11.00-15.00  Test your Chess with GM Krisztián Szabó

12.45-13.25  Meet Judit Polgar and Sofia Polgar for a photo and/or signature

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 the Polgár sisters, play a game of giant chess with family and friends – or to simply relax while watching the programs taking place on stage 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.


  • 10.00-11.00 Challenge a Master
  • 10.00-17.30 Team Up with Masters at the giant chess board
  • 15.00-17.30 Challenge a Master
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