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M Socko 
Photo © Farid Khayrulin; courtesy of Zahir Ahmadov.  
Monika (Bobrowska) Socko
Number of games in database: 663
Years covered: 1992 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2454 (2411 rapid, 2438 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2505
Overall record: +198 -121 =183 (57.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      161 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (43) 
    B40 B51 B31 B90 B52
 Slav (35) 
    D10 D12 D11 D13 D18
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E32 E46 E42 E39 E48
 King's Indian (21) 
    E92 E70 E76 E97 E99
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C69 C68 C67 C65 C64
 Queen's Gambit Declined (19) 
    D37 D31 D38 D35 D30
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (76) 
    C05 C18 C11 C01 C06
 Sicilian (34) 
    B30 B32 B22 B35 B36
 French Tarrasch (33) 
    C05 C06 C03 C07
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A46 A45 E00 A40 A41
 King's Indian (27) 
    E63 E62 E97 E90 E73
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E32 E46 E53 E47 E30
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   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
   M Socko vs A Bigg, 2008 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
   D Daulyte vs M Socko, 2015 0-1
   D Daulyte vs M Socko, 2015 0-1
   M Socko vs J Shahade, 2002 1-0

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

RECENT GAMES:
   Hoang Thanh Trang vs M Socko (Sep-13-16) 1/2-1/2
   M Socko vs Yifan Hou (Sep-12-16) 0-1
   Y Shvayger vs M Socko (Sep-11-16) 0-1
   M Socko vs A Haast (Sep-10-16) 0-1
   Kosteniuk vs M Socko (Sep-09-16) 1/2-1/2

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MONIKA (BOBROWSKA) SOCKO
(born Mar-24-1978, 38 years old) Poland

[what is this?]
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 So%C4%87ko


 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 663  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Socko vs A Stefanova  ½-½47 1992 European Youth ChessD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
2. M Brodsky vs M Socko  1-034 1992 Karvina opC06 French, Tarrasch
3. Kholmov vs M Socko  1-022 1992 Wisla BES opC05 French, Tarrasch
4. M Socko vs Kholmov  ½-½53 1993 Warsaw opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. M Fierro vs M Socko  1-075 1993 Wch U16 GirlsC01 French, Exchange
6. Oral vs M Socko  1-036 1994 Cappelle op 10thC06 French, Tarrasch
7. A Stefanova vs M Socko  ½-½64 1995 Dresden A48 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 Litinskaya-Shul vs M Socko  ½-½48 1997 POL-chTE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
11. M Socko vs Hebden  0-158 1997 open Cappelle la Grande FRAE92 King's Indian
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. N Ioseliani vs M Socko  1-037 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99 (w), GermanyE97 King's Indian
17. M Socko vs I Mai  1-032 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99 (w), GermanyD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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 Women's OlympiadD20 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
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Sep-18-07  alexapple: Socko got a GM norm!! congratulations!
Sep-18-07  Mameluk: Congratulations to Ahmadov for his photo report at chessbase!

Very fine that Socko won. She looks so much suffering at every photo. Probably naughty children.

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
Feb-26-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Mistrzyni Polski Kobiet w szachach 2008!

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

http://www.mp-kobiet.net/grafika/wi...
Tournament page: http://www.mp-kobiet.net/index.php

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

http://www.lecavalier.lu/K8-A-S9_el...

Nov-17-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Monika Socko @ Dresden 2008:
http://chessbase.de/2008/dresdenoly...
Dec-05-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Grandmaster title (men) approved to her at the 79th FIDE Congress which was held 16-26 November 2008 in Dresden, Germany.

Congratulations!

Jul-23-09  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:

http://sjakkfantomet.blogg.no/12483...

Aug-10-09  slomarko: congratulations to Monika for winning the Arctic Chess Challenge!
Aug-15-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Congratulations on winning the <Arctic Chess Challenge 2009> :D *

http://arcticchess.org/2009/

* (a tournament missed here)

Aug-16-09  Open Defence: I see she likes to play the French Defence
Aug-21-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Monika, the exclusive interview: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...
Nov-03-09  Raisin Death Ray: Socko it to me!
Mar-24-10  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Monika Socko!!!
Mar-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday Monika!
Mar-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Socko!
Apr-23-13  waustad: Both Monika and her husband won the Polish championships this year: http://de.chessbase.com/Home/TabId/...
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): http://www.viewchess.com/cbreader/2... 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: http://chess-news.ru/en/node/13537

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: http://de.chessbase.com/post/auftak...
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