13020 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Magnus Carlsen played Bill Gates on the Norwegian TV show Skavlan on Saturday January 25th, 2014.
Time Control: Magnus said: "I will have 30 seconds, you can have as much time as you wish." Gates got two minutes.
The game went like this
After the game, Magnus said: "I violated one of my principles. I never use cheap tricks, but in this case I did"
With only 30 seconds in an OTB game, you kind of have to use cheap tricks to win, because he has to win within 15-20 moves or else he'll run out of time.
Carlsen making some risky moves on the assumption Bill Gates had no idea what he was doing.
7. Be2 and black is wondering where his attack went.
7. hxg4 is fine. Instead of 9. Nxe5 he should've just moved Re1, which removes the mate threat on h2. (After Nxf3+ Qxf3 Qh2+, Kf1 is available and the king is safe)
You would play h3 in that position with 2 minutes on your clock against Carlsen?
Too complicated for me.
Of course if Gates was a little better, a shot like 6 Nb5 would have been an uncomfortable loss of initiative for black.
The programme can be seen here (for a short time).
The game starts at around 54:45
Is it polite to resign when hope is lost?
by LetTheW00kieeWin a few minutes ago
Dual Commentary Match
by BakerStreetBishop 2 minutes ago
11/24/2015 - In The Middle
by Alvin_Cruz 10 minutes ago
Which Anti-Sicilian to choose?
by ylblai2 11 minutes ago
Starting Out v. Move by Move
by Chicken_Monster 12 minutes ago
How did I let someone rated 600 points lower outplay me?
by Sqod 15 minutes ago
An amazing chess romance
by Sacrifice101 17 minutes ago
does one need high iq to succeed in chess?
by btickler 18 minutes ago
by latvianlover 20 minutes ago
Find your REAL ELO rating: ELOMETER.NET then post here the results
by logozar 22 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!