Live 960 extra clock at start

ghostofmaroczy

I propose that if/when Chess960 is added to Live Chess, white's clock should not begin immediately.  There should be an extra time bank for the players to examine the position.  I propose that the amount of time in the extra time bank should be 1/30th of the time control for the game, proportionally.  Thus, for a 5 minute game, there would be 10 seconds to study the position; for a 30 minute game there would be a minute.

This would be in addition to the amount of time already allowed under the fairplay rules.

DrawMaster

Interesting request, but very logical, I would think. Otherwise, it's entirely possible that White's first move advantage might be lost - or worse. Smile

rowsweep

i don't know if having the first move is an advantage

because black gets the choose how he wants to suffer. which forces white to basically learn a lot of different openings. but the black player could master and just play the same opening all the time. 

DrawMaster

My personal view is that the game is a draw with best play. However, pragmatically, the first move confers a slight advantage to White as seen by the results of millions of games examined. As for openings, either player can choose system-based openings and reduce the learning required to survive the opening. Still, playing systems does not afford the best option in every case. Ain't chess grand!?

ghostofmaroczy
DrawMaster missed the point of the original post:

My personal view is that the game is a draw with best play. However, pragmatically, the first move confers a slight advantage to White as seen by the results of millions of games examined. As for openings, either player can choose system-based openings and reduce the learning required to survive the opening. Still, playing systems does not afford the best option in every case. Ain't chess grand!?

I'm talking about Chess960.

baddogno

Good point.  I've only played 1 960 game but I remember how I had to plan into the early middlegame before opening.  Maybe 5 minutes for a standard game and less for blitz?  As always, devil is in the details.  Hey, anyone seen live 960 in V3 yet, or are you sworn to secrecy? Laughing

ghostofmaroczy
baddogno barked:

As always, devil is in the details.  Hey, anyone seen live 960 in V3 yet, or are you sworn to secrecy? 

Version Three has yet to pass the House.

DrawMaster

Thanks, ghost ... I did miss the point ... let me suggest that 960 might - and that's a big might - be more like checkers, where certain openings are known to be lost or won with perfect play, so players are required to play the same opening line with both colors. If there's any similarity, as I suggest there might be, then in 960, players should always play two games with any position.

ghostofmaroczy
DrawMaster

I think I'll just exit this one, as my brain is starting to hurt with all the redirects. ;) ... Y'all have at it. Smile

ghostofmaroczy
DrawMaster can't find his spectacles:

I think I'll just exit this one, as my brain is starting to hurt with all the redirects. ;) ... Y'all have at it. 

Never give cross-references to a person whose wires are already crossed.

rowsweep

redirects is better than not having anybody click on the links to view a webpage.

ghostofmaroczy
rowsweep actually values links between web pages:

redirects is better than not having anybody click on the links to view a webpage.

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