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.

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    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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Aarush Singh
Aarush Singh

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous animation in this video, it’s goddamn beautiful

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Kirk
Kirk

Relax

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A G
A G

While the animation is great, unfortunately, after briefly mentioning the predecessor to Indian chess, it just shoots through a somewhat random series of events in chess. I personally was searching for the history of chess to see more about how the game itself developed.

Vor 3 Monate
Rhon Cotton
Rhon Cotton

I liked it a lot. It reminded me of samurai jack for some reason.

Vor 4 Monate
DaprotAnimation7
DaprotAnimation7

Agree

Vor 4 Monate
Blind Spot
Blind Spot

It is indeed, there is a whole range in this style devised by Remus and Rikki, especially for Ted Ed, it seems. I am somewhat interested in chess, but I came for the animation style. But I feel, it is the use of color and subtle pattern, more than the use of shape that attracts me. And the actual animation is quite simple mostly. This of course is a sign of mastery, not meant as a bad thing :)

Vor 5 Monate
az zikri
az zikri

"Mom let me explain how my brother died. So Nf3, Qg5, Bh7, Qf8 checkmate"

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Alhann Boulai
Alhann Boulai

😂😂😂

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Alhann Boulai
Alhann Boulai

😂😂😂

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F A N G
F A N G

@Mantra Khandelwal it's Damm joke

Vor Monat
Creepik Pedaass
Creepik Pedaass

:o

Vor Monat
Catanime
Catanime

Kn = knight k= king q= queen b=Bishop and p=pawn

Vor Monat
I don't care
I don't care

This story clearly shows how people of ancient world were so interested in intelligence otherwise it would have been very hard for this great intellectual game to exist for thousands of years

Vor year
Vault Dweller.
Vault Dweller.

And nowadays fellows are playing lol and clr.

Vor 24 Tage
Andrew Lechner
Andrew Lechner

@DanielBoonelight The majority of the world's smartest people were religious in one way or other. There has been no proven connection between intelligence and unbelief.

Vor Monat
I did some unspeakable things at kids playground
I did some unspeakable things at kids playground

both of yours was bad

Vor 2 Monate
Forgetful
Forgetful

@DanielBoonelight Sometimes, sometimes not, the Greek classical age was notoriously agnostic in some circles

Vor 2 Monate
Game Changer
Game Changer

@Morec0 Don't know about you, but intelligence is one part that some people find attractive. Looks alone can get you so far and I too speak from experience. But you got a point this chain became hive for smartasses.

Vor 3 Monate
Cherry2048
Cherry2048

Bishop and pawn: *infront of each other* "Uh..., well this is akward."

Vor year
railey nash
railey nash

@Zhou Wu its cause pawns and bishops can only capture diagonaly

Vor Monat
Emad Ahmed
Emad Ahmed

@Pinkajou What? How is the bishop stuck there? Bishop can easily move.

Vor 2 Monate
Musicalli
Musicalli

@Zhou Wu are you an oblivion npc or something wth

Vor 3 Monate
Tsuen Films
Tsuen Films

@Zhou Wu its because when a bishop and pawn is in front of each other, neither piece can take out each other, so they just stand there in an awkward position. it makes the game more intense

Vor 4 Monate
Tsuen Films
Tsuen Films

haha lol

Vor 4 Monate
Varideas Fit Idea
Varideas Fit Idea

Interesting fact, Chaturanga in Indonesia becomes Catur which also mean 4. I believe it was adopted from sanskrit word. Check is called sekak, which usually fit in to Javanese language.

Vor year
Marcello Tenarta
Marcello Tenarta

Sekak comes from the Dutch word schaak..

Vor Monat
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llllllllllll

Indonesians ( and Malays ) call their language Bahasa which comes from Sanskrit Bhasha.

Vor 2 Monate
Light Yagami
Light Yagami

@Gordon Lekfors char means 4

Vor 2 Monate
byron 2456
byron 2456

Indonesians followed their own version of hindu-buddhism like untill just 400 yrs ago so they have a tonne of indigenised version of indian influences

Vor 7 Monate
Gordon Lekfors
Gordon Lekfors

catur does indeed come from the Sanskrit word for 4. similarly, the Latin word for 4 is quattuor. they are cognants since they are both ancient Indo-European languages.

Vor 8 Monate
Shravani
Shravani

I feel so frustrated with the king piece. Like the whole kingdom is trying to save you and you just move one square at a time like you don't give a damn

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Noor
Noor

@Hassan Alabbas alaxender the great, gengus khan, and(not technically a king but) Julias ceasor. There is a lot more but I can’t be bothered to list them

Vor 19 Tage
no
no

@The Delivery Boy fr

Vor 2 Monate
Emad Ahmed
Emad Ahmed

@Hassan Alabbas He probably means it makes more sense for the king to have the most power while the queen to be the one that needs to be protected.

