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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

Line Producer: Joseph Buscemi
Associate Producer: Brandon White
Production Manager: Eric Martinez
Production Coordinator: Fernando Davila

Camera Operator: Corey Eisenstein
Audio: Brett Van Deusen
Production Assistant: Patrick Sargent

Post Production Supervisor: Alexa Deutsch
Post Production Coordinator: Ian Bryant
Supervising Editor: Doug Larsen
Assistant Editor: Andy Morell

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  1. Patrick Bet David?! asked a Q?

    Always a legend everywhere you see

  2. Lmao did not expect to see contrapoints here

  3. When did Harry Potter got so good at chess

  4. rarest move: bongcloud opening (yes, it's real for those of you wondering, and is genuinely just a shitpost)

  5. 8:28 guy in center looks like joe scott. it obviously can’t be, unless..time travel? 🚨🚨🚨

  6. never thought i would hear levy being this serious before

  7. 9:55 in some other languages they call, like in portuguese we call it "cavalo" (horse) insead of "cavaleiro" (knight/horseman)

  8. Bishop or knight? Bishops are offensive & knights are defensive.

  9. The worse move is when I think something is funny and it’s read into way to much y’all jus trying to help

  10. Why would you ever choose to promote your pawn to anything other than a queen?

  11. 2:50 that callout was hilarious, no wonder Levy couldn't keep a straight face.

  12. no the word checkmate means that "the king is dead" in Arabic

  13. I'm surprised they picked Levy for this… instead of, say, a grandmaster.

  14. In Germany there is a saying that translates to 'white begins but black wins' 😁

  15. Could have been a GM if you didn’t quit when you were 12 lol

  16. So Levy just disregarded Mikhail Tal? 😭

  17. I like chess but I don't wanna become a grandmaster

  18. Цар Кристиян Трифонов I says:

    In Bulgaria we say shah mat also

  19. 2:30 I hear it’s also possible to cheat in chess using internal assistance 🔌🫨

  20. So weird seeing a random contrapoints tweet here

  21. When I started playing chess I just went in blind and to this day I like that I have no idea how to really play I just like that I have to think on my feet.

  22. 15:21 why isn't "pawn takes rook" an option for black after this move?

  23. 4:20 aw man she realized she sucked at making truthful youtube videos and needed to move on 😭 man chess is the last thing you wanna learn at your age dude

  24. "The caro cann is the best opening"
    Friend of Magnus, asking Magnus "Are you really gonna play the Caro Kann?!"

    I feel confused and wounded

  25. Schach Matt is exactly what you say in German

  26. How did Zugzwang became a chess vocabulary?

  27. 13:33 I wonder how hard it was for Levy to not say, "sacrifice THE ROOOOOOOK"

  28. The beauty of checkmate scenarios is that the oppo must move.

  29. So, Not a chess master, but I'm pretty sure a knight is called a knight because it is supposed to represent cavalry. Ancient Knights atop horses where were super fast and super deadly on the real life battlefield. They were very mobile (being on horses and all) so that accounts for their ability to 'jump over' other pieces. Dunno if that was a joke or not about not knowing why it is called a Knight instead of a horse, but, yes, a Knight, atop a horse. Actually, the first Harry Potter movie actually shows the knights as full on knights atop steeds.

  30. I think knight is better because it can move where no other piece can and it can fork or pin any piece also it can jump over others and it can move to any colour square so night is the best in my opinion

  31. I haven't even watch this vid yet and the awnser to the thumbnail is advancing ur king

  32. Actually, šah means chess, so chess-šah, mat- frozen, can't move

  33. In portuguese we call the knight cavalo (horse)

  34. the weakest move is to surrender imediately

  35. Thank you WIRED! Hope you all enjoyed the episode 😊

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