Chess in the National Gallery
Budapest 2019

Judit Polgar Chess Foundation

Morgan Stanley Chess Café

Hungarian National Gallery, Building C, Floor 1,5


Located alongside one of the most famous paintings at the Hungarian National Gallery, Tivadar Csontvary Kosztka’s, ‘Ruins of Greek Theatre at Taormina’, The Morgan Stanley Chess Café is open from 10:30 to 17:00. Join us to challenge a master, request an autograph from the Polgár sisters and Vladimir Kramnik, play a game of giant chess with family and friends – or simply relax in the Chess Café, which offers a direct view of the simultaneous games taking place throughout the festival.

Morgan Stanley is proud to support the Global Chess Festival and Judit Polgar, the world’s most successful female chess player, in her pursuit to inspire the next generation across the globe to play chess. There are multiple synergies between chess and the world of finance. At the Chess Café, you will also have an opportunity to learn more about Morgan Stanley, a leading global financial services firm, as well as play against and learn new skills from chess masters, who also work for Morgan Stanley Budapest.



  • Get your autograph from Champions: Vladimir Kramnik and the Polgar Sisters at Morgan Stanley Chess Café
  • Team Up with Masters at the giant chess board
  • Blitz Challenges/Solving Puzzles
  • Challenge a Chessmaster


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Global Chess Festival - Budapest - Program

Judit Polgar Chess Foundation
Judit Polgar Chess Foundation