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can GMs make a living out of chess?
what about FMs CMs NMs, and IMs
A lot of the most popular chess writers are below the level of GM (SIlman, Pandolfini, etc.) and I assume they make a nice living given all the books they've sold.
THEY MAKE SOME MONEY===BUT NOT A LIVING
a lot of different answers
that all depends on what a 'living' is to that person, in their situation. i could easily make a living if i were titled, just by giving lessons on the net, because my situation does not demand a lot of cash. a guy with a wife, a mortgage, and a family, though, isn't going to be happy with a few hundred bucks a week.
million dollars = medium sized house
I stopped trying when I realised chess wasn't going to get me laid. Much.
Most of the NM's I know of have a day job. Haven't met people with higher titles.
IM Joe Bradford worked for the Texas Department of Transportation, at his peak he had a FIDE rating of over 2400. The late Ken Smith thought he had enough talent to be a GM if he worked full time at it. He didn't become an IM until after he retired from his job.
Well there is a season for everything. Maybe this is a dead season for chess. A need for someone with passion and has the capabilities and attributes to revive or create interest to a huge world market will one day make chess IM, GM and many masters make a living out of it.
actually SGMs win a lot of money
Yeah maybe!!! But if gambling in betting who's gonna win be applied. I bet Chess would be famous again.
Super GM's, yes they can get decent money. However,given the countless hours of work they need 24/7 to get and maintain their SGM status, I can safely bet they would earn much more money in another job. They are in it because they love chess, not for the money.
Competitive chess is an extremely rough and demanding sport. The money flow in it though is rather insignificant compared to other sports, for a very simple reason: Chess is not "spectacular", it's not something that a good marketeer can wrap up nicely and sell on TV.
Suffice to say that a very average soccer, or basketball player can earn in a couple of years much more than SGM an earn in a lifetime. That's why many very strong players also try their luck in things like poker.
Natalia Pogonina answered this.http://www.chess.com/article/view/making-money-in-chess
Again I reiterate, if betting be permitted in this game. Believe me, chess will be famous again. Boxing, golf and other sports becomes exciting because of this. A scheme to the organizer is only needed to implement such event. Awareness of the event is a must. But ofcoarse losers will pay a heavy prize.
I am not sure, Danskespil in denmark made it possible to bet on the result for the danish championship in chess DM2012.the odds were. prearranged draw would suddenly be very criminal cause you could phone the draw to friend who could bet 1 million dollars and make a quick win.
it was possible to gamle on the last round
Allan Stig Rasmussen
Helgi Dam Ziska
Christian Kyndel Pedersen
Sune Berg Hansen
and bet on the winner for the entire tournament.
GM Sune Berg Hansen
GM Jacob Aagaard
GM Allan Stig Rasmussen
IM Jens Kristiansen
GM Lars Schandorff
IM Christian Kyndel Pedersen
IM Helgi Dam Ziska
IM Mikkel Antonsen
IM Kim Pilgaard
IM Jacob Carstensen
What does it take to become a titled player?? I saw a GM at 2200 and he played against a player with no title with a rating of 2220?!?
It is impossible for a GM to be at 2200. The rating floors keep a GM at least at a 2300. The rating floors are 199 points below the closest 100 mark.
Well, there must be some flaws on the scheme that's been created. Why not make it a series of winning numbers where one player has a certain number. The one with the right choice of series wins. Make it like a lotto. From one dollar bet you get something but the series of winning number should be inorder for you to win. Perhaps there must be way to make it exciting and draw a lot of awareness to a lot of public. Players must also be isolated during competition to disallow fixers. Perhaps what is more exciting especially in your area where you know what works most. Innovative but simple schemes can draw a lot of crowd.