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Levy Rozman answers the internet’s burning questions about the game of chess. What’s the best opening? How do you become a grandmaster? Was the Queen’s Gambit an accurate show? What’s the worst move you can make in chess? Is it harder to play with black pieces than white? Levy answers all these questions and much more!

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Director: Lisandro Perez-Rey
Director of Photography: Charlie Jordan
Editor: Chris Davies
Expert: Levy Rozman

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500 Comments

  1. Holy crap me just realising that contrapoints AKA Natalie Wynn asked a chess question that was answered.

  2. Not that one person that doesn't know chess but watch this because it's WIRED💀💀

  3. (شاه مات) checkmate
    Means in arabic the sheick died

  4. You can't castle if your king is under attack right? How about if it is the rook?

  5. Bro really isn’t bringing up Hikaru for the worlds best when he is the worlds best. Even Magnus admits it

  6. I have rarely in my life seen someone answers questions so clearly and directly. I don't believe there is a better way to answer these questions.
    Very articulate man

  7. 9:55 in some languages like serbian or italian it's called horse when i started playing chess again in january 2023 i really didn't understand why it was called knight because all the other times i played were either at school or against my dad i alwys spoke italian or serbian

  8. Persian or Farsi.. Iran has crazy history that’s why the west want it. With all the rest

  9. New rarest move, the French move into checkmate.

  10. Why does he remind me of Daniel Radcliffe? LOL

  11. In Brazil we call the knights "cavalo" wich means "horse"

  12. 13:56 i was sure that the king is not allowed to make that move due to its position of putting itself in check

  13. When I clicked on this video the last thing I was expecting was a Contra cameo lmao

  14. when levy was talking about cheating and said “or elsewhere” bro that smile he knew exactly what he was doing

  15. 6:10 “A chess opening is named after people or places”
    Sicilian: Hyper Accelerated Dragon

  16. Woww I have never seen Levy so calm…

  17. "magnus has incredible stamina he can go on for 5 6 7 hours and squeeze water out of stones"
    Oh Levi..

  18. Levy i caught when you said vibrating devices in your shoe or elsewhere. We both know who I'm talking about.

  19. can’t believe he didn’t sacrifice it…

  20. Question is chess rac ist because white move first

  21. in romania the knight is called horse( cal )

  22. Абдулазиз Абдурахманов says:

    13:31 AND HE SACRIFICES THE ROOOOOOOKKKKKKKK

  23. Why are there so many GM’s? The highest ranked non GM is 329 in the world. (Feb 2023)

  24. I run into that last scenario a lot more than I should because I forget to develop pieces after castling (on either side)

  25. Solved the last puzzle today in my first try XD

  26. fun fact the knight actually is called "cheval" in french, it means horse

  27. "He has incredible stamina, he will go for 5, 6, 7 hours" 💀💀💀

  28. 12:57 – I was looking at it as why do you need 2 moves xD, but yes, it is two moves, quite close to mate in one.
    And yes, I almost hung the queen, Levy is really super fast and accurate, still need to learn quite a bit, but I found the solution, and proud of that as a casual xD. Probably would have missed in an actual game thou.

  29. I'd say Knights are way better, you see, in the games GMs play there aren't any blunders in order to win material (more pieces) But strategical patterns such as forking make you legally automatically win material No matter what (it's a FORCE) and most "Forks" are done by Knights, if not Rooks! (edit: yes, I Know that Unattached Pins, Ancient skewer, (reverse Pin) and other moves can win Material)

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