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Bartosz Socko
Number of games in database: 1,199
Years covered: 1991 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2609 (2615 rapid, 2655 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2663

Overall record: +372 -170 =408 (60.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 249 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (162) 
    B90 B42 B80 B33 B32
 Ruy Lopez (61) 
    C69 C67 C68 C65 C78
 French Defense (42) 
    C11 C19 C07 C10 C05
 Caro-Kann (36) 
    B12 B13 B17 B15 B11
 Sicilian Najdorf (32) 
    B90 B92 B91 B93
 Slav (32) 
    D11 D12 D10 D14
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (126) 
    C18 C01 C03 C07 C00
 King's Indian (120) 
    E63 E92 E97 E62 E81
 Ruy Lopez (54) 
    C95 C78 C69 C91 C92
 French Winawer (43) 
    C18 C15 C16 C19 C17
 Nimzo Indian (40) 
    E32 E46 E21 E20 E54
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (38) 
    C95 C91 C92 C90 C94
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Socko vs S Ernst, 2002 1-0
   B Socko vs Shirov, 2007 1-0
   Indjic vs B Socko, 2019 1/2-1/2
   M Richter vs B Socko, 2006 0-1
   B Socko vs Sasikiran, 2009 1-0
   B Socko vs Naiditsch, 2008 1/2-1/2
   Bologan vs B Socko, 2011 1/2-1/2
   B Socko vs Smirin, 2012 1-0
   Carlsen vs B Socko, 2008 0-1
   B Socko vs J Al-Huwar, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Bundesliga 2015/16 (2015)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2007)
   Graz Open A (2017)
   London Chess Classic Open (2014)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2019)
   Rilton Cup 2013/14 (2013)
   E.U. Championship and Cork Chess Congress (2005)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   European Championship (2010)
   European Championship (2003)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Aeroflot Open (2004)
   Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   I Cheparinov vs B Socko (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz
   F Vallejo Pons vs B Socko (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz
   B Socko vs B Grachev (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz
   P Ponkratov vs B Socko (Dec-30-19) 0-1, blitz
   Kramnik vs B Socko (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz

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(born Nov-10-1978, 42 years old) Poland

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IM (1995); GM (1999).

Bartosz Socko was born in Piaseczno and is married to Monika (Bobrowska) Socko. He won the Polish U-16 championship in 1994, then won the U-18 category in 1995. He qualified for the World Cup (2011) through his results in the European Individual Championships (2010), but lost in the first round to Viktor Bologan. He was Polish champion in 2008 and 2013; in both of these years his wife Monika won the women's national championship for the couple to share a unique pair of "doubles".

Socko has represented Poland at every Olympiad and European Team Championship (ETC) since 2000 and 1999 respectively, his best personal results being a bronze medal for board four in the 2000 Olympiad, and a silver medal for the reserve board in the ETC in 2004. In 1998, he played board 2 for Poland in the World Junior Team Championship, scoring team and individual silver.

He played for the Polonia PKO BP Warsaw club in the European Club Cup from 1997 to 2005 inclusive, except for 1999 and helped his team to silver medals in 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003 and 2005. He won team and individual bronze medal in 2002. He played for SK Advisory Invest Baden in 2008, but has not appeared in the event since.

Socko has been a dedicated player in the Polish League participating in every season from 1994 until the present. During that time he has won 11 team golds, 8 individual golds, 7 team silvers and 5 individual silvers, and 2 team bronzes and 3 individual bronzes. (1) In the Polish Super Cup, he won 3 team golds between 2001 and 2004. He won the 105 Jahre FC St. Pauli Open 2015 in July 2015. (2)

He has also played in the Czech Extraliga on various occasions between 2002 and 2015.

