The Polgar family, sisters Susan, Judit and Sofia, and their parents were the hosts in the pavilion of Hungary at EXPO Milan on 18th August.
About 100 chess players (an impressive number considering that the selected day is a classic holiday in Italy) from all over the country – Milano, Rome, Bolzano, Bologna, Asti, Vicenza, Bergamo, Varese, Lodi, gathered to meet the three famous sisters.
During the press conference which was attended by the media and great number of fans the Polgar sisters spoke about their life and chess experiences.
After that an outdoor simul against 30 players followed. The simul took place along the popular “Decumano”, the EXPO main street.
The Italian Chess Federation, that took care of the technical aspects, and its President Gianpietro Pagnoncelli are expressing gratitude to Susan, Sofia, Judit and their parents for the visit, and also to the managers of the Hungarian Pavilion for the great organization.
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Press Officer, Italian Chess Federation