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99% of the world doesn't care about chess and view it as a board game. why do some people get so serious about it and want to become GMs and make a living out of it?
100% of the world view chess as a board game.
Naive people think that they can make a living out of it. The tenth best GM in the world makes $150,000 a year and he has a 2700+ rating and there are about 1300 GMs worldwide.
There isn't money in chess unless you are a prodigy. Most people play chess because they love the game. I think people assume that they can make a living out of chess, but they are missing the point of the game; creating something beautiful and challenging yourself to continually be better.
Why do people get serious about anything and want to make a living out of it?
Because they enjoy it.
Because they do not want to become patzer and then play like this:
Otherwise you either become SERIOUS or you become Vampire Weekend.
If me and 1% of the people in the world like something, why would I care of 99% of the people don't like it?
Is there any chance that a 1300 rated player can beat a 2700 rated player?
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New chess variant. Looking for players to play with.
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"Black Defensive System for the Rest of your Chess Career"?
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Is there a way to stop people from running the clock?
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white to move. Can anyone hep me with best moves for black and white
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