|[December 19, 2012]
Magnus Carlsen, the Highest Ranked Chess Grand Master in History of Chess, to Play at Parallels Summit 2013
RENTON, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
Parallels, the hosting and cloud services enablement leader, has
announced a unique opportunity for Parallels
Summit 2013 attendees to meet and challenge one of the smartest
minds of our day, Magnus Carlsen. Parallels Summit is the leading global
annual gathering of the cloud industry, scheduled from February 4-6,
2013, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At age 22, chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen is the No. 1 player in the
world and has recently become the highest ranked chess player ever.
Magnus has agreed to test wits with the best and brightest of the cloud
services industry. At the reception he will be playing simultaneous
chess matches against Parallels Summit attendees. They will get a chance
to see first-hand how Magnus tackles such challenges.
"I am excited to join Parallels' ecosystem of partners and customers at
Parallels Summit 2013," said Magnus Carlsen. "Cloud is where some of the
brightest and most innovative minds of the IT industry are focused
today, and I could be srprised at what they do."
"I'm excited to have Magnus play at our Parallels Summit 2013," said
Birger Steen, CEO of Parallels. "Magnus embodies one of Parallels'
deepest beliefs: put the smartest people on the most difficult problems,
and you will get results that exceed all expectations."
Parallels is a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement
and desktop virtualization. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing
company with more than 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.
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About Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen was born in Tønsberg, Norway. He learned to play chess from
his father at the age of five. The game very soon became his big
passion. Magnus became an International Grandmaster at the age of 13,
the youngest at the time. In October 2009, during the Nanjing Pearl
Spring tournament, he became the fifth chess player in history to
achieve an Elo-rating over 2800 - and by far the youngest to do so. On
January 1, 2010 the new FIDE list was published, and at the age of 19
Magnus became the youngest-ever chess player to be ranked World Number
One. On the next official World Chess Ranking on January 1, 2013, Magnus
Carlsen's rating will be 2861, the highest ever in the history of chess.
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