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She and her sisters were raised as chess prodigies.
In the 1986 World under-14 championship she finished second to Joël Lautier and was declared world under-14 girls champion.
In 1989, at the age of 14, she stunned the chess world by her performance in a tournament in Rome, which became known as the "Sack of Rome". She won the tournament, which included several strong grandmasters, with a score of 8½ out of 9. Her performance rating according to New in Chess was 2879, one of the strongest performances in history.
On February 7, 1999 Polgar married the Israeli Grandmaster Yona Kosashvili and moved to Israel. They have two children, Alon and Yoav. Polgar's parents later joined them in Israel. She and her family lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for a while so her husband can pursue his studies and medical specialty. Subsequently 2012 they returned back to Israel and settled near Tel Aviv.
Sofia and her sisters, Susan and Judit, are among the greatest female players in the history of chess.
Currently, Sofia Polgar is 48 years, 2 months and 25 days old. Sofia Polgar will celebrate 49th birthday on a Thursday 2nd of November 2023. Below we countdown to Sofia Polgar upcoming birthday.