In 1996 Susan Polgar became the women's world champion by defeating
then World Champion Xie Jun by a score of 8.5 - 4.5. Susan has
played in 5 Olympiads. She has won 10 medals: 5 gold, 4 silver and one
bronze. She's played 56 Olympiad games without a single loss. Susan is the
only world champion to win the triple crown. She won the blitz, rapid and
classical world championships. Susan retired from competitive chess 7 years ago. She decided to
devote herself to raising a family and teaching young people the joys of
this royal game.
In 2004 this ex women's world champion
showed the world that she lost nothing from her game. Susan staged an
incredible comeback this year. Susan drew a 6 game match with the Ex World
Champion Anatoly Karpov. Susan also led the way for the US Women's
Olympiad team. Susan won a Silver medal for first board with an incredible
out of 14 points. Susan even played against her beloved Hungry. She took
home the full point in that game. Thanks to Susan and the rest of the
team, the US Women brought home the silver medal. Susan also writes
a monthly Opening secrets column for Chess Life. She
also does a column for Chess Cafe.
In August the Susan Polgar Foundation
sponsored the Susan Polgar National Invitation for girls tournament.
This tournament was created for young girls to have an opportunity to
complete in strong level completion in a comfortable environment. The
winner of this tournament will receive a 40k scholarship to attend the University
of Texas at Dallas (UTD). After six tough rounds, WFM Roza Eynullayeva,
ICC's Azerigirl finished first with a 5.5 out of 6 points. (Hangin
hopes she gets her account renewed, which expired on 12/4/2004).
would love to see Susan playing at next year's US Championship.