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Monika (Bobrowska) Socko
M Socko 
Photo © Farid Khayrulin; courtesy of Zahir Ahmadov.  
Number of games in database: 701
Years covered: 1992 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2462 (2399 rapid, 2465 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2505

Overall record: +215 -126 =196 (58.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 164 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (44) 
    B40 B53 B90 B31 B33
 Slav (35) 
    D10 D12 D11 D15 D18
 Nimzo Indian (28) 
    E32 E46 E42 E38 E39
 King's Indian (23) 
    E92 E70 E76 E97 E81
 Queen's Gambit Declined (21) 
    D37 D38 D31 D35 D30
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C69 C60 C63 C64 C67
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (79) 
    C05 C18 C01 C11 C03
 Sicilian (38) 
    B32 B30 B35 B22 B40
 French Tarrasch (34) 
    C05 C03 C06 C07
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A46 A45 E00 A41 A40
 King's Indian (28) 
    E63 E62 E97 E73 E90
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E32 E46 E53 E34 E20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Socko vs A Bigg, 2008 1-0
   Yifan Hou vs M Socko, 2012 0-1
   Yifan Hou vs M Socko, 2012 0-1
   M Socko vs M Dziuba, 2008 1/2-1/2
   D Blimke-Deren vs M Socko, 2001 0-1
   D Daulyte vs M Socko, 2015 0-1
   M Socko vs J Shahade, 2002 1-0
   O Zimina vs M Socko, 2010 1/2-1/2
   M Socko vs B Kadziolka, 2001 1-0
   M Socko vs Ju Wenjun, 2006 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2009)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2016)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2007)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2015)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2017)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)

   M Socko vs L Unuk (Apr-22-17) 1-0
   N Dzagnidze vs M Socko (Apr-21-17) 1-0
   M Socko vs Hoang Thanh Trang (Apr-20-17) 1/2-1/2
   S Vega Gutierrez vs M Socko (Apr-19-17) 0-1
   M Socko vs A Kashlinskaya (Apr-17-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-24-1978, 39 years old) Poland

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Monika Socko (formerly Bobrowska and Miroslawska) is a WGM (1995) and a Grandmaster (2008).

Socko won the Polish Women's Championship in 1995, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2014. She qualified for the FIDE Knock-out Women's World Championship (2012) and defeated French IM Almira Skripchenko and Women's World Champion GM Yifan Hou in the first two rounds before being eliminated in round three by former Women's World Champion, Bulgarian GM Antoaneta Stefanova.

Monika Socko is married to Bartosz Socko who won the Polish Championship in 2008 and 2013 for the couple to share a unique pair of "doubles".

