Death of Online Long Chess?

Death of Online Long Chess?

linlaoda
NM linlaoda
May 29, 2016, 4:09 PM |
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In the past two weeks (14 days) I have played approximatelely 49 blitz games, which amounts to roughly 245 minutes or just over 4 hours. That's mind blowing considering I had only thought that I was playing one game a day which would have been just over 1 hour. Funny how one game turns into three ;)

Recently I have been trying to play more long games, but is it only me or is it almost impossible to get a 15 minute game in? A year ago I might be able to get a game going after a minute wait, but nowadays it takes 5 minutes before my iPad just tells me that I'm out of luck. How long does it take to get a 3 minute game? 15 seconds, tops.

 

This isn't necessarily a bad thing as I understand the times are moving, but woah, things are changing.