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SET A REMINDER: Judit Polgár vs the World in Chess!

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March 20. 2022. – 2 p.m. CET / 5 p.m. GST

– Live in 27 hours – Live from Dubai Expo 2020!

On Sunday – 20th of March, Judit Polgár … the strongest female chess player of all time and the Hungarian Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 joint action … “Judit Polgár vs The World”, the world’s first interactive community chess simul, strengthen and put this togetherness into a new context. There will be hosting a global and integrated social event and during the game 11-board online simul, Judit Polgár will face ten influencers with a total of cca. 6 million followers simultaneously and virtually … i.e. the whole world on the “world chess board”. It will be integrated social event for millions of people virtually as to sit down and play “Live” against a single player.

In the influencer’s section, among others, Judit will play with a children’s community on one board, and in line with the International Chess Federation’s (FIDE) “2022 – Year of Women” initiative, members of a women’s community on another.

Over the past two years, the pandemic has significantly transformed the lives of individuals and communities. Entering a new digital era, however, the online sphere has opened up new horizons, which has also affected the chess world. The number of people starting and actively playing the game, devoted fans following tournaments, broadcasts, and prominent figures in the sport has grown at an astonishing pace and scale. New communities, events, and platforms have been born in parallel.

Understanding Middlegame Strategies Vol. 3 – The Hedgehog

As she said: “Throughout my playing career I have found the Hedgehog one of the most difficult type of positions to master. The basic aim of this video is to improve understanding of these complex positions and to help tournament players score better.”

Arkady Dvorkovich – President of FIDE acknowledges: “This event can be regarded as a milestone in the global promotion of chess, offering a unique experience to a record number of participants thanks to its innovative and brand new format. I am curious of the final result, but even more so eager to enjoy the sportive tension and excitement. Will be in the air while the world will be challenging the legendary chess queen Judit.”

I am extremely excited for this challenge and inclusive social event as Chess Connects Us in the virtual universe”, admited Judit.

Influencers vs Judit

The influencers will make their moves after consulting with their followers.

The participants:

Otzdarva – Alex (Spain)
Agadmator – Antonio Radic (Croatia)
Samay Raina (India)
Rey Enigma (Spain)
Magnus Chess Academy – children’s community (USA)
Jennifer Shahade + US Chess Girls Club (USA)
Pepe Cuenca + Chess24/ES (Spain)
Anna Cramling (Sweden)
Keti Tsatsalashvili (Georgia)
Anna Rudolf (Hungary)
The World vs Judit

Can the world chess community beat Judit Polgár?

On the world board, all participants in the game can vote on the next move on a dedicated platform. The system will make the move suggested by most players.

The matches will be played in the Hungarian Pavilion’s Dome in the event’s built-in studio on custom digital chessboards. Judit will comment on the moves and strategies from there, involving influencers and their followers in the conversation. Professional commentators and surprise guests will support the show from the studio in Budapest.

No age limit, anybody who can play chess on a computer may join.

Anyone can join the event, it is enough to know the basic rules of chess.

May join the event by using: computer, tablet, smartphone, PC any kind of device which is connected to the internet. For better experience it is advised to be in use laptop or PC.

The First Global Interactive Community Chess Simul will be available live on the ChessConnectsUs – Twitch Channel … or watch the event streamed at: https://www.twitch.tv/chessconnecstus

Update Aggie Reiter