The 2nd Intercontinental Online Chess Championship for Prisoners

The 2nd Intercontinental Online Chess Championship for Prisoners is organized as a part of the Chess for Freedom program and a continuation of the international championship first held in 2019 and the Intercontinental Online Chess Championship for Prisoners 2021. The event is organized by FIDE and the Cook County (Chicago, IL, USA) Sheriff’s Office and is scheduled for October 13-14, 2022, on the International Day of Education in Prison.

The championship, hosted by Chess.com, is open for teams made of 4 players representing any correctional facility (jail or prison) without any specification by age and gender of prisoners.

Each country can have up to three teams for the event:
– main team
– team representing a female correctional facility with all four female team players
– team representing juvenoid correctional facility (Under age of 20).

Tournament regulations (pdf)

The registration deadline is September 21, 2022, and there is no entry fee.

Registration 

About the 1st Intercontinental Online Championship for Prisoners

42 teams representing 31 country played in the group stage of the inaugural event held in Autumn 2021. Prisoners from Italy, England, Armenia, Spain, Palestine, Germany, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Portugal, Philippines, Australia, Norway, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Mongolia, Uruguay, Ukraine, Serbia, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Georgia, Zimbabwe, Turks & Caicos Islands, Croatia, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina, Cyprus, The Netherlands, USA and Macedonia were divided into 6 groups. Two top teams from each group proceeded to the Championship round.

Mongolia became the winner of the 1st Intercontinental Online Championship for Prisoners, while Georgia dominated women’s tournament.