The video discusses the surprising rise of chess as an online phenomenon. Chess, often seen as an old-fashioned game, has become the fastest-growing sport on YouTube, outperforming NBA and FIFA in terms of viewership. Factors contributing to this resurgence include the popularity of Netflix’s «The Queen’s Gambit,» the rise of content creators on platforms like YouTube and TikTok, and the game’s accessibility. It also highlights the influence of players like Magnus Carlsen, who has bridged the gap between chess and mainstream culture, attracting sponsorships and launching successful ventures like Play Magnus. Chess.com, a domain acquired for $55,000, has become a hub for the chess community with over 100 million players. The video underscores the power of compelling content in unexpected places.
Level-wise the video is suitable for intermediate students and above.