Sore Loser: Russian Chess Robot Breaks Finger of Seven-Year-Old Opponent

Sore Loser: Russian Chess Robot Breaks Finger of Seven-Year-Old Opponent


A Russian chess-playing robot recently grabbed the finger of a seven-year-old opponent and broke during the Moscow Open chess tournament. The VP of the Russian Chess Federation blamed the child for making his move too quickly.

The Guardian reports that during the recent Moscow Open chess tournament, a chess-playing robot was unsettled by the quick response of a seven-year-old boy and grabbed his finger, breaking it before adults could rush in to help.

Sergey Lazarev, president of the Moscow Chess Federation, told the TASS news agency, “The robot broke the child’s finger. This is of course bad.” A vide of the incident on July 19 was published by the Baza Telegram channel and shows the boy’s finger being pinched by the robotic arm for several seconds

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