In the history of sport — and publishing — it’s not even close: one sport has had more books (and for that matter, magazines, tracts, pamphlets and handbills) published about it far more than any other: Chess.
I often hear, but have never seen justification for, the claim that there are more books published on chess than any other sport.
My questions are:
- Is this true?
- What are the origins of the claim?