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Bill Gates vs Magnus Carlsen
"I'm Just a Bill" (game of the day Jan-25-2014)
Television Exhibition (2014), London ENG, Jan-23
Nimzowitsch Defense: Declined Variation (B00)  ·  0-1
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Bill Gates vs Magnus Carlsen (2014) I'm Just a Bill
Popular TV host Fredrik Skavlan oversees game on Norwegian television station NRK.


Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-09-14  Chris321: Haha,Carlsen tried his best to give Bill an advantage with the black opening,and even so Bill managed to reach the end in 9 moves,shows one the big Gulf between a Super GM and a Bill...the moves screams out"Dont mess with a super GM your end will be swift"
Feb-09-14  dumbgai: Bill Gates needs some practice on ICC or FICS in 1-minute games. He could have won via flag if only he didn't walk into the mate.
Feb-26-14  hudapri: <FSR: Gates' 3.Bd3 is a TN. Opening Explorer>

Vista Variation?

Feb-27-14  technical draw: How much of a patzer do you have to be to not see this checkmate? Next game Vegas will give a billion to one odds, Gates will win and have all the money in the world.
Apr-13-14  Boris Schipkov: My commentary http://www.chessib.com/bill-gates-m....
Aug-03-14  latvalatvian: It's obvious that Gates is a talented player who should devote his life to chess. No one who gets to play Carlsen can be considered anything else.
Aug-21-14  1d410: <Domdaniel: No game is an indicator of intelligence>.

Yes. Magnus, Anand, Kramnik, those guys are morons.

Aug-21-14  1d410: And I'm sure Bill Gates did deserve all his money. George Soros on the other hand...
Aug-29-14  1 2 3 4: <1d410>

just because all games aren't an indicator of intelligence, doesn't mean they're morons

Aug-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <1 2 3 4> Agreed--conversely, exceptional ability in chess, or anything else, does not automatically define a person as great at everything he/she touches.

For a peek into the life of Botvinnik, see this insight, courtesy of his colleague Averbakh:

<Later, I risked asking Ilya Abramovich (Kan) about this incident. He remarked sarcastically: <<<'Botvinnik thinks that he is world champion not only at chess, but in everything else. He- a totally ordinary person!'>>>>

Ilia Abramovich Kan

Nov-30-14  WhiteAnemone: Okay, even I wouldn't have missed that!
Dec-02-14  MarkFinan: Bill Gates vs Magnus Carlsen - Celebrity blitz ga…: http://youtu.be/WHk1-Bp-0G4

The worst and most pointless video KC has ever made! Shades of Goldsbeus, and must be satirical in a non funny way.

"Magnus only had 9 seconds left on his clock!?"

Jan-18-15  Abdel Irada: <latvalatvian: It's obvious that Gates is a talented player who should devote his life to chess.>

Retroactively?

Jan-18-15  Abdel Irada: <Karposian: <John Abraham: <What is Black's response to 9. Re1?> Unless I'm missing something, 9. e1 ...xf3+ 10. xf3 or xf3 (doesn't matter because Carlsen has mate next move)> No, he hasn't. After 10.Qxf3 Qh2+ White just plays 11.Kf1 and has a winning position!

So Magnus just played a cheap trick in the game (probably knowing that Gates was a weak player) and reckoned that Gates would play the losing move 9.Nxe5.>

Yep.

Either that or he wanted to give himself more of a challenge if Gates did see through the trap.

Still a bit surprising from Carlsen. I'd have expected him to play principled chess, even against weak opposition.

Apr-15-16  blaow: It's in the world champion's best interest to win a game like this as fast as possible, even if it is by playing hope chess. The world expects him to win in few moves and only the kibitzers on CG will complain about it.
Apr-15-16  Karposian: <blaow: It's in the world champion's best interest to win a game like this as fast as possible, even if it is by playing hope chess. The world expects him to win in few moves and only the kibitzers on CG will complain about it.>

Why should relying on cheap tricks be in the World Champion's best interest? I agree with <Abdel>, I would expect Carlsen to play principled, good chess no matter the opposition. Why shouldn't he? Against weak players like Gates, he would have won very quickly no matter what. Okay, maybe not after just nine moves, but he would surely have won in less than twenty moves anyway.

Jul-05-16  beenthere240: I bet Carlsen would have laughed if Gates had played 9 Re1. Carlsen could have resigned on the spot and nobody watching would have understood why.
Jul-06-16
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  alexmagnus: <The world expects him to win in few moves> Why? A quick win is not more crushing than a longer win, even if some think so.
Aug-03-16  alfiepa: Remember me two things :
the Monticelli Trap
Monticelli Prokes 1926
and the siberian trap of Morra Gambit
Aug-03-16  Shams: <alfiepa> <Remember me two things>

"Reminds me of" two things. Have a good day. :)

Aug-09-16  The Chess Express: I think Bill should stick to Bridge.
Feb-14-17  numcrun: Magnus's inbuilt chess engine sure set the contempt factor to maximum for this encounter!
Feb-14-17
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  Tiggler: Magnus missed a shot here: he ought to have wagered half his net worth against half of Bill's.
Apr-13-18
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  offramp: Hey, Bill! This game won't play on my Zune.
Aug-12-18
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  Check It Out: <Q: How did Bill Gates do against Magnus Carlsen in a chess match (obviously he lost, but how bad)?>

<Daniel Freeman:
Bill Gates showed some naivety in this game. His first fishy move was 3.Bd3 — no good player would block their own pawn like that. That’s enough to tell me that I (or any competent player) could beat Bill Gates in a similar contest.

When Carlsen played 7…Ne5 he was offering Gates a “gift.” You can tell from the video that Gates realized that something was going on. He probably was thinking “The world champion offering me a ‘free’ bishop? What’s up with that?” Instead of cowering in fear he accepted the gift—as he should have!

But then Gates went horribly wrong. Instead of playing the correct 9.Re1 (preventing checkmate on h2) he captured 9.Nxe5?? and it was game over instantly.

Here’s the funny thing: Magnus was playing for tricks, and had Bill found 9.Re1 he would have been objectively in a much better position. You could say this: Gates was in a winning position against the world champion after only 8 moves, but then went horribly wrong and overlooked a checkmate on move 9.>

https://www.quora.com/profile/Danie...

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