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The Chess Contributions of Francois Andre Philidor

The Chess Contributions of Francois Andre Philidor

How did one family produce three of the most successful female chess champions ever? Why, have a genius for a father whose doctorate is in philosophy and whose dissertation was on chess pedagogy.  His name is Dr. Laszlo Polgar.  His works?  Zsusza, Zsophia, and Judit, his daughters.

The Grandmaster Experiment (Psychology Today) -- How did one family produce three of the most successful female chess champions ever?

Zsuzsa Polgar (now Susan Polgar from a Hungarian jewish family) at the age of 4: Beating up some seasoned players at the Budapest Chess Club. She learned the game six months before this event in 1973. When she turned 16, she became the first female grandmaster of chess. Currently, in 2013 her world ranking is 8. She beat about every chess master, including Bobby Fisher and Gary Kasparov.

Zsuzsa Polgar (now Susan Polgar) at the age of Beating seasoned players at the Budapest Chess Club. She learned to play six months earlier. When she was she became the first female grandmaster of chess. Currently, in 2013 her world ranking is Sh

Alekhine vs Capablanca

Future chess world champions Alexander Alekhine and José Raúl Capablanca in St Petersburg - 1913