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Chess champion beats Bill Gates in just over a minute

Keep fighting malaria, Bill
Mon Jan 27 2014, 14:46

CHISELLED CHESS PRODIGY Magnus Carlsen has whipped Bill Gates in a chess match.

Carlsen, who we understand is the Justin Bieber of the chess world, beat Gates, the poster boy for Microsoft and chair-jumper-over, in just over a minute.

Gates was smashed by the young Norwegian world chess champion in just nine moves and less time than most Windows PCs take to boot.

It was all fun and games of course, and the speed chess match occurred on a Norwegian-Swedish TV talk show called Skavlan. Carlsen approached the match as a spider might a fly and apparently was not intimidated by Gates.

Gates, of course, might seem intimidating, as reportedly he is the world's second richest man. He recently swaggered into a debate about balloons with a sharpened pin. Not a chap to mess with lightly.

Neither is Carlsen, and without bogging you down with chess terms we'll just report that Gates kicked off with a pawn, Carlsen hit back with a horse, and before you knew it, it was over.

Gates has flirted with playing against young chess prodigies before and expressed an interest in playing against Ugandan teenager Phiona Mutesi. We do not know if that match ever took place.

If you are looking for Bill Gates' wins we suggest that you direct your web browser to Youtube and the clip of him leaping, like a gazelle frog over an office chair.

He does, we must admit, leap very well indeed. µ


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