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What's the deal with 3 minute chess?


  • 5 months ago · Quote · #21

    dmxn2k

    waffllemaster wrote:
    Bonesy1116 wrote:

    Ok, this probably applies to all the increments but I'm used to playing 3 minute on ICC and I have a lot more time it seems on those 3 minute games.  If I think for just a little bit, I have to blitz all my moves off to have a chance not to lose on time.  On ICC i can get in 2 or 3 moves a second at times.  Here, it's like the best I can do is 1 move every 2 seconds.  It feels like my opponents time moves slower than mine which I'm sure is wrong.  Should I just treat 3 minute chess like 1 minute and blitz the whole time?

    I know this is really old, but maybe record it?  I'd be interesting seeing a side by side comparison.  You could show in the video a real time counter (how much time you took to move after seeing your opponent's move) and at the end of the game compare it to what chess.com shows for you.

    +1

    Also, I am able to get several moves in a second on chess.com, though I do not play on ICC so I unfortunately cannot offer a comparison. 

    I do think that an optimized computer may work better here than other places, and I have very rarely ran into other players who can move 4 or 5 times in one second here, though usually I haven't seen anyone that fast.


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