More than 600 teachers gathered around to listen to Judit Polgar’s presentation on introducing chess into the elementary education in Hungary.

”Plans – Boards – Games” IV. Mathematics Conference was held in Budapest, and invited mainly teachers of math to learn about the programme developed by Judit’s foundation. JP talked about Skill Developing Chess as part of the new National Curriculum as an optional subject from 2013, the series of student’s and teacher’s books and the accredited courses supplementing the program. Considering the great feedback given by the participants of the presentation is become even more obvious that there is a huge demand on introducing educational chess as a tool to creative thinking in education.
Other highlights of the Judit Polgar Foundation activities in 2013 included:

  • Judit Polgar was involved as the Ambassador at the European Union’s “Year of European citizens” events
  • The Judit Polgar Foundation held a presentation on the Chess Palace programme at the London Chess Classic/Chess and Education London Conference
  • The Judit Polgar Foundation organised Garry Kasparov’s Budapest visit with the aim of promoting chess
  • Judit Polgar gave a simultaneous chess exhibition at the Budapest School of Blind People, organised by EuroChess
  • Judit Polgar held presentation on “Smart decision making in Business and in Chess”
  • Worked on chess education in the digital age – chess apps for Smartphones
  • Worked with the Scientific Advisory Board of the Talent Bridges Programme, as part of the New Széchenyi Plan
  • Worked with Judit Berg to write her new novel titled ALMA