In 2021, the Judit Polgár Chess Foundation launched the first ever chess study competition under the auspices of the Global Chess Festival, creating a tradition. This year, the festival celebrated the genre and the composers in a different way. The "Chess Artistry Adventures" was an invitation-only event.
We would like to thank the great chess composers: Didukh, Afek, Minski, Nielsen, Timman, Russ, Avni, Smolkin , Kovacevic, Sprenger, Prusikin, Gurgenidze, Polasek, Grinev, and Pasman for contributing to this year's Chess Artisty Adventure by composing wonderful chess studies in memory of Pal Benko, who was a great Hungarian grandmaster and an amazing composer himself and we all share respect for his work.
This year the Judit Polgar Chess Foundation made a very fruitful partnership with ChessBase India with Sagar Shah. This partnership gave us the opportunity to enlarge the audience and to put the highlight to this programme.
All of the wonderful compositions were inspirations of tournament games. We invite you to read about them in the following articles and to enjoy the videos about the Chess Artistry Adventure.
- To celebrate chess in all its myriad facets, the Global Chess Festival is here once more
- Chess Artistry Adventure Part II - Deeper Into the Jungle
- Underpromotions, Play on Same Squares, Game of Corners | Chess Artistry Adventure - Part III
Some video recordings with top champions and future great players:
- Solve these positions with Judit Polgar
- Anish Giri and Vidit Gujrathi solve super tough compositions
- Calculation Machine D. Gukesh!
- Praggnanandhaa solves some tough studies by famous composers
- India's best solver Karthikeyan Murali cracks some tough studies
- Why is World under-14 Champion Ilamparthi a genius?
- Magnus Carlsen solves a super tough study in 3 minutes!
The amazing 14 compositions inspired Mariya Yugina to include all of the in a painting:
Chess Artistry Adventure in Wonderland
by Mariya Yugina
Looking forward to next year's edition !