The Global Chess Festival promotes the 1000 faces of chess all around the world. We aim to share the beauty of chess with 5 million people by 2025, to connect and enjoy chess-related activities on the day of the festival. CHESS CONNECTS US
GLOBAL CHESS FESTIVAL HISTORY
Chess can be a sport, experience, educational method, special connection or the common language. Therefore we believe that different generations may find something in common in chess. The Aquaprofit-Polgar Chess Festival in 2007, hosted the first 100-board simultaneous chess exhibition with the Olympic Champion Polgar sisters. Over the years, the annual Polgar Chess Festival has grown into a prestigious event in Budapest, Hungary in various locations, including the Palace of Arts and recently at the Buda Castle. Participants of every kind enjoy year after year the celebration of chess, from celebrities, sportspeople, artists, scientists and businesspeople to chess fans and – above all – children. "The passion for the game is the link between generations that teaches both young and old perseverance, logical thinking and respect."
All-day entertaining programs await visitors at the Global Chess Festival every year, including professional chess tournaments, simultaneous chess games, art shows, educational conferences and various entertaining programs for all ages. The Global Chess Festival has become a prestigious event in the past ten years - offering a full-day family experience built around the mystical board game. Judit Polgar, the best female chess player of all time, who is the creator and main organizer of the festival, invites everyone around the world to participate in chess-related activities, sports, arts, culture, and entertainment. Let us celebrate the diversity and the countless faces of chess!
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