My introduction to the game of chess began when I got my first Microsoft computer in the 1990s (when it was one of three games you could play without a floppy disk). You’d think that Gates, with his years of experience crafting computerized, impossible-to-beat versions of chess, would be able to ace any game. This video proves, however, that just because you’re smart, it doesn’t mean you’re good at chess.
With nine moves, 23-year old Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen beat Bill Gates in a televised match on Scandinavian TV. Carlsen has been playing chess since he was young, becoming a “grandmaster” at age 13. Just over a minute to p’wn one of the greatest media moguls in history? Carlsen wins at chess, and at life.