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Applications should be submitted no later than Friday 26th September 2014 to:
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Judith Polgar, the greatest female
chess player of all time, has called it
a day. The child prodigy who even-
tually became a legend announced her
retirement from competitive chess
after representing her homeland Hun-
gary at the recent Olympiad in Trom-
At 38, Polgar ends a 23-
year career that glitters with
victories against the world s
best, including nine men
world champions. In addi-
tion, by the sheer power of
her play, she greatly
enhanced the revolution led
by her older sister Susan
which smashed the tradi-
tional and prejudicial barrier that once
separated men from female players.
Indeed, Judith Polgar s legacy, togeth-
er with the achievements of her two
sisters, Susan and Sofia, have become
part of chess lore and stand as a ready
refutation against the persistent argu-
ment that women do not have what it
takes to become great chess players.
This long-accepted idea of an "inher-
ent male advantage," in fact, was dra-
matically exploded at the Thessaloniki
Olympiad in 1988 when Hungary, with
great fanfare, revamped its entire
women s team with a line-up that
included 12-year-old Judith and her
two older sisters.
The press and other team officials
laughed at the Hungarians, calling their
team "Polgary." GM Edward Gufeld,
coach of the Soviet women s team,
poohooed the Polgars predicting that
the sisters would "soon lose a good
part of their quickly acquired image."
Judith, then rated 2365, played on
board two and by the end of the event,
as reports tell it, Gufeld and other
detractors were "left trying to remove
their foot from their mouths."
Not only did Hungary sweep the
championship to take gold, but Judith
Polgar s astonishing performance, scor-
ing 12.5 points out of a total of 13, cat-
apulted her FIDE rating to 2694 just
below that of Kasparov and Karpov. At
that tender age she also became the
first female player to be ranked among
the world s top 100.
Two years later, the Hungarian prodi-
gy became the youngest player ever to
earn the grandmaster title, upsetting
the record set by Bobby Fischer in 1958.
Since then Judith Polgar has been
ranked as the world s number one
female chess player. By 14, she had so
outstripped the field of women players
that she stopped competing in female
"I played against men because it was
challenging, it was interesting and I
felt I could improve the
fastest and the best against
them. It s very important
to know what your aims
and ambitions are," she
explained. Inevitably, she
became the centre of
media attention which
focused delightedly on the
spectacle of a young girl
competing against men sometimes four
decades her senior.
Of the many tournaments Polgar
won, her best performance, based on
eminence of the competition, was the
2003 contest at Wijk aan Zee in the
She finished second behind future
world champion Viswanathan Anand
and ahead of a field that included reign-
ing champion Vladimir Kramnik of
Russia and Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria,
another future champion. Two years
later she competed in two tournaments
which lifted her to the eighth place in
the world rankings.
The year before she had defeated
Garry Kasparov, then the top-ranked
player in the world. The defeat in 42
moves forced Kasparov to change his
dismal view of women players, com-
mending the Polgar sisters in his book,
How Life Imitates Chess.
Apart from her historic achievements
over the chessboard, Polgar s contri-
bution to the celebrated mind game
continues in the non-profit foundation
she has founded to bring the educa-
tional benefits of the game to school-
children throughout the world.
Polgar s way to chess eminence was
laid out by her parents Laszlo and Klara
Polgar who began training her and her
two sisters when they were children.
The girls were home schooled as part
of an educational experiment by their
father who believed a child could excel
at any age if given the right schooling.
If the chess exploits of Judith Polgar
and her sisters can be used to answer
the old question about whether genius
is born or nurtured, then the answer
becomes fairly obvious; it emerges from
a combination of both.
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