30 countries joined Budapest with worldwide events based on the idea of Judit Polgar
 Chess connects us. This motto has long been Judit Polgar’s personal belief and the guiding idea behind the 5th Global Chess Festival, which was hosted at the Hungarian National Gallery once again this year. The event allowed fans to see the legendary trio of the Polgar sisters together again after a long time, while sports enthusiasts could also personally meet former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. This year the festival, which was brought to life by Judit Polgar, had joint events in 30 different countries worldwide across multiple locations and was attended by thousands of international visitors, who took part in the vast variety of events during the course of the day. A particular highlight was the Chess Connects conference that was conducted by notable representatives of international science. Morgan Stanley, who joined as the festival’s main sponsor this year, was also on hand to reveal the vision and expertise of the company’s own chess masters on- and off the chessboard.

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