Susan Polgar: American Professional Chess Player

July 7, 2009

Check out American professional Chess player Susan Polgar. She was already composing chess problems at the age of four years old! Read Susan Polgar’s biography after the jump and see video and photos.

Professional chess player Susan Polgar was named the first woman Grandmaster. She is also the first woman to win the US Open Blitz Championship. Find out more on Susan Polgar after the jump with biography and video. You can also see photos of Susan Polgar here.

Susan Polgar Biography

As a biography Susan Polgar is an American professional chess player who was born on April 19, 1969 in Budapest, Hungary. Polgar, who currently lives in in Lubbock, Texas, was already a top ranked women player by the age of fifteen years old and the first woman Grandmaster.

By 1996 through 1999 Polgar was crowned the Women’s World Chess Champion. Although she hasn’t competed since 2004 Susan left the world of chess with an Elo rating of 2577. She is currently head of the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence at Texas Tech University.

More photos and a video of Susan Polgar are below.

Susan Polgar Video
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One Response to “Susan Polgar: American Professional Chess Player”

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    Anonymous Says:

    Yes in the video you embedded Susan Polgar loses to an amateur, not very professional.