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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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847 Comments

  1. Can someone explain to me why we can’t play Qf5 for white, he is check and black can only moove the queen to f3 and we checkmate on Qf3?

  2. 9:53 – "I don't know why it's not called a horse." In Hungarian it is and I'm sure there are other languages, too.
    Also, in Hugarian, the word for "castling" is also used as slang for sh*tting your pants, lol

  3. I think I prefer this version of Levy over the overhyped version he portrays on his youtube channel.

  4. in serbia and some other places i imagine we call pawn a pawn king is king queen is queen,knight is called a horse,bishop is called a hunter and rook is called a cannon

  5. Shah mat means check mate in my language

  6. I like bishops over knights. Use them often in combination with the queen. Its how I get most checkmates, and often my oponents dont see it comming. But im around 700, 800 ish 😅

  7. I win 73%of my game as black 1 as draw and other as White

  8. Ain't no motherfucking way I'm the only one that thinks this guy looks like Daniel Radcliffe. Especially Daniel Radcliffe as… Well you know 😏

  9. I played lots of chess in jail can lie I lost way more times then I won 😭 the old guys beat everyone but won’t lie playing that game did improve on how fast I can think

  10. Bobby Fischer ? Can someone tell me why it cannot be Emanuel Lasker instead ?

  11. The only question I have is how can I learn to predict or see more than 1 move on the future bc what if my opponent does something that I completely miss like it's so hard for me to try to see in the future lol

  12. Checkmate, Shah-mat, Shah-"dead" met = dead

  13. Levi said Schach Matt straight like a German dude. Is he German?

  14. 0:22
    actually the way he pronounces „Shah mat” is exactly how we pronounce „szach mat” in Polish which means checkmate

  15. Wired STOP REFRAMING THE CAMERA EVERYTIME HE TAKES A BREATH

  16. So funny to see Patrick Bet-David featured in this video because I was just at a PHP agency meeting

  17. who else was waiting for the 'now get outta here'

  18. The best way I've cheated in chess is lying to my little brother about the rules

  19. ContraPoints is a bigot who hates non-binary people, you should not have picked her question.

  20. 9:55 funny enough, in Italian the Knight is actually called Cavallo (which translates to Horse).

  21. checkmate in arabic is Kish Malek,, and in Persion is Sha Maat, now sha is king and maat "if its as arabic " means dead, so its kinda like ur king is dead
    arabic one is kish malek means like, kish is like when u say in english "shooo" of like go away,, and malek is king

  22. Ke2 for your second move in your opening is pretty bad.

    B O M G C L O U M D

  23. I’m a simple black man. I see e4, I play Caro-Kann. If I see anything else, I play kings Indian.

  24. Harry potter is a really good chess player. Thank you

  25. I did not expect to see Contra in this video 🤣 That's definitely a question I could have foreseen her asking

  26. lmao at 15:25 the closed captioner got "zugzwang" and "zwischenzug" confused

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

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