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The Wizard of Chess offers to magically increase your chess skills! He charges $2 per Elo point (max total 2400). How much would you spend??


Created on July 27, 2011 | 7344 Votes | 118 Comments

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  • 13 months ago

    CP6033

    A waste of money

  • 14 months ago

    Oonland

    Not worth money.

  • 22 months ago

    Ineedphenylalanine

    That is way too expensive!

  • 2 years ago

    KnightCruiser

    If I was rated high enough I could make my 'investment' back...  hi

  • 2 years ago

    WBFISHER

    I'm just too poor.

  • 2 years ago

    carl2lb

    500000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$Cool

    To be the best of all

  • 2 years ago

    ethan31

    I would feel better if I improved my chess skills by hard work.

  • 2 years ago

    pwnpwnyou

    Increasing skills and increasing rating is a big difference

  • 3 years ago

    RayLewis52

    people that said over 0 need to get a life

  • 3 years ago

    kavinkvels

    Money mouth

  • 3 years ago

    gimmewuchagot

    ha, 1100 rating points cuz that would put me at 2900 :P

  • 3 years ago

    Cobra677

    everybody wants!

  • 3 years ago

    Cobra677

  • 3 years ago

    Chessdude18

    If everyone got this, wouldn't chess be pointless then???

  • 3 years ago

    _valentin_

    "If education seems expensive, try ignorance", the famous John Dewey once said.

  • 3 years ago

    Herculles

    nooooooooooo i hate paying for knowlegde.

  • 3 years ago

    WC_practice13

    With the skills of a 2400 ELO (2500 USCF), unless you live in a chess mecca, you could easily make the money back over time by crushing any and all local and state tournaments. Even in the rare event that you don't win the tournament, you'll likely still finish in the money anyway.

    You could make up all the money and then some in one shot by playing in a U.S. Open event, and taking down a sectional tournament. For example, if your old rating was 1500 USCF, you could enter the U1600 tournament, and just utterly crush everyone blindfolded, and take down the first-place prize money, which should more than pay for the money you spent on the wizard.

  • 3 years ago

    Nixda

    A guy promising ME an Elo of 2400? And he's using what to achieve that? Magic? And he "only" wants my hard-earned cash for it?

    I'll grab him by the neck and haul him to the next police station, what an obvious scam, lol.

  • 3 years ago

    arichess

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  • 3 years ago

    arichess

    Interesting that most people are either not willing to pay at all or they are willing to pay more than $1000. I guess it doesn't pay just to become an above average player but if you can get to be really good, you can make the money back from winning tournaments, tutoring and writing more chess books.

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