Bill Gates found himself in an interesting match on Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's Skavlan talk show -- opposite the 23-year-old world chess champion Magnus Carlsen.
It only took the young grandmaster one minute and 19 seconds to put one of the world’s richest men into checkmate. It’s no surprise, given that Carlsen is known to play -- and beat -- multiple opponents simultaneously, even while not seeing the chess boards.
Carlsen became world chess champion in November 2013, but was first crowned No. 1 in 2010, when he was just 19 years old. Meanwhile, Gates can’t catch a break. All during the 30th birthday of Apple’s Macintosh computer, Bill Gates’s top Google News search was about how he was handily beaten by a player 35 years his junior in nine moves. Then again, he’s still Bill Gates.