14th October
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
10:00 - 17:30

Throughout the day you can meet special guests doing outstanding work in their fields:

- Vasil Ivanchuk: GM, rapid and blitz world champion, chess world championship finalist
- Juga Di Prima: Chilean singer
- Judit Polgár: the best female player in chess history, founder of the Global Chess Festival
- Kriszta D. Tóth: journalist, founder, CEO and content director of WMN online magazine, UNICEF Ambassador
- National and international chess influencers, streamers, and chess grandmasters

10:30 - 13:30 Chess Challenge 
Chess competition in cooperation with the Judit Polgar Chess Foundation and the European Chess Union (ECU). Girls, forward! Registration until 10 October.

10:30 - 14:00 School subjects through chess
What may come as a surprise is that you can also study some school subjects through chess. Give it a try!
10:30 - 17:30 Chess Palace Fun
The Chess Palace programme is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark this special milestone, we have prepared delightful surprises for kids from age 4.
10:30 - 17:30 Code-quest
Learn the basics of programming through Alphacademy's innovative, discovery-based approach to education. Children aged 8-13 are welcome.
10:30 - 17:00 Morgan Stanley Chess Lounge
Challenge a master, listen to passages from Judit Polgár’s new children’s book, team up for a game of giant chess with family and friends, or relax.
10:30 - 17:00 ChessWalk
Gallery area. Solve chess puzzles or Chess Olympiad quizzes along the way, depending on your age. You need a Smartphone.
10:30 - 13:00 Simul with Kata Karacsonyi & Gellert Karacsonyi
Kata and Gellért will form a team, taking turns in moves in each round, but they won't be allowed to communicate with each other. Decision-making parallels, harmony, and gameplay.

11:00 - 15:00 Morgan Stanley Lego Robotics
Introducing the basics of scratch programming with the help of Morgan Stanley volunteers and Lego robots. Recommended above ages 8.

11:00 - 12:00 Storytelling (in Hungarian)
Enjoy Judit Polgár's latest book! Chess Palace – The Rook’s Adventures. Read and play!

11:30 - 12:00 Book signing 
Chess Palace – The Rook’s Adventures. Brand new book by Judit Polgár.
12:30 - 13:30 Chess Artistry Adventure
Enjoy chess composition masterpieces from exceptional international composers, in celebration of Pal Benko’s legacy.

14:00 The Grand Decision Game
The Global Chess Festival's first community chess duel involving the audience and international chess champions. What is the next move? You decide…
15:00 - 17:30 Simul with Judit Polgár
If you were lucky with the draw, you can challenge the greatest female chess player in history, Judit Polgár.
15:00 - 17:30 Influencer Chess
Meet, ask and play with Hungary's top two online chess influencers and coaches!
15:30 - 17:30 DragonChess
A new piece with superpower? Let's try dragonchess and meet its creator, Miguel Illescas!
15th October
Online – LIVE (in English)
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 16:00 (CET) Educational Chess Summit 2023
We will examine the role and significance of chess in education from new perspectives, presenting innovative new methods, best practices, tools and results for its potential applications. Special block: V4 Educational Chess Summit.
19:00 - 22:30 (CET) Chess Triathlon
A groundbreaking e-sport initiative! Four mixed teams of chess champions compete in
Bullet Chess. Puzzle Battle and Tandem Chess. LIVE on chess.com!

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