The extraordinary story of the Polgar sisters: three Hungarian-Jewish sisters (Judit, Zsuzsa, and Zsofia) who were raised to become chess masters in 1970s socialist Budapest. They did not choose to become the heroines of this story; driven by a vision, their father, László Polgár, determined their destiny even before they were born. He believed that “Geniuses are made, not born", and set out to prove it. No kindergarten, no school…just three girls, isolated from a normal child's world, who studied and practiced chess.
Susan Polgar: “People truly believed it was impossible for women to play good chess or become a grandmaster. They really were convinced that because no other woman had done it before me it was impossible. But I learned chess quickly and it became part of my mission.”