Vor 2 Monate
Galactic Chad
Galactic Chad

Indians need to drop a update

Vor 2 Monate
Whiteeye 345
Whiteeye 345

It's not just biology but as fact and truth

Vor 3 Monate
Tom James
Tom James

No wonder why Indians are so good in Mathematics and Chess games.

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Somedeep Barat
Somedeep Barat

@ROWDY RATHORE 😂😂😂

Vor 16 Tage
quantum balls
quantum balls

@Tait Slong have you seen junior ranking of chess Indians are dominating numbers

Vor 20 Tage
Abhinav Choudhury
Abhinav Choudhury

@Tait Slong some Indian kid defeatrd magnus

Vor Monat
Abhinav Choudhury
Abhinav Choudhury

I am not good in both of them, and I am from India

Vor Monat
TechSE टेक‌एस‌ई
TechSE टेक‌एस‌ई

India is founder of Chess!

Vor 2 Monate
28 Saanvi Murali 6A
28 Saanvi Murali 6A

Chaturanga - chatur means 4; anga means a part/division 😊 Edit: chatur also means clever.

Vor 11 Monate
Kushal Rijal
Kushal Rijal

@Light Yagami this is Sanskrit. Not Hindi. Hindi is a super simplified form of Sanskrit.

Vor Monat
Light Yagami
Light Yagami

@Weasel no, all Indian languages word has atleast two meanings

Vor 2 Monate
Weasel
Weasel

Ranga means "Place of assembly" and sometimes also with meaning of "Scene" And...Chatur can have meanings of : shrewd, intelligent, clever, sensible, ingenious, capable, skilled etc So something like "Clever scene"

Vor 8 Monate
Kurin the Kitty
Kurin the Kitty

I like the Indian chess piece But how other country's play chess is also fascinating

Vor year
Harry James
Harry James

Chess comes from India. I mean they were hesitant to say India but atleast they said the prince's name.

Vor year
20BT
20BT

@Belu's bro do you even know Kalinga also belonged to India and Afghanistan also ? As per your logic Afghanistan Kalinga are/were not part of India? Gupta Empire= India but India≠ Gupta Empire okay 👍

Vor Monat
confedrate states of America
confedrate states of America

@lf ds also india doesn't exist it is like saying that roman empire is the modern day Italy

Vor Monat
confedrate states of America
confedrate states of America

It's like saying that Italy had invented Roman numerals not Roman Empire

Vor Monat
lf ds
lf ds

@Noman Ali lol, it was indian civilisation. bangladesh and pakistan were not present in ancient times. It was one indic civilisation called bharat.

Vor 2 Monate
Abhishek Talukdar
Abhishek Talukdar

In India, chess pieces even now are named as - King - raja (king) Queen - Mantri (Minister) Bishop - Senapati (general) Knight - Ghoda (horse) Rook - Hathi(elephant)

Vor 2 years
Sahashranshu Barik
Sahashranshu Barik

In Odisha, Odiaa language , India King - Rajan/Raja Queen- Rani Bishop - Senapati Knight- Ashwa Rook- Hashti

Vor 21 Tag
சிவபாரதி
சிவபாரதி

Here In Tamil... King - Raja (king) Queen - Rani (Queen) Bishop - Mandhiri (Minister) Knight - Kudhirai (Horse) Rook - Yaanai (Elephant) Soldier - Chippaai (Soldier)

Vor 21 Tag
Sahashranshu Barik
Sahashranshu Barik

It'd not called as Ghoda . It's called as Ashwa*

Vor 21 Tag
Galaxy grey
Galaxy grey

In Malayalam. King - രാജാവ് (Rajavu) - King Queen - മന്ത്രി (Mantri) - Minister Pawn - കാലാൾ (Kaalaal) - footman/Infantry Rook - തേര് (Theru) - Chariot Knight - കുതിര (Kuthira) - Horse/Cavalry. Bishop - ആന (Elephant)

Vor 28 Tage
Frozenking 24
Frozenking 24

Indonesians: Bishop? More like peluncur (launcher)

Vor Monat
?DisTortion
?DisTortion

Minecraft players: complain that they need updates Chess: I don't have such weaknesses

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Game Changer
Game Changer

Starcraft: same fam

Vor 2 Monate
Amudhan Udayappan VFX
Amudhan Udayappan VFX

@James Ross it is not a rule, he created a new variant of chess called chess 960 or bobby Fischer chess, he did not change the rules of the actual chess game

Vor 5 Monate
꧁༒༄ANILAN༄༒꧂
꧁༒༄ANILAN༄༒꧂

Chess❤️

Vor 6 Monate
ISaveNewspapers
ISaveNewspapers

@James Ross It doesn’t.

