Top 20 Chess Player celebrities in Hungary

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Chess Player celebrities [Updated March 26, 2023].

1. Judit Polgar

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Judit Polgar was born on July 23, 1976 in Budapest, Hungary.
She is the only female chess player to defeat a number one ranked player and she has done so more than ten times.

2. Lajos Portisch

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Lajos Portisch was born on April 4, 1937 in Hungary.
In addition to Chess, he is a highly skilled opera singer.

3. Zoltan Ribli

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Zoltan Ribli was born on September 6, 1951 in Mohacs, Hungary.
He was on the Hungarian Olympiad team nearly every year between 1970 and 1994 and helped the team win its team gold medal in 1978.

4. Susan Polgar

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Susan Polgar was born on April 19, 1969 in Budapest, Hungary.
She runs the Susan Polgar Institute of Chess Excellence in Texas.

5. Sofia Polgar

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Sofia Polgar was born on November 2, 1974 in Hungary.
She has been ranked as highly as sixth worldwide.

6. Johann Lowenthal

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Johann Lowenthal was born on July 15, 1810 in Hungary.
He was the editor for chess publications such as The Chess Player's Magazine.

7. Geza Maroczy

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Geza Maroczy was born on March 3, 1870 in Hungary.
The Maróczy bind, a formation that White may adopt against some variations of the Sicilian Defense, is named after him.

8. Laszlo Szabo

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Laszlo Szabo was born on March 19, 1917 in Hungary.
He tied for third at the World Chess Championship in 1955 after working in Forced Labour Unit and being captured by Russian troops who held him as a Prisoner of War during World War II.

9. Arpad Elo

Arpad Elo was born on August 25, 1903 in Hungary.
His rating system was used internationally for most of the 1970s and 80s and he wrote the book The Rating of Chessplayers, Past and Present in 1978.