Not bad so there's a bankroll in chess but only for those staying on top.
Making Money in Chess
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|Вторник, 21 Сентябрь 2010|
by Natalia Pogonina for her
Chess.com Tuesday column
People often ask me whether they will be able to become a grandmaster. Another question that derives from it is: “How much will I be making?” Young guys are especially pragmatic, so for many of them the choice between getting a job in the office and becoming a chess pro is quite acute.
Now (without disclosing any personal information of my chess friends) let’s quickly estimate what level one should have in chess to earn a certain amount. We are talking about the “average” player of each level. For example, one 2700+ GM may participate in 20 events per year, while the other – only in 5. We will be considering the median. The same holds for other means of earning.
Over $1 mln/year – top-3 in the world
Over $200k – top-10
Over $100k – top-50