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Judit Polgar Inducted Into World Chess Hall of Fame, Highlighting Educational Benefits of Chess

The World Chess Hall of Fame recently inducted chess grandmaster Judit Polgar of Hungary into its ranks. As one of the most decorated and strongest chess players of all time, Polgar has broken numerous records and barriers throughout her career.[0]

The induction ceremony took place at 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 in Saint Louis, MO.

The induction of Polgar has sparked excitement in the chess world and beyond, and it has also highlighted the educational and developmental benefits of the game of chess.[1] Chess is a unique game that teaches invaluable skills, such as focus, determination, problem-solving, and grit.[1] It also gets players away from technology and encourages problem-solving from the get-go.

Julian Z. Schuster, Webster University’s president and an avid chess player, said in a statement, “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.”[2]

The World Chess Hall of Fame offers programs for students of all ages, ranging from preschoolers and elementary-aged students to high schoolers and college players.

The induction of Judit Polgar into the World Chess Hall of Fame has sparked renewed interest in the game of chess, and it has highlighted the incredible educational and developmental benefits of the game.

0. “Chess Legend Grandmaster Judit Polgar To Be Inducted Into World …”, 29 Jan. 2023,

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2. “Webster University adds minor in chess, a rare academic program …”, 29 Jan. 2023,

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