I was playing the popular Puzzle Rush game on chess.com (3-minute version), and the game stopped when I missed the second puzzle (I had 8 seconds left on the clock). The statement is "Three strikes and you are out!", and it usually complies.

I must clarify that this is not the updated version of Puzzle Rush, which started at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursday, November 21.

Puzzle Rush stopped

It's the second time I’ve seen this happen. I am wondering if there is a special rule that I have missed, or if it is just a bug.

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    No, you are probably talking about Puzzle Battle. This is a one-player game. Commented Nov 21, 2019 at 14:31
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    You can also take too long on one individual puzzle, and get stopped that way. That might be it, but without having seen you play at the time, I cannot be sure that is what happened to you. If it is, please report back, and I will post this as an actual answer. Commented Nov 21, 2019 at 16:05
  • Thank you @PhishMaster, that is interesting, but I don't really remember that. Do you have a source for that rule in Puzzle Rush? Commented Nov 22, 2019 at 13:52
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    I do not know about the rules. I am just talking from experience. I have played, and pretty sure that I have run out of time on an individual problem....then again, I am older now, and I might just be remembering it wrong. :) Commented Nov 22, 2019 at 14:27
  • @DanielAlfredoSottile I think it is the network lag to blame. I have experienced serious lag while playing puzzle rush. I don't think this lag is considered in time limit. Commented Feb 4, 2020 at 10:36

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There is a 'quit' flag on the webpage of puzzle rush, so perhaps you could have accidentally clicked it.


The web version as implemented by chess.com is laggy and your clock runs down without you knowing when the browser is loading and the timer is suffering severe latency problems.

I created the original Prototype A of this puzzle app style and it was lag proof but chess.com copied it and didn’t know how to avoid this issue.

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