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Celebrating Chess: Judit Polgar Inducted into World Chess Hall of Fame

Chess is often touted for its educational and developmental benefits, and for good reason; the game encourages problem-solving, focus, determination, and grit, all of which are key skills for success in both academics and life. This past Saturday, Judit Polgar, the strongest female chess player of all time, was inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame during the 6th Annual Strategy Across the Board Gala, hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club and the World Chess Hall of Fame.[0]

Julian Z. Schuster, President of Webster University and an avid chess player, said in a press release, “Chess is more than a game. It is an investment aimed at improving the educational experiences of our students. As the home of the highest-ranked collegiate chess team in the United States, it only makes sense that we would be the first to offer an academic program built around chess.”

In order to make the most of these educational benefits, the World Chess Hall of Fame is offering a variety of chess programs for different age groups. For children, there are programs for preschoolers and kindergarteners, elementary school students from grades 3-5, and lower school students. In addition, the World Chess Hall of Fame will be hosting a variety of events throughout the year to promote and celebrate the game, such as the 6th Annual Strategy Across the Board Gala.

Chess is a unique game that provides a stimulating and engaging environment to learn important skills, and with the World Chess Hall of Fame providing programs and events, it will be easier than ever to take advantage of all the educational benefits chess has to offer.

0. “World Chess Hall of Fame inducts Judit Polgar”, 30 Jan. 2023,

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