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Monika Socko
M Socko 
Photo © Farid Khayrulin; courtesy of Zahir Ahmadov.  
Number of games in database: 1,103
Years covered: 1992 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2428 (2321 rapid, 2289 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2505

Overall record: +307 -183 =291 (57.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 322 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B40 B31 B51 B30 B53
 Slav (48) 
    D10 D11 D12 D14 D13
 King's Indian (45) 
    E60 E92 E94 E70 E62
 Queen's Pawn Game (44) 
    E10 A41 A46 E00 A50
 Queen's Gambit Declined (40) 
    D38 D37 D31 D30 D35
 Nimzo Indian (33) 
    E32 E46 E42 E39 E38
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (123) 
    C05 C18 C11 C01 C02
 Sicilian (50) 
    B32 B30 B35 B22 B46
 Queen's Pawn Game (45) 
    A46 A45 E00 A40 D02
 English (41) 
    A13 A10 A15 A17 A18
 King's Indian (41) 
    E62 E63 E97 E91 E73
 French Tarrasch (40) 
    C05 C03 C07 C04
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Petrova vs M Socko, 2014 0-1
   M Socko vs M Dziuba, 2008 1/2-1/2
   Yifan Hou vs M Socko, 2012 0-1
   M Socko vs A Bigg, 2008 1-0
   Yifan Hou vs M Socko, 2012 0-1
   L Mkrtchian vs M Socko, 2004 0-1
   M Socko vs M Efroimski, 2016 1-0
   D Daulyte-Cornette vs M Socko, 2015 0-1
   D Blimke-Deren vs M Socko, 2001 0-1
   M Socko vs B Zawadzka, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Team Championship (Women) (2005)
   Polish Championship (Women) (2001)
   European Championship (Women) (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   European Championship (Women) (2009)
   Rilton Cup 2015/16 (2015)
   Polish Championship (Women) (1996)
   European Championship (Women) (2017)
   European Championship (Women) (2015)
   European Championship (Women) (2004)
   European Championship (Women) (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2005)
   European Championship (Women) (2001)
   Gibraltar Masters (2008)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Chennai Olympiad (Women)
   M Socko vs A Muzychuk (Aug-09-22) 1/2-1/2
   M Socko vs N Batsiashvili (Aug-08-22) 0-1
   D Harika vs M Socko (Aug-07-22) 1/2-1/2
   G Peycheva vs M Socko (Aug-05-22) 1/2-1/2
   M Socko vs T Blagojevic (Aug-03-22) 1-0

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MONIKA SOCKO
(born Mar-24-1978, 44 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 45; games 1-25 of 1,114  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Socko vs A Stefanova  ½-½471992EU-ch U14 GirlsA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
2. Kholmov vs M Socko  1-0221992Wisla BES opC05 French, Tarrasch
3. Brodsky vs M Socko  1-0341992Karvina op 1992/93C05 French, Tarrasch
4. M Socko vs E Danielian  0-1311993Wch U16 GirlsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. M Socko vs Kholmov  ½-½531993Warsaw opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. E Danielian vs M Socko  0-1261993Wch U20 GirlsE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
7. M Fierro vs M Socko  1-0751993Wch U16 GirlsC01 French, Exchange
8. Oral vs M Socko  1-0361994Cappelle op 10thC05 French, Tarrasch
9. A Stefanova vs M Socko  ½-½641995Nadole Zonal (Women)A48 King's Indian
10. M Litynska vs M Socko  ½-½211996Warsaw op (Women)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. M Socko vs N Ioseliani  0-1391996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)E12 Queen's Indian
12. M Socko vs E Danielian  1-0181996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)D26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
13. D Blimke-Deren vs M Socko  0-1321996Polish Championship (Women)C00 French Defense
14. M Kludacz vs M Socko  ½-½441996Polish Championship (Women)E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
15. S Romaszko vs M Socko  0-1291996Polish Championship (Women)C16 French, Winawer
16. M Socko vs M Guzkowska-Nurkiewicz  ½-½521996Polish Championship (Women)A57 Benko Gambit
17. A Szczygiel vs M Socko  0-1781996Polish Championship (Women)B07 Pirc
18. M Socko vs D Bayer  1-0391996Polish Championship (Women)A81 Dutch
19. M Socko vs I Rajlich  1-0201996Polish Championship (Women)A04 Reti Opening
20. B Kaczorowska vs M Socko  0-1831996Polish Championship (Women)E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
21. M Socko vs R Gazik  0-1591996Polish Championship (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. M Michna vs M Socko  ½-½181996Polish Championship (Women)A52 Budapest Gambit
23. J Dworakowska vs M Socko  1-0491996Polish Championship (Women)C18 French, Winawer
24. M Socko vs M Krupa  0-1371996Polish Championship (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. M Socko vs A Brustman  0-1591996Polish Championship (Women)E93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
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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 Tromsø, 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  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...
Oct-19-16  Christoforus Polacco: Congratulations for silver medal of Women's Polish Team at Olympiad in Baku !
Feb-14-17  Bratek: http://mistrzostwa.chessbrains.pl/f...
Mar-24-18  Nosnibor: Happy birthday Monika.
Mar-24-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: 6 times national champion !
Sep-02-22  Bratek: Congratulations on winning the European Womens Chess Championship.https://en.chessbase.com/post/eiwcc...
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