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Polgar, Judit

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Born: 1976 AD
Currently alive, at 37 years of age.

Nationality: Hungarian
Categories: Chess Player

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1976 - Born on July 23rd in Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian chess player.

1991 - She achieved the title of Grandmaster (GM) at the age of 15 years and 4 months, beating the previous record for youngest Grandmaster, set by Robert James "Bobby" Fischer.

2003 - On the April FIDE ratings list, Judit Polgár 2715 rating made her the number 10 ranked player in the world, the first woman ever to enter the world's Top Ten.

         - She married Gustav Fonts, a veterinary surgeon from Budapest.

2004 - Polgár took some time off from chess to give birth to her son, Olivér.

2005 - Polgár became the first woman to play for the World Chess Championship title, see FIDE World Chess Championship.

2006 - Ranked number fourteen in the world in the January FIDE rating list with an ELO rating of 2711, the only woman on FIDE's Top 100 Players list.

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