Reports | October 20, 2009 0:39

Video from Hoogeveen: Ivanchuk & Polgar

Here's a first video from Hoogeveen. On the first day of the Crown Group in Hoogeveen we spoke to Vassily Ivanchuk and Judit Polgar, the two favourites to win the 17th edition. Enjoy!


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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.


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Here’s some facts from Wikipedia on the highest female achivement in chess – by Judith Polgar. Peak Rating: 2735 (July 2005)
On the January 1996 FIDE ratings list, Polgár’s 2675 rating made her the number 10 ranked player in the world, the first woman ever to enter the world’s Top Ten.
In 2003, Polgár scored one of her best results: an undefeated clear second place in the Category 19 Corus chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands, just a half-point behind Indian star Viswanathan Anand, and a full point ahead of world champion Vladimir Kramnik.
Now these kind of achivements are something to be REALLY PROUD OF.
(For any father out there encouraging his daughters to enter the game of chess….)

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Go Judith ! Good luck on your quest to get back into the world's top ten.
you can do it !

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