The extraordinary story of three Hungarian-Jewish sisters who were raised in Communist Budapest of the 1970s to be chess masters.

The Polgár sisters did not choose to become the heroines of this story. Their father, driven by his educational vision, determined their destiny before they were even born. László Polgár believed that “Geniuses are made, not born,” and he set out to prove it.

No kindergarten, no school……Three girls, isolated from the normal world, like hothouse plants, studied and practiced chess – with surprising and remarkable results.