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Questions tagged [time-control]

For questions about various time controls. See also the tag time-management.

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Would a classic full time armageddon tiebreaker be balanced?

I think that classic chess and rapid chess are two quite different kinds of sport. The classic chess title was undecided this year 2018. Why not use the armageddon rule, that black wins if tied in ...
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How to use nodestime option in Stockfish 10?

By looking at the uci option file of Stockfish 10 I found this line: o["nodestime"] << Option(0, 0, 10000); How exactly does one use nodestime?
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Is a given time control per side or in total?

The Wikipedia page about Chess Time Control describes for example: ... 90 minutes for the first 40 moves ... A move in chess is defined as both White and Black side doing their separate move, so ...
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How much does time control affect ELO strength? [closed]

Suppose we cloned Magnus Carlsen and arranged a match between the clone and the real Magnus. I will give the real Magnus x minutes on his clock, and the clone will have y minutes. Is there any ...
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If a player is significantly behind in time, does it mean he's bound to lose?

Let's focus on FIDE classical chess finals historically. Caruana is always behind in time control, thinks more, waste more energy. Statistically speaking, did the players who played faster won more ...
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Are there statistics on the results of armageddon games at the GM level?

I've tried finding statistics on the results of competitive armageddon games played at a high level (say, GM level), but to no avail. Evidently, these statistics must exist, as for example FIDE ...
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Why is it allowed to request an increment in time trouble?

From the FIDE Handbook: III.2.2 These Guidelines shall apply only to standard chess and rapid chess games without increment and not to blitz games. III.4 If the player having the move has less ...
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What is the Bronstein (delay) equivalent of Fischer time control of game in 90 plus 30 second increment for FIDE rating?

The FIDE Rating Regulations say For a game to be rated each player must have the following minimum periods in which to complete all the moves, assuming the game lasts 60 moves. Where at least ...
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Adjusting to longer time controls

I've played extensively online with a G/30 time control, and OTB at G/30 with a 5 second delay. I'd like to start playing in tournaments though that have a time control of G/90 with a 30 second ...
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Swiss system chess tournament

In a swiss system chess tournament, how long should a round last? If a player exceeds his time who will be the winner?
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Clock simul time control

We would like to organise a simultaneous exhibiton at our chess club, but as we only have the room booked for 2.5hrs, we fear that it might not be over in the given time. I've heard about clock simuls,...
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Would this clock time mode be useful at all?

I want to encourage more games to be played with "thinking" chess instead of "video game" chess like in lightning and blitz. When I play at super fast time controls, I tend to stop calculating at all ...
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Why have more than one time control per game?

Why is it so common to have time controls like 2 hours for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game, as opposed to something simpler like 2.5 hours for the game? Is this just to "force" ...
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Very fast chess games-tournaments between engines?

I am wondering if there are chess games or tournaments between engines, with very small duration, like 10-5 seconds or 10-10 seconds (every game). If not, this would not be interesting? What do you ...
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Why is increment more popular than delay?

Increment is FIDE's default for their tournaments, although their rules permit delay as well. Most internet chess servers also use increment exclusively. As I understand it, delay is used by the USCF ...
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Why does the GCT 2017 use delay?

The Grand Chess Tour 2017 events use delay, not increment, according to event regulations. Have the organizers made an official statement as to why, or is there a consensus on what the unofficial ...
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Multi-Period Time Controls Online

All online services for playing chess that I am aware of allow the user to specify a time control with a single base time and an increment. I would like to find one that supports a multi-period ...
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how much time is a pawn worth

In bullet, blitz, and rapid chess having more time than your opponent is an advantage. I'm wondering if there have been any efforts to determine how much of a time advantage a pawn is worth. Or say a ...
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What is the time control for FIDE chess tournaments?

According to the FIDE Handbook (Time Control), the time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus an additional 30 seconds per move. I heard ...
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Does an out of turn draw offer constitute an actionable distraction / time penalty?

I was playing in a sudden death time control last night with less than 5 seconds left and while thinking about my moves with literally 2 or 3 seconds remaining, my opponent blurted out a draw offer. ...
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Are there any websites that allow standard correspondence chess time controls?

I noticed that most websites that allow correspondence chess have time controls that are per move. I believe that historically correspondence chess was played with x days per y moves, which allows one ...
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Play online live game against a friend with time odds?

Is there an online chess site or app that would allow me and a friend to play live games against each other with time odds? I am somewhere around a low Class D player, and my friend is somewhere ...
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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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Running down the opponent's clock on purpose

Running out of time is a loss. Two players are both very low on time and quite far from a checkmate. What if one player makes some 'pointless' defensive moves to keep his clock running so that the ...
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Where do I play online games with a long time control?

