The V4 Educational Chess Summit was a separate block of the "Educational Chess Summit 2023" during the Global Chess Festival. In the first part of the programme, the cooperating partners - the Czech Chess Federation, the "BCA" Chess Academy in Bratislava, the Wasko Hetman GKS Chess Club in Katowice and the Judit Polgár Chess Foundation - gave presentations on the most successful teaching methods, ideas, tools and materials used in their respective countries.

On 14-15 October, the 9th Global Chess Festival dedicated a whole weekend to exploring how chess can help us make good decisions in life. From outstanding speakers to world-renowned chess influencers, Chess Olympiad participants, grandmasters, and also the audience played a crucial role in shaping both on-site and online events this year. During the two days of the event, in-person and online nearly 350,000 people at the festival were curious about the programs, e.g. how chess and artificial intelligence can reform education.

Chess Triathlon is a new and innovative e-sport event, played for the first time at the Judit Polgar’s Global Chess Festival! The four mixed teams, sitting in a studio in Budapest, competed in three formats: bullet chess, puzzle battle and tamdem chess. The international field was made up of Dana Reizniece-Ozola & Gellért Karácsonyi, Alessia Santeramo & David Howell, Zsóka Gaál & Ferenc Berkes and Olga Alexandrova & Miguel Illescas.

The third edition of the international gathering looked at the role and importance of chess in education from a new perspective and presented innovative new methods, tools and results for its use. This year's central theme was DECISION-MAKING and EDUCATION. Presentations and round table discussions covered topics such as the relationship between artificial intelligence and modern education, the growth mindset and the developmental role of chess in early childhood.

This year marked the 6th edition of the traditional BIZ Chess Tournament, organized by the Judit Polgár Chess Foundation, as an opening event of the Global Chess Festival. The tournament's primary objective is to unite individuals from the global business and artistic communities who share a deep passion for chess. It provides a platform for them to come together, engage in friendly competition, and enjoy a day filled with chess-related excitement.

In January 2023, the Judit Polgar Chess Foundation launched a MasterCourse led by Judit Polgár for talented young Hungarian chess players who could potentially be selected for one of the Hungarian teams at the 2024 Chess Olympiad in Budapest.