Botvinnik died and went to heaven. St. Peter is there as always letting people in or directing them to the gates of hell. Botvinnik sees Korchnoi go into heaven and thinks to himself, “Good, grandmaster chess players get to enter the heaven… ” and he can’t wait to announce to St. Peter that he is one of the greatest chess players who should get the best mansions. When he got in front of Peter he announced boastfully.
“I was one the of the greatest chess players in the world. I once beat a master in 12 moves!”
St. Peter shakes his head. “I’m sorry we’re not taking in anymore chess players since yesterday.”
“Why? I just saw Korchnoi go in…” asked Botvinnik in astonishment.
“Oh, forget that one… he only thinks he’s a chess player!”