Magnus Carlsen, often described as the “Mozart of chess,” retained his title as world champion, defeating Sergey Karjakin on Wednesday at the World Chess Championship in New York City.
Wednesday was also special for another reason: Carlsen, from Norway, turned 26.
Among Team Carlsen’s supporters: Microsoft, which provided secure communication and collaboration tools using Office 365, Windows 10 and other Microsoft technologies, in addition to providing extra computing power in Azure to help Team Carlsen analyze large amounts of data. Carlsen and his team members also used Surface Pro 4.
Read about Carlsen’s victory in The New York Times, and more on Microsoft News Center about this gifted player with a sense of humor.