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Chess Robot Breaks 7-Year-Old Boy’s Finger During Moscow Open

In a weird turn of events, a robot broke a 7-year-old boy’s finger during a chess match in Moscow last week, as reported by Russian news outlets.

According to the Moscow Chess Federation President, Sergey Lazarev, “the robot broke the child’s finger. This is of course bad.”

A video shared on social media shows the robot taking one of the boy’s pieces. The boy then makes his own move, and the robot suddenly grabs his finger.

Lazarev told Tass News Agency that the four adults rushed in to help the boy, who was eventually freed and ushered away.

He said the machine had played many previous matches without incident while the boy was able to finish the final days of the tournament in a cast, Tass reports.

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