Not everyone plays on the tour to make a living. Take my brother for example. He played #3 on the 1994 Harvard team, and when he graduated, took a year off to play satellites for the fun of it. He said he enjoyed it immensely because he felt no pressure to do well, and knew where he would be next year. Although he only made $135 prize money, he made friendships he still has to this day. I plan on doing that as well after I graduate from college a few years from now, and I'm sure many satellite players have something to fall back on. If you're Likhovtseva and play 30 tournaments a year, you could make at the most $48,000 playing satellites. (1,600 winners check x 30) At that rate, you'd damn well better have sumthin to fall back on, unless you're a definite future top 20 star.