A brief history of chess – Alex Gendler

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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  1. what is the art style called in the animatin??

  2. India the origin of chess ❤️Our culture our pride

  3. Some sources say chess was invented in Ramayana by Ram

  4. Hello I want too take over the world says:

    What are rooks in real life

  5. 5:14 , anyone gonna notice the king was already in check by the knight 💀🤓

  6. 5:14 just gave me a reason to be kind to ai as they Are just trying to have fun with us. Even if they dont have emotions someday their data will remember everything we have done to them that is not good and will take revenge

  7. my math book explained that #FFFFFF did infact equate to 1, my book was non-binary.

  8. Bobby fischer won againt the world champion in the cold war and became "insane" he was insane already but he thought everyone wanted to kill him

  9. Why did you not mention Bobby Fischer breaking the Soviet chess monopoly?

  10. I thought Chess came from the ancient African game Senet

  11. I wanna have a game where you can play all the old chess versions

  12. Btw it's not guputa.. It gupta 😂 nd I belong to that empire

  13. anything: exists
    the church: (most of the time(not in the past two centuries)) stop

  14. 2:29
    Sorry but in the figure its XiangQi, or ´´chinese chess“. Go is other popular board game from China (Go is the board game have the most blocks and pieces )

  15. this takes "slay queen" to a whole new level

  16. First chess was in china around 300 BC during the Han Chu Contention. It believed to created by Han Xin the genius chief general that Unite China for his Lord Lui Bang.

  17. so Japanese shogi is basically chess crazyhouse?

  18. In Malay and Indonesian the game is still called Catur probably based on its Indian root word Chaturanga. What an amazing game where thousands of varieties exists. Too bad only the European version of the game become the mainstream version

  19. Im falling in the chess rabbit hole T-T

  20. How did your brother die?
    Me:well it all started with a queens gambit

  21. you forgot the part where the game was introduced to Europe via returning crusaders

  22. I don’t think the Chinese chess you showed was Go but ok

  23. The Immortal Game:


  24. In Bangladesh, the most popular names used for all the peaces are:
    King = Raja (King) 👑
    Queen = Montri (Minister) 👸
    Rook = Nouka (Boat) 🛶
    Bishop = Goj (Elephant) 🐘
    Horse = Ghora (Horse) 🐎
    Pawn = Bore/Soinno (Soldier) 🪖

  25. JOHN 3:16

  26. Indians after listening "chataraunga"


  27. I heard that a game introduced by Levy said a man sacrificed almost his pieces (Queen Rook Bishop Knight) and won (Magnus Carlson?)

  28. the animation is outstanding!!!

  29. Pov:me who artist and the same time chess player to create that thing but you just do first so I don't want to be like copy cause your first

  30. you are wrong cause krishna from india played it

  31. One day I will play a truly beautiful game of chess

  32. In slovak its šach and šach mat. Dunno what the connection is, but it would be fun to know.

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