Poland

Participations since 2002
Organizer in 2005 and 2013
Gold Team price in 2016, 2018, 2021
Silver Team price in 2003 - 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2019
Bronze Team price in 2008, 2009, 2013, 2017
Silver Individual price in 2004, 2009, 2014, 2018
Bronze Individual price in 2003, 2005, 2012, 2016, 2019

Hetman Award
The Polish Chess Federation presents each year winners in several different categories with Hetman (Queen) trophies. For 2018 the representation of the Polish Armed Forces was rewarded with Hetman in the category special prize for winning the 29th NATO Chess Championship in Lubbock, TX, USA - thus celebrating a 100th anniversary of Poland regaining Independence.

Hetman Award Speech
The Polish Team Captain LtCol Sławomir Kędzierski commented the commendation so: “The year 2018 is not the first time when the Polish team won a gold medal on the Allied arena since it happened in 2016 in Shrivenham, United Kingdom. Considering the current strength of the team it cannot be excluded that Polish soldiers will win another title in the future. Whatever happens, the 2018 Team Gold will be regarded as the most important since it has an additional historic value. I appeal to future generations to repeat that success in 100 years”.


This team started in 2002. It was called "Always Second" until it finally won gold in 2016.

Polish officers promoting chess at the 2019 military picnic organised by the Warsaw Garrison Command

History of Polish team of NATO Chess in Chess Magazine MAT 2018, nr 5-6

2012 News

3rd Polish Armed Forces Championship 2005
2nd Polish Armed Forces Championship 2004
1st Polish Armed Forces Championship 2003