Monika Socko (POL) – Zsoka Gaal (HUN)

exhibition match and four-handed Simultaneous


Monika Socko (POL) – Zsoka Gaal(HUN) exhibition match and four-handed Simultaneous

Venue: Mayor’s office building – City Hall of Ajka (8400 Ajka, Szabadság tér 12.)

Date of the tournament opening ceremony: 20. July 2023. 11:00

Monika Socko

Born in 1978, is a defining figure of Polish women’s chess. She is one of the few female players who can also boast a male grandmaster title. With her combative, positional style, she is considered among the best in the world. Eight-time Polish champion, European team champion in 2005, Olympic silver medalist in 2016, individual European champion in 2022. She reached her highest rating in April 2008, with 2505, while her best world ranking was 9th in April 2007.

Zsoka Gaal

Born in 2007, she is one of the greatest hopes of Hungarian chess. Positional player who is not afraid of complications. In 2016, she won the European youth championship in her age group. In 2021, she became the youngest female international master in the world. Her highest rating so far is 2362, which it reached in December 2021. The girl from Ajka works very hard with diligence to be among the best in the world.