Nation of Beancounters

How much to chess players make?

Posted in Uncategorized by Navin Kumar on December 18, 2011

$10 mln/year – no one

Over $1 mln/year – top-3 in the world

Over $200k – top-10

Over $100k – top-50

It’s a good article and surprisingly funny. Excerpt:

[list of ways chess players make money]

5)      Sponsorships – to obtain those you basically have to prove that you either are already an established pro with a strong brand (and, preferably, good looks), or are highly likely to become one.

12)   Hustling – some people make money by beating other guys in blitz or bullet. You can see a lot of chess hustlers at parks or at chess clubs.



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