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Well, we're not asking you to please everyone. We did make a suggestion to potentially improve the quality of the chess here and "please" a greater majority. If you simply assume 30min is what will please more people than 30+increment, I don't really see the effort or the evidence... or, have you asked people this before?
And just as you stated, this is nothing personal towards you.
Eric...we know you do your best and we LOVE this site. And trust me, I also get you can't please everyone all the time. Is there a way for you to poll through software all the players who play just 30 minute games and just ask their opinion? What if the great majority said they would love a small time control? At that point, wouldn't it make sense as you will enhance the quality of this site by making more people enjoy their online experience? Not sure if I mentioned this to you, but I upgraded to Diamond, ordered course 012 from chess.com University and also take lessons from one of the coaches on this site. I say that only so you know we take this seriously. Thanks and looking forward to version 3. This site is a tremendous resource for all chess players including weak players like me.
I don't know exactly what 30/30 means but I have an idea. 30 minutes for the game and then maybe hmm an additional 30 minutes per move. I don't know fully understand but I was asked to comment here so respectfully I'm doing so. Usually I would say the longer the better but too long,obviously too long is not to good either. So if I had to vote (with somewhat of a limited understand of this),I'd probably say that 30/30 would be the max,uhm 30/15 is probably more ideal if you're playing a live game obviously. I guess if it's different if it's an online game,which then you have like forever lol. I think the point is not to move too quickly and to take your time,or learn to get into the habit of playing slow games,so you can see and understand what's going on over the board and play sound moves. Many of the people I have played don't do this and it costs them big time and to be honest I haven't always done it myself but I'm trying to break out of my bad habits.
30/15 means 30 minute game, with 15 additional seconds per move.
Thanks,understood,I guess 30/30 means 30 minutes with 30 seconds added to each move and the same with 30/45,only 45 seconds each move. I gotcha,thanks for clearing that up for me
There are only three defaults for lower rated players who prefer standard games: 15/10, 30 and 45/45. Why would the 30 minute game which many more players prefer over 45/45, be the only standard default game without a time control? It makes no sense at all. I would bet every pawn on the chessboard that if you eliminated the standard 30 minute game and added a 30/30, 30/15 or 30/10, you would get very few complaints and a heck of a lot of thanks from lower rated players like myself for listening and caring enough to make the 30 minute game more enjoyable by adding a time control. This chess site favors higher rated players because they have 7 defaults for blitz players to choose from. I play 15/10 because I enjoy the time control for end games. 45/45 takes too long and many people do not have the time to play 45/45 games that can take over 2 hours. I still vote for 30/15 but I don't believe the owners of this site care enough about players in the 800 to 1200 range to make a simple change from 30 to 30/15. 99% of players who play 30 minute games would love to have a small time control. The only way this change will happen is to get members to express their opinion.
Yeah I've been playing a lot of 15|10 lately, but I'm finding that my play is very careless... because it's simply not enough time for me to play real chess. I dropped over 100 points in a few days. Still, I basically refuse to play 30 minute games without an increment anymore.
Hi to all on this site. My name is Colin and I am a firm believer that the site should look at a time control on 30 minute games for the lower ranked players. This would create more interest and provide more enjoyment and options to many players that like the time control but do not have time to spend 2 plus hours playing the 30/45 style. Much appreciated in advance of the change. Regards Colin
Hi my name is Colin and I vote for the 30/15 time limit game. Regards to all and here is hoping for a change.
Thanks Colin, consider joining our group here: http://www.chess.com/groups/home/live-chess-players-for-3015
Actually, to be honest, I think 30 minutes is already time consuming as it is. Why not something like 20/15 or 25/10 instead? I think these are just the right amount because you won't have to wait so long if the other guy draws out his time clock and also you can always build up your time as well in case you have to leave for any reason.... This is just my opinion and a suggestion for you to consider, Empathy1. :)
There already is a 15|10.
30/15.....15min. and under too fast for average player , I believe that they have some merit... to improve speed and learn opening ....I wanted to try 45/45 ...BUT NOONE would accept the challenge . AGAIN , I think the 30/15 game would satisfy the MAJORITY ...especially for those wanting to improve their game ...200 - 400 points . THANKS FOR LISTENING
I tried 45/45 once and got paired with a lower rated player and game took over 2 hours. Never again. I should never say "never" but you know what I mean. There is not a single 30 minute player on this site that would complaign if they changed the 30 minute game to a 30/15 game as all a time control does is make the game more interesting. 15/10, 30/15 & 45/45 should be the 3 standard default games. This way, there will always be players waiting in queue when they select 30/15. If you have both 30 minutes and 30/15, it dilutes the number of players available who want to play some type of 30 minute game and we will find longer wait times to play. Hopefully the owners of site will soon make change.
I would like an increment on the 30 minutes, but I understand it is a difficult decision to make.
Maybe a/b testing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A/B_testing) would be an option to check some features.
Also it seems that to get a pairing with an custom timecontrol is very difficult, if that could be improved many questions would be solved also.