Yes, it's that 600 million figure again!
According to polls, around six hundred million people in the world play chess.The polls, of course, don't say any such thing. I know this because I asked the pollsters.
Also because it's an obviously ridiculous claim. But mainly because I asked the pollsters.
Anyway, on Sunday, after letting Leontxo know...
...I received a kind reply...
...but while it's very good of him to say so, wouldn't it be better to do the research first, before repeating any old manifestly-dubious statistic that looks like it might be good propaganda for chess?