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  1. Donation buckky
    Filthy sinner
    28 Dec '05 23:16
    If you played chess for money ? I feel I would be more awake than I am now. More concerned about the outcome. Somehow I think the fun of the game would be sucked out of it for me if money entered the picture.
  2. 29 Dec '05 01:22 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by buckky
    If you played chess for money ? I feel I would be more awake than I am now. More concerned about the outcome. Somehow I think the fun of the game would be sucked out of it for me if money entered the picture.
    I dunno, i enjoy poker much more when playing for money. I never play for much mind, just a few quid in and winner takes the pot but i just adds some edge to it.

    EDIT: although i suppose that is a game of chance opposed to a game of pure skill.
  3. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    29 Dec '05 01:38
    Over the internet, it wouldn't be fair. People would use chess programs. Besides, the money element would take a lot of the fun out of the game. As of now, money in chess is used as incentive for the super-GM's to play in tournaments, although "small" prizes are awarded at smaller chess tournaments.
  4. 29 Dec '05 02:11
    i think money would be a nice idea. the problem of engines pop up, but games could be checked for those types of things for the winning players before the cash prizes are given out to them.

    most adult OTB tournaments have cash prizes anyways, as stated above.