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|Sep-14-14|| ||devere: I think that Judit Polgar would prefer to play a high stakes match with Hou Yifan prior to retiring, but she has determined that no one will put up the money. If the Chinese government would put up a million dollar purse (or possibly even $500,000), I think she would play. Although her husband is well-employed, Judit can always use the money for her children's education expenses.|
|Sep-14-14|| ||HeMateMe: I don't think China wants to see Hou humbled. Polgar has vast experience against stronger players than Yifan has faced and reached a height that Hou probably will not get to--the top ten. Ratings are just numbers.|
Given two months to be rested and prepared, I would predict Polgar wins a match by two points.
|Sep-14-14|| ||Karpova: Judit Polgar: <It is, however, now time for me to turn my attention to the generation of my own young children and help create opportunities that were so hard for me and my sisters to come by. With a special focus on chess as an educational tool, the Judit Polgar Chess Foundation promotes pioneering cognitive skills development for school children. It also organizes the annual Polgar Chess Festival, a large-scale public event that promotes chess and learning. My sister, Sophia, and I have been working on a unique chess-based curriculum. The Chess Palace program is gradually being introduced at schools in Hungary and internationally.|
I also feel that I owe it to my children, Oliver and Hanna, to spend much more quality-time together. I look forward to this more than anything.> http://www.juditpolgar.com/en/node/...
It's worth remembering that Judit was semi-retired for quite a while now. She is promoting chess, especially in Hungary. In addition, she is writing chess books (excellent ones, btw.). And she has two little children. That she now decided to leave competitive chess for good, seems like a logical next step and she is far from "returning to the kitchen". That Yifan Hou should have anything to with her retirement appears absurd.
|Sep-14-14|| ||devere: <"Still, I promise to keep a close eye on the world of chess. And as the saying goes, never say never...”
Polgar-speak for "Show me the money!".
|Sep-14-14|| ||MissScarlett: She's probably got a Filipina in the kitchen.|
|Sep-14-14|| ||alexmagnus: <plang> the talk was abou Hou going to overtake Polgar's <current> rating, not some historical figure. As for a historical figure, that's far yet - Polgar's highest was 2735. |
But it's also wrong to say top 10 is comparable to top 10. The meaning of top 10 through times changed not less than that of rating.
|Sep-14-14|| ||nok: At least everyone understands what it means.|
|Sep-14-14|| ||plang: <But it's also wrong to say top 10 is comparable to top 10.>|
I admit it is not ideal but I would hardly call it meaningless. Comparing ratings, however, would just be wrong.
|Sep-14-14|| ||HeMateMe: why is the top ten any more or less significant than it was 15 years ago, when Polgar got there? The true playing strength of ratings changes over time, but not your place in the picking order.|
|Oct-12-14|| ||ketchuplover: Kudos to Judit for her world record :)|
|Oct-12-14|| ||Penguincw: Polgar sets a Guinness World Record. :o
|Oct-12-14|| ||MissScarlett: There used to be a time that had some kudos. Now it's just a transparent marketing ploy.|
|Oct-15-14|| ||zanzibar: Here's an old article that might be worth recycling for another pass, now that Judit has announced her retirement:|
She had an impressive rating improvement in 1992 (at 16yr?):
Maybe 90 rating points don't sound like much, but starting from 2550 it like squeezing water out rock. Plus the points were here to stay.
|Oct-18-14|| ||ketchuplover: Judit for FIDE president!|
|Oct-30-14|| ||alexmagnus: <She had an impressive rating improvement in 1992 (at 16yr?):>|
By the way, talking of JP at early ages:
Polgar's 2555 at the age of 12 is most probably the highest rating a 12-year-old ever had. Karjakin was "only" 2547 at his 12-year-old peak.
|Nov-14-14|| ||IoftheHungarianTiger: Bidding Ms. Judit Polgar a very fond farewell and wishing her all the best in whatever she pursues following her career as an active player. A little sad to see the early retirement of my favorite chess player of all time, but grateful for her remarkable legacy and the number of beautiful games she has provided myself and the rest of the chess world.|
(And regarding the possibility of Hou's climbing rating being a factor: It may be that Ms. Polgar wanted to retire as the top female player in the world ... and if so, whatever. After 25 years at the top, reaching the Top 10, and now already being semi-retired as an active player for a number of years, I think she's earned that right.)
