Celebrating Judit Polgar’s Induction into the World Chess Hall of Fame
The World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) recently inducted Judit Polgar of Hungary, the strongest female chess player of all time, into their Hall of Fame during the 6th Annual Strategy Across the Board Gala hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club and World Chess Hall of Fame on December 3, 2022. Polgar has broken barriers and records throughout her career in the game of chess and her induction into the Hall of Fame is a testament to her incredible accomplishments.
Chess is a great way to teach skills that are key to success in school and life, such as focus, determination, problem-solving and grit. According to Julian Z. Schuster, Webster University’s president and an avid chess player, “Chess is more than a game. It is an investment aimed at improving the educational experiences of our students.”
To make chess more accessible, the WCHOF has introduced two introductory programs for different age groups. The Elementary program covers Kindergarten to Second Grade and the Preschool/TK and Lower School program covers ages 3-5.
Chess is a great way to get away from screens and technology and engage in problem-solving. With the induction of Judit Polgar into the Hall of Fame, more people than ever before may become inspired to learn the game. As Magnus Carlsen (@MagnusCarlsen) tweeted on September 5, 2022, “The reason we have two introductory programs about chess (and one reason many are excited to see more interest in chess from the general public) is because of the incredible educational and developmental benefits of chess!”
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