“The child made a gesture, and after that we have to give the robot time to respond, but the boy rushed, the robot caught him,” said Sergey Lazarev, president of the Chess Federation from Moscow. “We have nothing to do with the robot… The robot broke the child’s finger – this, of course, is bad… The robot was rented by us, it was exhibited in many places, for a long time, with specialists.”

The robot in question would be used for 15 years. The victim was described as one of the top 30 Russian chess players under the age of nine. It has long been known how seriously chess is taken in Russia. Thus, the fact that a robot plays against three children does not surprise as much.