Polgar, Judit Age 47

Source: budapesttelegraph.com

FIDE Rating
World Women Rank
#1 (all players)
Hungary Women Rank
#1 (all players)
FIDE Peak Rating
2735 - Jul 2005 (Age 28)
FIDE Peak Women Rank
#1 (2555) - Jan 1989 (Age 12)
Rapid Women
2646 World #1 (all players), Peak 2669 (Aug 2013)
Blitz Women
2736 World #1 (all players), Peak 2736 (Jul 2014)
23 Jul 1976
Budapest, Hungarian People's Republic
FIDE ID 700070

Active Years:
1987 - 2015
Total Games:
730 (38%)
492 (25%)
704 (37%)
Total score:
Performance :
Performance for the last active 12 months:
B33 Sicilian Defense (33 games)
B90 Sicilian Defense (33 games)
C42 Russian Game (31 games)
E97 King's Indian Defense (33 games)
B22 Sicilian Defense (27 games)
B90 Sicilian Defense (26 games)

Judit Polgar is the most powerful female chess player ever. She was the top rated female player in the world for over continuous 26 years from 1989 until August 2015, when she became inactive after her retirement in August 2014. She reached a peak rating of 2735 and a peak ranking of #8, both in 2005.

After winning the U12 and U14 Boys World Championships in 1988 and 1990 respectively, she became a Grandmaster by winning the "men's" Hungarian championship in 1991 at the age of fifteen years and five months, at the time the youngest grandmaster in history, breaking Fischer’s record set in 1958.

Polgar is the only female to have contested the World Championship for all players when she participated in the FIDE World Championship Tournament (2005). She also played in the 2007 Candidates Tournament.

Polgar's notable tournament performances include:

Polgar represented Hungary at the (open/men’s) Olympiads in 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, winning two team silver medals and an individual bronze medal during this era. At the European Team Championships 1999, she won a team silver medal (playing for Hungary), and an individual silver medal for her result on board 2.

In rapids, amongst many other results, she beat such luminaries as David Navara 6-2 in a rapid match in the Czech Republic in 2010, and later in 2010 she beat Vassily Ivanchuk 2.5-1.5 and Veselin Topalov 3.5-0.5 to win the rapid Ajedrez UNAM Quadrangular (2010). In blitz, her rating reached 2736 (world #30 & women's world #1).

Polgar first entered the top 100 at #55 in January 1989 at the age of 12 when her rating reached 2555. She is still the youngest player to have entered the top 100.

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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesSiteDate 
1Polgar, Judit2675Universites Paris 1-023Paris22 Mar 2015
2Polgar, Judit2675INSA 0-141Paris22 Mar 2015
3Polgar, Judit2675Paris 1 1/2-1/245Paris22 Mar 2015
4Polgar, Judit2675Ileri, Dauphine 1-056Paris22 Mar 2015
5Polgar, Judit2675ISEP 1-039Paris22 Mar 2015
6Polgar, Judit2675X-ENSTA 1-054Paris22 Mar 2015
7Polgar, Judit2675Sciences Po Bordeaux 1/2-1/260Paris22 Mar 2015
8Polgar, Judit2675Polytech Nantes 1/2-1/254Paris22 Mar 2015
9Shankland, Samuel L2624Polgar, Judit26761-060Tromsoe10 Aug 2014
10Polgar, Judit2676Akopian, Vladimir Eduardovic26551/2-1/240Tromsoe9 Aug 2014
11Polgar, Judit2676Nguyen, Huynh Minh Huy25071-031Tromsoe8 Aug 2014
12Polgar, Judit2676Santos, Hugo Lima22661-035Tromsoe5 Aug 2014
13Guerrero Vargas, Andres Jesus2318Polgar, Judit26760-134Tromsoe3 Aug 2014
14Polgar, Judit2676Seddaoui, Yamine21051-029Tromsoe2 Aug 2014
15Polgar, Judit2685Laznicka, Viktor26791-027Dubai20 Jun 2014
16Malakhov, Vladimir2694Polgar, Judit26851-035Dubai20 Jun 2014
17Aronian, Levon2815Polgar, Judit26851-036Dubai20 Jun 2014
18Polgar, Judit2685Grischuk, Alexander27921/2-1/249Dubai20 Jun 2014
19Le, Quang Liem2712Polgar, Judit26851/2-1/270Dubai20 Jun 2014
20Polgar, Judit2685Anand, Viswanathan27850-149Dubai20 Jun 2014
21Polgar, Judit2685Tomashevsky, Evgeny26951-055Dubai20 Jun 2014
22Carlsen, Magnus2881Polgar, Judit26851-039Dubai20 Jun 2014
23Polgar, Judit2685Meier, Georg26321/2-1/244Dubai20 Jun 2014
24Polgar, Judit2685Caruana, Fabiano27911-058Dubai20 Jun 2014
25Karjakin, Sergey2771Polgar, Judit26850-158Dubai19 Jun 2014
26Polgar, Judit2685Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son26211-046Dubai19 Jun 2014
27Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2743Polgar, Judit26851-011Dubai19 Jun 2014
28Polgar, Judit2685Onischuk, Vladimir25941-036Dubai19 Jun 2014
29Nakamura, Hikaru2775Polgar, Judit26851-040Dubai19 Jun 2014
30Polgar, Judit2685Wojtaszek, Radoslaw27151-068Dubai19 Jun 2014
31Morozevich, Alexander2731Polgar, Judit26851/2-1/266Dubai19 Jun 2014
32Polgar, Judit2685Yu, Yangyi26751-028Dubai19 Jun 2014
33Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2762Polgar, Judit26851-048Dubai19 Jun 2014
34Polgar, Judit2685Taleb, Moussa24061-038Dubai19 Jun 2014
35Ringoir, Tanguy2506Polgar, Judit26850-141Dubai19 Jun 2014
36Polgar, Judit2685Kovalev, Vladislav25541/2-1/295Dubai18 Jun 2014
37Michalik, Peter2557Polgar, Judit26850-155Dubai18 Jun 2014
38Polgar, Judit2685Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan25821/2-1/270Dubai18 Jun 2014
39Durarbayli, Vasif2590Polgar, Judit26851/2-1/256Dubai18 Jun 2014
40Lu, Shanglei2546Polgar, Judit26851-047Dubai18 Jun 2014
41Polgar, Judit2685Bacrot, Etienne27200-157Dubai17 Jun 2014
42Potkin, Vladimir2621Polgar, Judit26851/2-1/270Dubai17 Jun 2014
43Polgar, Judit2685Ragger, Markus26321/2-1/268Dubai17 Jun 2014
44Polgar, Judit2685Wojtaszek, Radoslaw27151/2-1/251Dubai17 Jun 2014
45Morozevich, Alexander2731Polgar, Judit26851-026Dubai17 Jun 2014
46Polgar, Judit2685Karjakin, Sergey27710-162Dubai16 Jun 2014
47Harikrishna, Pentala2726Polgar, Judit26850-143Dubai16 Jun 2014
48Polgar, Judit2685Tomashevsky, Evgeny26951/2-1/252Dubai16 Jun 2014
49Mamedov, Rauf2659Polgar, Judit26850-152Dubai16 Jun 2014
50Duda, Jan Krzysztof2587Polgar, Judit26850-186Budapest13 Jun 2014