Watch Bill Gates play an exhibition chess match against the best player in the world

By on January 27, 2014, 6:45 PM

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently took part in an exhibition chess match against World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. The second richest man in the world was actually winning just one move before he lost according to chess.com but the problem was, Gates didn’t realize he was winning.

It took Carlsen just 12 seconds on the clock and nine moves to checkmate Gates during a recent taping of the European talk show Skavlan. The highest rated player in the history of the game actually broke one of his own principles to win the match – he resorted to using a “cheap trick” against Gates.

A week before, Carlsen taught Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg how to play the game. The champion said he felt Zuckerberg was much better after an hour of tutoring although he still wasn’t friends with him on Facebook.

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