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Polgar, Zsuzsa

Born: 1969 AD
Currently alive, at 46 years of age.
Nationality: Hungarian
Categories: Chess Player

1969 – Born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York on the 19th of April. American chess player.

1984 – At age 15, she became the top-ranked female player in the world and remained so for many years.

1986-1987 – In November, FIDE decided to grant 100 bonus ELO rating points to all active female players except Polgar, which knocked her from the top spot in the January, FIDE ratings list.

1994 – Susan Polgar moved to New York after marrying an American.

         – Polgar got married, moved to New York, and Americanized her name. She has two sons, Tom and Leeam.

1996 – Zsuzsa Polgar for the first time competed for the Women’s World Championship during the cycle, having previously played primarily against men.

         – She was successful and became the classical Women’s World Champion.

2004 – She helped train and played the top board for the United States women’s team at the Chess Olympiad held in October in Majorca, Spain.

2005 – In October, Polgar had an Elo rating of 2577, making her still the second-ranked female player in the world, after her sister Judit Polgar.

2006 – In June, Polgar organized and played in the New York City Mayor’s Cup, the highest-rated double round robin tournament in US history.

2007 – On the 12th of May, Polgar was the undergraduate commencement speaker at Texas Tech University.