Judit Polgar's Global Chess Festival goes online - on October 10!

by ChessBase
10/9/2020 – The Global Chess Festival, initiated and organised by Judit Polgar, is a treat for chess players all over the world. Traditionally, the festival takes place on the second Saturday of October, which this year falls on October 10, and this year the festival goes online - with a fantastic program and an amazing choice of events, all for free! "Chess Connects Us" is the slogan of the Global Chess Festival, and chess fans all over the world are invited to join the fun!

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The Global Chess Festival 2020

On the website of the Global Chess Festival, the organisers write:

10/10/2020 - A special event on a special date

The 6th Global Chess Festival takes place on October 10th, 2020. As tradition has it,  the Festival is held on the second Saturday of October and this time this resulted in a special date: 10/10/2020! This year’s Festival is special in many ways. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the entire Festival has been moved online. Nevertheless, we offer you a full and varied program for young and old alike. We are very proud of the many famous and wonderful guests we have. We are also very grateful to our main sponsor Morgan Stanley, who continue their support in these challenging times.
There are 40+ programs waiting for you on a virtual platform that was especially designed for this event. All through the day there are Champions Talks with celebrities such as Garry Kasparov, the Polgar Sisters, Jan Timman, John Nunn, Oscar Panno and Simen Agdestein (who discovered and trained the current World Champion Magnus Carlsen).
You can listen to lectures on Chess and Decision-Making in Sports, Chess in Prisons and Business Lessons that can be drawn from chess. There is a Master Class by Judit in which she looks at highlights of her rich career, and Judit and Sofia Polgar give simuls. If you want to play yourself you can also sign up for Chess Tournaments open to amateurs in the age groups 4 to 120 with beautiful prizes. Relax while watching a film on Chess Brains or the Polgar Family. Or get tips how to best support your kid if they want to play chess. Or get them involved in games that can be played during the Festival, no matter if you or they already know the rules of chess or not. And don’t forget the virtual galleries where you can admire the art of Sofia Polgar, the paintings of Mariya Yugina, and the chess photos of Alina l’Ami and David Llada. Or enjoy the Chess Music… Or much more! Check out the full program here  and join the Chess Connects Experience!


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