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Judit Polgar vs the World – a world record attempt

A fantastic chess weekend is ahead of us. The Charity Chess Cup 2022 starts on Saturday (See the full lineup here / Live video / Live games), the Top Chess Engine Championship is having the key games of the Premier Division (Live games), while Judit Polgar and ten influencers will try to set a new world record in Judit Polgar vs the World 2022.

A unique, integrated social event with Judit Polgar that involves all chess individuals, enthusiasts and communities all over the world will take place this March 20th 14:00 CET / 17:00 GST / 9 a.m. ET. The goal is millions of people to virtually sit down and play live against a single player. During the 11-board online simul, Judit Polgár faces ten influencers with a total of 6 million followers, and virtually the world on the “world board”. In the influencers’ section, among others, Judit will play with a children’s community on one board, and in line with our “2022 – Year of Women in Chess” initiative, members of a women’s community on another.

Live games: Follow the event live via Chess Connects us / Live commentary / US Chess Girls board Following the games, Polgar will summarize and analyze the moves, discuss strategies, and give feedback on the teams’ performances.

You can join online, via a vote chess platform where your move is recorded and all the votes are summarized. The remotely controlled board will make the most popular move. It is worth to play if you want to participate in a worldwide chess game, where you can win amazing gifts, collectibles and prizes.

The influencers will make their moves after consulting with their followers. The participants in the Judit Polgar vs the World include:

● Agadmator – Antonio Radic (Croatia)

● Botez Sisters (USA–Canada)

● Samay Raina (India)

● Rey Enigma (Spain)

● Pepe Cuenca + Chess24/ES (Spain)

● Jennifer Shahade + US Chess Girls Club (USA)

● Silver Knights – children’s community (USA)

● Anna Cramling (Sweden)

● Anna Rudolf (Hungary)

● Keti Tsatsalashvili

Anna Rudolf

Samay Raina

Pepe Cuenca

Jennifer Shahade

US Chess Women’s Director Jennifer Shahade will captain the US Chess team. “This is an exciting opportunity for the Girls Club,” she said. “Judit is one of the strongest attacking players ever and the greatest female player of all time. It will be an honor to play and learn from her.”

“Our team will be a truly international team,” Shahade added. “We’ll be including our cross-cultural program partners with Business Meets Chess & Kids, the Lighthouse Chess Club, and WGM Nadya Ortiz’s Colombian group. Chess-in-the-Slums, based in Nigeria, will also help us make our first moves.”

Keti Tsatsalashvili

Anna Cramling

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