Originally posted by RahimK2010 Chess Oddities by Alex Dunn or something along that order?
Gm's hustling people for money. Chess isn't a rich sport. Lots of top players are very poor. They have great stories in this chess book. I can't remember the name but I was waiting for someone at our club and started reading it. It's mostly chess stories and less chess. You feel sorry for some of these people barely getting by. Sometimes, it's just not worth it. Better to get a real job then make a living of chess.
Originally posted by tomtom232I know the book was a 2005 one. It was pretty fat 500 pages or so, hard cover, White, looked expensive 50+ dollars.
2010 Chess Oddities by Alex Dunn or something along that order?
Originally posted by RahimKthe 2010 stands for the amount of stories, diagrams, and problems.
I know the book was a 2005 one. It was pretty fat 500 pages or so, hard cover, White, looked expensive 50+ dollars.
The stories in there were great though. I read one about an american IM going to a tournment over seas and they messed up the payment and basically lied to him about paying him to show up. It was the final round and he couldn't make the GM no ...[text shortened]... S this goes on in real chess!!
Guess how much the American Im got offered to throw the game?
Originally posted by kmac27Publicity. How many people would pay to watch chess? With Man vs Machine games a lot of new interest has been sparked and lots of people are seeing chess in a new light.
yea chess isn't a high payd sport unless your the best. i guess it did a long time ago when things didn't cost as much. if you ever want to get good at a game and make a living playing it your best bet is probably poker. its easy to learn but takes a while to get good. ne one can win thats whats fun about that. as for chess players i dont understand how a tougher sport pays less than an easy one.
Originally posted by alexstclaireOnly a fool plays chess in a park for money. The upside? $5. The downside? Your wallet.
Chicago has some, i have a friend who hustles, its quite funny because his fide is 2239 and he acts all timid and uncertain when he plays and doesnt play that sharp out of the opening so the opponent gets a small advantage and then he thinks that he lost because my friend just got lucky.....