Polgar Chess Festival 2014



Judit Polgar setting a Guinness record and bringing thousands of chess-lovers together to fill the Palace of Arts complitely at the Aquaprofit-Polgar Chess Festival 2014.


Thousands of people gathered to see again at the Chess Festival organized by the greatest female chess player of all time Judit Polgar who just announced her retirement from competitive chess a month ago.



The festival offered a full day family programs in the Budapest Palace of Arts where children were invited to the 3D Chess Palace, participate in interactive chess tutoring, competitions and arts & crafts. Chess Festival provided a great opportunity to parents who wished to introduce their children to Educational Chess. The entertaining programs included a fairy tale chess game with the fantasy cartoon character Shrek and Fiona impersonated by Karoly Gesztesi, one of the most popular actors in Hungary, and Judit Polgar. Among the prominent guests were Erno Rubik, the inventor of the famous Rubik’s Cube and Zurab Azmaiparashvili, the recently elected ECU president and many other Olympic and world champion athletes, artists, and leaders of the business and political world. The festival ended with a simul given by Judit Polgar who has been leading the FIDE world rankings for 25 years setting a Guinness record also announced at the festival. See another video report about the 8th Polgar Chess Festival on Chess.com



  • Date


  • Location

    Palace of Arts

  • Event name

    Polgar Chess Festival 2014

  • Event's address

    Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1, 1095

  • Organizer

    Judit Polgar Chess Foundation

  • Website

    Click here

  • Time


Judit Polgar Chess Foundation
Judit Polgar Chess Foundation