Vor 6 Monate
Dhavamanee Ganesh
Dhavamanee Ganesh

Especially in the corners and edges. Sometimes, there is no enough information to figure out the last 99th bombs after uncovering 98 bombs and it is basically a gamble to win it. I really hate it when it happens. Been there.

Vor 7 Monate
David Mella
David Mella

Thanks for mentioning other chess variants like shogi, Ted-ed! I got interested in the game and am now helping spread the game outside of Japan.

Vor 5 Monate
comment nahi padhai kar
comment nahi padhai kar

It was called Chaturanga, derived from Charturangini army. It was in army that had 4 organs foot soldiers, cavalry, elephant and chariots.

Vor 8 Monate
Beware Of dogg
Beware Of dogg

Imagine your brother describing your death to your mother with pieces of a game board and some one seeing that and going “boy that looks fun.”

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Keh
Keh

Imagine all this history, and the final chapter is Charlie beating XQC in 6 moves

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nokwazi mbokazi
nokwazi mbokazi

nibbles 😡

Vor 10 Tage
Zak1999
Zak1999

Yes

Vor 20 Tage
up is down
up is down

@Kevin Sky too bad half the chess comunity isnt

Vor Monat
OP GAMERZ
OP GAMERZ

@Kevin Sky d you my :D

Vor Monat
your comrade
your comrade

Hhhahha

Vor 2 Monate
Jubin Shah
Jubin Shah

Would love to have a chess set with camels and elephants! Only seen them in Museums :/

Vor 11 Monate
byron 2456
byron 2456

come to india then ...

Vor 14 Tage
Game Changer
Game Changer

@Hazelle Winter I think a lot of people who play and don't play chess call the knight horse, even I called it horse one time before learning it was a knight.

Vor 2 Monate
ĐOÀN NAM PHƯƠNG
ĐOÀN NAM PHƯƠNG

in my country, bishops are war elephants

Vor 5 Monate
Hazelle Winter
Hazelle Winter

I have a shatranj board with camels, elephants and horses. In india, when people speak hindi while playing the modern chess, the bishop is literally called 'camel', the rook is the elephant and the knight is called "horse" and the pawn is called "प्यादा" meaning "a soldier/person who walks on foot"

Vor 8 Monate
Unknown name
Unknown name

Or one where the Bishops are Archers.

Vor 9 Monate
Imran Rasoli
Imran Rasoli

The one who invented the chess must've been very very intelligent, because chess really flects how life is. You know how to play chess then you should know how to play life. For example a soldier can beat a horse, a horse is so powerful but a soldier HAS to beat the horse with the horse weakness which is to be close to it. Now let's reflect it to boxing. For Mike tyson to win his matches, he had to get inside close to the opponent to use his strength. Always know what your strength and weakness is.

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randomgirlxrulz
randomgirlxrulz

Those historical international variants sound so interesting! Especially the one where you get to use the pieces you capture!

Vor year
OriRune
OriRune

That's Shogi. It's still played to this day!

Vor 8 Monate
Sargis Mkrtchyan
Sargis Mkrtchyan

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

Vor 6 Monate
Bearcat Studios
Bearcat Studios

Imagine if the prince from the Gupta empire never died and chess never became a game

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Vishesh Maanav
Vishesh Maanav

@MR. DEFSEA Time to date an Albanian u know haha 😊❤️

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MR. DEFSEA
MR. DEFSEA

@Vishesh Maanav No we ALBANIAN are the one who invented earth

Vor 7 Tage
Sarthak
Sarthak

@Asad Ali In rigveda it is mentioned that Sanskrit developed in the banks of river Sarasvati.

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Sarthak
Sarthak

@Asad Ali There is a treaty between mittani and hitite which has sanskri of 1450 bce. Avesta developed independently but still Sanskrit is older than that. And India simply means a place west to Indus and it's tributaries and south Himalaya , and surrounded by sea on 3 sides. Pakistan was a part of Ancient India and India as a same civilization but with many different kingdoms. People of those Kingdom when in forgein land used to refer there country as Bharat ( another term for India).

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pranav r
pranav r

@Dishaa Singh shatranj is Persian word ,your spoken Hindi is full of Persian Farsi words, samskruta name of shatranj is Chaturanga.

Vor 17 Tage
EricIseeU
EricIseeU

2:38 And that's why I started Shogi recently, this key mechanic is awesome, all pieces must always exist in your mind. Also stalemate is never a thing in real play. Promotion is very dynamic too (going in, out, or moving within the 3 last lines (of the 9x9 board)). And many other cool stuff I need to look deeper into.

Vor 11 Monate
Abhilash Ramachandran
Abhilash Ramachandran

In India till date the Queen is called Minister, the Bishop, Elephant; the the rook, chariot.

Vor 11 Monate
High Soldier TF2
High Soldier TF2

It's kind of the best game ever. It lasted ages, and never needed many changes throughout the years.

