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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

London Chess Classic 2012: Judit Polgar Signs Up As Well

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The official London Chess Classic website has just reported that the World No. 1 among women, Judit Polgar of Hungary, has also signed up for the tournament this year. Polgar also celebrates her 36th birthday on Tuesday. The 4th London Chess Classic would be held at Kensington Olympia from December 1-10, 2012.

Polgar now joins World No 1 Magnus Carlsen, World Champion Vishy Anand, World No 2 Levon Aronian, the defending champion Vladimir Kramnik, and the UK No 1 Mickey Adams as those that have so far confirmed their invitations to play in the year-ending elite chess spectacular in the Capital City.

Judit Polgar has scaled the heights of rating among women and became a Grandmaster at the age of 15 years and five months. Judit has never played in women’s tournaments or indeed for the Women’s World Championship. “I always say that women should have the self-confidence that they are as good as male players, but only if they are willing to work and take it seriously as much as male players,” she once commented.

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