Sunday, November 21, 2010

2010 Aquaproft Polgar Sisters Chess Day

Love this 2010 photo of the world-famous chess-playing trio of sisters.  Youngest sister GM Judit Polgar (on the far right) turned 34 this year and is rejuvenating her chess career after curtailing her chess activities the past several years as she focused on marriage and raising a young family.  The sisters have been consistently featured in the press and chess events for at least the past 30 years.  Indeed, GM Susan Polgar (the first-born sister) won her first chess championship well before her 10th birthday in her native Hungary.  These days, Susan Polgar runs the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence at Texas Tech University and since 2007 has put together several top-flight international invitational chess tournaments featuring both seasoned players and rising stars. Middle sister Sofia, an International Master, is these days primarily an artist and also a mom (like her sisters), but on occasion she participates in chess-focused events such as that put on by Aquaprofit, which has put on top-rate events featuring the Polgars since 2007.

The official Aquaprofit website is in Hungarian, which I cannot read.  I copied this photo from Susan Polgar's chess blog :)

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