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Chess palace for one day
Friday, October 04, 2013 17:31
The annual Polgar Chess Day, held at the Palace of Fine Arts in Budapest, celebrated a special anniversary. 25 years ago three teenage sisters broke the Soviet hegemony in women's chess: At the 1988 Chess Olympiad in Thessaloniki the Polgar sisters claimed gold for Hungary. Zsuzsa was 19, Zsofia 15, and Judit only 12 years old. By Stefan Löffler...
Saturday, September 28, 2013 22:41
On Sunday, September 29th the seventh Polgar Chess Festival will take place in Budapest, Hungary. Besides the three Polgar sisters (and many other guests and children!) Garry Kasparov will be present, as guest of honour. For the first time, the event will be streamed live on the internet. A photo from last year's festival The seventh Polgar Chess...
Monday, November 19, 2012 16:33
For famous chess sisters, over four thousand enthusiastic visitors at the EU Polgar Chess Festival (16-17 of November). Report and photos by Robert Szegfi courtesy of Budapest - They are the most famous sisters in chess: Susan, former women's world champion, Judit, strongest female player that has ever lived, and Sofi, who has...
Train chess, part 2 - more photos and a video
Friday, October 21, 2011 16:45
Here's our second and final report on the train tournament that was held between October 14 and 18 in five different countries. 64 chess players travelled from Prague to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Krakow and back to Prague. In the mornings they played a rapid tournament of 15 rounds and in the afternoons and evenings they transformed into...
Train chess - the most unique tournament ever? Part 1
Sunday, October 16, 2011 16:01
Playing chess in a train that goes from Prague to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Krakow and back to Prague - it is arguably the most unique ever, and currently under way. ChessVibes hopped on the train to join this wonderful experience and see five beautiful cities. It's actually strange that this was never done before, isn't it? A real chess...