Choudwar Jail beat Chicago Jail in inter-jail chess – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

CUTTACK: Choudwar Circle Jail beat Chicago Jail in a recently held friendly international online inter-jail chess tournament.According to prison sources, a friendly national online inter-jail chess tournament was held for the first time among 21 prisons in the country on July 28, where a four-member Choudwar Circle Jail team beat Gujarat’s Baroda Jail in the final.

Later, the champion team consisting of Niranjan Behera, Krushnapriya Singh, Sagar Swain and Sidharth Prusty participated in the international friendly online chess tournament organized by FIDE on the chess.com platform on August 2, where Choudwar Circle Jail Jail beat Chicago 3-1, said coach Satya Ranjan Patnaik.

“We have further extended the training and training of the Choudwar Prison Champion Team until September 31 to prepare them to participate in the World Prison Chess Championship which is to be held on October 27-28. “, said Patnaik.

In a bid to help inmates overcome the stigma associated with imprisonment and assist in their smooth reintegration into society after release, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) had launched the Parivartan – Prison to Pride initiative in 21 prisons across the country, including Odisha Special Prison. in Jharpada and Bhubaneswar’s Circle Jail in Choudwar by providing training to inmates to play chess online and offline.

Initially, training was provided to 22 inmates of Choudwar circle prison from 10 June. While 12 of them learned to play the game, 10 could play well and six excelled. The four-member team was formed from among them by giving further training to improve their skills under the guidance of the Director General of Prisons, Director of Corrections, Dr. Manoj Kumar Chhabra.

While IOCL Sports Manager Mahua Panigrahi had provided all the necessary sports infrastructure and online facilities, the SR Chess Center provided the training. IOCL Grand Master Abhijit Kunte was the tournament observer.

“We are proud of our team for defeating the very experienced Chicago Jail team and expect the best performance at the upcoming World Jail Chess Championship,” the Circle Jail Superintendent said. of Choudwar, Pradipta Kumar Behera.

CUTTACK: Choudwar Circle Jail beat Chicago Jail in a recently held friendly international online inter-jail chess tournament.According to prison sources, a friendly national online inter-jail chess tournament was held for the first time among 21 prisons in the country on July 28, where a four-member Choudwar Circle Jail team beat Gujarat’s Baroda Jail in the final. Later, the champion team consisting of Niranjan Behera, Krushnapriya Singh, Sagar Swain and Sidharth Prusty participated in the international friendly online chess tournament organized by FIDE on the chess.com platform on August 2, where Choudwar Circle Jail Jail beat Chicago 3-1, said coach Satya Ranjan Patnaik. “We have further extended the training and training of the Choudwar Prison Champion Team until September 31 to prepare them to participate in the World Prison Chess Championship which is to be held on October 27-28. “, said Patnaik. In a bid to help inmates overcome the stigma associated with imprisonment and assist in their smooth reintegration into society after release, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) had launched the Parivartan – Prison to Pride initiative in 21 prisons across the country, including Odisha Special Prison. in Jharpada and Bhubaneswar’s Circle Jail in Choudwar by providing training to inmates to play chess online and offline. Initially, training was provided to 22 inmates of Choudwar circle prison from 10 June. While 12 of them learned to play the game, 10 could play well and six excelled. The four-member team was formed from among them by giving further training to improve their skills under the guidance of the Director General of Prisons, Director of Corrections, Dr. Manoj Kumar Chhabra. While IOCL Sports Manager Mahua Panigrahi had provided all the necessary sports infrastructure and online facilities, the SR Chess Center provided the training. IOCL Grand Master Abhijit Kunte was the tournament observer. “We are proud of our team for defeating the very experienced Chicago Jail team and expect the best performance at the upcoming World Jail Chess Championship,” the Circle Jail Superintendent said. of Choudwar, Pradipta Kumar Behera.

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