Judit Polgar is known for her aggressive chess style, which makes her a perfect role model for this tactics training series. One hundred training exercises are offered, in which the strongest female chess player in the world blows her opponents off the board with sparkling tactics. The puzzles start at a moderate level, and then gradually get more difficult. Are you up for the challenge?
Judit Polgar (1976) is regarded as the strongest female chess player in history. For more than 25 years (1989-2015) she was ranked #1 in the Women's World Rankings. In 2005 Polgar became # 8 of the world, which was her highest ranking on the Men's Rating List.
At the age of 14, Judit competed only against men. She once said: 'These other girls are not serious about chess. I practice five or six hours a day, but they get distracted by cooking and work around the house.' In 1991 Polgar became the youngest grandmaster in the world, breaking Bobby Fischer's record. Among her many tournament victories are the Boys' World Chess Championships under 12 and under 14, and two Olympic gold medals with the Hungarian national women's team (together with her sisters Susan and Sofia) in 1988 and 1990. Moreover, she defeated eleven World Champions in her career.
In August 2014, when Polgar won a silver medal with the Hungarian men's team at the Olympiad in Tromso, she announced her retirement from competitive chess.