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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?
2/10/2016 - Gregoriev, 1925
by grwhshark a few minutes ago
Pawns should not be allowed to promote to queens
by ThrillerFan a few minutes ago
How Long Will Anand Stand?
by ilulzmetuna 3 minutes ago
Is it possible to become a Master in under 6 months?
by HueyWilliams 3 minutes ago
Can't see any of my videos??
by Senior-Lazarus_Long 7 minutes ago
Opening choices for tactical attacker
by logozar 8 minutes ago
Nice bikini :)
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by watcha 10 minutes ago
Will computers ever solve chess?
by Elroch 11 minutes ago
Can you help me analyzing these games? I'm rated abot 1350
by jengaias 12 minutes ago
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