Vor 8 Monate
KoSh Films
KoSh Films

wow so amazing that chess was actually invented in ancient India .....

Vor year
Tachi Tekmo
Tachi Tekmo

*15th Century:* These _chess_ games will be the moral downfall of our civilization! *20th Century:* These _video_ games will be the moral downfall of our civilization!

Vor 2 years
Vault Dweller.
Vault Dweller.

Well LoL and CLR are part of the many great great grandchildren of Chess.

Vor 24 Tage
Underrated Gaming
Underrated Gaming

But seriously though, research suggests doctors who played video games in their childhood made significantly less mistakes in surgery than doctors who didn't

Vor Monat
Ryangamer Guruji
Ryangamer Guruji

25th century: these vr headsets are the downfall of our civilisation!

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Optillian
Optillian

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Vor year
aditya thakur
aditya thakur

25th Century: These hunger games will be the moral downfall of our civilization!

Vor year
Richard Kenneth Eng
Richard Kenneth Eng

A very amusing, educational, enlightening, eloquent and articulate survey of the history of chess! Much thanks!

Vor 9 Monate
Toma Hawk
Toma Hawk

Fascinating history of Chess indeed! Love the Cleverly Animated parody to tell this engaging tutorial! 🕯🌷🌿

Vor 2 Monate
Ariba Hossain
Ariba Hossain

Sooo interesting!! This makes me even more hyped to learn about chess!

Vor year
Chess OP
Chess OP

Chess is not only a game It's Emotion🥰

Vor year
fake name
fake name

I play emotion.

Vor year
Dimple Maini
Dimple Maini

Yet emotionless robots can defeat emotional beings 🤣😂🤣🤣

Vor year
Boyah
Boyah

The animation style is very captivating and vivid Ted ed is just amazing 👏 Don't stop please 🙏

Vor 3 Monate
Charlene Crawford
Charlene Crawford

Whoever animated this did SO good! I wish every animation was this cool looking and smoothly transitioning

Vor 4 Monate
Dwight st. john
Dwight st. john

Actually, the international status of chess was driven in the twenties through the fifties by famous math and physics career people like Capablanca, whose citizenship varied from Cuba to European countries to Argentina and Brazil.

Vor 9 Monate
Ariba Hossain
Ariba Hossain

Sooo interesting!! This makes me even more hyped to learn how to play chess! Not only that but Go, shog, citadels, chaturanga (which is chess if not any modification done)

Vor year
Vaibhav Bagaria
Vaibhav Bagaria

In India, the "Queen" piece is still called the minister/advisor or "mantri"/"wazir" as in Hindi/Urdu.

Vor 2 years
Infinite
Infinite

@Riddhiman Das same for Odias, except Odias also call the rook as navika/sadhaba( sailor/boatman).

Vor 21 Tag
844 Sarthak pandey
844 Sarthak pandey

We actually call it the wazir since it sounds cools

Vor Monat
Sudipto
Sudipto

Also the Bishop piece is still called “hati” meaning elephant and the castle pieces are called boats for some reason

Vor Monat
Marcello Tenarta
Marcello Tenarta

Same in Indonesian, we call it 'menteri'

Vor Monat
Shreya Agarwal
Shreya Agarwal

Who animated this and using which software, this is brilliant!

Vor 6 Monate
Chris Mathew Joseph
Chris Mathew Joseph

Just facinating how our ancestors came up with this game, one of the best inventions which originated from India...

Vor Monat
Spartan_Reaper_777
Spartan_Reaper_777

4:09 that should have been a bishop confronting the king because in the immortal game of 1851 he checkmated with the bishop

Vor year
Chitranshu
Chitranshu

When europeans introduced to this game they change the name of pieces . In india the piece names were like we fight in a battleground . Foreign : Indian Knight- Horse ( in hindi ghoda) Bishop- camel (in hindi ohut) Rook- elephant (in hindi haathi) King -Raja ( in hindi also raja ) means we said king to raja in real life too. Queen - Rani( in hindi rani also ) means in real life we said queen to rani . Pawn-sipahi / pihala ( means a soldier who defence only) .

Vor 7 Monate
MrChileLimon
MrChileLimon

' did you know, the treadmill was originally a torture device?' Still is, buddy

Vor 2 years
shinigamizzz
shinigamizzz

@Dodmod severely underweight people should be trying to lose weight?

Vor 6 Monate
Dodmod
Dodmod

@shinigamizzz well they should be

Vor 6 Monate
Edit_z404
Edit_z404

Lol!

Vor year
Tess Ann Thomas
Tess Ann Thomas

Gosh ..I was going say the same thing.... thankfully I took time to read the comments before embarrassing myself😂😂

Vor year
𝘶𝘯𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳
𝘶𝘯𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳

???

