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WR_Henderson

My understanding is that 10-minute chess is the most popular time control.ย  Has Chess.com considered offering a 10+5 quick pairing option? There's nothing worse than losing a game on time when the position is an easy win (or draw).

justbefair
WR_Henderson wrote:

My understanding is that 10-minute chess is the most popular time control.ย  Has Chess.com considered offering a 10+5 quick pairing option? There's nothing worse than losing a game on time when the position is an easy win (or draw).

Yes they have.

Danny Rensch answered a question about that in the last State of Chess.com broadcast. In short, he said that even though there is a dedicated community for time controls like that and some of the online competitions they broadcast used it-- that it wouldn't happen. He said 90+% of the games played on chess.com were no-increment ten minute, five minute, three minute and one minute and that all the rest of the choices accounted for less than 10% combined and that there simply was only so much screen real estate available.

villain1973uk
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WR_Henderson
justbefair wrote:
WR_Henderson wrote:

My understanding is that 10-minute chess is the most popular time control.ย  Has Chess.com considered offering a 10+5 quick pairing option? There's nothing worse than losing a game on time when the position is an easy win (or draw).

Yes they have.

Danny Rensch answered a question about that in the last State of Chess.com broadcast. In short, he said that even though there is a dedicated community for time controls like that and some of the online competitions they broadcast used it-- that it wouldn't happen. He said 90+% of the games played on chess.com were no-increment ten minute, five minute, three minute and one minute and that all the rest of the choices accounted for less than 10% combined and that there simply was only so much screen real estate available.

Thanks for the info.ย  I suspect that the chess.com statistics are skewed, because most of the quick pairing options are zero increment.ย  In any event, I won't hold my breath waiting for 10+5! But why so many players consider dirty flagging to be an interesting part of the sport of kings is beyond me.

justbefair

Looks like they changed their mind.

There is now a 10|5 option.