It Took The World's Greatest Chess Player About 80 Seconds To Beat Bill Gates
Here's what you need to know about Magnus Carlsen - he's a 23-year-old Grandmaster of chess from Norway, currently ranked no. 1 in the world. The chess world make use of the Elo rating system to express chess ability in numbers, and Carlsen's rating is 2872, the highest in history.Bill Gates, world's richest man turned crusading philanthropist, appeared opposite Carlsen on a Norwegian-Swedish talk show called Skavlan, where he very likely talked about the incredibly relevant world aid programs he's spearheading. But Gates is also a chess buff who took his chance to face off against Carlsen on television.
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