(1); (2)

Wikipedia article: Bartosz Soćko

Last updated: 2016-10-24 14:03:36

 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,199  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Grabarczyk vs B Socko 1-0461991Bielsko BialaC30 King's Gambit Declined
2. A Plesiuk vs B Socko  1-0421991POL-chBC28 Vienna Game
3. Mokry vs B Socko  1-0441993Hlohovec opC15 French, Winawer
4. B Socko vs P Haba  0-1371993Pardubice opB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
5. Savon vs B Socko  1-0381993Warsaw opA26 English
6. Razuvaev vs B Socko  1-0381993Pardubice opE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
7. B Socko vs W Schmidt  1-0351995POL-ch 52ndB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
8. B Socko vs Kupreichik  1-0681995Groningen opB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. B Socko vs Movsesian 0-1411996BL2-N 9697B42 Sicilian, Kan
10. B Socko vs Krasenkow  0-1321996POL-chB06 Robatsch
11. Wojtkiewicz vs B Socko  ½-½221996POL-chE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. B Socko vs Ponomariov  0-1411996EU-ch U18B32 Sicilian
13. B Socko vs S Williams  1-0371996Wch U18B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
14. Chekhov vs B Socko  1-0401996Hamburg HSKE97 King's Indian
15. B Socko vs Macieja  ½-½541997POL-ch 54thB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. Brodsky vs B Socko  ½-½561997MK Cafe op-AC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. B Socko vs Shcherbakov  1-0371997MK CafeB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
18. Y Kruppa vs B Socko  ½-½541997RUS-Cup01 Chigorin memE97 King's Indian
19. Shulman vs B Socko  ½-½631997RUS-Cup01 Chigorin memE92 King's Indian
20. A Mista vs B Socko  ½-½431998Krynica op-AE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
21. I Jelen vs B Socko 0-1241998OpenE97 King's Indian
22. Movsesian vs B Socko  1-0491998Cappelle op 14thE97 King's Indian
23. B Socko vs T Dao  ½-½481998World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. B Socko vs T Luther  1-0491998Groningen OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
25. B Socko vs Baklan  ½-½381998Groningen OpenB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,199  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-02-06  Jim Bartle: How is it possible this guy has never had a GOTD??
Apr-02-06  Eastfrisian: He is born on 10.11.1978 and has awarded the GM-title.
May-30-06  BIDMONFA: Bartosz Socko

SOCKO, Bartosz

May-30-06  therangeravl: What ist GOTD?
May-30-06  jamesmaskell: Game Of The Day. A randomly selected game which people can have a look at and evaluate.
May-30-06  therangeravl: Thanks.
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  WTHarvey: Here's a little collection of Bartosz's winning combinations:
Feb-13-07  WarmasterKron: Mr Socko, I presume.
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  Bratek: A fortnight after his wife Monika won Polish womens championship 2008, Bartosz Socko did the same for men.Congratulations.Quite a rare family feat!
Aug-02-08  jon01: He won in the first round of Miguel Najdorf Memorial against Bartlomiej Macieja. Other players are Sasikiran, Nyback, Krasenkow, Berg, Kempinski and Balogh. Live games can be seen here:
Dec-14-08  slomarko: congratulations for the win against Carlsen in Bundesliga!
Dec-14-08  slomarko: and the game:

