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A brief history of chess – Alex Gendler

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Trace the storied history of the game of chess, from its origins in 7th century India to the computer software we use today.

The attacking infantry advances, their elephants already having broken the defensive line. The king tries to retreat, but the enemy flanks him from the rear. Escape is impossible. This isn’t a real war— nor is it just a game. Over the 1,500 years of its existence, chess has been known as a military strategy tool, a metaphor for human affairs and a measure of genius. Alex Gendler shares its history.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, directed by Remus & Kiki.

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88 Comments

  1. “Once I make my move then you’re free to check the king” “No! Ron No!”

  2. The Queen was the first strong independent female character.

  3. In Armenia we still use "Shahmat" as a name for this game
    Great animation and explanation!

  4. our first open world sandbox boardgame

  5. what is wrong with the media and video games?

  6. If chess was released in 2021:
    Nerf the queen she's OP
    Change the map it's boring…

  7. Imagine all that work to create this video and the board is incorrectly oriented. WTF.

  8. How about Arabic, "sheikh" for tribal leader (king), and "sheikh mat" for the king is dead

  9. These visualizations and animations are out of this world.

  10. i´d learn something new today, desde Colombia , gracias

  11. He skipped the part about how the inventor, for his reward, asked for one grain of rice for the first, two for the second, four fur the third and so on
    The king thought this sounded reasonable until an advisor pointed out that 2^n per square would end up being more rice than has ever been grown
    The inventor was beheaded
    (I had heard this story on npr)

  12. Nonsense, chess was invented by a Persian matheatician. In other to explain mathematical concepts so the king could understand. H. R. JACOB, MATHEMATICS , A Human Endear 2nd ed. 1970 , W.H. Freeman and Company

  13. Many believe that the IBM Deep Blue win over Garry Kasparov was a hallow victory and that IBM cheated.

  14. I thought chess was made in China in 200 b.c?

  15. In India, We still call it the gojo (war elephant) instead of Bishop. Also, it is rook (war ship) instead of a castle.

  16. Thousands of years before Christ Shakuni played this game in Mahabharata

  17. Who else is disappointed this had NOTHING to do with putting milk into a sheep's stomach and finding out active enzymes then made a delicious product called 'chess?' Or is my spelling off?

  18. A history of chess without naming Spain, is indeed an extremely BRIEF history…

  19. Way to skip over Fischer in favor of Deep Blue

  20. It's a game of free will vs chance, to an extent..

  21. If you pretend to explain anything about chess, see to it that boards are, at least, situated right. Right?!

  22. Me being a chess player me forking my enemys queen king and rook;)

  23. I just always try to move a bunch of pieces to the center of the board, castle early, and then try not to get into uneven trades

    Not sure if it’s the best strategy but I developed it in middle school and never stopped using it

  24. I was under the impression that the Nordic game "Hatenfatl" (sp) also played a part in the development of Chess.

  25. I will beat any chess player in this world ♟️, 🇲🇾 king never move.. only castle 🏯 will take down enemy horse 🐎

  26. ❤️Jesus lived the life we couldn't live and died the death we deserve. Repent of your sins and trust in Him💜

  27. I don't care about the supposed legends, I care about the history. They couldn't start with that?

  28. Chess was invented in INDIA?! As a Sri Lankan, I think we Asians are pretty underrated, no?

  29. Chess orgined from India🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 iiii

  30. I want a movie about the underground chess movement in France during the time it was banned.

  31. 3:08 Why was Christianity against chess? Because it depicted the bishop as a lesser piece bellow the king? Mimicking the pope/hre emperor power struggle?

  32. 5:21
    Wait…
    The treadmill ISN'T considered a torture device?

  33. life is like a game of chess… i dont know how to play chess.

  34. So thats why chess and checkmate is called 'skak' and 'skakmat' in my local languange…

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