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Bartosz and Monika Socko are 2013 Polish champions

A curious situation was seen at this year’s Polish championships. A married couple took first place in both tournaments. Bartosz and Monika Socko got the winner’s trophies at the open and women’s events, respectively.

The 70th Polish Chess Championship 2013 and the 65th Polish Chess Championship for women 2013 took place on 13th-21st April at Sztygarka, Poland.

Both winners obtained the pole position thanks to better tiebreak scores. Bartosz Socko edged rating favorite Grzegorz Gajewski after both arrived to the finish line with 6.5/9 points, while Monika Socko tied with three other players on 6/9.

The couple took 35,000 PLN home (approx. 11,200 US dollars).

Besides the champions, Grzegorz Gajewski and Jolanta Zawadzka got their travel costs covered to attend the next European Individual Championships. Full standings below.

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The winners of the main event

The winners of the women's tournament

Final Standings – Open Tournament:

1 GM Socko, Bartosz 2651 6,5
2 GM Gajewski, Grzegorz 2653 6,5
3 GM Bartel, Mateusz 2619 6
4 IM Dragun, Kamil 2492 6
5 GM Świercz, Dariusz 2622 5,5
6 GM Tomczak, Jacek 2564 5
7 GM Mitoń, Kamil 2628 5
8 GM Piorun, Kacper 2529 5
9 GM Kempinski, Robert 2599 5
10 IM Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 2497 5
11 GM Markowski, Tomasz 2558 5
12 GM Grabarczyk, Miroslaw 2452 5
13 IM Tazbir, Marcin 2555 5
14 GM Macieja, Bartłomiej 2608 5
15 IM Hnydiuk, Aleksander 2400 4
16 IM Szeląg, Marcin 2484 4
17 GM Bulski, Krzysztof 2549 4
18 IM Drozdowski, Kacper 2432 4
19 IM Urban, Klaudiusz 2467 4
20 GM Jaracz, Pawel 2548 4
21 IM Pakleza, Zbigniew 2486 3,5
22 k Gajek, Radosław 2303 3,5
23 IM Kanarek, Marcel 2482 3,5
24 FM Licznerski, Łukasz 2338 3
25 IM Czakon, Jakub 2485 2,5
26 IM Orzech, Dominik 2379 1,5

Final Standings – Women’s Tournament:

1 GM Soćko, Monika 2451 6
2 WGM Zawadzka, Jolanta 2376 6
3 WGM Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina 2360 6
4 IM Rajlich, Iweta 2406 6
5 WIM Worek, Joanna 2312 5,5
6 WGM Majdan-Gajewska, Joanna 2383 5
7 WGM Przeździecka, Marta 2286 5
8 WIM Matras-Clement, Agnieszka 2274 3,5
9 WIM Iwanow, Anna 2209 2
10 WIM Gasik, Anna 2238 0

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