Henrijeta Konarkowska-Sokolov

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Henrijeta Konarkowska-Sokolov

Henryka (Henrijeta) Konarkowska-Sokolov (born 14 December 1938, in Inowrocław, Poland) is a Polish–Serbian chess master.

She was four times Women's Polish Champion (1958, 1960, 1963, and 1964)[1] and two times Women's Yugoslav Champion (1967 and 1971).

In 1961, Henryka Kornakowska took 11th in Vrnjačka Banja (Candidates Tournament, Nona Gaprindashvili won). In 1964, she tied for seventh/eighth place in Sukhumi (Candidates Tournament). In 1965, she married Vladimir Sokolov, and emigrated to Yugoslavia. In 1967, Henrijeta Konarkowska-Sokolov tied for eleventh/twelfth place in Subotica (Candidates Tournament, Alla Kushnir won).[2]

She played thrice in Women's Chess Olympiads (once for Poland and twice for Yugoslavia):

  • In 1963, at first board in second WChOlympiad in Split (+5 –4 =1);
  • In 1969, at second board in fourth WChOlympiad in Lublin (+5 –1 =3);
  • In 1972, at first reserve board in fifth WChOlympiad in Skopje (+2 –0 =5).

She won two individual bronze medals (1969 and 1972).[3]

Konarkowska-Sokolov was awarded the Woman International Master (WIM) title in 1962 and the Woman Grandmaster (WGM) title in 1986.


  1. ^ Litmanowicz, Władysław; Giżycki, Jerzy (1986–1987). Szachy od A do Z. Wydawnictwo Sport i Turystyka Warszawa. ISBN 83-217-2481-7 (1. A-M), ISBN 83-217-2745-X (2. N-Z).
  2. ^ http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/wcc-plwo.htm World Chess Championship for Women
  3. ^ OlimpBase :: the encyclopaedia of team chess