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Magnus Carlsen to play at Parallels Summit 2013

Parallels Summit 2013 attendees will have the opportunity to test their chess skills against Grand Master Magnus Carlsen.

RENTON, WA – December 19, 2012. 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 Carlsen Tal Memorial

Magnus Carlsen

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 surprised 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.”

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