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Publications {{#invoke:main|main}} Chess has a very extensive literature. In 1913, the chess historian H.J.R. Murray estimated the total number of books, magazines, and chess columns in newspapers to be about 5,000.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref name="Hooper&Whyld">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> B.H. Wood estimated the number, as of 1949, to be about 20,000.<ref name="Hooper&Whyld"/> David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld write that, "Since then there has been a steady increase year by year of the number of new chess publications. No one knows how many have been printed."<ref name="Hooper&Whyld"/> There are two significant public chess libraries: the John G. White Chess and Checkers Collection at Cleveland Public Library, with over 32,000 chess books and over 6,000 bound volumes of chess periodicals;<ref name="PolgarRecords">Susan Polgar, Special Chess Records (11 February 2008). Retrieved on 11 January 2009.</ref> and the Chess & Draughts collection at the National Library of the Netherlands, with about 30,000 books.<ref>Chess & Draughts collection</ref> Grandmaster Lothar Schmid owned the world's largest private collection of chess books and memorabilia.<ref>"A collector of chess books and paraphernalia, he has the largest private chess library in the world." David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld, The Oxford Companion to Chess (2nd ed. 1992), p. 358. ISBN 0-19-866164-9. "Schmid owns the largest private collection of chess books and other chess material." Harry Golombek, Golombek's Chess Encyclopedia, Crown Publishers, 1977, p. 290. ISBN 0-517-53146-1. In 1992, Hooper and Whyld stated that Schmid's chess library "is the largest and finest in private hands, with more than 15,000 items". Hooper & Whyld, p. 226 ("libraries" entry). In 2008, Susan Polgar stated that Schmid "has over 20,000 chess books".[1] Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam states that Schmid "boasts to have amassed 50,000 chess books. Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam, "The Finest Chess Collection in the World", New in Chess, 2010, No. 5, p. 18. The title of the article refers to David DeLucia's collection, not Schmid's.</ref> David DeLucia's chess library contains 7,000 to 8,000 chess books, a similar number of autographs (letters, score sheets, manuscripts), and about 1,000 items of "ephemera".<ref>ten Geuzendam, p. 19.</ref> Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam opines that DeLucia's collection "is arguably the finest chess collection in the world".<ref>ten Geuzendam, p. 10</ref>

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