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    Judit Polgar 201

    Judit "The Princess of Chess" Polgar is the best female chess player of all time, ahead of her closest female rivals by nearly 100 rating points.  Judit is famous for her brilliant attacking chess, which made her the youngest grandmaster of all time, incidentally breaking Bobby Fischer's record and gender barriers as well, when she attained the title at the age of 15 in 1991. Polgar's prodigious talent was backed up with hard work- in the words of her father: "Geniuses are made, not born." She has also racked up quite a collection of World Champion scalps, having beaten Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, Boris Spassky, Vasily Smyslov, Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand, Ruslan Ponomariov, Alexander Khalifman, and Rustam Kasimdzhanov.  At her peak she attained the rank of world number 8. In this series I will take a look at 10 of her most impressive attacking efforts with 30 quizzes and explain her inspired play.

    Let's learn to play chess like a queen!

    --CM Sameer Manchanda

    • 1Shirov - Polgar...
    • 6Polgar - Angelova...
    • 2Chernin - Polgar...
    • 7Polgar - Shirov...
    • 3Karpov - Polgar...
    • 8Polihroniade-Polgar...
    • 4Polgar - Mamedyarov...
    • 9Polgar - Anand...
    • 5Polgar - Prohaszka...
    • 10Polgar - Berkes...
  • Author
    Sameer Manchanda

    Hi, I’m Sameer Manchanda. I’ve been playing chess since I was 6 and now I’m a 17-year-old USCF Expert from Carmel, Indiana. My experience has taught me the path to steady improvement is mainly studying top-level openings and games and soaking in their lessons, be they tactical, positional, or psychological. My recent tournament successes have been winning the 2013 Indiana High School State Championship, the 2013 Indiana Memorial State Championship, and the 2013 Chicago Open Under 2100 Section.  I’ve also been coaching for a few years and one of my students is Indiana state champion for his age group.  My goal with Chess U is to pass on all I’ve learned in chess to the next generation of chess players (don’t worry, “late starters” count as the next generation too!), from classics games and strategic maneuvering to modern chess and tactical melees in the most interactive learning chess app I’ve seen!  I try my hardest to make my courses fun, educational, and a tad bit inspirational, and I hope they benefit you.

                Happy (King)Hunting!

                CM Sameer Manchanda