# Questions tagged [time-control]

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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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### 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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### 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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### Time control notation explained?

Can someone explain this time control notation to me? 6SS, 40/120 sd30 d5
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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 than ...
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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 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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### 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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### Multi-Period Time Controls Online [closed]

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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### 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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### 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 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 ...