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  1. 07 Jul '07 01:09
    You think today's chessplayers get no respect in today's society? In the 1886 World Championship between Steinitz and Zukertort, the total prize money was about 4 thousand dollars. In the first game in New York 40 people showed up at 50 cents apiece and Steinitz's daughter sold pictures of her father outside the entrance for pennies each.
  2. 07 Jul '07 02:20
    Originally posted by buddy2
    You think today's chessplayers get no respect in today's society? In the 1886 World Championship between Steinitz and Zukertort, the total prize money was about 4 thousand dollars. In the first game in New York 40 people showed up at 50 cents apiece and Steinitz's daughter sold pictures of her father outside the entrance for pennies each.
    That's around $90,000 2007 dollars. Not too bad.
  3. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    07 Jul '07 07:11
    play a game like this and respect just plain happens!!

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1238130
  4. 07 Jul '07 11:11
    respect is money now?
  5. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    07 Jul '07 12:21
    Originally posted by Golub
    respect is money now?
    Sure is... ask Deon Branch who told the Patriots he wasn't getting the respect (money) he deserved. Same goes for Johnny Damon. Johnny should actually give the Yankees back the respect they game him, considering he's falling apart.

    P-
  6. 07 Jul '07 12:29
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Sure is... ask Deon Branch who told the Patriots he wasn't getting the respect (money) he deserved. Same goes for Johnny Damon. Johnny should actually give the Yankees back the respect they game him, considering he's falling apart.

    P-
    Johnny traded his hair and beard for that respect.
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    07 Jul '07 14:25
    Originally posted by buddy2
    You think today's chessplayers get no respect in today's society? In the 1886 World Championship between Steinitz and Zukertort, the total prize money was about 4 thousand dollars. In the first game in New York 40 people showed up at 50 cents apiece and Steinitz's daughter sold pictures of her father outside the entrance for pennies each.
    Need to adjust that $4K for inflation, though....
  8. 07 Jul '07 14:56 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by buddy2
    You think today's chessplayers get no respect in today's society? In the 1886 World Championship between Steinitz and Zukertort, the total prize money was about 4 thousand dollars. In the first game in New York 40 people showed up at 50 cents apiece and Steinitz's daughter sold pictures of her father outside the entrance for pennies each.
    how much has it changed now? How much prize money do you think an average tournament win would bring about today? How much money does it cost to watch a game now? Not still 50 cents a piece?

    -- Paul

    p.s.
    I'm honestly curious. I have never known this in all my chess playing years. I think now would be good time to finally find out, though. (fingers crossed)
  9. 08 Jul '07 03:48
    unless your in the 99th percentile in the chessrold you don't make $hit
  10. 08 Jul '07 03:49
    chessworld*