What are the different career options in Chess? The obvious and famous one is being a professional player, and the next best one is that of a chess coach. What are the other careers that involve chess?
My list of answers after much thinking..
- Professional players
- Preparation and playing partners
- Chess writers
- Chess photographers
- Chess officials for federations
- Chess programmers
- Chess commentators
- Chess journalist
- Managers - for players
- Chess artists - people who make wooden art work ?
- chess contractors (or freelancers) - like for chess based movie or startup projects. example: Marketing for a chess startup, research for a movie, etc.
UPDATES based on suggestions:
- Chess composer
- Tournament director
- Staffs for chess related organization, federation, etc. -- which can actually be a career, than a mere stream of income.
Interesting observations: Most of the suggestions in this list can't stand out alone as a career, but would need the support of other projects to make a decent living.
Comments are welcome. I'll update this thread based on your feedback/suggestion