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    24 Jan '14 21:041 edit
    Just watching a programme with the Norwegian host Skavlan, where Bill Gates and Magnus Carlsen are guests. They have just finished a game of chess - Magnus had 30 secs to move and Bill had 'all the time he needed'. It was a very quick game and Bill said, smiling, he usually lasts a little longer. Magnus said he normally doesn't use cheap tricks but this time he did.
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    24 Jan '14 21:09
    Originally posted by lolof
    Just watching a programme with the Norwegian host Skavlan, where Bill Gates and Magnus Carlsen are guests. They have just finished a game of chess - Magnus had 30 secs to move and Bill had 'all the time he needed'. It was a very quick game and Bill said, smiling, he usually lasts a little longer. Magnus said he normally doesn't use cheap tricks but this time he did.
    Did he mean Cheap Tricks music in the background?
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    24 Jan '14 21:15
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Did he mean Cheap Tricks music in the background?
    🙂 No, he explained by moving some pieces but it was too fast for me to see what he meant. I'm always impressed by chess players because it's so difficult.
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    24 Jan '14 21:31
    Originally posted by lolof
    🙂 No, he explained by moving some pieces but it was too fast for me to see what he meant. I'm always impressed by chess players because it's so difficult.
    You mean Grand Masters because I am anything but impressive as a chess player.
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    24 Jan '14 21:36
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    You mean Grand Masters because I am anything but impressive as a chess player.
    I suppose I mean people who know the game and think fast, which I don't.
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    24 Jan '14 21:48
    Originally posted by lolof
    I suppose I mean people who know the game and think fast, which I don't.
    Carlsen is out of this world fast though...

    The word genius gets used to much but the dude is genius.
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    24 Jan '14 22:58
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    Bills Bd3.... erm'''' yuck 🙂
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    24 Jan '14 22:59
    Originally posted by lolof
    Just watching a programme with the Norwegian host Skavlan, where Bill Gates and Magnus Carlsen are guests. They have just finished a game of chess - Magnus had 30 secs to move and Bill had 'all the time he needed'. It was a very quick game and Bill said, smiling, he usually lasts a little longer. Magnus said he normally doesn't use cheap tricks but this time he did.
    It was a time odds game Magnus had 30 seconds, Gates had 2 mins.
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    24 Jan '14 23:01
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    It was a time odds game Magnus had 30 seconds, Gates had 2 mins.
    That makes more sense for TV. I'd need 2 minutes per move just to last 15 moves against him.
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    24 Jan '14 23:05
    Originally posted by Trev33
    That makes more sense for TV. I'd need 2 minutes per move just to last 15 moves against him.
    Let me clarify, Magnus had 30 seconds at the beginning, for the entire game. Bill had 2 mins at the beginning, for the entire game.
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    24 Jan '14 23:23
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Let me clarify, Magnus had 30 seconds at the beginning, for the entire game. Bill had 2 mins at the beginning, for the entire game.
    As you said before...
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    24 Jan '14 23:53
    Originally posted by Trev33
    As you said before...
    Sorry, I thought you misunderstood, my bad. 🙂
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    24 Jan '14 23:56
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Sorry, I thought you misunderstood, my bad. 🙂
    Even as idiot like me can't misunderstand one guy has 30 seconds while the other guy has 2 minutes...

    Game could only last 7 minutes, right? that's good time for TV.

    😛
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    25 Jan '14 06:451 edit
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84NwnSltHFo
    Bills Bd3.... erm'''' yuck 🙂
    Amazing you could find it, thank you!

    And I found it this morning, a little longer perhaps

    http://www.svt.se/skavlan/schack-matt-for-bill-gates
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    25 Jan '14 07:182 edits
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152553144723098&set=a.431273973097.222827.750238097&type=1&theater

    Here's Jenn Shahade's view. Gates' Nxe5? was horrible, he could have had a winning game with Re1!
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