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WATCH | Robot breaks child's finger in chess match

Russian robot was playing against three children at the same time

25 July 2022 - 11:10 By TIMESLIVE VIDEO

Parents and participants at a Moscow chess tournament were left shocked when a robot grabbed a seven-year-old boy's hand and broke his finger.

Ticker News reports that the incident took place during a recent chess tournament when the child reached for one of the pieces before the robot's move was over. 

The child was aided by some adults, who prised his finger from the machine. 

The Washington Post reported that the child continued his participation in the event after his finger was placed in a cast. The robot was playing against three children at once, the Post reported. 

The paper also quoted Russian news outlet TASS, who interviewed Sergey Lazarev, president of the Moscow Chess Federation

“The child made a move, and after that we need to give time for the robot to answer, but the boy hurried, the robot grabbed him,” Lazarev said. 

He added that the robot was rented for the tournament and did not belong to the federation. 


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