Vor year
Stuart Burgess
Stuart Burgess

There is mistake on some of the boards in the animation where the pieces are setup with a dark square on the bottom right (eg at 4:04). This is wrong and means the board is set up sideways.

Vor year
Hazriel Matty
Hazriel Matty

Fun fact: *The modern day Croatian flag, not including regional or provincial flags, is the only flag that has a checker pattern on their flag in the entire world.*

Vor 10 Monate
Majid J
Majid J

Brilliant, informing and fun animation. Bravo!

Vor Tag
na me
na me

Love to see people from different cultures playing chess at the end!

Vor year
Gramps
Gramps

“The treadmill was originally a torture device.” *Always has been*

Vor year
PARAS RAWAT
PARAS RAWAT

Pikachu in treadmill 🥲

Vor 25 Tage
SM
SM

@Trung Hung Pham that was just a recommendation of their videos it commonly happens

Vor Monat
Em Beboso
Em Beboso

i think he commented on the wrong video

Vor Monat
Kendra Enaike
Kendra Enaike

Always will be

Vor 2 Monate
Drisana Singh
Drisana Singh

Ok then gramps

Vor 4 Monate
Om J
Om J

I just can't explain how perfect this masterpiece game is..

Vor 11 Monate
Eashwar Ashqkay
Eashwar Ashqkay

thanks to this, i’m really into chess now ❤️

Vor 10 Monate
naisha S17
naisha S17

Can we just appreciate the opening animation? It was amazing!

Vor 7 Tage
Halloween Queen
Halloween Queen

One day I got bored and decided to teach myself chess by doing random stuff and seeing what worked. People always see chess as a quiet game of strategy, that's not really true. Once I was playing chess with one of those chess bots, it took my queen, I shot up and yelled "you bi*ch". Chess will not make you classy, just make you realize just how annoyed you can be.

Vor year
Emiel
Emiel

Imagine being smart enough to interest people for ages

Vor 2 years
lf ds
lf ds

@Shahran Mahmood lol, only in brief, not in detail.

Vor 2 Monate
Tiger
Tiger

@Shahran Mahmood Oh come on! We study about Mughals more than anything else.

Vor 6 Monate
rabiya ashraf
rabiya ashraf

@Luna also Egyptian

Vor 8 Monate
Michelle Stuart's
Michelle Stuart's

Wow!

Vor 8 Monate
Caz Walt
Caz Walt

It never interested me

Vor 9 Monate
Koushik
Koushik

PROBably the most well thought fluent,smoothest animation with fun and interesting elements....remarkable work....!

Vor 9 Monate
Greglinski
Greglinski

When my son was about 11 years old he entered a Jaycee Relay Race. He’d never ran track before and didn’t know everybody wore shorts. He came in jeans, to everyone’s amusement. He ran the last leg for his team - and came away the fastest runner of the day, and made up considerable distance to win. This video made me think of that day. How I wish I had been able to see it, instead of only hear and read about it. I was a single mom and had to work. My son was an amazing athlete. ❤️

Vor 7 Monate
Nurdaulet Suleimenov
Nurdaulet Suleimenov

That's a very nice and wholesome story!

Vor 7 Monate
Pettycash Web
Pettycash Web

Indian names of pieces Queen = Minister/Wazir Rook = Chariot Bishop = Elephant Knight = Horse Pawn = Soldier

Vor 5 Monate
silver
silver

Wow, I heard chess was created by mandodhari, wife of Ravana, to free him of boredom. Everybody around me said so and I learnt it because of that. But chess is so old, it is not surprising that there are lot of theories on its origin. And yeah, chess really makes u sharp.

Vor year
Da Homeboi
Da Homeboi

For anyone wondering the moves of the weak advisor piece, It moved like a bishop, but could only move 1 square in each direction, but it was later buffed to 2, and then it got heavily buffed into the Queen. Little bit of chess history for you

Vor 2 years
Hoen
Hoen

wait so there were updates from developers?(joke)

Vor 2 Monate
Spaceman N
Spaceman N

@Artist of Imagination didn't they literally say that in the video? What was the wazir piece later turned into the queen in Europe. The guy who commented literally knows this.

Vor 5 Monate
Scott R.
Scott R.

after constant updates the game was still unbalanced so they decided to buff the queen

Vor 6 Monate
Romuland Meier
Romuland Meier

So the advisors could never meet each other?

Vor 7 Monate
amalia silva
amalia silva

@Kieran Nicholas In this house we stan queens.

Vor year
The Randomist
The Randomist

This is really interesting!!! I can't believe this was how chess was made!

Vor year
Jey Bird
Jey Bird

Chess is the most simple, complex game ever invented imo. I would dare to say it's perfect.

Vor 3 Monate
Baktash Jamil
Baktash Jamil

India: Invents Chess. Europe: “We’ll take it from here, merci” Edit: My dear humans, this was a joke. So, please laugh at it and continue on your journey through the comment section.

