Two chess players killed as argument breaks out with jealous bystander over his girlfriend – World News

A spectator at a chess match allegedly claimed that one of the players was looking at his partner and after an argument stabbed him to death as well as the other player who tried to intervene

The chess board after a match led to a double murder when a player was accused of staring at a spectator’s partner

A neighborhood chess battle escalated into violence when a man watching the game claimed a player was watching his girlfriend – and he stabbed her to death before killing his opponent who tried to intervene.

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

Police arrived to find one of the players, 34, dead inside the building while the second, also 34, was lying at the entrance to the property.

He was taken to hospital where he also died.

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

State media also reportedly showed police questioning the handcuffed suspect who appeared to be drunk.

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

“The men came out into the entrance to the house and took to the stairs to play chess.”

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

The statement continued: “In the next game of the set, a conflict arose between the accused and one of the men due to the man showing attention to his partner.

“As a result of the quarrel, the assailant took a knife and in turn inflicted fatal stab wounds on the victims.

“One of the victims died at the scene, the other in hospital, despite the medical assistance provided.

The suspected killer, who has not been named but is believed to be 29, has been arrested and charged with the murder of two people.

He has been remanded in custody as the investigation continues.

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