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7th Global Chess Festival Highlighting Power of the Game Underway

Hungary Today 2021.05.25.

The Global Chess Festival founded and organized by chess legend Judit Polgár, will be held for the seventh time on October 9, 2021. This year, the festival sponsored by Morgan Stanley, is set out to be a hybrid event: visitors will be able to join the wide variety of large-scale programs in Budapest or even online from their homes.

The mission of Judit Polgár’s Global Chess Festival is to promote the 1,000 faces of chess all around​ the world, share the beauty of chess with 5 million people by 2025, and to connect and enjoy chess-related activities on the day of the festival.

Chess lovers from all over the world will be able to take part in tournaments, simuls, and chess classes from beginner level to masterclass. Participants will also have the opportunity to watch presentations about sports, art, science, and education.

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As a unique program, this year’s chess festival aims to celebrate the artistic side of chess with an International Study Composition Tourney. The competition challenges study composers from all ages to send in their best creations to win one of the many special prizes.

Organizers of the festival also want to express their gratitude to outstanding personalities promoting the beautiful game of chess with the Goodwill Ambassador of Chess Awards, which will be handed out during the event.

Online and offline chess events from all over the world are also welcome to join this year’s festival, and registration is already open to organizers.

Featured photo via globalchessfestival.com