On March 1st and 2nd the untiring Judit Polgar, relentless in her efforts to promote the royal game, will be playing in an invitational rapid tournament in Brazil, in Caxias do Sul in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Aside from Judit Polgar, there will also be Brazilian legend Henrique Mecking, once third in the world, seven-time Brazilian champion Gilberto Milos, and Uruguayan GM Andres Rodriquez.
Despite the undeniable attractiveness of this event, to think this is the sum of it, would be to miss out on all this festival has to offer.
The organizers are obviously making the most of the presence of the greatest female player ever, as is Judit Polgar herself. Judit will also be launching in Portuguese her newest book “Chess Playground” with a book signing for her fans. She will also be giving a lecture, followed by an exclusive 35-player simul, for which inscriptions may be made at the official site. Participants in the simul are granted automatic participation to the lecture.
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