Walker Speaker Series
January 21, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Reception to follow the presentation. Guests are invited to challenge members of the Webster University #1 ranked and national championship team to a game of chess.
Webster University Campus, Webster Groves, Mo.
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Susan Polgar, Director, Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE)
"Chess Strategy and Decision-Making"
At 12, Polgar captured her first world title by winning the World Chess Championship for Girls under 16. A few years later, she broke the gender barrier by becoming the first woman in history to qualify for the Men's World Chess Championship and then subsequently clinching the Men's Grandmaster title. Adding to this, she is a five-time Olympic Gold Medalist and a four-time Women's World Champion. Today, Polgar shares her passion for the game through the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence where she coaches Webster University's team, the #1 ranked Division I Collegiate chess team in the U.S.