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icantwrite 9 ( +1 | -1 )
GM money Stemming from my other thread is the question, how much money can a GM expect to
make?
muppyman 32 ( +1 | -1 )
The sky is the limit It all depends on results. It is reported that in his second match with Boris Spassky, Bobby Fischer got over $3,500,000. So I imagine a fighting GM would make enough money so that financial matters would never again be a problem, but they earn every cent of what they make.
tyekanyk 15 ( +1 | -1 )
actually not that much, because Fischer was the only GM that did not have a regular job and we aren't Fischer, so my advice is if you want to be GM don't quit your day-job.
wadvana 19 ( +1 | -1 )
Gm's These days, unless you get into the elite group of GM's you're not going to earn much. Thats why Teaching, Coaching, writing and reporting becomes a primary source of income for a average GM.
anaxagoras 43 ( +1 | -1 )
I have read that if you aren't a GM by age 18, then you shouldn't really bother trying. On the other hand, that doesn't mean you can't make a living with Chess. Currently, I teach two classes a week to elementary school students and also do office work for academicchess.com. If you are patient, fun and positive you can also give private lessons (you don't have to be an IM to teach chess to a 7 year old, and it might even be better if you aren't).