I am in Budapest for the yearly Polgar-sister chess festival. This year it looks to be even bigger than ever. I met a number of great chess personalities already, organisers like Malcolm Pein and Jeroen van Berg, assisted a highly stressed Lawrence Trent in buying matching trousers for his burgundy blazer, discussed future books with Tibor Karolyi and exchanged anecdotes with GM Csaba Horvath.

Last year was great, but this year is billed as bigger and better. Special guest will be Garry Kasparov who is staying at the presidential suite of Hotel President. It has bullet proof windows and a helicopter pad. To me it feels more like a gangster pad than presidential, but then big K was always a gangster on the board! I hope I will get a chance to shaky his hand; of the few heroes, he is probably the biggest…

3 thoughts on “Budapest”

  1. Sounds great, would love to go to the Polgar Chess day some time.
    I did not see any publicity for this though. Where is a diary of this and similar events?

  2. Surely an opportune moment for an approach for Quality Chess to publish “My Average Successors?” 🙂

    PS Congratulations on the Polgar book winning the ECF Book of the Year Award.

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