Vor year
Anas
Anas

@A Based Nerd📖🚩 you are completely false, you sound illiterate and clearly know nothing of history, only numbers originated in India that you are speaking of. Algebra, algorithms and many scientific methods and principles originated in Baghdad and Persia. I know al kharaizmi is Persian but he worked in Baghdad among Arabs and has Arabic name. You know why you are wrong, because arabs never took theories and called their own, they call numbers Hindu numerals, they also critique and reformed many Greek theories. It seems everyone here doesn’t know about the Islamic golden age

Vor 6 Tage
Christian Carrillo
Christian Carrillo

Wha makes you think that French is the only language in Europe?

Vor Monat
Ghanta Gamer
Ghanta Gamer

chess is still extremely famous in india and india has 73 chess grandmasters so its still here

Vor 4 Monate
i 13°
i 13°

No one took it from anyone, what happened is we are commenting about chess on an American companies platform YouTube

Vor 7 Monate
ForageGrassPause2GotoLoop
ForageGrassPause2GotoLoop

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)

Vor 6 Monate
John Brown
John Brown

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

Vor 6 Monate
Nathan Harrison
Nathan Harrison

Excellent video. Thank you! How I love this game.

Vor 3 Monate
HH3222
HH3222

The video doesn't mention how the inventor of the chess was awarded. As the legend goes, the inventor asked for the ruler (local Maharaja) to grant him grains of rice on each chess board square. The number of rice grains would double after each square. Maharaja thought it was a simple request, but at the end, he couldn't grant this request.

Vor year
Gavin Jalo
Gavin Jalo

great vid love the content keep up great work!

Vor 3 Monate
O'SSÉIN
O'SSÉIN

A chess game is a perfect representation of LIFE *"I made one single move - now what?"*

Vor 2 years
Polygon Death
Polygon Death

after 1. e4 e5, it is advised to make the move 2. Nf3 to pressure the enemy's undefended pawn

Vor 7 Monate
Riddhiman Das
Riddhiman Das

@Mad Hatters in jeans Treating game like life is a skill geniuses have

Vor 8 Monate
shreyas sardesai
shreyas sardesai

@vinay Kumar Big blunder !!!

Vor year
SomeRandomGuy496
SomeRandomGuy496

*TIME TO RESIGN*

Vor year
BicoFGS
BicoFGS

Love all the jokes and the characters' expression. This video illustration is genius XD

Vor 11 Monate
Minar Rahman
Minar Rahman

Love the humor in animation like always!

Vor 11 Monate
Owen Chang
Owen Chang

Even though ethnocentric in presentation, this brief clip was well done and very entertaining. Good show!

Vor year
ISaveNewspapers
ISaveNewspapers

“ethnocentric” okay but no???

Vor 7 Monate
Georg Friedrich Hendl
Georg Friedrich Hendl

At 4:40 it would have been a must to name Bobby Fischer, who, almost alone, beat the entire soviet chess army.

Vor year
fakin ell
fakin ell

*why is no one talking about how good the art style is*

Vor 2 years
Hans Gunnoo
Hans Gunnoo

Exactly what I was thinking!

Vor 4 Monate
BINOD real
BINOD real

There is no doubt, to be discussed

Vor year
ภูดิศ มีใย
ภูดิศ มีใย

Yea I love it

Vor year
You're Serious Yup
You're Serious Yup

THIS IS WHY I COME BACK TO THIS VIDEO

Vor year
Allison Bilbey
Allison Bilbey

@Joop Moop it’s done by two amazing animators and artists Remus and Kiki, they’ve got a YouTube channel and Instagram. Go check them out there amazing!

Vor year
Game Changer
Game Changer

Chess is like Starcraft, despite having no longer balancing in the game after years it was made it still holds up as a great strategy game.

Vor 2 Monate
Mrowa066
Mrowa066

Queen was introduced by queen Isabella of Castile. Since the current power of that piece was offending to her she also empowered its moves

Vor 11 Monate
tucody
tucody

“Ah yes. He has reached the state of bongcloud .” -Arabian poets, 7th A.D.

Vor year
bolty_boi.
bolty_boi.

dafuni

Vor 8 Monate
[Cubical Laboratory]
[Cubical Laboratory]

Hikaru Nakamura

Vor 8 Monate
Daniel
Daniel

To me the biggest flaw in chess is the inability of the pawn to move in any direction except forward. They are the foot soldiers of the board and could be used more strategically if allowed to move as foot soldiers actually do.

Vor 7 Monate
Strange
Strange

From where I live we call the pieces:- King=Pashah(King) Queen=Wazeer(Minister) Bishop=Feel(Elephant) Knight=Asp(Horse) Rook=Jundi(Soldier)

Vor Monat
Jon Prudek
Jon Prudek

3:20 The chess board is set up incorrectly; the Queens should be on the squares corresponding to their own colors, rather than the Kings. Otherwise excellent video.

