Sideline Chatter: What does the robot do when you put it in check?

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The Seattle Times

A false start gets you a 5-yard penalty in football. In chess, it’s a broken finger. A 7-year-old competing against a chess-playing robot in a tournament in Moscow paid the price for making a move and not allowing enough time for the robot to respond. Or maybe the machine mistook his finger for a pawn. As Moscow Chess Federation president Sergei Lazarev told TASS: “The child played the very next day (and) finished the tournament in a cast.” Headlines— Comedy writer Torben Rolfsen, via Twitter, on the Blue Jays’ 28-5 romp at Fenway: “Boston T-ball Party.” — At “Pope Francis cl…

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