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Susan Polgar

Chess Coach To Leave Texas Tech With Team’s Best in Tow ...

Louis has done by hiring Susan Polgar, the head of the Texas Tech chess program. Susan Polgar will soon leave to be the coach at Webster University. Ms. Polgar, a grandmaster and a former women’s world champion, was hired by Texas Tech University in 2007 to create an elite ...

The Queen's New Gambit: Chess as a Great American Spectator Sport

Engineered from childhood to be a grand master, Susan Polgar is trying to engineer an unlikely chess resurgence in the US...

Webster Celebrates College Chess Title, As New Hire Pays Off : The Two-Way : NPR

Webster Celebrates College Chess Title, As New Hire Pays Off Webster University chess coach Susan Polgar, second from left, won two national titles at Texas Tech. When Webster hired Polgar last year, the entire Tech team followed her to St. Louis. Webster University chess coach ...

Meet the Polgar who started it all

Susan Polgar is enjoying the role of commentator. Photo: R. Ragu Susan Polgar must have felt like a movie star at the Hyatt Regency here on Saturday evening. People wanted to take photographs with her and journalists wanted to speak to her. She may not be in the movies, but she is ...

Webster University Win National Chess Title

“It was a nail-biter down to the final moments,” said Susan Polgar, the chess team coach. “We had a win and draw when the first two games ended in the third round, but with two more games going, there was still a chance that Texas could still defeat us. When we clinched the championship ...

A long way home for chess Grandmaster Susan Polgar

For Susan Polgar, getting back home to St. Louis has turned into quite the game. The chess grandmaster (and Webster University coach) was in Los Angeles with her husband to meet potential sponsors for Webster University's chess program. They were supposed to arrive back in St. Louis by 7 ...

Webster Chess team: We’re No. 1

Chess Federation, according to Susan Polgar, Webster’s coach, chess grandmaster and World and Olympiad champion. Polgar said the top rating allows Webster to attract the best chess players in the world and further brands St. Louis, and specifically Webster, as a chess powerhouse. ...

Webster University Dominates PanAm Chess Championship

“We have 42 teams participating, we have most of the Ivy League here like Princeton, Yale, Harvard,” said former Olympic chess champion and Webster’s Coach Susan Polgar. The tournament finished Monday with Webster placing twice — the “A” team took first, and the “B” team took fourth. ...

New York Times spotlights Webster U's chess masters

Last year it hired Susan Polgar, a former women’s world champion who was the coach at Texas Tech. When Polgar took the job at Webster, she also persuaded many of the players she had recruited for Texas Tech to follow her. “At the championships, Webster’s teams were ranked No. 1 ...

The other Final Four

Louis, which is led by Susan Polgar, a powerful, controversial and ultra-competitive figure in chess. She makes her players work out at the gym. Texas Tech and the University of Illinois round out the other two teams. On paper, Webster is highly favored. It fields a roster with ...

Webster U. Celebrating 2nd Straight Chess Title

It was the fourth title in four years for Webster coach Susan Polgar. She led Texas Tech to two championships before coaching at Webster for the past two years. Webster was undefeated in matches this season, going 9-0. © Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This ...

Webster U win shows 'unchallenged dominance' in chess

Susan Polgar runs Webster's chess program...

Billboard campaign features Webster chess team

He told the newspaper the billboard will cost the school “under four figures per month.” Chess coach Susan Polgar moved her entire team to Webster from Texas Tech University after the Red Raiders won the 2012 national title...

Webster University Clings to Its Title at Final Four

Webster’s team — whose members have been recruited from all over the world by its coach, the grandmaster Susan Polgar — included Wesley So of the Philippines and Le Quang Liem of Vietnam. Both are ranked among the best 40 in the world. The team also included Georg Meier of Germany and ...

Entire Chess Team Follows 'Queen' To New School : NPR

The sport is chess, and the coach, Grandmaster Susan Polgar, tells Robert Siegel she is flattered that her tight-knit international team is moving with her from Texas to Saint Louis. Copyright © 2012 National Public Radio. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other ...

Susan Polgar Girls' Invitational Chess Competition to be Held ...

ST. LOUIS, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Webster University will host the Ninth Annual Susan Polgar Girls' Invitational, the most prestigious all-girls chess event in the United States, July 22 through July 27. The tournament, which is a partnership between the Susan Polgar ...

A quiet day at the venue

Former women’s World champion Susan Polgar wears many hats. She gets considerable help from her husband Paul Truong for performing one of her many tasks, though. He helps Susan run her Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) at the Webster University, St. Louis...

Webster University wins Final Four of chess

The victory was Webster’s first Final Four championship, but not the first title for its coach, Susan Polgar, who left her job directing the Texas Tech program last year after two consecutive Final Four victories. Polgar’s team of grandmasters followed her to St. Louis — an ...

This Billboard Promotes A College Chess Team Better Than Most Schools Tout Their Football Teams

#WUBillboard — Kevin Miller (@ItsMillerTime06) November 5, 2013 A catalyst for the anger was a New York Times article from last year in which chess coach Susan Polgar said that Webster was financing the re-launched chess program with the aim of making it elite, and that chess players ...

‘Chess could be a spectator sport with cheerleaders’

I believe that with a slight change in format it could be made a major spectator sport, fit for playing in a big stadium and not in hotels,” Susan Polgar, 44, winner of four women’s World Championships and five Chess Olympiads, told IANS here in a free wheeling discussion. She added that ...

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