Susan Polgar, Chess Daily News
Grandmaster and women's trailblazer Susan Polgar brought ChessDailyNews.com to the Maven platform in the fall of 2017. The channel is dedicated to chess news, tournament updates, puzzles and personal narratives but, more broadly, is aimed at making the game more accessible to a broader audience.
Polgar became the No. 1 female player in the world at age 15 and remained in the top 3 for nearly 25 consecutive years. In 1996, she became the first person in history, male or female, to win the Chess Triple Crown (World Classical, Rapid, and Blitz championship). She was the first woman to qualify for the Men’s World Chess Championships, the first woman to earn the Men’s Grandmaster title, and the first woman to receive the Grandmaster of the Year Award. After retiring from competitive chess, Polgar once again made history by becoming the first person ever, male or female, to receive the FIDE Trainer of the Year award and U.S. Coach of the Year.