Zsuzsa Polgar, Woman's World Chess Champion, gives birth to child

On Saturday, March 6, 1999 at 11:11 AM, Susan Polgar gave birth to a baby boy, 6 pounds 5 ounces, 19 inches long, at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. Both baby and mother are home and doing fine. The name of the baby is Tom.
Zsuzsa Polgar, Woman's World Chess Champion

Questions arise from this. There have been seven woman's world chess champions, plus Vera Menchik was regarded as the champion before the title existed. Several of them never married. Has any of them produced a child, either ever or while world champion?

Nona Gaprindashvili reportedly has a son. Was he born while she was world champion?

Zsuzsa Polgar is due to defend her world title against challenger Xie Jun of China in June, although a sponsor has not yet been found. Zsuzsa Polgar has requested a postponement of the match, but if it is not postponed, she says that she will nurse her child while the world chess championship match is taking place.

Zsuzsa says that making her child into a world chess prodigy like she was is not on her agenda. Zsuzsa has other aspirations for her child.

The birth of the baby was announced on Zsuzsa's website at http://www.polgarchess.com

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