Judit Polgar

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Chess Player
Date of Birth July 23, 1976
Place of Birth Budapest, Hungary
Age 44 years old
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Judit Polgár

Judit Polgár is a Hungarian chess grandmaster. She is generally considered the strongest female chess player of all time. Since September 2015, she has been inactive. In 1991, Polgár achieved the title of Grandmaster at the age of 15 years and 4 months, at the time the youngest to have done so, breaking the record previously held by former World Champion Bobby Fischer. She was the youngest ever player to break into the FIDE Top 100 players rating list, ranking No. 55 in the January 1989 rating list, at the age of 12. She is the only woman to qualify for a World Championship tournament, having done so in 2005. She is the first, and to date only, woman to have surpassed 2700 Elo, reaching a career peak rating of 2735 and peak world ranking of No. 8, both achieved in 2005.

Full name: Polgár Judit
Country: Hungary
Born: July 23, 1976, Budapest, Hungary
Title: Grandmaster (1991)
FIDE rating: 2675 [inactive since September 2015]
Peak rating: 2735, (No. 8 player and No. 1 woman in the July 2005 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak ranking: No. 8 (July 2005)
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About Judit Polgar

Hungarian chess grandmaster who is indisputably the greatest female chess player of all time.

Before Fame

She and her sister, Sofia, grew up in the spotlight as chess prodigies and she achieved the title of Grandmaster at the age of 15 years and 4 months, the youngest person to do so until then.


She is the only female chess player to defeat a number one ranked player and she has done so more than ten times.

Family Life

Her family is full of chess masters.


She has defeated chess legend Boris Spassky.

Information related to Judit Polgár

  • Commander's Crosses with Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (civil)
  • Hungarian female chess players
  • Competitors at the 2009 Maccabiah Games
  • Maccabiah Games chess players
  • World Youth Chess Champions
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Latest information about Judit Polgar updated on September 17, 2020.

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