Ondernemer Donald J. Trump zei in 1994 tegen Pal Benkö
“Don’t you think I could also be a GM if I put in one or two year on chess?”
GM Benkö, voormalig kandidaat om de wereldtitel, schrijft:
I couldn’t believe it. I said: “You need to be born again for that. I have never known anyone who started with chess after the age of 20 and became a grandmaster.” Presumably he had no idea of the serious fight for titles in chess. One thing is sure: had he started with chess he could have never been a billionaire.