84 ( +1 | -1 ) timing a chess gameHi! This is a doubt about rules. I have this friend (bzzz) we play here on GK and in real life (whatever that is). Here , the guy beats me nearly every time, he has over 1600 rating. But he makes a move every 20 hours or so. He thinks slowly, carefuly and patiently about every single detail. I'm ok with this online. However, since I dont have a chess clock, when we play face to face it really gets on my nerves. We cant finish a game in less than 4 or 5 hours and he spends like 10-15 minutes for each move (even in the opening). So when we decided to play timed games, like 120 minutes for each players I always win cause he always times out in the end...
19 ( +1 | -1 ) as far as i can remeber i think it is : first 40 moves: 2h next 20 moves: 1h and 1h for the remainder of the game Those are tournament rules and should give you ample time. 30 minute games are quite fun as well
192 ( +1 | -1 ) it dependsClassical Chess is 40 moves in 2 hrs 20 moves in 1 hr 30 minutes for the remainder of the game (which is a maximum of 7 hrs total)
But tournaments are held under various clock settings.
Rapid Chess is becoming more prevalent: 25 minutes for entire game with 10 seconds added to the clock per move.
Speed Chess (often used to settle tie-breaks): 5 minutes for entire game
the FIDE World Championships had something slightly faster than classical chess. I don't remember exactly but it was something like:
40 moves in 90 minutes next 20 moves in 45 minutes rest of game in 15 minutes
Amateur tournaments for novices sometimes have: 30 minutes for entire game
There are many possibilities. The rules of chess do not specify time limits, so each tournament can set its own limits.
If you get a simple clock (that doesn't allow for increments per move) you probably want just 1 time control to make it simple. You can agree on any time limit at all, depending on what's convenient.
30 minutes: quick, light-hearted game (ideal for novices trying to get in a lot of games for experience)
60 minutes: decent time length for amateurs of all levels
120 minutes: Very serious game, and a great time control if you have the time
anything more than that could get exhausting for non-professionals, and would not help to improve your game unless you have deep calculating ability and detailed endgame knowledge. I know Kasparov would say that this time control is too fast and that it would eliminate the chance to play any complicated endgames with precision.
I used to play a weekly game with a serious player here on my campus. He was rated 1800 USCF and I was unrated. We both felt that 60 minutes per side for the whole game was a comfortable time limit. The we spent about 30 minutes after the game to talk about it and analyze it.
71 ( +1 | -1 ) certainratioFor most of the last century the standard time was 40 in two and one half. I think that is still the most popular time controll of professional chess players. However, the organizers wanted the game speeded up and we have speeding it up for the past 20 yrs. or so. But at 40 in two and a half we're talking 3.5 min (approx) a move. If you take a couple of deep thinks at critical points of the game say 20 min. or so, then your average time per move will be much quicker. If you consider this time controll exhausting and only useful to those who have deep calculating ability then your lack of chess knowledge and history is appalling. I would suggest also that you keep your erroneous post shorter.