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Polgar, Zsuzsa

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Born: 1969 AD
Currently alive, at 45 years of age.

Nationality: Hungarian
Categories: Chess Player

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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.

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