Vor year
Ryan
Ryan

This was my favorite board game when I was a kid.

Vor year
FoxTrotTheFox
FoxTrotTheFox

I like how youtube videos can actually teach better than average teachers, especially Ted Ed

Vor 7 Monate
adam aguiar
adam aguiar

“Only a machine could defeat the dominant Russians” Bobby fischer: “am I a joke to you?”

Vor 2 years
Ritik Yadav
Ritik Yadav

@Тити Мити but I love his style

Vor year
Animesh Pati
Animesh Pati

And an Indian

Vor year
อัษฏ์โชติ พูนธีรพัฒน์
อัษฏ์โชติ พูนธีรพัฒน์

LOLOLOLOLOL

Vor year
sameer playnicals
sameer playnicals

max putra yes. You are right!

Vor year
sameer playnicals
sameer playnicals

Ritik Yadav in short in his early age, mikhail was russian

Vor year
Viet Tien Dinh
Viet Tien Dinh

Thanks to this, i’m really into chess now

Vor 7 Monate
thomas aquinas
thomas aquinas

I love chess and play it every single day. The famous author B.F. Skinner, however, thought it was a waste of intellectual energy, insofar as it consumes thought, yet results in nothing. He is right, but I'm still playing; sorry...

Vor year
Douglas Catling
Douglas Catling

4:35 Feels very much like they were gearing up to introduce the 1972 Fischer v Spassky, then did a 180 towards Deep Blue.

Vor 6 Monate
PythonTron
PythonTron

Shah mat directly translates to “the king is dead”.

Vor year
0cthm0
0cthm0

maat means being baffled and confused in farsi not dead

Vor 2 Monate
Persianbabak
Persianbabak

Maat is a Persian word that literally means "to astonishing someone". Doing something to someone or doing something that shows your superiority

Vor 9 Monate
Persianbabak
Persianbabak

The modern version of chess is Persian/Iranian. Persians/Iranians completely changed it into this today's version. The older one that indians invented was very different.

Vor 9 Monate
Simon Veneros
Simon Veneros

what language

Vor 10 Monate
Mihir
Mihir

@TOP GAMES You are wrong. And provide a source if you think you are right.

Vor 11 Monate
Scratch
Scratch

We still call chess pieces "horse", "elephant" and "Ferz" in Russian :) (Ferz' is War General in Farsi, that became queen in English)

Vor year
tucody
tucody

Just to clarify, the Chinese term used for the pseudo-chess is “象棋“ and not “圍棋”, the one in the video. The one I mentioned means “elephant game” and the one in the video “surrounding game”. They are two completely different things.

Vor year
Game Changer
Game Changer

@Andéol Evain Also those 2 games only have 1 thing in common, they're both played in a grid like structure Go is played with stones to surround your foe, while Xiangqi is pretty much what is described but not being a chip like figure, despite Shogi being drawn as one.

Vor 3 Monate
Game Changer
Game Changer

@Andéol Evain Though as claimed by the video that chess was created during the 6th century A.D, Go aka Weiqi was created in 22nd century B.C he got his facts wrong.

Vor 3 Monate
Andéol Evain
Andéol Evain

​@Game Changer Different from which one? From chinese chess/Xiangqi? Absolutely, yes. Those are very different. Go is the game mentioned (not the one represented) at this point : https://youtu.be/YeB-1F-UKO0?t=146 It is indeed the japanese term, but it's also how it is is called in English. And yes, it is Weiqi in chinese, and also the one called "the surrounding game".

Vor 3 Monate
Game Changer
Game Changer

@Andéol Evain Go is a different game which is derived from the Japanese term, Xiangqi is the game commonly agreed upon by historians to be descended from chaturanga. And fun fact Go or Weiqi is older than Chess since it was invented in 2300 B.C

Vor 3 Monate
Andéol Evain
Andéol Evain

Much more commonly called respectively "chinese chess" and "go" in English.

Vor year
Ida Bagus Arindra Dirasthya
Ida Bagus Arindra Dirasthya

hello.. thanks for the information.. the video is very good, so easy to understand, and attractive... btw, can u make a video about the history of bridge card game... ty ;)

Vor year
Mike Hill
Mike Hill

I wish the video expanded more on how software has determined the best way to play. What i found interesting is that the software is always evolving. Ill quote the video, "But just like the game they've mastered, these machines are products of human ingenuity.". To my knowledge one of the most popular chess algorithms, Stockfish, was programmed in a way which ranks pieces. It looks at all possibilities ahead to a certain depth to the point that the amount of possibilities becomes an ever increasing exponential. That id agree is programmed to the best of human understanding, ie their own ingenuity. There's a new algorithm called Alpha zero, which is an ai based algorithm. What i find so interesting in how the algorithm differs from stockfish. There is no ranking system, it looks at what is best to win the game and that it. sometimes sacrificing valuable pieces in order to gain a stronger position. Its changing how we think about chess, and that hasn't changed sense 1977.

