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Hello everybody, I'm curious what your favorite time controlls are.
Please don't leave rude comments, I'm now deleting rude comments,
I've had enough rudeness, so now I can get rid of that!
I didn't know you could delete comments if you started the thread, is that true?
I dont believe you can. Try deleting some in a thread you started.
You can only delete other people's comments on your own Blog.
Yea, we dare you to delete our posts. Btw, for some strange reason, I like 7min per game setting. If we are talking about live chess.
I like game in 1 through 5 but then I skip and play 10 or 15 minute games. 20/10 or G/30 is probably the longest I'd be willing to play that isn't a tournament game -- but you'd have to be someone I was interested in playing because that's a lot of time for a pickup game
For tournament games I would want multiple time controls (as I'm almost always short on time) but no luck there. I've played a few G/90 +30 and they're ok, if I had my way would probably be more comfortable with at least G/120 +30
BTW Reb and kco, I'm waiting and watching (I couldn't delete)
sorry I got mixed up here,also you can only edit and delete your own comments in the forum.
Time controls, interesting subject. When I started the popular control was 40 moves in 90 min and then there was a secondary time control of like 20 moves in 30 min and after that my memory gets fuzzy and I dont remember if there was a third control or not. I do remember we had adjournments back then as well. Any oldtimers here that can help my memory ? My first rated event was in 1973.
"Hello everybody, I'm curious what your favorite time controlls are."
Brilliant!!!!! Just gets better & better!!
In a separate thread of questionable use, (the are computers smarter thread) I test to see how many moves a game window can hold here. Seems like just over 5000. This may have the unexpected benefit of hindering people form posting further by making the script take a long time.
was that a compliment, or sorcasm, i think it's appreciation of humor :), thanks for the comment! :)
Conspiracy theorists are taking over the world. We need to stop them!!
I like increments. Currently 4 minutes plus 4 seconds per move is my favourite, mainly because it is one of the offered 'presets'. I think there are many people who are not used to increments, and who may not notice that they are playing, say 5 mins + 3 secs and not just 5 mins; the rather unusual 4 mins may alert them. It would be nice if the clock display made it obvious that there is an increment.
Why increments? Because I don't like time scrambles, but I don't want to commit to 10 or 15 minutes, and maybe have to wait if my opponent is losing and decided to run down his clock. A 4 min + 4 sec game could be as long as a 10 or 15 one, or even longer, but I find that very rarely happens.
1 minute, 3-6 minutes
8 is the longest i would commit
I prefer 3 0 for online blitz, but will play 4 0 and 5 0 on occasion.
or bullet, I prefer 1 0, but will play 1 1 and 2 0. Other time controls are not bullet IMHO.
I like 15 0 for standard, but do not play it much here. It is too difficult to get past my suspicions that computer abuse is taking place at the other end when the time controls are not frantic. On Playchess, however, I prefer 16 0 to 16 3 and also 20 0 to 20 2.
If I want longer time controls than the above, I'll go to chess club. There are two that meet weekly in my area:
Spokane Chess Club
Coeur d' Alene Chess Club
For OTB play, I most often play game/2 (two hours: although usually that means 115 minutes with a five second time delay). Occasionally, I'll play an event with 40/2 SD/60. These latter are long games.
I prefer game/29 for quick events. At game/30, the USCF implements dual rating which means that I put my standard rating on the line with the reckless stuff I play in fast chess. I don't like that.
wow, thanks everybody for the ideas, I will try them, time controls can be a great provider of new ways to enjoy chess :)!!!
That's fine, you're comment was a good comment, I will not delete it, thanks for the idea, why 7 minutes specifically, please disregard the comment deletion that I said earlier, I was just kind of angry from some prior rude comments while I was writing this thread, but you're comment was good
The best time control I've played in competition was 40/2, 20/1 to a conclusion. The World Open imposed a third control of 30/SD, which was okay but not ideal. I understand the need to eliminate adjournments, but cutting time for endings does not make for better chess.
I never had the ooportunity to play at the old GM controls of 30/2, 15/1 thereafter, but I think they made for the highest quality chess.
lol i don't trust my clock for increments or multiple time controls.
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