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Questions tagged [time-management]

Questions about time management during a chess game.

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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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Where does the phrase “Botvinnik moment” come from?

In his analysis of the first game in the 2018 world championship, Antonio Radić says that on move 9. ... b7-b6, Carlsen took six minutes to make a move that he probably already knew: And now ...
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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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Recording- and displaying time usage in Chessbase

When I enter my games into Chessbase, I would like to also enter the time usage. I noticed that there is a possibility of right-clicking on the notation and choosing "move time", but this feature ...
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Are blitz or bullet games better for improvement?

If I have ten minutes’ spare time and want to use it to improve my chess, is my time better spent playing one blitz game or five bullets? (I’m taking blitz to be 5min each and bullet to be 1min each) (...
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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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Taking notes of time usage during game

While I know taking making any notes during a game is against the rules (and Wesley So was disqualified for this), does this include denoting the time usage after each move?
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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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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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Losing on time constantly

I'm playing lots of online chess. I find one thing in particular really hard: time. I lose on time a lot. Yesterday and today I lost 3 times pure on time - games where I would've destroyed the other ...
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How to exploit an opponent's time trouble? (no increment)

Supposing my opponent has little time left and I have much more than him (e.g. 10 minutes to 50, or 1 to 5, or 20 seconds to 1 minute). What are good strategies that take advantage of my rival's time ...
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Was Paul Morphy a slow player?

In Milan Vidmar's book Goldene Schachzeiten he writes that the brilliant Paul Morphy was known to be an extraordinarily slow player, who would probably have had a hard life if time control were part ...
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How do I not play too fast when playing the computer?

When I'm playing against a computer, it moves virtually instantly. Automatically, I'm speeding up as if trying to match it. Obviously, I'm not a computer, so I make horrible blunders if I move so ...
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Chess books about how to deal with time troubles

Do any of you know if there is any book that is written about the theme "How to deal with time troubles"? It does not need to be only about time management, but at least if it has something on that ...
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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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How to make a time-efficient thinking system?

It is said that given enough time even an average player can play the "best" move in any given position. Thus the real question in chess is that of time control. It has been argued by several chess ...
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Why do players think after they have made a plan?

I have seen many live competitions from top GMs, and I can usually see one thinking 15 minutes straight, then doing a tactical move. After some thinking from the other player, he does the main move, ...
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Key indicators for deeper analysis

I have trouble with managing my time in my games. I cannot determine if I need a deep analysis or I am in a position where any good move would do. So, what are good indicators to determine if a ...
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Understanding vs. Memorization

Is memorization necessary in modern chess? Whenever I play chess, I always run out of time because I move slowly in the opening; unlike others who move fast in the opening because they have memorized ...
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How to improve time control/management?

Personally, I find my biggest weakness to be time control/management. I usually end up moving very fast with a lot of time left on the board or move to slow with a little time left on the board. I ...
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How to deal with time-control pressure?

I find myself frequently running into time trouble. Even though mentally it feels like I didn't use that much time, when I look at my clock it says otherwise. When this happens I start rushing to try ...
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Does it ever make sense to stall for time?

The game clock is used to prevent players from overly delaying the game (the keywords being "overly delaying the game"). Are there times in a timed game that stalling one's own development of the ...