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Knight to rook 4? Knight to rook 4?! There’s no reason to live!!!!

chess_blackandwhite.jpgFrom the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

A drunken chess game turned dangerous Wednesday night when one of the participants threatened to kill himself, grabbed a handgun and fired it, authorities said.

Greensburg police said Zachary J. Lucov and Dennis Kleyn were playing chess about 11:40 p.m. when Lucov raised a .40-caliber Glock handgun toward his head in Kleyn’s apartment at 504 W. Otterman St. The two struggled, the weapon discharged and Kleyn was struck near his left elbow, police said.

The blast passed through Kleyn’s arm and just missed Lucov’s 9-month-old son, who was playing on the kitchen floor, authorities said.

Lucov, 23, of 1638 Ridge Road, Penn Township, was arraigned Thursday on charges of aggravated assault, discharging a weapon in an occupied building, recklessly endangering another person, endangering the welfare of a child, public drunkenness and criminal mischief. He was jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond after his arraignment before Greensburg District Judge James Albert.

When asked by reporters whether or not he did try to kill himself, Lucov responded, “I don’t recall wanting to.” Of course, at the time of the incident, both players were rip-roaring drunk.