The Judit Polgar Chess Foundation has supported prestigious social events over the past years and is the main organiser of the Global Chess Festival since 2015.The Global Chess Festival is an international unique event that relies on the 1500 years-old mystical board game presenting the diversity of 1000 faces of chess. From the perspective of education, culture, science and games, the festival offers all-day family entertainment.

Global Chess Festival Mission

Our goal is in 10 years to attract 5 million people from the 5 continents to join the Global Chess Festival. We aim to provide opportunity for people to establish cooperation and build friendships across the barriers of language, age, gender, ethnicity, religion, physical ability or social status

  • Establishing a regular world chess day for participants from different countries joining the Global Chess Festival may interact during collective chess activities. The global events will be coordinated through the web interface of the festival.

  • Introducing diversity of chess from the perspective of education, art, science and sport.

  • Overall promotion of chess, as a unique universal and inclusive tool that can be played regardless of languag

  • Encouraging families to have fun with chess as an amusing activity for all generations.

  • Endorsing chess, as an exceptionally efficient educational tool in the digital age.

  • Raising awareness for the Chess Palace Educational Program; by using this tool, children’s school results and learning efficiency are significantly improving. The program develops children’s creativity, holistic, visual thinking, memory, concentration and logical thinking.

  • Emphasizing importance of talent support, focusing with special emphasis on children living with disabilities, or living in particularly difficult socio-economic circumstances.