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. back when chess had patch notes and bug fixes

  2. The oldest book of chess is the Gottingen Manuscript which was written at around 13 hundred ad

  3. The people dedicated to this video definitely love chess

  4. For all that enjoy the queen piece, it was originated in medieval Spain during the reign of Isabella the first.

  5. Arabs still call bishop as elephant (Feel) and Queen as Minister (Wazeer, w not v), like how originally it was.

  6. Lmao the ending, when that person was about to pull the plug and the computer got sad

  7. This changes my own perspective of chess

  8. Carlsen vs Deepblue 1997? i want to see this match

  9. Garry Kasparov when he watch this video =>😡
    But he still legend of legends

  10. 5:20 The fact that I am watching this video on the treadmill alarms me

  11. Ah yes, cheering up your mother about their dead son by making his death immortalized and recreated again and again for all eternity. Those were the days.

  12. Suffice to say the speaker doesnt want to credit the Origin on the Gupta prince – India. Not sure why that bias..

  13. The treadmill is still a torture device today!

  14. Satranj (chess) is mentioned in many hindu books thousands years ago and inramcharitamanas(popular hindu book from where ramayan is made) also it is written that chess was made by ravan wife (mandodri)

    Mandodri was a very loyal wife. Once His husband ravan was not getting bored and cannot kill his boredom so many dance performance and music performance was done to please him

    But he was not pleased so his wife created satranj(chess) and says to his husband that it will kill his boredom and make his strategy of war more powerful

  15. 1:35 the slovene name and checkmetae is also the same name as here

  16. Bro just dropped the trailer for the game: Chess

  17. Listen mom they used a opening we had never seen before they called it the bong-cloud

  18. 5:00: Jokes on them, I finally managed to beat a computer at Battle Chess; it’s a good game and I recommend it.

  19. Most enjoyable video,, fantastic graphics too! makes this game more personable !

  20. In India we still call “Queen” as “Wazir” means “Minister”

  21. King Solomon invented chess שלמה המלך
    3000 years ago

  22. you know what just suddenly becoming popular all of us are then because of the Queen's Gambit ( which I haven't is a pretty good show) and for some reason the internet and the pandemic for some reason despite video games being there but it's nice

    my thoughts on it is

  23. Why does the queen looks so sus in the thumbnail

  24. Lets be real an elephant is way cooler than a bishop

  25. The person who checkmated the prince checkmated so many other people

  26. Would love to play some of the older variations of chess and other cultures takes on the game, I would like to know how to go about playing the older versions with people

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

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

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