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Polgár Chess Festival

The 8th  International Aquaprofit-Polgár Chess Festival will be held at the Palace of Arts on Saturday, 14 October 2016.

Please visit the Global Chess Festival homepage for further information.


The Polgár sisters were holding their annual Chess Festival at the Palace of Arts on Sunday, 29 September 2013. The programs included an international educational conference focusing on the “Chess in School” program, first developed by Judit when her children attended Happy Kids, and Judit Polgar’s very own Chess Palace skill-building program that was integrated into the National Curriculum in Hungary this autumn.

This year Garry Kasparov (former world chess champion) was the guest of honor at the annual Polgar Chess Festival held in the Palace of Arts in Budapest.

The Russian grandmaster, just like Judit, is committed to the Chess in Education program. In 2011 Garry Kasparov, together with Judit Polgar started a petition at the European Parliament, to include chess in schools. In March 2012, more than half European Parliament members have signed the written declaration of “Chess in School” and invited the Member States to introduce chess in public education.

There was also a joint Judit Polgar Foundation – Happy Kids scholarship award presented to 6 year old Zita Muszka. This is the first year the scholarship has allowed one child to attend Happy Kids without charge for the 2013/2014 school year.


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