Susan Polgár: b. 1969; Susan Pol Polgár gar is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster. Susan is perhaps most famous for being a child prodigy, being the 1st female to earn Grandmaster title through tournament play, and breaking gender barriers. In 1984, she became the top ranked woman in the world, and remained in the top 3 for 23 years. She was also the 1st woman to qualify for the Men's World Championship. Polgár won 10 Olympic medals and 4 Women's World Championships.