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Time controls: Can someone explain 5/10, 5/5, 3/2, 2/1?

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imsighked2

I would ask that as a new topic so you can get your question answered. It will get lost here, most likely.

deepglue5

Ok thanks

AussieMatey

This has led to a more insighted imsighked.

KingArthur8002

What does 1|15D mean? I mean, what does the "D" part stand for?

Martin_Stahl
KingArthur8002 wrote:

What does 1|15D mean? I mean, what does the "D" part stand for?

 

D usually means delay. In that case it would be the clock doesn't start for 15 seconds.

KingArthur8002

Thanks!

sudhagunasekaran

how can i set 10 + 5 in manual clock

 

 

SoniaPLX
sudhagunasekaran wrote:

how can i set 10 + 5 in manual clock

It would be hard to do so. I suggest buying a chess clock. 

 

 

 

DragonGamer231

The time controls with two divided numbers are time controls with increment. The first number indicates how many minutes you start with, and the second indicates how many seconds are added to your clock after playing a move.

DragonGamer231
KingArthur8002 wrote:

What does 1|15D mean? I mean, what does the "D" part stand for?

The "D" means "delay". The clock will not begin counting down for the number of seconds shown by the second number after playing a move. This is not quite as powerful as increment, since the clock gains no time, and any time not spent thinking during the delay is wasted.

Divbee

Is it 10+5mins or 10+5secs?

YChess
Divbee wrote:

Is it 10+5mins or 10+5secs?

10+5 is 10 min + 5 seconds per move.

cromwellsbishop

So, just to clear please - does that mean you have a total of 10 mins, and 5 secs for every move?

Martin_Stahl
cromwellsbishop wrote:

So, just to clear please - does that mean you have a total of 10 mins, and 5 secs for every move?

It means each player has 10 minutes on the clock and after they make a move 5 seconds is added to their clock