People pay to watch me play chess

Chess has seen a surge in popularity over the past year, and a group of charismatic young chess players have built a huge following online by streaming games.

Three of the world’s best chess streamers told the BBC about their new life as chess “celebrities”.

They say that even for those who played at a high level, participating in the International Chess Olympiad, it was still difficult to make a living from chess – until recently.

Video of Yanita Georgieva

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