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The tournament, organized by the International Chess Federation FIDE, was held from 13 to 14 October 2021. Russia was represented by 3 teams: a team of convicted men, a team of convicted women and a team of underage convicts. The championship was held as part of the Chess for Freedom program.

According to the results of the preliminary group tournament on October 13, 2021 from group No. 4 (Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Georgia) in a confident style, having won all the matches, the main Russian team advanced to the final group tournament, which was held on October 14, 2021 of the year. In a group with Mongolia, the Philippines, Georgia, Palestine and Germany during a tense game, the Russian team of convicted men, which included chess players from the correctional institutions of St. Petersburg, Bryansk, Vladimir, Orenburg, the Republic of Bashkortostan, losing only 1.5 points to the team from Mongolia , took second place, which became the third final place of the entire tournament.

Convicted women from correctional institutions in Lipetsk, Kostroma, Chelyabinsk, Vologda and Krasnodar took part in the women’s tournament, which took place on October 14, 2021. The women’s team of convicts played twice against the teams of Georgia, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine. In the dispute with Georgia, our team scored fewer victories and eventually took second place.

The team of juvenile convicts, having played in the preliminary group tournament with the adult teams of Serbia, Ukraine, Palestine and Georgia, took the honorable third place, losing only 2 points to Palestine for the right to participate in the final group tournament.

In the final of the entire tournament, which will be held on October 15, 2021, the teams of Mongolia and Zimbabwe will meet.

As a reminder, earlier on May 11, 2021, under the auspices of FIDE, an international chess tournament was held among convicts serving sentences in correctional institutions in Armenia, Spain, Russia and the United States, via video conference calls on the gaming platform.


Press bureau of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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