# Games I Win Using Less Than 10 Seconds

Do you ever start a game with only 30 seconds on the clock?

Ten years ago at the local chess club here in River City, a kid from a high school I coached and I took turns being White. He set his Chronos so we each had ten seconds. We both won a bunch, but there were some stalemates, too. My fastest win took five seconds.

i can play games in less than 5 seconds much better than these using quantum mechanical time distortions. i can think for as long as i want and still win in under 5 seconds.

I'm sure it sounds like a complete joke but I would like to play you some time llamonade. It'd be instructive and maybe I'd even be an interesting opponent for a couple moves before you easily crush me.

hikarunaku wrote:

Your average must be high because I think bullet abilities translate well to puzzle rush and vice versa.

Well, these are just games vs anonymous lichess people, and my chess.com ratings still have a high RD, so don't read too much into it

Mostly it's bullet specific skills like premoved openings and knowing how to make things uncomfortable for my opponent even if it's something like if I'm going to lose a piece, calculating to see which way of losing it gives my opponent an endgame that takes the most number of moves to win. This is a silly consideration that you'd only calculate for in bullet

But if I started doing serious chess activities then sure, I'd hope I could score a little higher on PR.

Ziryab wrote:

Do you ever start a game with only 30 seconds on the clock?

No, but when I'm in a mood like this I'll sometimes start a 1 minute game then before the first move give my opponent an extra minute, so it's 1 minute vs 2

Of course sometimes I'm unlucky and my opponent is almost as good as me or better than me, so I'm demolished.

Ziryab wrote:

Ten years ago at the local chess club here in River City, a kid from a high school I coached and I took turns being White. He set his Chronos so we each had ten seconds. We both won a bunch, but there were some stalemates, too. My fastest win took five seconds.

OTB that sort of speed seems impossible unless you're using the time between when your opponent touches a piece to move it, and hitting his clock.

Destroyer942 wrote:

I'm sure it sounds like a complete joke but I would like to play you some time llamonade. It'd be instructive and maybe I'd even be an interesting opponent for a couple moves before you easily crush me.

I'll play anyone, I'm not picky. Rated or unrated. In general I prefer fast time controls, but if I trust the person wont cheat then I'll play them at a longer time control (but still blitz, I don't want to play G/30 games online).

i reckon a response to my post should be up next.

mybody2bootylicious wrote:

i reckon a response to my post should be up next.

Haha

actually, that’s fast!

mybody2bootylicious wrote:

i can play games in less than 5 seconds much better than these using quantum mechanical time distortions. i can think for as long as i want and still win in under 5 seconds.

well, that's because you know how to bend time!

Ziryab wrote:

Ten years ago at the local chess club here in River City, a kid from a high school I coached and I took turns being White. He set his Chronos so we each had ten seconds. We both won a bunch, but there were some stalemates, too. My fastest win took five seconds.

OTB that sort of speed seems impossible unless you're using the time between when your opponent touches a piece to move it, and hitting his clock.

I'm sure it was something to watch

Ziryab wrote:
Ziryab wrote:

Ten years ago at the local chess club here in River City, a kid from a high school I coached and I took turns being White. He set his Chronos so we each had ten seconds. We both won a bunch, but there were some stalemates, too. My fastest win took five seconds.

OTB that sort of speed seems impossible unless you're using the time between when your opponent touches a piece to move it, and hitting his clock.

I'm sure it was something to watch

One time I saw a chess coach introduce some noobie kids to bullet chess. They literally forgot everything they knew when they played, and 90% of all the moves they made were either blunders or illegal. Neither side paid attention to what the other side was doing or called them out on it, so the games often ended with no kings on the board. The coach then realized they obviously weren't ready.