A Chinese grandfather has out-smarted his grandson’s bid to stop the old man’s pre-occupation with the youngster finding a girlfriend by using a robotic chess game gift to keep the “partner” pressure on. Photo: SCMP Composite
A Chinese grandfather has out-smarted his grandson’s bid to stop the old man’s pre-occupation with the youngster finding a girlfriend by using a robotic chess game gift to keep the “partner” pressure on. Photo: SCMP Composite

‘Older gingers are spicier’: millions marvel at chess-playing Chinese grandfather who sends grandson cheeky ‘get-a-girlfriend’ message

  • Grandson buys robotic chess game for granddad to stop him pestering the boy to get girlfriend but his plan backfires
  • Grandfather sends him a photo of a ‘pair of elephants’ on chessboard in not-so-subtle traditional Chinese message to find a partner

A Chinese grandfather has out-smarted his grandson’s bid to stop the old man’s pre-occupation with the youngster finding a girlfriend by using a robotic chess game gift to keep the “partner” pressure on. Photo: SCMP Composite
A Chinese grandfather has out-smarted his grandson’s bid to stop the old man’s pre-occupation with the youngster finding a girlfriend by using a robotic chess game gift to keep the “partner” pressure on. Photo: SCMP Composite
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