Recap of the Mind Sports Lounge action at the SPILF 2024

Recap of the Mind Sports Lounge action at the SPILF 2024

More than 450 people took part in events held at the Mind Sports Lounge, which became a platform for informal networking at the 12th St. Petersburg International Legal Forum (SPILF).

The SPILF sports programme was organized by RC-Sport, the sports platform of the Roscongress Foundation.

People from Italy, China, Myanmar, Turkmenistan, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia played logic games. Over the three days the Lounge was open, Forum participants competed for SPILF Cups in chess, draughts, and Go, and also took part in master classes and simultaneous games.

The SPILF Chess Cup was won by Konstantin Krakovsky, a professor at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, who won a round-robin tournament with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds for each move, starting from the first. Minister of Justice of the Republic of South Ossetia Alan Dzhioyev also took part in the tournament. The SPILF Go Cup was won by German Zakharov, a partner at ALRUD Law Firm. In the SPILF Draughts Cup, Director of the Legal Department at Railways of Yakutia Sergey Ufimtsev finished in first place.

Sergey Ivanov, an international grandmaster and senior coach of the Russian youth chess team, held a simultaneous game and did not lose a single match. Two SPILF participants managed to play to a draw. In addition, two draws were seen in a simultaneous draughts game involving European champion among veterans Andrey Napreyenkov, whose opponents included Deputy Minister of Finance of the Republic of Abkhazia Iatyr Azhiba.

Zvezda Go Сlub leader Alexander Starykh conducted Go master classes over the three days the Lounge was open.

The chess tournaments were organized with the support of the St. Petersburg Sports Chess Federation. The award partner of the SPILF Mind Sports Lounge events was the Dialogue-Conversion Association.

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