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.