Congratulating the winners FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich said: “This has been an event filled with remarkable stories, incredible talent, and a shared commitment to the transformative power of chess and the resourcefulness of the human spirit. What is most important is that over the past three days, we have all taken part in something new and meaningful that gives a chance for change and improvement. You are all now part of the global chess family. And wherever you go or wherever your life may take you, remember FIDE’s motto, which in Latin reads “Gens Una Sumus” and means — “We are one family”.
This year, the event attracted 118 teams from 50 countries representing all continents, providing an opportunity for inmates to play with their peers across the globe, said FIDE.
The first Intercontinental Online Chess Championship for Prisoners held in 2021 attracted 42 teams representing 31 countries.
In October 2022, the event attracted more than 85 teams from 46 countries representing all continents.