The Global Chess Festival promotes the 1000 faces of chess all around the world. We aim to share the beauty of chess with 5 million people by 2025, to connect and enjoy chess-related activities on the day of the festival. CHESS CONNECTS US
Chess can be a sport, experience, educational method, special connection or the common language. Therefore we believe that different generations may find something in common in chess. The Aquaprofit-Polgar Chess Festival in 2007, hosted the first 100 board simultaneous chess exhibition with the Olympic Champion Polgar sisters. Over the years, the annual Polgar Chess Festival has grown into a prestigious event in Budapest, Hungary in various locations, including the Palace of Arts and recently at the Buda Castle. Participants of every kind enjoy year after year the celebration of chess, from celebrities, sportspeople, artists, scientists, businesspeople to chess fans and – above all – children. "The passion for the game is the link between generations that teaches both young and old perseverance, logical thinking and respect."
All day entertaining programs await visitors at the Global Chess Festival every year, including professional chess tournaments, simultaneous chess games, art shows, educational conferences and various entertaining programs for all ages. The Global Chess Festival has become a prestigious event in the past ten years - offering a full-day family experience built around the mystical board game. The creator and main organizer of the festival Judit Polgar, best female chess player of all time, invites everyone around the world to connect in chess related activities, in sports, arts, culture and entertainment. Let us celebrate the diversity and the 1000 faces of chess!
The tradition continues with this year's Global Chess Festival for the fourth time on 12 October 2019. We invite everyone to visit the Global Chess Festival in Budapest, Hungary!
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