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  1. 26 Oct '06 19:08
    I've just decided I don't want to be a 2600 player..

    Cruising photos of the world's elite,especially the mugshots from Corus 2006,what a bunch of sourpusses..wazzup? Wouldn't you think
    that if you were rated 2700+ you'd be grinning from ear to ear..Kamsky and Carlsen in particular look like they need a night on the town

    To cap it all I just saw Sofia Polgar beating Korchnoi in blitz,what a crank-I expected better from someone of his stature.
  2. 26 Oct '06 19:10
    maybe she wore a low-cut shirt?
  3. 26 Oct '06 19:42
    Well Korchnoi is gettin pretty old. He may not have the blitz abilities he used to. He is still one of the world's elite; he just takes more time to think.
  4. Standard member anthias
    ambitious player
    26 Oct '06 21:59
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=TxeiGipoFSE
  5. 26 Oct '06 23:07
    Originally posted by anthias
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=TxeiGipoFSE
    Wow, what a sore loser
  6. 26 Oct '06 23:08
    to be a 2600 player you would have to devote your whole life...to a board game... not the mention making it your career.

    Sorry but, I plan to get a real job.
  7. 26 Oct '06 23:28
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    to be a 2600 player you would have to devote your whole life...to a board game... not the mention making it your career.

    Sorry but, I plan to get a real job.
    I wonder if the 2600's players can make enough money only by playing chess and live from it
    Except Kasparov, I doubt that they can earn their living as chess players
  8. 26 Oct '06 23:44
    with the prizes now It IS possible, though not recommended...

    Fischer did it over 30 years ago...
  9. 27 Oct '06 00:18
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    with the prizes now It IS possible, though not recommended...

    Fischer did it over 30 years ago...
    Let's see, Topalov and Kramnik both made $500,000 for the recent match, the prizes at the supertournaments (Corus, Dortmund, Linares, MTel etc.) are nothing to sneeze at, and I believe the FIDE "World Cup" knockout event pays pretty well too. If you're in the top 20 or so, I'd imagine you're not struggling to get by.

    On the other hand, it sucks for the avergae GM, I'd imagine.
  10. 27 Oct '06 00:35
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    to be a 2600 player you would have to devote your whole life...to a board game... not the mention making it your career.

    Sorry but, I plan to get a real job.
    i bet magnus carlsen feels the same way you do
  11. Standard member Grandmouster
    ChessObsessed
    27 Oct '06 04:30
    Originally posted by ChessJester
    Wow, what a sore loser
    more like a sour-puss.
  12. 27 Oct '06 07:16
    Originally posted by HFRorbis
    I wonder if the 2600's players can make enough money only by playing chess and live from it
    Except Kasparov, I doubt that they can earn their living as chess players
    I think you get to earn a living long before you reach 2600. We're talking bout GM level here. There are only a couple of hundreds of them out of 3.5 billion people in the whole world. They become coaches and managers to aspirant young players; they write chess books and articles; they do commercials; and of course whenever they win tournaments they get money and fame. In fact, chess is a full-time work as far as these GMs are concerned.
  13. 27 Oct '06 09:28
    Originally posted by ChessJester
    maybe she wore a low-cut shirt?
    Obviously!
    There is no way a woman could beat a man because they played better is there?

    you sexist moron
  14. 27 Oct '06 11:05
    Well if you write a best-selling chess book it is possible to make a living off of chess. Silman probably makes a lot off of his books.
  15. 27 Oct '06 19:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Turfmoor
    Obviously!
    There is no way a woman could beat a man because they played better is there?

    you sexist moron
    Who peed in your cheerios?

    Did I say that? NO! It was a joke where I was merely alluding to a psychological element of chess in which common stereotypes become battlefield propoganda, some of which only effect the males as a result of their thinking. Would this not be implying that women are superior?

    Don't be so quick to judge.

    I am also genuinley insulted by your misconception, tsk tsk.