The Most Intelligent Woman of our Time – ChessPlayer Judit Polgar

Have you ever thought of the smartest person on earth? One of them is Judit Polgar, the greatest chess player. Let’s find out his biography.

Childhood and early career

Judit Polgar was born on July 23, 1976 in Budapest. In the family, in addition to her, there is
were 2 other children. Everything would seem more than harmless if at the start the family was not a
great educational project of Laszlo Polgar, the father of future champions.

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The older sisters also became outstanding chess players, Zhuzha Polgar is an international
grandmaster in the USA, world champion in 1996-1999, and Sofia Polgar-Kosashvili is a
international master in Israel. But the younger sister, Judit Polgar, achieved the greatest

The greatest success, however, was achieved by the younger sister – Judit. Soon his talent
showed – at the age of six she began to participate in tournaments, and at the age of nine
the Hungarian Chess Federation set its rating at 2080.

At the age of seven, Judit played blindfolded against the masters, and at the age of 11 she
defeated grandmaster Vladimir Kovacevic in a tournament match.

Judit won her first international tournament at the age of nine, then at 12 and 14
she won the boys’ world championship in those age groups.

In one of the few interviews where they answered questions together, the reporter asked:
“How did you manage to reach such a level of success and reach such a level
results?”. One of the sisters, Zhuzha, said that their father found out as a result of research
that 80% of children over the age of 1 are geniuses, but this figure decreases with age.
“If you start developing a child at an early age,” Polgar explained, “then you can achieve
amazing results, just put in the effort. It is therefore not difficult to assume that
The main influential factor in the success of the Polgar sisters was hard work.

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Views and future activities

After the second victory at the Olympics (at the age of 14!), Judit started playing exclusively in
men’s tournaments. Judit during her career distinguished herself precisely in “male” fights. Many opponents spoke of her as someone with incredible strength, who “feels like checkmate in 20 moves”.

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She led the Hungarian men’s team and is now a popularizer of the opinion that there should be
no separation between male and female games. Despite this, she said she
wasn’t interested in women’s games, as they have a lot of inconsistency.

Judit’s type of thinking allowed her to bypass the most powerful rivals and, even before she arrived
of age, enter the list of the 25 most powerful players in the world, then the top 10. Now
she says the division has finally lost its meaning – the victory of a man over a woman in
the tournament bears no such surprise as before.

Private life

Judit has been a star of the male Olympus for many years, and because of that, the
question of his personal life caused unnecessary excitement. The girl was asked questions
related to fears due to her “masculine” character and asked her how she envisaged her future marriage.

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judit polgar inspiring

When the chess player was 17, one of the journalists asked: “What would happen
if your future husband gave you an ultimatum: me or chess? “. Judit replied that such a man simply has no chance of winning her heart, because the most important factor for her is that everyone should have their own favorite thing to do.

In 2000, Judit married a veterinarian named Gustav Font. Her husband strongly supports her
in competitions. The fact that the professional fields of the couple do not intersect
the other is an additional factor in the success of their relationship.

Career continuation

After ending her career, Judit Polgar did not stay out of work for long – she was
offered to become the captain of the Hungarian men’s team. In the European team 2015
Championship, the Hungarian team led by Judit Polgar won bronze medals.

On December 10, 2018, Judit Polgar became Honorary Vice President of the International
Chess Federation. Author of several chess books and columnist for New in Chess

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