Originally posted by YUG0slavI wonder if the 2600's players can make enough money only by playing chess and live from it
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.
Originally posted by YUG0slavLet'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.
with the prizes now It IS possible, though not recommended...
Fischer did it over 30 years ago...
Originally posted by HFRorbisI 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.
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
Originally posted by TurfmoorWho peed in your cheerios?
There is no way a woman could beat a man because they played better is there?
you sexist moron