It has been the third occasion that the Judit Polgar Chess Foundation presented the Goodwill Ambassadors of Chess Awards, which were handed out to notable figures that have emboldened the values of chess in their fields.

The 2019 Future Champions of Europe tournament was followed by the World Continental Online Youth Team Cup in 2020 in cooperation with the European Chess Union as a program of the 6th Global Chess Festival.

This year’s Global Chess Festival - which took place on 10 October - followed a different format to usual.

The pandemic gave us inspiration to develop and create new online educational activities for kids: A new possibility for kids aged 4-6 to learn the basics of chess with Judit Polgar through a colourful, creative free app, now available also for IOS.

Based on the opinion of the University’s Doctoral Council, Caissa award-winning Judit Polgár, the best female chess player in the history of chess was granted the title of “Doctor Honoris Causa” by the Senate of the Budapest University of Physical Education.