How can I play 45 minute games?

Mack-1-Diaspar

How can I play 45 minute games? It used to be there and now is absent, only 10 and 30 minute games are available. 

IMBacon

Play/Live Chess/Time/More

Mack-1-Diaspar

I was ahead 5 points when time ran out-and lost! Is that correct? 

IMBacon
Mack-1-Diaspar wrote:

I was ahead 5 points when time ran out-and lost! Is that correct? 

It doesnt matter how many points ahead you are.  If you run out of time, its a loss.

Mack-1-Diaspar

If the clock runs out on my turn, do I automatically lose? Even if I'm ahead in material? 

mackycheese21

Yes, you do.  Running out of time is an automatic loss no matter what.

The ONLY exception is if your opponent has insufficient material to mate and you run out of time, then the game is a draw.

Mack-1-Diaspar

In the future I'll watch my own time more closely. Thanks for your patience.