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Celebrating the Induction of Strongest Chess Player Judit Polgar at the 6th Annual Strategy Across the Board Gala

The World Chess Hall of Fame is celebrating the induction of one of the most decorated and strongest chess players of all time, Judit Polgar, on Saturday, December 3, 2022. This induction is part of the 6th Annual Strategy Across the Board Gala hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club and the World Chess Hall of Fame.[0] Polgar is recognized as one of the top chess players of all time and is considered to be the strongest female chess player the game has ever seen.

Chess has many educational and developmental benefits, including improved focus, determination, problem-solving and grit. According to Julian Z. Schuster, President of Webster University and an avid chess player, “Chess is more than a game. It is an investment aimed at improving the educational experiences of our students.”

The World Chess Hall of Fame offers introductory chess programs for elementary school children, kindergarten through fifth grade, as well as preschool and lower school aged children. These programs help children develop these skills while also having fun.

Many are excited to see more interest in chess from the general public, as seen in tweets from Magnus Carlsen on September 5, November 16, and September 26, 2022.[1] The World Chess Hall of Fame provides an excellent and rewarding way to learn and develop skills that are essential for success in school and life.

0. “World Chess Hall of Fame inducts Judit Polgar”, 29 Jan. 2023,

1. “Chess for Education! – WinterPromise”, 29 Jan. 2023,

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