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Judit Polgár
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Judit Polgár at the Sparkassen Chess-Meetin
Full name Judit Polgár
Kintra Hungary
Born 23 Julie 1976 (1976-07-23) (age 38)
Budapest, Hungary
Teetle Grandmaster (1991)
FIDE ratin 2696 (August 2014) (No. 52 player an No. 1
woman in the Mey 2013 FIDE Warld Rankings)
Peak ratin 2735
(No. 8 player an No. 1 woman
in the Julie 2005 FIDE Warld Rankings)

Judit Polgár (born 23 July 1976) is a Hungarie chess grandmaster. She is bi far the strangest female chess player in history.[1] In 1991, Polgár achieved the teetle o Grandmaster at the age o 15 years an 4 months, the youngest person tae dae so till then.

Judit Polgár is currently (Mey 2013) rankit 52nt in the warld FIDE ratins leet wi an Elo ratin o 2696, the only woman on FIDE's Tap 100 Players leet, an haes been rankit as heich as aicht (in 2005). She haes wan or shared first in the chess toornaments o Hastings 1993, Madrid 1994, León 1996, U.S. Open 1998, Hoogeveen 1999, Siegman 1999, Japfa 2000, an the Najdorf Memorial 2000.[2]

Polgár is the anly woman tae hae wan a gemme frae a current warld nummer ane player, an haes defeatit nine current or umwhile warld champions in either rapid or classical chess: Anatoli Karpov, Garry Kasparov, Boris Spassky, Vasily Smyslov, Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand, Ruslan Ponomariov, Alexander Khalifman, an Rustam Kasimdzhanov.[3]

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  1. Sources citing Polgár as by far the strongest female chess player of all time:
    • "Anand wins chess "Battle of the Sexes"". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Associated Press. 2003-08-18. p. 6A.  note: The Associated Press story on Aug.17/18, 2003 on the Polgár–Anand match explicitly refers to Polgár with the words "by far the strongest woman chess player ever"
    • "Polgar, Judit". Encyclodedia Britannica Online. Retrieved May 8, 2011.  note: explicitly uses "by far": "By far the strongest female player of all timer".
    • "Super-GM tournament in Sofia starts". Chessbase.com. 12 May 2005. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
    • "Judit Polgár: 'I can work myself into the top ten again'". ChessBase. 2007-11-11. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
    • McClain, Dylan Loeb (2006-12-24). "Chess; The Secret of Playing Blindfold: Memory May Be the Least of It". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
    • "Women Grandmasters in Chess". MichaelBluejay. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
    • Pein, Malcolm (2009-09-22). "A crown for Kosteniuk". London: Telegraph Media Group Limited. Retrieved 2010-04-18.  Malcolm Pein, British IM and Executive Editor of CHESS magazine, when speaking of A. Kosteniuk's victory over Hou Yifan for the Women's World Champtionship, said "Currently Judit Polgár is in another league from any other female player."
    • "Elite Players Of Chess To Compete". The New York Times. 2005-05-17. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
    • Humber, James M.; Almeder, Robert F. Human cloning. Humana Press inc. p. 87. ISBN 0-89603-565-4. 
    • Weber, Bruce (1996-12-22). "Next Move? Chess enthusiasts puzzle over game's gender imbalance". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. p. 17A. 
    • Wolff, Patrick (2002). Complete Idiot's guide to chess. Penguin Group (USA) Inc. p. 277. ISBN 0-02-864182-5. 
    • Kavalek, Lubomir (2005-01-17). "Chess". The Washington Post. p. C12.  Kavalek, GM in the top 100 players for 26 years, called Polgár, "the all-time best female player"
    • Pandolfini, Bruce (2007). Treasure Chess: Trivia, Quotes, Puzzles, and Lore from the World's Oldest Game. Random House. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-375-72204-2.  Panolfini, chess author and coach, writes "Judit Polgár is simply the strongest female chess player in history."
    • The January 1996 FIDE ratings list was a landmark as Polgár's 2675 rating made her the No. 10 ranked player in the world, the only woman ever to enter the world's Top Ten. Berry, Jonathan (1996-01-06). "Kramnick, 20 Tops the rating list". The Globe and Mail (Toronto). p. A12. 
    • "All Time Rankings:FIDE Top 10 1970–1997". The University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  2. Abrukh, Boris (2009-06-25). "SUPER-TOURNAMENT – PARTICIPANTS". Boris Avrukh. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  3. "Judit Polgár". Judit Polgár. Retrieved Mar.13, 2011. 

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