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Watch this: Bill Gates quickly falls to world's best chess player

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Bill Gates chess
Bill Gates chess

Bill Gates is a genius, a visionary, and the second-richest man on earth. But none of that helped the Microsoft chairman when he was pitted against the world's best chess player. The below showdown between Gates and grandmaster Magnus Carlsen took place on Skavlan, a popular Norwegian-Swedish television talk show. It took the 23-year-old Carlsen just nine moves to checkmate Gates. Gates was given 2 minutes to make his moves; Carlsen was limited to just 30 seconds. But none of that mattered in the end. Carlsen made short work of Gates, who readily admitted the challenge had "a predetermined outcome" before play even began. Magnus Carlsen is the current World Chess Champion and has been a grandmaster since the age of 13.