Originally posted by laphroaig
don't think it's viable, but if you find such a site, good luck.
to be honest, i don't think there are "clients" for such a site.
let's say i want to play chess for money with seadevil on this site. is this attractive to me? only if i want to spend an unlimited amount of money for nothing (i cannot even understand how he beats me). on the other hand, ...[text shortened]... same. in a very lucky day, i might win a short match against world champions. but chess???
On playchess you can play for ducats, the down site is you can convert cash into ducats but not ducats into cash. However you can spend your ducats in the chessbase shop which has just about all the chess software you'd ever need.
Iv been told you can play for cash on http://www.gamecolony.com/
However I wouldnt vouch for the anti cheatingness. From what iv heard engines run rampant.