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What does bonus time mean in live chess?


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    J_Piper

    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

    J_Piper

    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

  • 20 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 :)

  • 18 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.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #9

    bangalore2

    Actually, it will. Read the above comments.

  • 4 months 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.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #11

    acclivity

    Having read these conflicting views and dubious suggestions, I'm more confused than ever LOL

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #12

    Rollingwagon

    thanks. I've been enlightened.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #13

    Lagomorph

    acclivity wrote:

    Having read these conflicting views and dubious suggestions, I'm more confused than ever LOL

    Just ignore the post from knightspawn5, and ignore the (deleted)post of ranu204 that was quoted by blueemu.

    The rest of the posts are correct.


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