, and 2 individual gold medals with the Hungarian Women's team. Additional gold medal for best overall performance at the Olympiad.

Exhibition matches

2010
Prague, Czech Republic, Defeating David Navara – 6-2
2003
Shanghai, China, Defeating Bu Xianghzi in a blitz match 5-1
1998
Budapest, Hungary, Defeating world champion Anatoly Karpov in a rapid match 5-3
1996
Sao Paulo, Brazil, Defeating Gilberto Milos in a rapid match 2,5-1,5
1996
Budapest, Hungary, Defeating world champion chess program Junior 4-2
1995
Aruba, Defeating Dutch champion Jeroen Piket 6-2
1993
Budapest, Hungary, Defeating world champion Boris Spassky 5,5-4,5
1990
Corfu, Polgar Sisters defeating the Greek national team