Judit Polgar and Garry Kasparov talk about "The Queen's Gambit"

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11/18/2020 – The well-known US journalist Christiane Amanpour invited Garry Kasparov and Judit Polgar for an online talk on CNN and spoke to the two chess legends about the success of the Netflix series "The Queen's Gambit", women in chess, and their encounters at the board.

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In her prime, Judit Polgar was among the top ten in the world, and she was the first and so far only woman to achieve this. She was invited to top tournaments and played on an equal footing with the best men in the chess world.

In the course of their careers Judit Polgar and Garry Kasparov played seven classical games against each other, the first at the tournament in Linares in 1994, the last in 2001, but also in Linares. The overall score was clearly in favour of Kasparov: he won five games, two ended in a draw.

Kasparov and Judit Polgar also met in a couple of blitz- and rapid tournaments, and here Kasparov also dominated.

But at a rapid tournamemnt in Moscow 2002 Judit Polgar managed to win against Kasparov, and with this win she helped the team of the world's best players to win against the Russian squad.


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