This year, for the 5th time, the Judit Polgár Chess Foundation organised the traditional BIZ Chess Tournament, which aims to bring together businessmen and artists from all over the world, connected by their passion for chess to meet and compete in a day of fun.

News of the 2022 Global Chess Festival has reached everyone from the school desks of Georgia to the giant screen in New York's Times Square

Celebration of chess filled the National Gallery on 8 October for Judit Polgár's eighth Global Chess Festival, which brought together participants from 15 countries in Budapest. More than 3000 people attended the festival and tens of thousands followed the events online. News of the festival spread overseas, with all of New York watching on the giant screens in Times Square as the greatest female player of all time made her winning move in an iconic game against the current world champion. This year, the organizers aimed to raise awareness about the importance of the role of girls in various scientific fields.

This year one of the key programs of the Global Chess Festival was the Educational Chess Summit conference, where presenters emphasized that chess does deserve a place in classrooms as a profound way of skill development.

For the fourth time the Judit Polgar Chess Foundation presented the Goodwill Ambassadors of Chess Awards. The Awards are given to notable promoters of chess who have furthered the role and the values of the game of chess in their fields.

This year’s hybrid - on- and offline - Global Chess Festival has been a roaring success, with over 3000 visitors attending the event.

Judit Polgar’s Global Chess Festival 2021 sponsored by Morgan Stanley will be a hybrid festival: we hope to meet you again in person in Budapest or online in a large-scale program brimming with creativity and innovation.