Chess is a game of smarts, patience, and the ability to think ahead. But is there something more involved? Something … out of this world?

Probably not, but Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the Russian president of the World Chess Federation, believes the game was invented by aliens who brought it to us here on earth. In our video above, learn more about Ilyumzhinov, his claims that he was abducted by extraterrestrials, and the extravagant Chess City he built in the remote corner of Russia that he governed.

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