The Polish Men and Women Championship
in Chorzow came to an end. The final results were decided in tiebreak
games between 2 and 4 (!) participants respectively. The Polish Women
Champion title went to Monika Socko, 2nd place to Jola
Zawadzka and bronze medal was won by Karina Szczepkowska. In the men
competition the winner was Bartosz Socko.
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On 7th December in Zabkowice Slaskie Jola gave a charity simultaneos
exhibition organised by the towns' library. Her oppostion consisted
of 38 local players. After almost 4 hours of play the simul finish
with 32 wins for Jola , 5 draws and one loss.
Link to the photo gallery of this event.
of September Garry Kasparov visited Lower Silesia region to promot
the initiative Chess in Schools.
During his stay he
was accompanied by Jola Zawadzka who also gave a simultaneos
exhibition in a school in Lubin.
Kasparov who was
was present during the Chess Olympiad exchanged remarks with Jola
about her game against Kosteniuk.
results of the polish teams (only 13th and 15th places) in
the event Jola Zawadzka, Radek Wojtaszek and Bartlomiej Macieja
achieved individual successes. All three of them got silver medals on
Olympiad Jola won 7 games , amongst which was a game against former
World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk from Russia. Her 4 remeining games
ended in a draw.
Oficial results of
In Istanbul from 27th
August to 10th September there ll be held
40th Chess Olympiad. Polish women team for
the event consists of Monika Socko, Iweta Rajlich, Jolanta
Zawadzka, Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska and Joanna Worek which gives
them 7th rank in the starting list.
(Turkey) on 2nd march started Women European Championship.
Poland is represented by Jolanta Zawadzka, Karina
Szczepkowska-Horowska and Joanna Dworakowska.
The women Polish
Championship was won by Iweta Rajlich who defeated Joanna
Majdan-Gajewska in tie-break games. Bronze medal went to Jola
The best in the
men competition was Mateusz Bartel, who also needed tie-breaks to win
the title. Silver medal went to Bartlomiej Macieja and bronze to
On the weekend of
2-4 of December in Wroclaw Polish Women Team Champioship were held.
The title went to the team of Polonia Wroclaw (Jolanta Zawadzka,
Monika Krupa, Anna Iwanow, Katarzyna Poznanska and Ola Dadello ).
The best performance on 1st board was achieved by current
polish champion – Jola Zawadzka. Visit our gallery to see photos
from the competition and closing ceremony.
Apart from the
silver medal won by the team Jola Zawadzka got also silver medal on
2nd board and Karina Szczepkowska bronze medal on board 3.
was won by the russian team and the bronze medal went to Georgia.
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European Team Chess Championship 2011 polish women team took silver
medals. The team consisted of players Monika Socko, Jolanta
Zawadzka, Joanna Majdan, Karina Szczepkowska and Katarzyna Toma.
On the photo: last
round match again team of Armenia that ended in a 2:2 draw.
In Porto Carras, a
town on the Halkidiki peninsula in Greece started the European Team
official site of the event is http://euro2011.chessdom.com/
On the photo women polish team: Monika
Socko, Karina Szczepkowska, Katarzyna Toma, Jolanta Zawadzka i
As a part of 5th
Zuckertort Congress organised by the 13th Gymnasium in
Wroclaw there was a match between the graduates of this school and
the rest of the world. You can find photos from the event in gallery.
In Shenhen, China,
starte the XXVI Universiade. For the 1st time during this
event players ll also compete in chess. Polish is represented by
Jolanta Zawadzka, Wojciech Moranda, Pawel Czarnota, Krzysztof Bulski
and Michal Olszewski.
event can be followed at http://www.sz2011.org
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From 6th to 18th of May in
Georgias' capital Tbilisi took place European Women Chess
Championship 2011. There are 2 polish players participating –
polish champion Jolanta Zawadzka and bronze medalist Karina
Official site of the tournament
After all Jola Zawadzka became (2nd time in her career) a Polish Champion in women's chess.
You can see the final results here.
The Championship gallery.
In the 11th Individual European Men & Women Chess Championships Monika Socko took the bronze medal after wining in the tie-breaks with Marie Sebag! Jola Zawadzka after losing in the last round against Natalia Zhukova finished the tournament with 7 points which gave her 18th place. Gold medal went to the swedish GM Pia Cramling.
In the men's section best polish player was Bartosz Socko with 7,5 points which, after tie-break gave him qualification for the next World Cup. You can find more results here.
The photos from the event are now in the gallery!
In Croatian town of Rijeka from 6th of march there'll be held the Individual European Men & Women Championship. There' ll be 18 players from Poland - 10 men and 8 women. You can follow the games online on the website of the tournament.
After 9 days of struggle the polish championships came to an end. In the women section the winner is GM Monika Socko, who beat in the final match IM Iweta Rajlich 2-0. Jola took bronze medal winning against WGM Joanna Majdan in a tough match 1,5-0,5.
The men's section was won by GM Mateusz Bartel. Silver medal went to Radoslaw Wojtaszek. Big surprise was 3rd place of GM Jacek Gdanski - an amateur compared to many other players participating in the event.
You can find all the final results on the website.
Photos from the event can be found in gallery.
On 9th January started the individaul Men & Women Polish Chess Champiionships. Both tournaments are taking place in the Novotol hotel in the center of Warsaw. The strongest polish chessplayers are taking part in this year's event, which is caused by the high prize fund and new formula of the event. The women's section is a knock-out tournament with 16 participant, wheres man play a 9 round swiss tournament. More information and games can be found on the website of the event.