Norway chess star beats Bill Gates in 1 minute

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The Local - [email protected] • 24 Jan, 2014 Updated Fri 24 Jan 2014 07:07 CEST
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Norwegian chess phenomenon Magnus Carlsen took just one minute and eleven seconds to checkmate Bill Gates, the billionaire philanthropist, when the two met on the Skavlan chat show on Thursday.

"The outcome is a foregone conclusion," Gates said wryly as a chessboard was brought onto the show. 
 
Carlsen later admitted that he had violated one of his own principle, and used a cheap trick to tope the Microsoft founder. 
 
"He was a bit unlucky and eventually fell to my tactics, but he otherwise made good healthy moves," Carlsen said. "I think with a little more time, he could certainly be a pretty good player." 
 
Gates rushed to the show's London studio by helicopter after a his flight from New York was delayed. 

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