chess can now boast 11 million games played online, worldwide every day; 600 million active chess players and no fewer than one billion smart phones in use with chess apps!Well, he's happy to repeat, full stop.
As Olimpiu observes, Ray's said this already, in Synapsia, the magazine of his fraudulent Brain Trust charity:
and he said it again in the Spectator in September, sans the billion smart phones.
I've not seen the book, but according to Olimpiu this whole section (World Chess Comes to London) is copied out word-for-word from the Synapsia article.
Of course it is, it's what he does: but I hope on this occasion he found time for publication to check his dates.