Polgar, Judit
Birth Jul 23, 1976
Nationality HUN - Hungary
Titles GM - International Grandmaster

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Last update Nov 1, 2002
Biographical data
Hungarian player.
International Grandmaster, 1991.
World Under 14 Champion, 1990.
Hungarian Champion, 1991.

by Bill Wall
Youngest grandmaster at age 15 years, 4 months, and 27 days (Fischer was a grandmaster at age 15 years, 6 months, and 1 day after the Portoroz Inerzonal in 1958). She made her third and final GM norm by winning the Hungarian Championship in 1991. In 1986 at the age of 9 she won the unrated section of the New York Open, winning 7 games and drawing one game. At age 11 she was rated 2350 and earned an International Master title - younger than Fischer or Kasparov. At age 13 she was the World Under 14 Champion for boys and FIDE's highest rated woman.

Chess Career
1988 first girl to win the World U-12 Boys
1988 Member of champion Hungarian women's team in Thessaloniki Olymiad with 12.5/13 points
1990 won the world U-14 Boys championship
1990 Member of champion Hungarian women's team in Novi Sad Olympiad
1993 won match with former world champion Boris Spassky
1994 and 1996, played first board for Hungarian Olympiad team.
1st 1988 Egilsstadhir
1st 1990 the Under-14 World Championship
1st 1990 Amsterdam
1st 1991 Hungarian Super-Championship
1st 1991 Magyarorszag
1st 1992 Brno
1st 1992 Shanghai
1st 1992/93 Hastings
1st 1993 Budapest
1st 1994 Madrid
1st 1994 Monaco
1st 1995 Prague
1st 1995 Stornoway
1st 1995 Aruba
1st 1996 Leon
1st 1996 Sao Polo
1st 1998 Hoovegeen
1st 1998 Halifa
1st 1998 Kona
1st 1998 Hoogeveen
1st 2000 Malmo
1st 2000 Japfa
1st 2000 Najdorf

[Thanks to Jan Newton]

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