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Judit Polgar’s Global Chess Festival started in Budapest

The 8th edition of the Global Chess Festival is being held today, October 8th, in Budapest, Hungary. The event is organized by Judit Polgar Chess Foundation and it will take place in the Hungarian National Gallery. The theme of the festival is unchanged, it will be turning on the lights, but illuminating from new perspectives how chess shapes our lives, showing the game’s social, scientific, educational, artistic and sporting connections. 

As 2022 is the Year of Women in Chess, the spotlights will be specifically focused on them in the themes “Women in Science” and “Women and Chess” with which the Festival kicked off today. The festival will keep its hybrid nature, so for those who cannot come to Budapest in person, there will be an open “gate” in the online space and provide access to the event.

After the inauguration Women in Science Conference, the 2022 Educational Chess Summit will start at 12:15 CEST answering the questions: What are the benefits for children of learning about chess at an early age? What are the advantages of chess-oriented education starting in pre-school? How does chess support the learning of foreign languages? What opportunities does chess offer for the development of children with ASD? How does chess shape girls’ thinking?

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