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Polgar beats Short convincingly in's Death Match 18
Monday, October 07, 2013 9:48
By virtue of winning all three segments, GM Judit Polgar cruised over GM Nigel Short in's Death Match 18 on Saturday. The final margin was 17.5-10.5, with Polgar winning especially big in the three-minute segment (6-2). The two played 28 games with only three draws. The fighting chess drew the largest online crowd for any live...
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, August 12, 2013 23:05
After two classical games, the strongest players already knocked out of the FIDE World Cup in Tromsø are Ian Nepomniachtchi and Judit Polgar. Nepomniachtchi lost to the youngest grandmaster in the world, Wei Yi of China, and tweeted "Got what deserved". Judit Polgar needed to win and got her chances, but eventually had to settle for a draw against...
Mamedyarov beats Kramnik 1.5-0.5, wins first Geneva Masters
Sunday, June 30, 2013 21:47
On Sunday Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the first edition of the Geneva Chess Masters. The grandmaster from Azerbaijan, who won the World Rapid Championship earlier this month, defeated Etienne Bacrot 2.5-1.5 in the semi-final and Vladimir Kramnik 1.5-0.5 in the final. Mamedyarov wins in Geneva | Photo courtesy of the official website This final...
Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:02
Vladimir Kramnik became the fourth player to reach the semi-finals of the Geneva Chess Masters on Friday. The 14th World Champion needed a blitz playoff to beat Swiss grandmaster Yannick Pelletier. On Thursday, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Etienne Bacrot and Hikaru Nakamura had already qualified for Saturday's semis. Photo courtesy of the official...
Geneva: Mamedyarov & Bacrot lead their groups
Friday, June 28, 2013 8:39
On the second day at the Geneva Chess Masters, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Etienne Bacrot and Hikaru Nakamura have qualified for Saturday's semi-finals. Mamedyarov tops the A group with 6 "tiebreak points", where Yannick Pelletier and Vladimir Kramnik are sharing second place with 3 points. The B group has been decided: Bacrot has 6 "tiebreak points"...
Good start for Pelletier, Mamedyarov, Nakamura, Bacrot in Geneva
Thursday, June 27, 2013 9:34
The Geneva Chess Masters started on Wednesday with the first four matches, and it was a good day for Yannick Pelletier, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura and Etienne Bacrot. In the A group, Pelletier won both games against Judit Polgar, while Mamedyarov beat Vladimir Kramnik 1.5-0.5. In the B group, Bacrot scored 1.5-0.5 against Alexandra...
Geneva Masters starts today
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:18
Today the first Geneva Chess Masters starts in Geneva, Switzerland. In this brand new rapid tournament three World Champions and a female chess legend will be playing, as well as strong players from France and Switzerland.   The first Geneva Chess Masters will take place June 26th-30th, 2013 in the Pitoeff Theater in Geneva. The tournament is...
Judit Polgar’s chess subject officially integrated into Hungary's school curriculum
Monday, March 11, 2013 21:43
The Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development has released a supplement to its National Curriculum, and officially made Judit Polgar’s ”Skill-building Chess” subject available for elementary schools from September 2013. Press release. The Judit Polgar Chess Foundation for Educational Benefits has been working on the „Chess...