|Dec-05-14|| ||cro777: Judit Polgar has just received one of the most prestigious awards in Hungary, the Prima Primissima Award, under Sport category. Congratulations!!|
Prima Primissima, the most respected Hungarian State award, aims to save the achievements of the Hungarian intellectuals and strengthen the development of the domestic science, arts, culture and sport.
|Dec-06-14|| ||HeMateMe: Judit in Disguise:
|Dec-06-14|| ||alexmagnus: <<Octavia: In which profession do people retire aged 35?>
In almost all professional sports>
And for this very reason we will probably never know whether my theory of two peaks holds. My theory is, a human has two peaks in his capablities, no matter if mental or physical - one between 25 and 30 and the other one between 35 and 40, with the time between the peaks being quite low-productive. In chess, we often see those aged between 35 and 40 "rise back to power" - in other sports they retire between 30 and 35 (during the "low-productive" time) and so we'd never know...
|Dec-06-14|| ||alexmagnus: By the way, I think that many retirees at the respective age retire not because they decline or feel to decline but because of psychological pressure to retire. Look at how Kasparov tries to "force" Anand to retire by his statements. In chess, it's only Kasparov. In other sports, it's everybody - "he is old, beyond his peak, he should retire".|
But - since average human lifespan becomes longer and longer, I'd find it somewhat illogical if the average decline point didn't grow too...
|Jan-20-15|| ||HeMateMe: Judit has an interview appearing in an unusual place--a European edition of Playboy magazine. I ran it through it google translate, if anyone is interested. I might not even have the full article, feel free to improve upon my efforts (pt.1:|
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Best female chess player in the history of chess, chess set 150 and has lots of awards and recognition holder - maybe he does not know how many. When in 2014 he was elected to the Immortal Hungarian athletes include at least half an hour were placed in the merits. 12 years of age, or over 25 years of leading the adult female rankings, and although today announced the retirement of the day could not prevent. The only woman among the world's ten most intelligent man, but this only Judit Polgar name. Why is that? This also told Playboy great interview.
PLAYBOY: Congratulations on your recent award, the Prima Primissimához. Can you even count how many different received recognition during his lifetime? Do you have any rankings?
Judit Polgar: It is true that many. For example, I received a lot of awards in the last few years. The first was when I was still 12 years old when he won the Olympics, it was all the team members. As a small child is not so caught up in the significance. I felt the specialty, but have not gotten the time. Now this is the Prima Primissima, I feel there is between the top award. The latest ones, it is also good to have a round thought I was worth it. Now quit racing, now retired, is quite emotionally touched.
PLAYBOY: It told The Times in an interview with the world. Due to the sad decision?
PJ: Because this decision was not one moment to the next born. My husband and I rágódtunk much, we thought we talked about this. It was a very deliberate decision, but anyway I'm so, who will consider the very things. So it's not talking about a Flare-ups to be good, now I stop for a month. But ... in order to be understood, I grew up with it. The language of chess almost learned the language subject at a time. 33 years of playing chess, played chess. In this respect, this state is a little weird now. But in recent years, also went in a different direction in my life, I became very active in education, professional chess books írtam.Emellett raced and trained, but is not as hard as ten years ago.
PLAYBOY: He took out a piece of paper and wrote that they look? Quarreled with her husband argued pro and con?
P. J .: The quarrel was not more analysis. Maybe it is incomprehensible to many people, but I really get up and lie on the chess since I live. I should not be evaluated to see if I stop, in what will be the consequences. Emotionally. Really I could live without it, or not. I had to take over, what are the plus that are stronger than to continue to compete.
PLAYBOY: Beside him about it? Give at least one each!
PJ: Definitely next to it is that it is on my tongue. I grew up, this is my life. But lately the defeat hurt a lot better than the taste of success. I can not train as much as you and they want to. Good felkészülésből it comes to good performances, which builds self-confidence. But if for some reason one begins lemorzsolódni, the other decreases. This is not a professional approach: so something must be carried out. Strengthened during the very foundation, also have to deal with a lot. Then there are the kids, of course, Hanna 8, 10-year-old Oliver. It is important that I look away from him was not to compete in 2-3 weeks. If my husband is not so with me for the past 15 years, does not take much work, I'd have quit chess. But otherwise it is no longer the need to work out in 8-10 hours a day. The races are at least 10-13 days and then I'm away from my family. For a time, the beginning was a big challenge for me, that after the arrival of the children that I can play to keep my level.
