I wonder if there has been a test to compare connectivity to the major chess websites. Or whether it is easy to run such a test myself if needed.
Here is what I mean to test:
I am mainly playing on two websites (lichess.org and chess.com) and one one of these it frequently feels like I 'lose' seconds. Maybe it is only 1-5 seconds per time, and only once or twice per game, but still it adds up.
I notice this only on one of these sites which makes me suspect it could be server side rather than my personal wifi and such. However, maybe it is a matter of perception, hence my interest in a benchmark or test.
In case it is relevant:
- In both cases I mostly use the mobile web version from my android phone
- I am located near Amsterdam
- Outside the games I do not notice any slowness on the sites
What have I tried?
I ran the ping app on my phone, actually the site where I notice the weird behavior has lower ping time (but neither of them comes close to 1000ms), so I suspect it may not be a general connection issue but rather something that happens when playing games.