Hello Everyone,

Please forgive me if this is posted in the wrong forum.

Given a simple time such as 30 min. Meaning simple game time countdown.

Both players have 30 min.

The clock starts on white's first move.

How long can the game last?

I am having this argument with my daughter about the answer.

My answer is no longer than 30 min because it is a countdown with each player using there own time. The question is not about if the game is shorter as that is non relevant.

She believes that if each player has 30 min then the total amount of time that could be played is one hour.

So can anyone provide a math proof as to who is right?

If I am to be proven right or wrong I need a proof.

Frankly, it seems simple enough to me but I can't convince her nor can I find the answer anywhere.

Thanks

DrMatrix360

A 30|0 game could last up to an hour, by default. Here, with lag adjustments, it could last a little longer. Each player has 30 minutes and their clock isn't running when it's not their turn.

Hello Everyone,

Please forgive me if this is posted in the wrong forum.

Given a simple time such as 30 min. Meaning simple game time countdown.

Both players have 30 min.

The clock starts on white's first move.

How long can the game last?

I am having this argument with my daughter about the answer.

My answer is no longer than 30 min because it is a countdown with each player using there own time. The question is not about if the game is shorter as that is non relevant.

She believes that if each player has 30 min then the total amount of time that could be played is one hour.

So can anyone provide a math proof as to who is right?

If I am to be proven right or wrong I need a proof.

Frankly, it seems simple enough to me but I can't convince her nor can I find the answer anywhere.

Thanks

DrMatrix360