On 3 December in Saint Louis, Judit Polgár was inducted at a ceremony into the World Chess Hall of Fame. Judit, the best female player in chess history, officially became a member of the sport's Hall of Fame in 2021, as the first of Hungarian nationality with Hungarian mother tongue.

"Judit Polgár's dedication to chess and her efforts to promote chess are impressive and help break down barriers for girls and women in chess and beyond. An inspiring example," said Shannon Bailey, Chief Curator of the World Chess Hall of Fame.

Members of the World Chess Hall of Fame are nominated by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) based on their impact on the sport, the first being immortalised in 2001 by former World Champion Bobby Fischer of the United States.