Judith Polgar will compete for the world’s chess championship

That is in Argentina, an eight-person double round robin tournament, coming this October.  Kasparov has retired and Kramnik is no longer formidable, so the winner of this tournament will be regarded as the world champion of chess.  Does Judith have a chance?  Here is an interview with her.  Note that the old stereotypes of female chess players no longer hold.  Here is a complete directory of photos, totally safe for work.  (Call me sick, but I find these pictures more fun than "real" pornography; there is at least an element of surprise each time you click.  Plus they make you doubt the predictive capacity of evolutionary biology)  Nor could Bobby Fischer beat Judith at "knight odds" and, these days, he probably could not beat her at all.


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