How much Data does one chess game use?

Geodesist216

Does anybody know how much one game of chess uses? Specifically 15'10 time control.

MGleason

It depends on how long it is.  The time control is irrelevant.

Here's the PGN data for your most recent game, including the comments specifying the move times:

 

[Event "Live Chess"]
[Site "Chess.com"]
[Date "2019.05.15"]
[White "Drs-Aminuddin"]
[Black "Geodesist216"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B20"]
[WhiteElo "1766"]
[BlackElo "1659"]
[TimeControl "900+10"]
[EndTime "22:16:06 PDT"]
[Termination "Drs-Aminuddin won by resignation"]
[CurrentPosition "r1b1r1k1/p4Q1p/2q1p1p1/p1p2pN1/8/P2P1N1P/B1P3P1/5RK1 b - - 3 23"]

1.e4 {[%clk 0:15:07]} c5 {[%clk 0:15:00]} 2.Bc4 {[%clk 0:15:10]} Nc6 {[%clk 0:15:05]} 3.Nc3 {[%clk 0:15:16]} d6 {[%clk 0:15:11]} 4.h3 {[%clk 0:15:15]} Nf6 {[%clk 0:15:16]} 5.d3 {[%clk 0:15:19]} g6 {[%clk 0:15:09]} 6.a3 {[%clk 0:15:24]} Bg7 {[%clk 0:15:15]} 7.f4 {[%clk 0:15:21]} O-O {[%clk 0:14:44]} 8.Nf3 {[%clk 0:15:24]} e6 {[%clk 0:14:47]} 9.O-O {[%clk 0:15:22]} Na5 {[%clk 0:14:46]} 10.Ba2 {[%clk 0:15:18]} b6 {[%clk 0:14:33]} 11.e5 {[%clk 0:15:21]} dxe5 {[%clk 0:14:33]} 12.fxe5 {[%clk 0:15:23]} Nd7 {[%clk 0:14:36]} 13.Bg5 {[%clk 0:15:22]} Qc7 {[%clk 0:14:41]} 14.Be7 {[%clk 0:15:22]} Re8 {[%clk 0:14:47]} 15.Bd6 {[%clk 0:15:29]} Qc6 {[%clk 0:14:53]} 16.Ne4 {[%clk 0:15:20]} Bb7 {[%clk 0:14:38]} 17.b4 {[%clk 0:15:20]} f5 {[%clk 0:14:08]} 18.Neg5 {[%clk 0:13:43]} Nxe5 {[%clk 0:13:55]} 19.Bxe5 {[%clk 0:13:23]} Bxe5 {[%clk 0:13:59]} 20.bxa5 {[%clk 0:13:11]} Bxa1 {[%clk 0:14:04]} 21.Qxa1 {[%clk 0:13:13]} bxa5 {[%clk 0:13:53]} 22.Qf6 {[%clk 0:13:06]} Bc8 {[%clk 0:13:27]} 23.Qf7+ {[%clk 0:13:11]} 1-0

 

Without those comments:

[Event "Live Chess"]
[Site "Chess.com"]
[Date "2019.05.15"]
[White "Drs-Aminuddin"]
[Black "Geodesist216"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B20"]
[WhiteElo "1766"]
[BlackElo "1659"]
[TimeControl "900+10"]
[EndTime "22:16:06 PDT"]
[Termination "Drs-Aminuddin won by resignation"]
[CurrentPosition "r1b1r1k1/p4Q1p/2q1p1p1/p1p2pN1/8/P2P1N1P/B1P3P1/5RK1 b - - 3 23"]

1.e4 c5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.Nc3 d6 4.h3 Nf6 5.d3 g6 6.a3 Bg7 7.f4 O-O 8.Nf3 e6 9.O-O Na5 10.Ba2 b6 11.e5 dxe5 12.fxe5 Nd7 13.Bg5 Qc7 14.Be7 Re8 15.Bd6 Qc6 16.Ne4 Bb7 17.b4 f5 18.Neg5 Nxe5 19.Bxe5 Bxe5 20.bxa5 Bxa1 21.Qxa1 bxa5 22.Qf6 Bc8 23.Qf7+ 1-0

 

I don't know what data chess.com will store behind the scenes for the cheat detection system, etc.

Geodesist216
MGleason wrote:

It depends on how long it is.  The time control is irrelevant.

