16212 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Created on November 17, 2011 |
6407 Votes | 23 Comments
Anything fast (less than 10 minute time control) and you can count me out.
It depends on my opponent, for there are some people that I would like to play a more friendly untimed game, but in many cases I like to play 11-20 per side. I enjoy 21-30 minute games to get a high quality game, and I have time to take notations.
i like 40/2 sd/1 d5 or 40 moves for 3 hours sudden death 1 hour delay 5 sec
I love chess!
Well, I dont know about you, but I love chess altogether, although I'm not too good, I'm getting there, so, blits is cool, but that doesnt leave too much time to be creative. Its also giving me less presure. Either way, I love chess
I voted for 4-10 minutes, but I also enjoy 1-3 minutes to mix things up and get my brain going. I'm also usually willing to play w/out a clock if my friend doesn't want to use the clock.
my chass is err what can i do with it ?out there any body plz
why be a [EXPLITIVE] to your friend with a clock? Just enjoy the game and trash talk to his face and get in his mind. You dont need to rattle his cage any more with a clock on top of it
Playing friendly games on the board without clock is the best way to lose friends. When i want to play without time control i go for correspondance-like games.
One time control i like for friendly games is the one called "hourglass" (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_control ) : it's really fun the way you can put time pressure on your opponent. It may be a good time control to implement on chess.com
thats what i play in tournies
A blitz is great- I play them all the time- but it has it's own name being it's own thing.
Clocks are great, if that's the game we both want to play.
As a 'beginner' some of my favorite games are had via non-timed 'correspondence' chess. These are the games that allow for proper study of the game while playing- hence, real improvement. Plus, it's casual sporting fun.
Blitz is great for pressure performance practice.
None! No clock required for a friendly game. (36%)
dam, you gotta be able to play blitz! dats the point of chess! jk :P
I only play no clock, casual, friendly games, mostly OTB or correspondence.
There's a simple reason the "no clock" option has the most votes: Most people don't have a clock! Buying a clock is usually a step taken only when a player starts participating in tournaments, or plays in a club.
If you consider that 6% don't even play offline, of those that do, what percentage a) play in tournaments / clubs, or b) have friends or family playing casual chess seriously enough to use a clock?
This was a tough poll to answer for me, because I'll play at almost any time control. I actually like to vary the time control in casual chess. It's fun to mix G/20 with blitz, with a 1-2 minute game every now and then! I voted 4-10 mins.
At least 30-60 minutes with clock I don't play too much blitz.
when I play OTB I like to enjoy playing chess with the person and take my time
We play as long as it gets. We also often analyse positions and variations so it takes time.
I have never played a game of chess in real life where a clock was used.
What about a box for "I don't play causal offline!"
10 days ago
3 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
6 weeks ago
7 weeks ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!