Vor year
Dhavamanee Ganesh
Dhavamanee Ganesh

That's all that matters...Succeeding the game. Lesser the axiom, more the possibilities. I don't think that it will change. Ideally speaking, the only thing that players should know is how each pieces move, special moves like castling, pond promotion etc, what starts first and then, target...Winning and that is all that was given to the AI. You probably know better than me. Just wanted to reply.

Vor 7 Monate
Paul Bechayda
Paul Bechayda

The Mother: Where is your brother? Is he alright? The Son: Alright, Let's play a game.

Vor 2 years
Sicko Bear
Sicko Bear

star wars refrence

Vor 2 years
Fire & Blood
Fire & Blood

Hahaha

Vor 2 years
ks sreejith
ks sreejith

So who killed your bro?

Vor 2 years
Kapil Sethia
Kapil Sethia

@Fatima Alaa 0:52

Vor 2 years
Fatima Alaa
Fatima Alaa

My mind is too underdeveloped to get this joke

Vor 2 years
The Unknown?
The Unknown?

Thanks India for chess and more important inventions, I can't imagin my the world without India. Lot of love India from France❤❤❤.

Vor 5 Monate
Waylon Park
Waylon Park

@Mrinango Chakraborty But This Kind Of Self Love Hits Different. It's Like Rahul Gandhi Making A Fake Account Twitter And Praising Himself

Vor 2 Monate
Buzz with Drip
Buzz with Drip

@Mrinango Chakraborty baat to sahi hai

Vor 4 Monate
Mrinango Chakraborty
Mrinango Chakraborty

@Buzz with Drip but, it's a fact that India invented chess

Vor 4 Monate
Buzz with Drip
Buzz with Drip

Jhoot bolke kuch nahi hoga, sabko pata hai tu Indian hai

Vor 4 Monate
Magnulus76
Magnulus76

Kasparov's 1997 defeat was more down to overconfidence than lack of ability. It wasn't until the late 2000's that Chess programs gradually began to fully surpass human ability, with the rise of programs like Shredder, AlphaZero and Stockfish.

Vor 24 Tage
Paisley Leo
Paisley Leo

The knight is my fav piece. He isn’t dramatic like the other pieces. He can jump over everyone else.

Vor 8 Monate
Kristóf Antal
Kristóf Antal

In Hungarian, the pieces called: King = Király (also mean King) Queen = Vezér/Királynő ("Leader"/also mean Queen) Bishop = Futó ("Runner") Knight = Huszár ("Hussar") Rook = Bástya ("Bastion") Pawn = Gyalog ("Footmen") 🙂

Vor 11 Monate
Aby
Aby

*dude dies* brother: aight lets make a game out of this

Vor 2 years
Riddhiman Das
Riddhiman Das

@Rahul that was pasha. The one yudhishthira played

Vor 8 Monate
Shahin Vahmanzadegan
Shahin Vahmanzadegan

@Rahul O andhbakt vo chess nhi tha

Vor 8 Monate
Indrason
Indrason

@Rahul chaturanga was made by using elements from different games with different rules

Vor year
อัษฏ์โชติ พูนธีรพัฒน์
อัษฏ์โชติ พูนธีรพัฒน์

Dude: *cries in ‘happiness’*

Vor year
Akshay Sk
Akshay Sk

@IMpressions I know what he meant there.

Vor year
Tsuen Films
Tsuen Films

im just impressed how someone thought of a game like this. its so complicated

Vor 4 Monate
Lacivert Umut Kazankaya
Lacivert Umut Kazankaya

Nice video in general but some other interesting details could have been added. And the fact that they didn’t have the white square on the right on some of the boards for modern chess was a no no.

Vor year
Baijayanta Sen Chowdhury
Baijayanta Sen Chowdhury

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

Vor 6 Monate
Moncef Jaouai
Moncef Jaouai

the king is the one commanding the others, while the others are moving, he's commanding because his survival is the only key to the win.

Vor year
Drac0
Drac0

This made me want to play chess.

Vor 10 Monate
Shiro K
Shiro K

4:40 it was Bobby Fischer that defeated the soviets during the cold war in chess. Give him his credit.

Vor year
DrHack
DrHack

"It is unlikely that this game was devised by a single person, but probably many minds over several years." In that case, I find this brief history to be lacking from the very start.

Vor 6 Monate
sharadze saba
sharadze saba

the story correction- kasparov played six games against deep blue where kasparov won three and lost only one game so deep blue lost humanity won against machines

Vor year

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