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A chess-playing robot broke the finger of a 7-year-old boy during a tournament in Russia



After the incident, the boy’s finger was broken and scratched. (Representative photo/Pixabay)

A chess-playing robot broke the finger of a seven-year-old boy during a tournament in Moscow, Russia. The incident took place on July 19 at the Moscow Chess Open tournament. The vice president of the Chess Federation of Russia, Sergei Smagin, reported that the robot broke the boy’s finger when the child went to make the machine move faster without waiting the time required to complete its action, according to newsweek,

A video from inside the venue is now going viral on social media. It shows the child moving his piece before the robot moves on its own. Moments later, it appears that the boy’s finger is stuck in the robot’s hand. However, shortly after, the men in front intervene and manage to free the child from the clutches of the robot’s arm.

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According to the outlet, the seven-year-old boy has been identified as Christopher. He is one of the 30 strongest chess players in Moscow under the age of nine. After the incident, his finger was fractured and scratched.

Mr Smagin explained that the seven-year-old clearly violated safety protocols and tried to make a move during the robot’s turn to play. “This is an extremely rare case, the first in my memory,” he said. Mr Smagin described the boy’s injuries as “nothing serious” and said he would continue to play with a performer on his finger, attend award ceremonies and even sign documents. was able to.

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“The boy is fine. They put plaster on the finger for a speedy recovery. Yes, there are some safety rules and the child, apparently, violated them and, when he took a step, did not notice that he had to wait This is an extremely rare case that I can recall being the first,” said Mr. Smagin. newsweek,

Meanwhile, according to Russian media outlets, rt, the child’s parents have decided to contact the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office. But officials have said that the chess federation will sort it out and try to help in any way possible.