Garry Kasparov Answers Chess Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED

Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov uses the power of Twitter to answer some common questions about the game of chess. Why do chess players point at pieces with their middle finger? Why does the knight move the way it does? What’s the more valuable piece, the knight or the bishop? Garry answers all these questions and more!

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  1. Middle finger:
    Cuz other pieces don't fall when you are already focusing on largest finger 👍

  2. 2:05 Imagine if you told a chess fan in the 90s that Garry will have to answer this twitter question in 2018. Lol. Just bonkers.

  3. Garry Kasparov reading twitter comments made him lose 200 ELO points

  4. Decades later Garry agrees with Bobby 😃

  5. In response to the middle finger thing, it is probably a defence against accidentally touching a piece you dont intend to play.
    You do something tens of thousands of times and it will become muscle memory. For example, moving a piece with your thumb and index finger.
    I think that in some chess matches, if you touch a piece you must move it or something.
    So to break the muscle memory and not accidentally touch the piece they point with another finger than the index.

  6. This is sensational content! and for free, on the internet. great for learning. Thanks!

  7. For players under 1600 , choose knights over bishops!

  8. I think you point with middle finger so that your pointer and thumb is free to pick up and move the pieces.

  9. Seeing aa nobody mentioned this ill say it.

    Deep blue.

  10. The Knight is the most infuriating piece on the board.

  11. I think the problem w the Bishop vs Knight debate is that the Bishop can inherently target more squares for attack

  12. Did kasparov meant not russia, when he said "free world"?

  13. I wasn't sure what to prioritize in front of the board. Then I reached 2:11.

  14. Am I the only one who felt personally targeted, each time he says if you are a 'weak player'! 😭 lol

  15. "why horsey move weird, why not straight like castle head"

    Kasparov: gets so stunned by the question he talks about shogi

  16. In the thumbnail Kasparov looked like he had just decided to give up chess and become an italian gangster

  17. (2:23)
    y'know my first exposure to chess was by my father. and idk how he plays/got to know of chess, (because he knows a lots of stuff which he definitely didn't attend classes for) but when he introduced all the pieces and their movements to me he called the King "Queen" and the Queen "Minister". so when Garry said "King" I was like wait what-

  18. I really regret not taking the opportunity to watch his Master Class

  19. Garik Kimovich Weinstein (Russian: Гарик Кимович) aka Kasparov (fake name) is a scumbag. He wants Ukraine to become "Big Israel" which is what a little liar Zelenskyy declared his goals are, besides selling cheep Ukraine to WEF elites.

  20. They point with the middle finger cause the two first fingers are usually holding pieces. If i would have to guess.

  21. Middle Finger is linger. Less likely to knock over pieces.

  22. they put the first champion to lose against tech on “tech support”

  23. Sales of Mark Dvoretskys` endgame book after this video📈📈📈

  24. Can you ask I him, if he is dreaming chess at night? While sleeping.

  25. Safety. Alireza can deliberately pin his piece to get advantage. Lol

  26. My best guess for the middle finger is the height of pieces with the length of the finger and also the level of interest for the game makes you want to excentuate what you're saying with the sound and feel of the board with minimal risk of disturbing the pieces. So you go with the best tool to touch while trying not knocking over pieces, the middle finger point.

  27. İ did not hear Gari's song That's strange really strange I didn't wait like this I waited like thick song

  28. 5:30, his reaction before cutting to the answer was hilarious. Watch it in 0.25 speed

  29. When the godfather of Chess is such a legendary 🔥🔥

  30. Many are unaware that the LORD created this game. 🥴

  31. Why is Mr. Kasparov not the leader of the world? Or at least the free world? Brilliant, Integrity, Humanity. Def not what us voters get spoon fed as options for the position in our respective states and countries.

  32. Guys who is better at chess
    Magnus Carlsen or Hikaru Nakamura?

  33. “Why does the horseey move so crazy?” – because it was born that way

  34. I think the “depends if you’re religious or not” went over too many peoples head😂😂😂

  35. I never knew that Garry Chess was on this show

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