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Questions tagged [rapid]

chess played with relatively short time controls, ranging from 10 to 60 minutes for each side.

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Database without rapid and blitz games

Last years Mega Database is full of rapid and blitz games taken from live broadcast boards. Is it possible to filter them out? Are there other bases that have games only from long time controls? ...
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Does three fold repetition apply in a rapid game

I had a winning position in a 10 +5 otb game but was low on time. I repeated position to gain some time. My opponent stopped the clock and claimed draw. The arbitrar was called - we agreed that the ...
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How is the 2016 Zurich Chess Challenge “new classical” format different from rapid chess?

For the upcoming (2016) Zurich Chess Challenge, a new time control will be put in place. According to chess24, Six players including former World Champions Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand ...
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Outcome of a game in case of an illegal checkmate

Suppose that, in an amateur rapid play tournament (where supervision is inappropriate), the following position appears: [fen "5K2/8/1q6/1N1k4/8/8/8/2R1R3 w - - 1 1"] 1. Re5+? Qc5+? {illegal} 2. Rxc5#...
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Video of the Kasparov vs. Kaprov 2009 match in Valencia

Is there a video archive of the (rapid and blitz) match between Kasparov and Karpov that took place in Valencia in 2009? I assume there was a live video coverage with commentary, and I would very much ...
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On rapid /Armageddon tiebreakers

Do these playoffs count as official matches? So do you lose win ELO in playing rapid tiebreakers? Also in blitz playoffs, such as the one in Norway Chess 2014, do they count towards official rating?
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The Knight is stronger in Rapid/Blitz than it is in classical time controls. How many centipawns does the Knight gain in Rapid and in Blitz?

In blitz, the knight is stronger than the bishop. - Vlastmil Hort I am using this point value system for classical time controls (at least one hour per player): Pawn = 1 Knight = 3.25 Bishop = 3.25 ...
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In an ECF tournament, how are rapid play rules different from standard play?

I am interested in entering some rapid tournaments in England, and have heard that the rules for the rapid games are somewhat different than standard play rules. For example, I was told you can ...