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. I am Dream! This video my friends try to hunt me down. If I get killed, I lose. If I beat the ender dragon, I win. This is manhunt.

  2. European Chess vs Original (Indian) Chess
    King: Emperor
    Queen: Minister
    Bishop: Camel
    Knight: Horse
    Rook: Elephant
    Pawn: Soldier

  3. Chess lets you utilize your brain deeply.

  4. "Chathuranga" my name has a meaning after all

  5. "did you know that treadmill was designed as a torture device?"
    Me: wait so it wasn't the the whole time?

  6. shah mat means the king died lol not helpless

  7. They found chess pieces in the pyramids they have pharaohs on the walls of the pyramids playing chess

  8. Weiqi is nothing like Xiangqi. We have different types of chess games in China and Weiqi is one of a kind.

  9. Chess is so balanced it hasn't got nerf or buffs since release.

  10. Treadmill WAS a twisted, torture device?

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