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9th October 2021
Judit Polgar Chess Foundation
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Save the date! October 9, 2021

Judit Polgar’s Global Chess Festival 2021 sponsored by Morgan Stanley will be a hybrid festival: we hope to meet you again in person in Budapest or online in a large-scale program brimming with creativity and innovation. The richness of chess is highlighted in presentations about Sport, Art, Science and Education. Chess lovers worldwide can take part in tournaments, simuls and chess classes from beginner-level to masterclass. The Chess Artistry Competition challenges study composers from all ages to send in their best creations. With the Goodwill Ambassador of Chess Awards we express our gratitude to outstanding personalities promoting our game. As always we welcome chess events from all over the world to join in on October 9, 2021 to celebrate the power and inspiration of chess. The festival is under the patronage of Mariya Gabriel, Member of the European Commission.

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The #ChessConnectsUs Game - Guess the Next Move!

Teaming up with chess24, Judit Polgar invites you to join the ChessConnectsUs Game, launched on September 9 as a teaser for the Judit Polgar’s Global Chess Festival. It’s a chess game played by many individuals including professionals, amateurs, artists, scientists, etc., each of them making just one move and challenging a new player to make the next one, and so on. Two new moves daily: one with White and one with Black. Every fifth day, we will ask you to guess the next move of the game in https://chess24.com/en/community/chessconnectsus. If you guess the right move, you will have the chance to win exclusive ChessConnectsUs Merchandise, the Chessable course "Master Your Chess with Judit Polgar" or, a free month of chess24 Premium membership among other prizes
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Educational Chess Summit

Find out how chess can be used as an educational tool in the modern classroom as acknowledged educational experts, teachers and leading thinkers from various disciplines share their views, experience and passion. And answer the questions you want to see answered: -Why is chess such an exceptional tool in education in 2021? -What are the benefits? -For what age groups is chess recommended? -How can chess be integrated into subjects like math or language? -What are the differences between after-school scholastic chess and chess used as a tool in class to develop everyday skills beyond chess, such as emotional intelligence?
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Creativity and Innovation Talks

Can innovation be a lifestyle? Creativity and innovation will be at the heart of series of inspiring talks by and with innovative minds who abandoned traditional paths and went their own way looking for novel answers to old and new challenges. Trailblazers and pioneers from various disciplines will inspire you to cherish an open mind as they relate their visions and experiences. Click on the box for more details.
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ChessPE: a sports field on an 8 × 8 field

Do you like to play, jump, exercise and move? Well, which child doesn’t? Now imagine a 64-square chessboard. Can you picture it? Well, this is your sports field! Here you can enjoy exercises based on chess-related tools that will help you master various movement elements at carefully differentiated levels. Would you like to try?
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Children's chess art: the field of craft

Have you ever tried to make a chess figure out of shredded pieces of paper or ironable beads? How about the knight’s figure? We invite children to the field of craft! At the field of craft, they will not only train and enhance their creative powers, but also their fine motor skills. During the session, children can unleash their imagination to create their favourite chess figure, while various playful tasks inspire them to focus.
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Chess and Maths Games

Do you enjoy playing Chess? If so, then come and explore some Chess and Maths games with us! These strategy board games are all playable on the chessboard; some with chess pieces and others with coloured counters. All games are quick to learn and easy to master. Be adventurous and put your innate problem-solving skills to the test.
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Presentation of the Judit Polgar Method

For centuries the ancient game of chess has challenged – and continues to challenge – brilliant minds across the globe. Judit Polgar uses chess as the basis for an educational system that helps pupils, starting with the very young, to improve in a wide variety of fields and subjects. A unique approach that has been embraced by an increasing number of educators.
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The Goodwill Ambassadors of Chess Award

For the fourth time the Judit Polgar Chess Foundation presents the Goodwill Ambassadors of Chess Awards. The Awards are given to notable promoters of chess who have furthered the role and the values of the game of chess in their fields.
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Chess Artistry Competition

Judit Polgar's Global Chess Festival celebrates the artistic side of chess with an International Study Composition Tourney. The competition is organized by the Judit Polgar Chess Foundation in memory of Pal Benko (1928-2019), legendary grandmaster and brilliant study composer. Study composers of all levels and ages are invited to take part. There are special prizes, such as an under-25 prize. The judge is English grandmaster and three-time Problem Solving World Champion John Nunn. The winners will be announced during the Festival. Entries should be received by 31 July, 2021.
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Play to Code with Morgan Stanley

Coding is likely to emerge as one of the key skills of the next generation of analytical and strategic thinkers, and many professions will benefit from understanding the basics of programming. IT plays an increasingly critical role in the world of finance, so the professionals at Morgan Stanley’s Budapest office are well suited to introducing chess enthusiasts into the world of coding through Scratch, a programming language designed for beginners. Have a go at developing your skills with the help of experts in the world of coding.
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