Saturday, October 10, 2015

Palin in comparison

On Wednesday the Financial Times ran a number of pieces on chess, one of them, by Adam Palin, being on the search for business sponsorship.

It starts OK.

Next bit's a little worrying though, with that much-abused YouGov survey getting a mention.

So it's no great surprise when....oh dear.

Chess also attracts an estimated 600m regular players worldwide
No it doesn't.

How many? I wouldn't bet on "hundreds of millions" either. Not everybody agrees with me.

Congratulations to Malcolm for his second appearance in this series.

[Thanks to Jon Manley]
[605 million index]

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