Dr Irena Eris has also for years been supporting the “royal game” of chess. The brand is a partner of the Polish Chess Federation and the Individual Polish Chess Championships and the Individual Polish Women's Chess Championships, sponsoring a special fund for the most talented female chess players. This year’s European Women’s Chess Championships held in Prague was attended by 123 female chess players from 28 countries, including 12 Polish players. The winner of the championship was eight-time Polish Chess Champion Monika Soćko. She is the first Polish representative in the history of the event to win such a prestigious honor. During the competition, Monika Soćko won six games and tied five, earning a final score of 8.5 points. Previously, she was one of 30 women in the world to win the highest title awarded in chess – the title of grandmaster. The head of training of the Polish Chess Federation Michal Bartelcalled Soćko the best Polish chess player of all time, who will go down in history for her achievements. Soćko, who holds the lucky number seven, showed not only excellent preparation, but also tremendous passion and heart for the fight, proving that the story of chess successes can not only be an inspiring plot of a TV series, but also a possible way of life.
Women also excel in another logical discipline. On the beautiful Atlantic island of Madeira, belonging to Portugal, the place where one of the best soccer players Cristiano Ronaldo was born and grew up, the European Sports Bridge Championships were held in late spring 2022. In this event, the Polish national team won, among other things, the most prestigious women’s competition, namely the team challenge. Defending the title, earned four years ago in Ostend, Cathy and Sophia Bałdysz (privately mother and daughter) and Danuta Kazmucha and Anna Sarniak, as well as one pair new to the red-and-white team: Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Aleksandra Jarosz, proved to be the best among 19 teams.