I don't have a lot of opportunity to play serious OTB games, so I'd like to play chess online. On chess.com, though, the longest standard time control is 30 min per person, presumably there are not ...
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Drawing rules for time loss

Let's say we have a few situations. White has all their pieces (hypothetically) and black has only: N+K B+K N+N+K If white were to run out of time, would each of these situations be a draw due to ...
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What's the best time control to play online in order to improve?

I am an amateur, 33 years old, never took chess lessons, never played in a tournament. Last year I rediscovered chess and I am trying to improve as much as possible by reading books, watching videos ...
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Is there a site, where I can play 30 seconds games?

Now I only know, from fastest time controls, which exist on chess sites, 1+0 and 0+1. But is somewhere a possibility to play half-minute games? Thank you.
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Extra time, how much? - Pull the clock of an opponent

Today at the local tournament I noticed this. It was my turn - my opponents clock was running. It turned out to be this way. My opponent had pulled the time control of his neighbor, accidently. We ...
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What would happen if a game lasted for more than 24 hours?

Technically it is possible for a game to last more than 24 hours, since after 40 or 60 moves each player generally gets a 30-second increment. In an endgame, the player with the advantage will just ...
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Do longer games better your chances of honing chess skills?

What do you say about it? I find that if you're in a sequence that you're realizing is a trap, and the pressure on you is building. Or you've blundered, or worse, you deservedly are about to get ...
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Is it possible to play 1 minute bullet with no increment over the board?

Playing 1 minute bullet with no increment on the internet is already hard... but what about over the board? i.e. in real life with an actual wooden board. Would it be possible or would 90% of the ...
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Which time control was set in the following game?

[Event "Russia vs China"] [Site "Sochi RUS"] [Date "2009.08.17"] [EventDate "2009.08.15"] [Round "3"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Ding Liren"] [Black "Nikita Vitiugov"] [ECO "D45"] [WhiteElo "2530"] [...
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What was the time control in tata steel tournament?

Does anyone know, what the exact time control was for the groups A and B in the tata steel tournament last month ? I remember something with 100 minutes for 40 moves and 50 minutes for 20 moves and ...
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Time control notation explained?

Can someone explain this time control notation to me? 6SS, 40/120 sd30 d5
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What is the TimeControl format for FIDE tournament?

The TimeControl formats I've found on the web split the TimeControl in time periods separated by a special character, for instance: G/90 (one period with 90min to end the game) G/90+30 (one period ...
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Is it possible to setup DGT Easy+ Gametimer for a 75' for first 30 moves, and 15' for the rest of the game?

In the local chess club of which I recently became member we typically play games with time control described in the title. DGT's manuals are terrible so I do not know which DGT clock supports this ...
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Time Control for Bullet, Blitz and Standard

Does anyone know the function which dictates which three of these time-control categories any particular game would fall under? For example, I know that a 3 0 is the quickest blitz game that can be ...
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Is it poor form to win a drawn position on time?

I was playing a 3-minute game, my opponent had around 15 seconds to my ~50 seconds when he managed to cancel out the last pawns to make it so we each had a king and a rook. I let his time run out and ...
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If you exploit Article 12.9 in FIDE's Laws of Chess, is it possible to benefit yourself by purposely receiving a penalty?

After I received this answer on my previous question, I found the list of penalties which a player can receive, according to FIDE guidelines. As FIDE states in Article 12.9: Options available to ...
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Which format should i choose to improve my chess skills (Blitz chess or Standard time control chess)?

I always play both blitz and standard time control chess games. But in blitz I make a lot of mistakes and I'm not able to find a lot of good and tactical moves whereas in standard time chess format I ...
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What different time control rules are there in chess tournaments?

I am trying to find all possible time control rules that are used in various tournaments (not only regular chess, but also speed chess). For example on one of the website I am using the following ...
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What are the standard time controls for live chess (non-OTB and non-correspondence) on every chess websites?

I'm trying to establish what are the most common time controls for live chess (non-OTB and non-correspondence chess) on every chess websites. And so I need to know what are the standard time controls ...
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Setting DGT North American clock for two time controls

Does anyone know how to set a blue DGT North American chess clock to the time control of: 2 hours for the first 40 moves, with 30 minutes added thereafter, with 10 second delay throughout the course ...
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How much time did Capablanca have / use on the clock to refute Frank Marshall's Marshall Attack over the board?

Capablanca's over the board refutation of Frank Marshall's deep home preparation, in what was later called the Marshall Attack, is widely regarded as one of the great defensive masterpieces of all ...
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Can Grandmasters beat computers when given time-odds?

For eg., if a grandmaster is given 10:1 time odds, will he be able to beat a computer? For eg, if the GM is given 120 minutes for the entire game and the computer is given 12 minutes? If not 10:1 ...
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London chess classic 2013 format

I have never been into watching live chess and found it strange that anyone disagrees with me but the format of London Chess Classic 2013 was just perfect. Like the rest of the civilised world I grew ...