How much money would you earn if you played chess professionally

catdogorb

If you're the best player in the world you're a millionaire.

If you're 2nd best, then knock a zero or two off of that.

If you're 10th best... good luck...

If you're just a regular GM, you'd be broke. Consider writing books and giving lessons.

brianchesscake

 What is the difference between a pizza and a GM?

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BetweenTheWheels

How long is a piece of string?

EOGuel

Wow... people who think GMs are broke...

brettregan1

NONE-  IF i played chess professionally I would owe money - I friend of mine said he had a friend who about 25 years ago lived breathed chess - dreamed of playing chess professionallay - after he played and won money and QUIT - he said chess people are the most boring narrow minded people that ever walked the earth ( and he was a NERD ) - he later became a super computer programmer for a large firm 

catdogorb
brettregan1 wrote:

NONE-  IF i played chess professionally I would owe money - I friend of mine said he had a friend who about 25 years ago lived breathed chess - dreamed of playing chess professionallay - after he played and won money and QUIT - he said chess people are the most boring narrow minded people that ever walked the earth ( and he was a NERD ) - he later became a super computer programmer for a large firm 

Sounds like a fake story. Most players you meet have jobs, and so you meet all sorts of different people. I've played with professors and homeless people, and people traveling from across the world.

Maybe he got bored making his life all about chess, or maybe he quit because he wasn't good enough to be a pro (almost no one is, so it makes sense).

catdogorb
EOGuel wrote:

Wow... people who think GMs are broke...

I've known GMs who live in nice houses... but they don't make their money playing chess.

Some only have money because their wife is a professional career person tongue.png

BonTheCat

EOGuel, perhaps you should read Danny Gormally's autobiography ...

 

EOGuel
BonTheCat wrote:

EOGuel, perhaps you should read Danny Gormally's autobiography ...

 

And perhaps you should look up Magnus Carlsen's net worth...

brianchesscake

Magnus is not a typical GM. He is the 'best of the best'.

typical GMs are nowhere near as financially successful as him.

rychessmaster1

I won 1k dollars at a tournament and have enough trophies to gain me hundreds of dollars

Misslekid

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bobbylight503
I can only think of one that makes a considerable amount of endorsement money.. not by winning tournaments. I think his name is Magnus Gnarlson
Kmatta

Also Hikaru makes quite a bit of money by sponsoring Red Bull. I think the top 10 in the world, all amke at least 100k a year. Magnus makes at least a million though- mainly from world champ matches (every 2 years i think) and sponsorships.