The Armenian team of prisoners took the 3rd place in the International Chess Tournament


Chess for Freedom Online Conference and International Tournament took place on May 11 with four participant countries – Armenia, Russia, Spain, and the USA.

The project, aimed at the introduction of chess as a tool for education and social inclusion in prisons of different countries, is carried out under the 12th World Champion Anatoly Karpov’s patronage. 

Armenia was represented at the World Online Chess Conference by prisoners Robert Sargsyan, Igit Grigoryan, Rubik Mkrtchyan, Narek Hovakimyan and Armen Goroyan. 

The team of Armenian prisoners held the 3rd place and got the right to participate in the First Intercontinental Online Chess Championship for Prisoners 2021, held on October 13-14.


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