Wikipedia article: Monika Soćko

Last updated: 2017-02-22 05:31:32

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 701  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kholmov vs M Socko  1-022 1992 Wisla BES opC05 French, Tarrasch
2. M Socko vs A Stefanova  ½-½47 1992 European Youth ChessD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
3. M Brodsky vs M Socko  1-034 1992 Karvina opC06 French, Tarrasch
4. M Fierro vs M Socko  1-075 1993 Wch U16 GirlsC01 French, Exchange
5. M Socko vs Kholmov  ½-½53 1993 Warsaw opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Oral vs M Socko  1-036 1994 Cappelle op 10thC06 French, Tarrasch
7. A Stefanova vs M Socko  ½-½64 1995 Dresden UGEROA48 King's Indian
8. M Litinskaya-Shul vs M Socko  ½-½21 1996 Warsaw op (Women)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. M Socko vs A Stefanova  1-051 1996 Olympiad (w)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. M Socko vs Hebden  0-158 1997 open Cappelle la Grande FRAE92 King's Indian
11. M Litinskaya-Shul vs M Socko  ½-½48 1997 POL-chTE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
12. Zhaoqin Peng vs M Socko  1-032 1998 EUCup 3rd (Women)A52 Budapest Gambit
13. Movsesian vs M Socko  1-035 1998 MK Cafe Cup-AC02 French, Advance
14. M Socko vs Chiburdanidze 0-122 1998 Elista ol (Women)E15 Queen's Indian
15. Xie Jun vs M Socko  1-035 1998 Elista ol (Women)C06 French, Tarrasch
16. M Socko vs I Mai  1-032 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99 (w), GermanyD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. N Ioseliani vs M Socko  1-037 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99 (w), GermanyE97 King's Indian
18. J Gdanski vs M Socko  ½-½21 1999 Cappelle la GrandeC02 French, Advance
19. M Socko vs J Stocek  ½-½31 1999 Passau op 7thA47 Queen's Indian
20. M Socko vs A Galliamova  0-161 2000 Olympiad (Women)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. M Socko vs Radjabov  ½-½22 2001 Valle d'Aosta op 9thC01 French, Exchange
22. I Rogers vs M Socko  1-068 2001 9th Aosta ValleyE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
23. L Genova vs M Socko  ½-½32 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB40 Sicilian
24. M Socko vs B Kharashkina  1-035 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. M Socko vs E Kovalevskaya  0-160 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenA53 Old Indian
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 701  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Sep-19-07  ahmadov: <Mameluk: Congratulations to Ahmadov for his photo report at chessbase!> Thanks a lot <Mameluk>!
Feb-22-08  wolfmaster: She socked everybody at Baku.
Feb-24-08  Bratek: Congratulations on winning Polish womens championship 2008. <Mameluk:She looks so much suffering at every photo.Probably naughty children.>Monika has 3 children.Its certainly difficult for her especially as her husband is also a professional chessplayer!
Feb-24-08  slomarko: and she went undefeated too +7 -0 =4
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  whiteshark: Mistrzyni Polski Kobiet w szachach 2008!

Congratulations on winning Polish womens championship 2008! (+7 =4)
Tournament page:

May-18-08  kwi: She got another GM norm at Kaupthing Open.

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  whiteshark: Monika Socko @ Dresden 2008:
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  whiteshark: Grandmaster title (men) approved to her at the 79th FIDE Congress which was held 16-26 November 2008 in Dresden, Germany.


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  BoardLord: GM Monika Socko will participate in Arctic Chess Challenge 2009 in Tromsų, Norway which starts 1st of August. In connection with this I have written a profile of her that you can read at my blog Sjakkfantomet. It's in English:

Aug-10-09  slomarko: congratulations to Monika for winning the Arctic Chess Challenge!
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  whiteshark: Congratulations on winning the <Arctic Chess Challenge 2009> :D *

* (a tournament missed here)

Aug-16-09  Open Defence: I see she likes to play the French Defence
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  whiteshark: Monika, the exclusive interview:
Nov-03-09  Raisin Death Ray: Socko it to me!
Mar-24-10  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Monika Socko!!!
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  brankat: Happy Birthday Monika!
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Socko!
Apr-23-13  waustad: Both Monika and her husband won the Polish championships this year:
Aug-13-14  waustad: Her games from the olympiad are under her maiden name: Monika Bobrowska
Aug-31-14  waustad: Congratulations on winning the Internationales Grossmeisterturnier / Erfurter Frauenschachfestival 2014 with a score of 6.5/9. The players who were hoping for GM norms all came up a little short, with Shen Yang losing in the final round and Elisabeth Paehtz drawing too many games. Lela Javakhishvili lost to Shen Yang in the penultimate round, taking her out of norm contention.
Jan-27-15  Severin: Surely, there must be a better photo of her than the one here...
Feb-16-15  waustad: One of her games from the Internationale Schachopen Graz 2015 has commentary here (in German): As of now, she is tied for the lead with 4/4 and is playing her co-leader Boris Chatalbashev today.

About the picture. The most flattering picture I've seen of her is from a calendar where a professional makeup and photography team put together pictures of the players at a tournament in Wroclaw. Here is a link to some of these pictures:

Most of these players don't spent that much time primping and generally just get on with life.

Sep-28-15  waustad: With her two wins on the first weekend in the Frauenbundesliga she had an excellent result. Her win over Alexandra Kosteniuk helped her team Hamburger SK von 1830 gain a 3-3 tie with OSG Baden Baden, the odds on favorites for the title. Results and some games from the first weekend can be found here:
Oct-19-16  Christoforus Polacco: Congratulations for silver medal of Women's Polish Team at Olympiad in Baku !
Feb-14-17  Bratek:
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