A record 118 teams from 50 different countries competed in the 2023 Intercontinental Chess Championships for Prisoners. CSC's Prison Coordinator, Peter Sullivan, captained the three England teams in the Men's, Women's and Youth events. 

In the Women's event, HMP Bronzefield made short work of the opposition in the group stages, winning 12 of their 13 games. This earned them a place in the final. Sadly, the Mongolian team proved just too strong but it was still a great result for the England team, beating the bronze medal they had won in 2022. 

Competition was tough in the Men's event, with HMP Wandsworth scoring wins over Jersey, Portugal, Ireland and Iran, a draw against Slovenia, and suffering a single loss to Armenia. In a subsequent challenge match, the team defeated prisoners from a Berlin prison by the score of 9-7. 

In the Youth event, the team from HMP Isis scored victories over Trinidad and Tobago and Argentina to qualify for the second eliminator. However, a defeat at this stage say the team finish in third place behind Ecuador and Serbia.