He may be one of the world’s richest men and
the founder of a global computer giant, but 71 seconds is all it took for 22-year-old
Magnus Carlsen to dispatch of Bill Gates in a televised game of chess. The game has started. The game is on. Okay, so uh… Let’s go.
Yes absolutely. The young Norweigan, who has been dubbed the
“Justin Bieber of chess” easily won the game against Gates on Scandinavian chat show Skavlan. Carlsen, whose boyish good looks have earned
his lucrative sponsorships, a modelling contract and widespread media coverage, became chess
world champion in November of last year. That was quick.