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On this website a standard game is 30 minutes in length, but I know that when GM's play each other they play games that last much longer. I don't know the exact length, but I know they're longer than 30 minutes, because I know that certain games GM's have taken up to 40 minutes to make one single move. Also what is a typical blitz game length? On this website a 5 min game and a 10 min game are both considered blitz games, and you have the same rating for both. However, I remember watching a game where Kasparov played Nigel Short in a 25 minute game and it was considered to be "speed chess". I want some answers please.
Standard just means the time control is considered to be the same category as a 2hour game.
Um...so are you saying that any game that lasts between 30 min and 2 hours is a standard game, and that your rating for these games is the same?
To be "standard" rated, the game must have at least 30 minutes per side at the start.
Most GM tournaments play a fast control now, but that's only relative to the older standards. Up until about twenty years or so ago, the standard was 40 moves in 2 hours each, and 20 per hour after that. WC matches stayed with the older control of 40/2.5 hours and 16 per hour thereafter, which was the time used for most of the 20th Century at the highest level.
Now the object is to get the game over in a single session to eliminate consultation in adjournments. It was tolerated for many years with "seconds", but as computers became stronger, the need to avoid them was obvious.
FIDE currently has one official time control for major events: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.
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