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(Edmonton Sun)   Bill Gates got checkmated by world Chess champion Magnus Carlsen in just nine, count 'em, nine moves. Adding insult to injury, Gates kept calling the knight "the horsey guy"   (edmontonsun.com) divider line 20
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2014-01-24 04:25:24 PM
13 votes:
Afterwards, Gates purchased Norway and told Carlsen to GTFO.
2014-01-24 05:01:17 PM
5 votes:
www.planetsmeg.com

Prawn takes horsie.
2014-01-24 05:26:40 PM
4 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

To be fair, Bill was confused that none of the pieces took out an ax and violently chopped up the other pieces.
2014-01-24 06:05:57 PM
3 votes:
Yeah...  Poor Bill lost, but just try him at minesweeper.
2014-01-24 05:31:09 PM
3 votes:
"Wow, that was fast," he said to Carlsen, whose rockstar appeal has won him the moniker, the "Justin Bieber of chess".
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2014-01-24 06:10:52 PM
2 votes:

HairyNevus: A casual gets his ass handed to him by a pro. Nothing to see here.



In other breaking news, Richard Branson just lost a 1 on 1 game with LeBron James.
2014-01-24 05:43:01 PM
2 votes:

relaxitsjustme: 9 moves?  Does Gates even know how to play Chess?  A 1300 player should be able to hold out longer than that as long as they don't walk into a trap.



He tried the Russian Gambit, which tends to get bogged down in winter.
2014-01-24 05:34:38 PM
2 votes:

MythDragon: [upload.wikimedia.org image 320x200]

To be fair, Bill was confused that none of the pieces took out an ax and violently chopped up the other pieces.


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He just didn't get the chance to use the shapeshifter against the phoenix.  That would have made the game last until both sides were sick of playing.
2014-01-24 05:30:15 PM
2 votes:

ArcadianRefugee: uber humper: I thought Magnus Carlson was the World's Strongest Man.

That's Carl Magnussen.


I thought it was Marl Cagnus
2014-01-24 10:06:06 PM
1 votes:

rlandrum: Yeah...  Poor Bill lost, but just try him at minesweeper.


I'm a whiz at minesweeper I can play for days
Once you see my sweet moves you're gonna stay amazed
my fingers movin' so fast I'll set the place ablaze

/I'll go away now
2014-01-24 06:38:46 PM
1 votes:
Gates let him win.
2014-01-24 05:58:39 PM
1 votes:
You could tell he was stringing him along.  That was a WEAKSAUCE opening.  Those are NOT the moves he'd have used against someone on his own level at all.
2014-01-24 05:50:44 PM
1 votes:
That's not a horsey-guy, that the L-Dog.
2014-01-24 05:38:50 PM
1 votes:
Bill Gates castled even though Magnus was positioning expecting the castle watch the board noobs
2014-01-24 05:34:49 PM
1 votes:
Yes because Gates couldn't steal a victory, which is the only way he knows how to make a living
2014-01-24 05:29:41 PM
1 votes:
Knocks over Bill Gates' chess piece to establish dominance. ಠ_ಠ
2014-01-24 05:28:40 PM
1 votes:
9 moves?  Does Gates even know how to play Chess?  A 1300 player should be able to hold out longer than that as long as they don't walk into a trap.
2014-01-24 05:26:13 PM
1 votes:
I thought Magnus Carlson was the World's Strongest Man.
2014-01-24 04:31:15 PM
1 votes:
And yet in that 71 second round, Bill Gates made approximately $17,750*

*No one seems to know an exact number, but most said between $200-300/second so I averaged at $250
2014-01-24 04:19:17 PM
1 votes:
I doubt most non-master-class folks would last any longer.
 
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