Two chess players killed as row breaks out with jealous spectator over girlfriend

A spectator at a chess game allegedly alleged that one of the players looked at his partner and, after an argument, stabbed him and the other player who tried to intervene

The post-match chessboard resulted in a double homicide when a player was accused of looking at a spectator’s partner (

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A neighborhood chess battle turned violent when a man watching the game claimed a player was looking at his girlfriend – and he stabbed him to death before killing his opponent who was trying to intervene.

A small crowd watched the game in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, when it turned into a bloodbath.

Police arrived and found one of the players dead in the building at the age of 34 while the second, also 34 years old, was lying in the entrance to the property.

He was taken to the hospital, where he died.

A picture of the chessboard and the scattered pieces was also taken at the crime scene.

State media also reportedly revealed that police questioned the handcuffed suspect, who looked drunk.

An investigation by the Russian authorities revealed: “Two men were visiting their friends in the apartment of one of the houses on Volzhskaya Street in the city of Krasnoyarsk.

“The men went out into the entrance of the house and sat down on the stairs to play chess.”

A small number of people gathered to watch the game, including the defendant and his partner who lived on the same property, are reported.

The statement went on to say: “During the next game on the set, a conflict arose between the defendant and one of the men because the man was paying attention to his partner.

“As a result of the dispute, the attacker took a knife and again inflicted fatal knife wounds on the victims.

“One of the victims died on the scene, the other in the hospital, despite medical help.”

The alleged killer, who was not named but is reportedly 29 years old, was arrested and charged with the murder of two people.

During the investigation, he was taken into custody.

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