PLAYBOY: Right at the top to stop?
P. J .: On the one hand. For a long time I was playing next to the kids because it was challenging, interesting and exciting. But now things have been framed. I would not say never, but never again - maybe once I leave the veteránvébén. But if I'm going to play again, the first line will be myself.
PLAYBOY: Well you can search the chess?
Compared to P. J .: The what? Soccer or tennis is not measured. But basically, if a first or sport and you do well, you will do well to look for. No complaints, no problems with my livelihood. For example, take a fixed income, I'm Olympian. Then we won a couple of gold and silver, which also has annuity.
PLAYBOY: his father as a child often be lowered in the parks of older, mostly male sakkozókkal. Tell us about it!
|Jan-20-15|| ||HeMateMe: (judit interview, pt. 2)
PJ: I was about eight years old, it was summer, the then Kulich Gyula, today we lived near Calvary space. It started with my brothers were not at home Mom, Dad we ourselves are stuck at the chessboard, and we started to look for opponents. We constantly partner deficiency, so I was looking for opportunities to play, especially against someone that can play full games with. Do not just keep exert some parts. The local "old" when he saw me, of course, just be waved what you want this little girl. Then one of these times I won a few forints their way home from this example, we watermelons.
PLAYBOY: It also would deserve a book on how men behave when a woman defeated. He experienced this a couple of times.
PJ: You can not win against a healthy man. The early teens it was almost scripture, because if I won, there was always some excuse to just why you're so successful. The first Grandmaster man who beat him later learned that beating your head against the wall. Literally in the elevator. Of course they motivated me, took me in advance: I always say, the success of the largest drug.
PLAYBOY: The children compulsorily carry on the love of chess?
PJ: Chess players so that they know the steps. Not on me, but rather the school, but has also played in kindergarten - say there I took the table. Does not have a very high level, for example, but now there is a school sakkversenyük during the interview. Otherwise rarely compete, this is not the central theme here. I think in many respects a good game of chess to children. With them it is not like we did - you Dad was the theory that one thing to focus on what has become of chess. That's why we did not go to school, can not be examined. They are.
PLAYBOY: What do you say father? Have a say?
PJ: We used to talk about it, makes it complained that it would be ideal for them, as we were growing up. Do not go to school much more intensively learn chess. But this does not surprise me that so trying to shepherd. More or less success. A few years ago invented a new game of chess star, if we go to them for the whole family, you can play with the kids.
PLAYBOY: It's amazing that in all these years, never, never rebelled against the chess.
P. J .: And no. Sophie leglázadóbb the three of us all, the artist's soul. You're in the middle of her, Susie the eldest, he achieved the first success. Then when he also started the chess Sophie, were also hers. Then it was my turn, and as I was getting better, he was pushed into the background. Many people have said that Sophie is at least as talented as me, but was behind the shadows. I never said that it hurt, but I feel that if I had not, it would have been the great career for him. But I'm here and I have reached the age of nine has been an international success, everything that was overwritten.
Look for a continuation of the interview in January-February issue of Playboy!"
Gosh, maybe they'll be giving out secret decoder rings, too?
|Jan-20-15|| ||HeMateMe: <PJ: You can not win against a healthy man. The early teens it was almost scripture, because if I won, there was always some excuse to just why you're so successful. The first Grandmaster man who beat him later learned that beating your head against the wall. Literally in the elevator.>|
The first GM she beat she later saw "beating his head against the wall, in the elevator"!
Best part of the chat! If only the GM had been identified?
|Feb-02-15|| ||HeMateMe: Chess variation, "Polgar Star Chess":
|Feb-02-15|| ||john barleycorn: <HeMateMe: ...
The first GM she beat she later saw "beating his head against the wall, in the elevator"! ...>
Could have been Chandler?
Judit Polgar vs Chandler, 1987
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