Grandmaster Chess Interview Series – GM Bartosz Socko vs GM Bartlomiej Macieja

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Bartosz Socko is a leading Polish Grandmaster with a FIDE rating over 2650. His notable achievements on the chess board include winning the Polish U-16 and U-18 Championships in 1994 and 1995, as well as winning the Polish Championship in 2008. Bartosz Socko has beat a number of the world’s best chess players, most impressively winning against Alexei Shirov in 2007 and Magnus Carlsen in 2008.  Bartosz Socko’s wife Monika is also a strong Grandmaster.  We would like to thank GM Bartosz Socko for taking the time to participate in our How to be a Grandmaster series and wish him the best of luck in his future chess career.


[Event “5th Amplico AIG Life”]
[Site “Warsaw POL”]
[Date “2005.12.17”]
[EventDate “2005.12.17”]
[Round “7”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Bartosz Socko”]
[Black “Bartlomiej Macieja”]
[ECO “B48”]
[WhiteElo “2610”]
[BlackElo “2592”]
[PlyCount “55”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6
7. a3 b5 8. Be2 Bb7 9. O-O Nf6 10. f4 d6 11. g4 Nxd4 12. Qxd4
e5 13. Qd3 exf4 14. Bxf4 Nd7 15. Nd5 Bxd5 16. Qxd5 Qc5+
17. Qxc5 Nxc5 18. c4 Rb8 19. cxb5 axb5 20. Rad1 Rb6 21. e5
dxe5 22. Bxe5 Ne6 23. Rd5 Bc5+ 24. Rxc5 Nxc5 25. Bd4 Re6
26. Bxb5+ Nd7 27. Bxg7 Rg8 28. Rd1 1-0

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