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grischuk just won the blitz championship or the 2nd year right? his comments about kramnik are interesting. there were some players of old that were amazing at blitz but they used to play 10 second a move games instead (fischer played this I think when he started) its tricky!
look at icc and there is that one FM thats just a monster at blitz but online is a different beast too.
Before chess clocks became common, there was no "blitz" as we know it now, the few people who had chess clocks wouldn't risk them to be so mistreated! Real mass production and "popular pricing" of chess clocks didn't really kick in until Fischer-Spassky, which fascinated the whole world.
Capablanca never knew of 5-minute chess. In those days, and into the '60s, the most common speed chess was "rapid transit" - 10 seconds per move with a bell, move or lose - where one clock could time a whole room of games.
but i think thats what I said right?
they used to play 10 second a move games instead
i forgot the name, thanks for clearing that up
I wrote an Article the other week called "A History of Blitz" which may be of interest.
What happened to Petrosian, Smyslov, Tal, Bronstein?
But of todays generation, I think Nakamura
Very nicely done!
Really though, the accepted norm is 5 mins for OTB, and 3 mins for online server play. Both are a little too fast for me these days, so I prefer 10 mins OTB and 5 mins online server play.
I really need to know where I can find all the 1988 Saint John's game transcriptions, thanks.
Trying to find it so hard on the net, no results
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