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Monika Socko
M Socko 
Photo © Farid Khayrulin; courtesy of Zahir Ahmadov.  

Number of games in database: 1,188
Years covered: 1992 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2428 (2321 rapid, 2289 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2505
Overall record: +342 -206 =318 (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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B31 B51 B40 B30 B33
 Queen's Pawn Game (52) 
    A46 E10 D02 E00 A41
 Slav (49) 
    D10 D11 D12 D13 D14
 King's Indian (49) 
    E60 E92 E94 E70 E76
 Queen's Gambit Declined (44) 
    D38 D37 D30 D31 D35
 Nimzo Indian (34) 
    E32 E46 E39 E42 E38
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (141) 
    C05 C18 C11 C01 C02
 Sicilian (54) 
    B32 B30 B35 B22 B46
 King's Indian (50) 
    E62 E63 E97 E91 E80
 Queen's Pawn Game (45) 
    A46 A45 E00 A40 D02
 French Tarrasch (44) 
    C05 C03 C07 C04
 English (41) 
    A13 A10 A15 A17 A18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Petrova vs M Socko, 2014 0-1
   Y 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
   Y Hou vs M Socko, 2012 0-1
   L Mkrtchian vs M Socko, 2004 0-1
   D Blimke-Deren vs M Socko, 2001 0-1
   M Socko vs M Efroimski, 2016 1-0
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs M Socko, 2002 0-1
   D Daulyte-Cornette vs M Socko, 2015 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Team Championship (Women) (2005)
   Polish Championship (Women) (2001)
   Polish Junior Team Championship (1994)
   European Championship (Women) (2010)
   Polish Championship (Women) (1994)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2016)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   European Championship (Women) (2009)
   Polish Championship (Women) (1996)
   European Championship (Women) (2017)
   European Championship (Women) (2004)
   European Championship (Women) (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Championship (Women) (2001)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010)

   🏆 FIDE World Cup Women
   M Socko vs U Fataliyeva (Aug-03-23) 0-1
   U Fataliyeva vs M Socko (Aug-02-23) 1/2-1/2
   Anjum Noshin vs M Socko (Jul-31-23) 1/2-1/2
   M Socko vs Anjum Noshin (Jul-30-23) 1-0
   L Unuk vs M Socko (Mar-28-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-24-1978, 45 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 48; games 1-25 of 1,188  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Socko vs A Stefanova  ½-½471992EU-ch U14 GirlsA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
2. M Socko vs K Pinkas  1-0371992Karvina opD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. R Borngaesser vs M Socko  1-0321992Wisla BES OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
4. Kholmov vs M Socko  1-0221992Wisla BES OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
5. M Brodsky vs M Socko  1-0341992Karvina op 1992/93C05 French, Tarrasch
6. M Socko vs E Danielian  0-1311993Wch U16 GirlsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. M Socko vs Kholmov  ½-½531993Warsaw opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. E Danielian vs M Socko  0-1261993Wch U20 GirlsE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
9. M Fierro vs M Socko  1-0751993Wch U16 GirlsC01 French, Exchange
10. T Oral vs M Socko  1-0361994Cappelle op 10thC05 French, Tarrasch
11. M Socko vs B Kaczorowska  1-0431994Polish Championship (Women)A57 Benko Gambit
12. J Sadkiewicz vs M Socko  ½-½741994Polish Championship (Women)C15 French, Winawer
13. C Pilarska vs M Socko  0-1321994Polish Championship (Women)C05 French, Tarrasch
14. D Blimke-Deren vs M Socko  0-1401994Polish Championship (Women)C14 French, Classical
15. M Bednarska-Bzdega vs M Socko  0-1531994Polish Championship (Women)C17 French, Winawer, Advance
16. M Socko vs R Gazik  1-0311994Polish Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. M Socko vs J Zielinska  0-1441994Polish Championship (Women)D85 Grunfeld
18. M Socko vs K Lewandowska  1-0401994Polish Championship (Women)A81 Dutch
19. A Lukasiewicz vs M Socko  ½-½541994Polish Championship (Women)C01 French, Exchange
20. M Michna vs M Socko  ½-½461994Polish Championship (Women)A48 King's Indian
21. M Socko vs L Leszner  ½-½531994Polish Championship (Women)A53 Old Indian
22. K Dabrowska vs M Socko  1-0251994Polish Championship (Women)C02 French, Advance
23. M Socko vs M Guzkowska-Nurkiewicz  0-1381994Polish Championship (Women)A34 English, Symmetrical
24. M Socko vs Z Wiliczkiewicz  1-0451994Polish Junior Team ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
25. A Czarnecka vs M Socko  ½-½521994Polish Junior Team ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,188  PGN Download
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Feb-24-08  slomarko: and she went undefeated too +7 -0 =4
Feb-26-08  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.

Nov-17-08  whiteshark: Monika Socko @ Dresden 2008:
Dec-05-08  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 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:

Aug-10-09  slomarko: congratulations to Monika for winning the Arctic Chess Challenge!
Aug-15-09  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
Aug-21-09  whiteshark: Monika, the exclusive interview:
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!
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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:
Mar-24-18  Nosnibor: Happy birthday Monika.
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  juan31: 6 times national champion !
Sep-02-22  Bratek: Congratulations on winning the European Womens Chess Championship.
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