Hungarian-born Susan Polgar has a

very nice article profiling her today in the Associated Press. Not only is she one of the world's greatest chess competitors (she was the first chess player of either sex to win the trip crown of international tournaments - the World Blitz and the Rapid and Classical World Championships), but she does a lot of work for charity and has been promoting chess to kids around the country. She's particularly focused on getting girls interested in chess, something that has not been emphasized in the past.