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What does the bonus time mean; how is it figured? How is this bonus enabled?
The bonus time is time added to your time after you make each move.
Thanks; for instance?
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...
This helped me understand quite a bit: http://blog.chess.com/DrawMaster/how-to-calculate-the-effect-of-bonus-time
5-2 means for every single move,you get a addition of 2 seconds extra
Thank you for explaining :)
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.
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