Chess palace for one day

The annual Polgar Chess Day, held at the Palace of Fine Arts in Budapest, celebrated a special anniversary. 25 years ago three teenage sisters broke the Soviet hegemony in women’s chess: At the 1988 Chess Olympiad in Thessaloniki the Polgar sisters claimed gold for Hungary. Zsuzsa was 19, Zsofia 15, and Judit only 12 years old.

By Stefan Löffler | Photos courtesy of the Judit Polgar Chess Foundation

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