[Event "Bundesliga"]
[Site "Free Internet Chess Server"]
[Date "2008.12.14"]
[Round "9"]
[White "GMCarlsen"]
[Black "GMSocko"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2786"]
[BlackElo "2631"]
[ECO "E97"]
[TimeControl "7200"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. b4 a5 10. bxa5 Rxa5 11. a4 b6 12. Bd2 Ra8 13. Ne1 Ne8 14. Nd3 f5 15. f3 f4 16. Nb5 g5 17. a5 c6 18. dxc6 Nxc6 19. axb6 Rxa1 20. Qxa1 Qxb6+ 21. Kh1 Rf7 22. Nb4 Nd4 23. Nd5 Qa6 24. Bd3 Nb3 25. Qb2 Nxd2 26. Ra1 Qc6 27. Qxd2 Be6 28. Qa5 Rd7 29. Bc2 Qxc4 30. Ba4 Bxd5 31. exd5 e4 32. Na3 Qc7 33. Qxc7 Rxc7 34. Re1 Ra7 35. Bxe8 Rxa3 36. fxe4 g4 37. Bh5 g3 38. hxg3 fxg3 39. Kg1 Ra2 40. Rd1 Be5 41. Kf1 Rf2+ 42. Kg1 Kg7 43. Rf1 Kh6 44. Bg4 Rb2 45. Bf5 Bd4+ 46. Kh1 Rf2 47. Rd1 Rf4 48. Re1 Be3 49. Bh3 Rxe4 50. Rd1 Bd4 51. Rf1 Bf2 52. Rd1 Kg5 53. Be6 Kf6 54. Bh3 Ke5 55. Be6 Kf4 56. Rb1 Rd4 57. Ra1 Ke3 58. Ra3+ Kd2 59. Bf5 Rh4+ 60. Bh3 Re4 61. Ra1 Rd4 62. Bg4 Kc3 63. Rc1+ Kb2 64. Rd1 Rf4 65. Be6 Bd4 66. Bh3 Kc2 67. Re1 Bc3 68. Rg1 Rf6 69. Be6 Rh6+ 70. Bh3 Rh5 71. Rf1 Rxd5 72. Bf5+ Kd2 73. Bg4 Bd4 74. Rd1+ Kc2 75. Re1 Bf2 76. Bd1+ Kc3 77. Bf3 Ra5 78. Rc1+ Kb2 79. Rd1 Ra4 80. Rd2+ Kc3 81. Rc2+ Kxc2 82. Bd1+ Kd2 83. Bxa4 d5 84. Bc2 h6 85. Be4 d4 86. Bg6 Ke1 87. Bf5 h5 88. Bg4 h4 89. Bf5 Be3 90. Bg6 Kf2 91. Bf5 Bh6 0-1

Dec-15-08  ontocaustic: nice 'footwork' mr. socko, you really knocked his 'socks' off
Jul-15-09  BoardLord: I have written a profile of Bartosz Socko at my blog Sjakkfantomet. It's in English.


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  Tabanus: 4th today in the II Lublin Union Memorial (Poland) 9-18 May 2010:

Jun-06-10  rapidcitychess: I'll socko you in the mouth!!:)
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  GrahamClayton: Nice photo of a smiling Bartosz at Hastings in 2005:

Oct-14-10  BobCrisp: Only nice if you like someone grinning maniacally.
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  Penguincw: Socko looking to compete in the 2012 Polish Championship.

Feb-15-15  waustad: After 3 rounds, both Bartosz and Monika Socko are among the 8 players at 3/3 in the Internationales Schachopen Graz. The top Austrian scorer so far is Peter Schreiner at 3 points ahead of Markus Ragger and Georg Halvax, who are at 2.5.
Jul-03-15  diagonal: Socko won the <International Chess Open Graz 2015> in Graz, the second-largest city in Austria as clear first with 7,5/9 points.

Runners-up: GM Andrei Istratescu, representing France (second on tie-break), GM Markus Ragger from Austria (top-seeded and third), IM Leandro Krysa from Argentine and Italian junior FM Francesco Rambaldi, after the whole group finished the event with 7 points. (english) (german)

Socko also took the <Lisbon Christmas International Chess Open 2014> at the end of that year, on tie-break with 7/9:

GM Bartosz Socko is going to be quite a <non-stop player>, between November 26 and December 30, 2014, he played in total 30 classical games: in the Bundesliga, at Qatar Masters Open, London Chess Classic Open, and Lisbon Christmas Open, plus the European Rapid and the European Blitz Chess Championship in Wroclaw, Poland (stats according to the monthly SCHACH 2/2015)

Nov-10-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Bartosz Socko.

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