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 Grandmaster Susan Polgar (born as Zsuzsanna Polgar) is a Hungarian-American chess player, and one of the strongest female players ever, having been Women's World Chess Champion from 1996 until 1999. She beat the odds back in 1986 when she made history by being the first ever female player to qualify to compete in the Men's World Chess Championship. Read Her Biography

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Exploring the incredible inner workings of the human brain, this compelling three-part documentary series looks at a group of remarkable people and poses questions about the origins of genius. The first episode focuses on 38-year-old Susan Polgar, the first female chess grandmaster, who's incredible story suggests that genius does not always have to be innate, but can be taught. Read More

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