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Zsófia Polgár (born November 27 1974) is a Hungarian/Israeli chess player. The initial "zs" in her name is pronounced like a French 'j', or the 's' in "pleasure" or "leisure", and she is sometimes known by the familiar form of her name Zsófi. She is the middle sister, and the least well known the Polgár sisters. Unlike her two sisters, Susan Polgár and Judit Polgár, she is not a grandmaster, only an international master . She did, however, in 1989 at the age of 14, stun the chess world by an exceptionally strong performance in a tournament in Rome. In 1999 she married an Israeli chess player and moved to Israel, and she now has a son. She did for a time reach the ranking of the 6th strongest female player in the world, but she has not been particularly active recently (in 2005).
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