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Bill Gates vs Magnus Carlson


  • 6 months ago · Quote · #81

    Wilbert_78

    Not sure, trying to find it now, but I believe Letterman, had some 'help' :P

    Edit: nevermind, I was mistaken. Can't find any proof of that.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #82

    Ubik42

    But did you all see the rest of the show where they Carlsen had 2 minutes to Gate's 30 seconds to design a new PC OS?

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #83

    Wilbert_78

    Lol :P

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #84

    Ubik42

    Wilbert_78 wrote:

    Not sure, trying to find it now, but I believe Letterman, had some 'help' :P

    Edit: nevermind, I was mistaken. Can't find any proof of that.

     Kasparov later claimed he saw evidence of human intelligence in Letterman's moves, so obviously something was going on. Rumor has it Joel Benjamin was feeding moves.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #85

    waffllemaster

    Ubik42 wrote:

    But did you all see the rest of the show where they Carlsen had 2 minutes to Gate's 30 seconds to design a new PC OS?

    Yes, exactly.  Mash you hand on a keyboard or piano and the ugliness that comes out is obvious.

    Compare to 1.h4 2.Rh3 3.Rd3 which is very esoteric.

    Ubik42 wrote:

     Kasparov later claimed he saw evidence of human intelligence in Letterman's moves, so obviously something was going on. Rumor has it Joel Benjamin was feeding moves.

    lol

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #86

    toolone

    Very impressed by Bill Gates. He's a very intelligent man and I am 100% sure he was aware that he would loose this game. He also did know about all the bad/silly comment he would get after the game - still he plays. Really likes his attitude.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #87

    wasted_youth

    I thought it was great, I haven't ever seen either of them looking that relaxed (for Bill - after the game!), likeable and simply human before!

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #88

    Morten86

    From the interview:

    Host: You are obviously a very smart person, but when are you not?

    Bill Gates: When I play chess with him (Magnus Carlsen)

    Host: You wanna try?

    Bill Gates: well It's a predetermined outcome. 

    Host: We know it might be, but you should know that he played with Zuckerberg last week, and it didn't go well for him either, so you shouldn't be too nervous. 

    Bill Gates: When a player who's over 2000 plays players about 1600, it goes pretty quickly.

    I don't get this one...he means that his rating is about 1600? I hardly doubt that from watching that game hehe. Or is Zuckerbergs rating about 1600? Carlsen said earlier in the interview that Zuckerberg wasn't very good at chess, but that he learned quickly, so I doubt his rating is 1600.  

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #89

    IDASP

    mosai wrote:
    GeorgeBlackChess123 wrote:

    7. Ne3 is actually considered a bad move, lol!!

    Your stupidity is adorable.

    hahah, that is so optimistic and stupid. 

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #90

    waffllemaster

    Morten86 wrote:

    From the interview:

    Host: You are obviously a very smart person, but when are you not?

    Bill Gates: When I play chess with him (Magnus Carlsen)

    Host: You wanna try?

    Bill Gates: well It's a predetermined outcome. 

    Host: We know it might be, but you should know that he played with Zuckerberg last week, and it didn't go well for him either, so you shouldn't be too nervous. 

    Bill Gates: When a player who's over 2000 plays players about 1600, it goes pretty quickly.

    I don't get this one...he means that his rating is about 1600? I hardly doubt that from watching that game hehe. Or is Zuckerbergs rating about 1600? Carlsen said earlier in the interview that Zuckerberg wasn't very good at chess, but that he learned quickly, so I doubt his rating is 1600.  

    Yeah, he certainly didn't play like a 1600.

    Maybe many years ago Gates was about 1600, and even then had never played bullet chess in his life.  So he was rusty and nervous to play so fast (?)

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #91

    Oecleus

    Morten86 wrote:

    From the interview:

    Host: You are obviously a very smart person, but when are you not?

    Bill Gates: When I play chess with him (Magnus Carlsen)

    Host: You wanna try?

    Bill Gates: well It's a predetermined outcome. 

    Host: We know it might be, but you should know that he played with Zuckerberg last week, and it didn't go well for him either, so you shouldn't be too nervous. 

    Bill Gates: When a player who's over 2000 plays players about 1600, it goes pretty quickly.

    I don't get this one...he means that his rating is about 1600? I hardly doubt that from watching that game hehe. Or is Zuckerbergs rating about 1600? Carlsen said earlier in the interview that Zuckerberg wasn't very good at chess, but that he learned quickly, so I doubt his rating is 1600.  

    and Magnus isn't 2000 either. Perhaps he was further explaining the terrible odds he had, if a 2000 almost always beats a 1600, imagine what a 2800 player does to someone much less than 1600.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #92

    grandestmaster1

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #93

    jonnynonos

    Of course Bill Gates is "smart." Hell, he scored a nearly perfect score on his SATs, dropped out of Harvard and founded the world's largest tech company.

    He probably just doesn't play chess 8 hours a day. 

    It's like handing Magnus Carlsen a guitar and expecting him to play like Eddie Van Halen simply because he's "smart" and plays guitar once in a while.


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