9th October 2021 Hungarian National Gallery
Free entry
Only with covid certificate
Judit Polgar Chess Foundation
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October 9, 2021 Starts 10:00 AM CEST

Judit Polgar’s Global Chess Festival 2021 sponsored by Morgan Stanley will be a hybrid festival: we hope to meet you again in person at the Hungarian National Gallery 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 festival is under the patronage of the Member of the European Commission Ms Mariya Gabriel responsible for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.
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Schedule of the programmes

STAGE, 1st floor CEST 10.15 AM - 11.45 AM Presentation of the Judit Polgar Method CEST 12.00 PM - 12.20 PM Podium Discussion with Immortal Hungarian Athletes CEST 12.30 PM - 1.50 PM Creativity and Innovation Talks CEST 2.00 PM - 2.15 PM Goodwill Ambassadors of Chess Award CEST 2.15 PM - 5.45 PM Educational Chess Summit
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Join us on the Interactive Chess Channel!

Join us on the Interactive Chess Channel where you can follow master classes to improve your game all day. What’s more, there will be music too! How is it interactive? In order to join the channel you have to register at chessable.com and after that you’re just one click away from meeting the others on a video call. Once you’re in ‘the classroom’ you can interact with the coaches. They may ask you quiz questions and you can make your moves on your screen.
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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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Play Judit Contest

Challenge Judit at 7.y.o. and win prizes from Play Magnus! How to play: Click the link http://judit.playmagnus.com/ on your PC or smartphone. Enter your email and name. Play as many games as you want. When to play: The contest is open from now until 2 p.m. CEST, October 9th. This is when we will announce the winners.
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Kahoot Games 2021

Join a quiz challenge with Kahoot games and learn chess connected fun facts from the movies, festivals and champions. For guessing the right answer you don't have to be a chess player, however it might give you a desire to take up the game. If you are in one of those 62 million households, where The Queen's Gambit was streamed, there's a game about the mini-series for you! Devotees of Harry Potter will enjoy the Checkmate with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone questions and answers. Polgar fans and chess enthusiasts will definitely be interested in the Global Chess Festival and the Polgar Sisters quizzes.
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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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Morgan Stanley Chess Café

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 in the Chess Café to challenge a master, meet Judit Polgár for an autograph or a photo, play on a big chessboard with family and friends – or to simply relax while watching the programs taking place on stage throughout the festival.
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Simuls with Judit Polgar and Zoltán Almási

Simultaneous chess exhibitions with the two grandmasters in the Dome of the Hungarian National Gallery. You can be among the lucky ones who can try to beat the champions: Judit Polgár, the best female chess player of all time or Zoltán Almási, two-time individual Olymoic silver medalist. Take a chance!
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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 some prizes.
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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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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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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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MORGAN STANLEY INTER-OFFICE CHESS TOURNAMENT FINALS

There are numerous chess enthusiasts and accomplished competitive players among Morgan Stanley’s global employees – and some of the best will face each other on the eve of the 2021 Global Chess Festival.
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Creativity and innovation in sport – What did the Romans give us?

In this special feature entitled ‘What did the Romans give us?’, the main theme of this year's Global Chess Festival will be looked at from a different and provocative angle as we turn back the world clock to speak about Creativity and Innovation from a different perspective. We will speak about athletes and material, strategies and training methods, technologies, creative minds, anonymous and celebrated innovators from the fields of chess, fencing and kayaking. There will be a podium discussion with three members of the Association of Immortal Hungarian Athletes: two-time Olympic champion duellist Tímea Nagy, two-time Olympic gold medal holder kayaker Rita Kőbán, and the host of the Festival, five-time chess Olympic champion Judit Polgár. Discussion leader: Edit Szalay.
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Chess Ambassadors for the Environment

European Chess Union and Judit Polgar’s Global Chess Festival invite one U12 player from each European Chess federation to take part in the special chess and social event “Chess Ambassadors for the environment”.
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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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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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Meet Judit in the Fan Zone!

Here’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss! Come to the Judit Polgar Fan Zone in the Morgan Stanley Chess Café and meet Judit in person. She will be present from 11.30 to 11.55 hours and from 14.30 to 14.50 hours CEST. You can ask for her signature, buy her books and have them signed, or you can have your photo taken together with Judit in front of Csontvary's famous (and gigantic!) painting of the Ruins of the Greek Theatre at Taormina.
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Highlights of Hungarian Art

Which picture earned Mihály Munkácsy international fame? What was Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka’s original profession? What other occupation did Aurél Bernáth pursue besides painting? Our guided tour takes visitors on a journey through some examples of non-conventional, innovative and at times unworthily undervalued art of the past 150 years. This guided tour highlights the most famous artworks and artists of the collections of the Hungarian National Gallery.
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