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What does bonus time mean in live chess?


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    socket2me

    What does the bonus time mean; how is it figured?  How is this bonus enabled?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    Frankdawg

    The bonus time is time added to your time after you make each move.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    socket2me

    Thanks; for instance?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    knightspawn5

    You will see time set like 15-0 meaning its a 15 minute game, if you see like 10-10 or 15-15, it a fifteen minute game with 15 minutes bonus time.  Once you make a move some time is added to you game.  It makes it a 30 minute maximum if it adds it all.   The computer figures and adds it.  I really dont know how it does it...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    Chess_Patzer

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    harisinchan

    5-2 means for every single move,you get a addition of 2 seconds extra

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #7

    dragonair234

    knightspawn5 wrote:

    You will see time set like 15-0 meaning its a 15 minute game, if you see like 10-10 or 15-15, it a fifteen minute game with 15 minutes bonus time.  Once you make a move some time is added to you game.  It makes it a 30 minute maximum if it adds it all.   The computer figures and adds it.  I really dont know how it does it...

    Thank you for explaining :)

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #8

    Lagomorph

    qandasesh wrote:

    Why not call it a thirty minute game then?

    15-15 would mean you get 15 minutes on the clock at the start, but for every move you make you get a bonus 15 SECONDS.

    The aim of this kind of time control is that you will always have at least 15 seconds to make a move.

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #9

    bangalore2

    Actually, it will. Read the above comments.

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #10

    blueemu

    ranu204 wrote:

    bonus time will be added if your move is strong enough..the main idea of this practice is if you are in a wining position...and u have lesser time than your opponent.then u don't have to lose on time..computer will add time(2 sec/move in 5/2 game) as bonus...but remember computer will not add time in every move..

    The computer on a chess site (I am not referring to dedicated chess engines, of course) can't tell a good move from a bad one.


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