Tuesday, January 10, 2012

About Susan Polgar

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* Winner of 4 Women’s World Championships (Under 16, Blitz, Rapid, and Classical)

* The only World Chess Champion in history (male or female) to win the triple-crown (Blitz, Rapid and Classical World Championships)

* 5-time Olympic Champion with 10 overall medals (5 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze)

* 2006 Women’s Chess Cup Champion

* Previously held 5 world chess records (* still unbroken):

o 56 consecutive Olympiad game Scoring Streak * (A record of 31 wins, 25 draws, 0 loss [77.7%] over 4 Chess Olympiads from 1988 - 2004, all on board 1)

o Most Simultaneous Games Played (326 players: 309 wins, 14 draws and 3 losses = 96.93% in 16 hours and 30 minutes)

o Most Games Won Simultaneously (309)

o Highest Simultaneous Winning Percentage (96.93%, beating the old record of 95.64%)

o Most Consecutive Games Played * (1,131 games against 551 opponents: 1,112 wins, 16 draws and 3 losses = 99.03% - Previous record: 1,102 games)


o Break the gender barrier to qualify for the Men’s World Championship Cycle (1986)

o Earn the Men’s Grandmaster title (1991) through traditional FIDE requirements

o Receive the Grandmaster of the Year Award (2003)

o Win the U.S. Open (Men) Blitz Championship (2003, 2005, 2006)

o Coach a Men’s College Division I team to win the National Championship (2011)


o Won the Budapest Championship for Girls under 11 at age of 4 with the perfect score of 10-0!

o #1 ranked woman chess player in the world at the age of 15 (remained in the top 3 in the world for approximately 25 straight years)

o Still currently rated as the #1 female in the United States

o Award-winning and best-selling chess author in numerous languages

o Winner of the prestigious Cramer Award for "Best Chess Column of the Year" (2003)

o 3-time winner of the Chess Journalists of America Award for Best Magazine Column and Best Endgame Analysis

o First ever recipient of the “Chess Educator of the Year” award (2003)

o First ever recipient of the “US Scholastic Chess Ambassador” award (2006)

o Ambassador and torch bearer for the Chess Olympiad in Dresden, Germany in 2008

o Chess for Peace Ambassador with former World Champion Anatoly Karpov and former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev

o A pioneer in women’s chess and a true role model to millions of young people worldwide

o Founder of the Susan Polgar Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to promote chess, with all its educational, social and competitive benefits throughout the U.S., for young people of all ages, especially girls. The foundation has awarded over $2 million in chess prizes and scholarships to young chess players on behalf of various supporters and sponsors

o Sponsor and organizer of the prestigious annual SPICE Cup, SPICE Spring Invitational, NY City Mayor’s Cup, Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Championship, Susan Polgar World Open and Susan Polgar National Open for Girls and Boys, etc.

o Founder and Managing Director of www.ChessDailyNews.com, the world’s most popular chess blog

o Head Coach of the Texas Tech Knight Raiders National Chess Championship Teams

o Director of SPICE (Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence) at Texas Tech University

Monday, January 09, 2012

About Webster University

About Webster University

Innovative, Comprehensive, Fresh, Resourceful, Respected, Local, Global. There’s no one way to view Webster University.

The school — founded on the principle of providing a higher education to those who might not possess the opportunity to obtain one — today operates as a private, nonprofit, accredited university offering undergraduate and graduate education.

The home campus is located in Webster Groves, Mo., a picturesque suburb of St. Louis. The university certainly has grown since it was established in 1915 and now includes more than 100 campus locations throughout the United States and across the globe. Webster University is the only Tier-1, private, non-profit, U.S. based university with a network of domestic and international campuses.

It’s created a unique educational environment at Webster, blending the conveniences of a small university with the opportunities of a large one.

Webster is dedicated to academic excellence, innovation in higher education, meeting students’ needs in an ever-changing world and incorporating an international perspective throughout the curriculum.

Students can choose from programs in the schools of business and technology, communications or education; or select majors in the colleges of fine arts or arts and sciences. They can study in the U.S., Austria, China, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Thailand. It’s all a part of the Webster experience.

Currently the university enrolls about 22,000 students around the globe who range from traditional college-age students to adult learners. They represent more than 100 nationalities.

Mission & Values


Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.


Our vision is to be a premier U.S- based international university setting a distinct standard for global education.

This vision is built on a foundation of excellence in teaching and enhanced by an international perspective that fosters dialogue, respect and understanding across boundaries and between peoples. The educational endeavors in support of this vision are meeting the needs and enriching a global mix of learners within an ever increasing network of students desiring a U.S. education in multiple parts of the world. The institution is committed to offering these students a distinct personal experience and building the resources required to achieve this vision. The actions of the institution are shaped by our core values.

Core Values

  • Students
    By sustaining a personalized approach to education through small classes, close relationships with faculty and staff, and attention to student life.
  • Learning
    By developing educational programs that join theory and practice, provide an international perspective, encourage creativity and scholarship, and foster a lifelong desire to learn and actively serve communities and the world.
  • Diversity
    By creating an environment accessible to individuals of diverse cultures, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds and instilling in students a respect for diversity and an understanding of their own and others' values.
  • Global Citizenship
    By educating a diverse population locally, nationally, and internationally, acting responsibly toward the environment to foster a sustainable future, and strengthening the communities we serve.

The university boasts more than 22,000 students at its worldwide campuses and more than 101,000 alumni. And although the university operates more than 100 locations around the world, the home campus of Webster University remains its largest in student population and physical size. More than 7,250 students study at the 47-acre campus in Webster Groves, Mo.

Traditional-aged students. Adult learners. International students. Military personnel. Webster University serves them all, dedicated to providing quality higher education with small class sizes and a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge. Excellence in education remains its primary purpose.