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GM Susan Polgar's Visit to MI

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Fun Stories and Improvement Tips with Susan Polgar

Lecture by GM Susan Polgar at 6PM
 


We are excited to have GM Susan Polgar visiting our Chess Club.

She will give a lecture, have Q&A and we'll also do a puzzle solving competition!

Events will be free to anyone and everyone to attend!

Registraiton for the puzzle solving competition is open, but of course it's free.



Biography

 

 ABOUT CHESS HALL OF FAMER SUSAN POLGAR

- Winner of 4 Women’s World Championships (Under 16, Blitz, Rapid, and Classical)

- First World Chess Champion in history (male or female) to win the triple-crown (Blitz, Rapid and Classical World Championships)

- 5-time Olympiad Champion with 12 overall medals (5 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze) 

 

HOLDER OF 8 WORLD / NATIONAL CHESS RECORDS (* still unbroken):

- * 56 consecutive Olympiad game Scoring Streak (1988-2004) without a loss (31 wins, 25 draws, 0 loss), all on board 1

- Most Simultaneous Games Played (326 players: 309 wins, 14 draws and 3 losses = 96.93% in 16 hours and 30 minutes)

- Most Games Won Simultaneously (309) - Highest Simultaneous Winning Percentage (96.93%, beating the old record of 95.64%)

- * Most Consecutive Games Played (1,131 games against 551 opponents: 1,112 wins, 16 draws and 3 losses = 99.03% - Previous record: 1,102 games) 

- * Head Coach of 7 consecutive Men’s Division I PanAm InterCollegiate Chess Championship Teams (2012-2018)

- * Head Coach of 7 consecutive Men’s Division I Collegiate Final Four Championship Teams (2011-2017) 

- * Head Coach of the #1 ranked Men’s Division I Collegiate Team for 8 consecutive years (2012-2020)

 

FIRST WOMAN EVER IN HISTORY TO:

- Break the gender barrier to qualify for the Men’s World Championship Cycle (1986)

- Earn the Men’s Grandmaster title (1991) through traditional FIDE requirements (Norms and Rating)

- Receive the Grandmaster of the Year Award (2003) - Win the U.S. Open (Men) Blitz Championship (2003, 2005, and 2006)

- Coach a Collegiate Men’s Division I team to win a National Championship (2011)

- Be named Chess Coach of the Year (2013) and Chess Trainer of the Year (2014) by FIDE (World Chess Federation)

 

OTHER NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS: - Won the Girls’ Budapest Championship under 11 at the age of 4 with a perfect 10-0 score!

- #1 ranked woman chess player in the world at the age of 15 (remained in the top 3 in the world for 25 years)

- Still currently rated as the #1 female in the United States

- Founder of the Susan Polgar Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to promote chess, with all its educational, social and competitive benefits throughout the 

U.S., for young people of all ages, especially girls. Since inception, the foundation has awarded around $6 million in chess prizes/scholarships to young chess players on 

behalf of various supporters/sponsors/donors

- Founder and Managing Director of www.ChessDailyNews.com, the world’s most popular personal chess website 

 

www.Twitter.com/SusanPolgar

www.Facebook.com/SusanPolgarChess

www.Instagram.com/SusanPolgarChess

Location: 
Mechanics' Institute