Here's the PGN data for your most recent game, including the comments specifying the move times:

 

[Event "Live Chess"]
[Site "Chess.com"]
[Date "2019.05.15"]
[White "Drs-Aminuddin"]
[Black "Geodesist216"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B20"]
[WhiteElo "1766"]
[BlackElo "1659"]
[TimeControl "900+10"]
[EndTime "22:16:06 PDT"]
[Termination "Drs-Aminuddin won by resignation"]
[CurrentPosition "r1b1r1k1/p4Q1p/2q1p1p1/p1p2pN1/8/P2P1N1P/B1P3P1/5RK1 b - - 3 23"]

1.e4 {[%clk 0:15:07]} c5 {[%clk 0:15:00]} 2.Bc4 {[%clk 0:15:10]} Nc6 {[%clk 0:15:05]} 3.Nc3 {[%clk 0:15:16]} d6 {[%clk 0:15:11]} 4.h3 {[%clk 0:15:15]} Nf6 {[%clk 0:15:16]} 5.d3 {[%clk 0:15:19]} g6 {[%clk 0:15:09]} 6.a3 {[%clk 0:15:24]} Bg7 {[%clk 0:15:15]} 7.f4 {[%clk 0:15:21]} O-O {[%clk 0:14:44]} 8.Nf3 {[%clk 0:15:24]} e6 {[%clk 0:14:47]} 9.O-O {[%clk 0:15:22]} Na5 {[%clk 0:14:46]} 10.Ba2 {[%clk 0:15:18]} b6 {[%clk 0:14:33]} 11.e5 {[%clk 0:15:21]} dxe5 {[%clk 0:14:33]} 12.fxe5 {[%clk 0:15:23]} Nd7 {[%clk 0:14:36]} 13.Bg5 {[%clk 0:15:22]} Qc7 {[%clk 0:14:41]} 14.Be7 {[%clk 0:15:22]} Re8 {[%clk 0:14:47]} 15.Bd6 {[%clk 0:15:29]} Qc6 {[%clk 0:14:53]} 16.Ne4 {[%clk 0:15:20]} Bb7 {[%clk 0:14:38]} 17.b4 {[%clk 0:15:20]} f5 {[%clk 0:14:08]} 18.Neg5 {[%clk 0:13:43]} Nxe5 {[%clk 0:13:55]} 19.Bxe5 {[%clk 0:13:23]} Bxe5 {[%clk 0:13:59]} 20.bxa5 {[%clk 0:13:11]} Bxa1 {[%clk 0:14:04]} 21.Qxa1 {[%clk 0:13:13]} bxa5 {[%clk 0:13:53]} 22.Qf6 {[%clk 0:13:06]} Bc8 {[%clk 0:13:27]} 23.Qf7+ {[%clk 0:13:11]} 1-0

 

Without those comments:

[Event "Live Chess"]
[Site "Chess.com"]
[Date "2019.05.15"]
[White "Drs-Aminuddin"]
[Black "Geodesist216"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B20"]
[WhiteElo "1766"]
[BlackElo "1659"]
[TimeControl "900+10"]
[EndTime "22:16:06 PDT"]
[Termination "Drs-Aminuddin won by resignation"]
[CurrentPosition "r1b1r1k1/p4Q1p/2q1p1p1/p1p2pN1/8/P2P1N1P/B1P3P1/5RK1 b - - 3 23"]

1.e4 c5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.Nc3 d6 4.h3 Nf6 5.d3 g6 6.a3 Bg7 7.f4 O-O 8.Nf3 e6 9.O-O Na5 10.Ba2 b6 11.e5 dxe5 12.fxe5 Nd7 13.Bg5 Qc7 14.Be7 Re8 15.Bd6 Qc6 16.Ne4 Bb7 17.b4 f5 18.Neg5 Nxe5 19.Bxe5 Bxe5 20.bxa5 Bxa1 21.Qxa1 bxa5 22.Qf6 Bc8 23.Qf7+ 1-0

 

I don't know what data chess.com will store behind the scenes for the cheat detection system, etc.

 

Hi Mr. MGleason while your answer was elaborate I didn't get the answer I wanted. I'm asking about how much internet data one game will consume? It seems to me, playing a few games with 15'10 time control ate over 100 MB of data. 

MGleason

Ah - that I don't know.

blueemu

If by "data" you are referring to network traffic, then of course it will be a ridiculous amount. The ads alone must represent hundreds of megabytes of data.

jdcannon

How do you normally play? From app or web browser?

Geodesist216
jdcannon wrote:

How do you normally play? From app or web browser?

Web browser 

jdcannon

I suppose you could check your network tab in google dev tools and record it for a game and see. But it will probably change a lot from game to game. 

MGleason

If you're playing a few games and you see 100MB of data getting used, it's possible that other things were part of that - Windows and other software checking for updates, for example.

hikarunaku

Close background downloads. 

hikarunaku

Games don't use so much data. 

MGleason
hikarunaku wrote:

Close background downloads. 

Even so, Windows 10 never seems to stop talking to Microsoft servers: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft/