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# Why is 10 minute blitz considered rapid now?

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FortunateLion wrote:

when i have started chess i can play 10 min blitz but now when i go to 10 min it starts a rapid match. can anyone help me to play a 10 min blitz.

You can't unless you play something like 5|5 or 8|2

It's still the exact same game it's always been, just under a different rating.

Rinatk wrote:

I still don't understand why this change influences my rating that much. I play 10|0 and nothing else. Played several thousand games in the last years and my rating was stable, flowing from 1200 to 1400 and back. I understood from the article that only the people that had the blitz rating higher than rapid got their ratings adjusted. After the change my rating grew to 1500+, I'm playing against the people with 1500 and still winning. It would be a pleasant thought that I suddenly improved my skills but obviously not, this happens most probably somehow because 10|0 was moved to Rapid

Don't forget everyone else was promoted to where you are now from where you and they were before.  the people at your present rating were promoted higher, out of your reach.

because mostly on all websites 10 + 0 is know as rapid

Hedgehog1963 wrote:

I do wish they'd have 10+5 as a common time control.  I play that on another chess site and I'm more comfortable with it than 10+0.   Whenever I try to challenge anyone with the increment here no one else is wanting to play it.

10 mins is just too long, I play it maybe once every 3 months. add to add a +5 increment i cant stand it, i never accept any challenge with an increment

I obtained my blitz fide rating playing 10 minute tournaments but here 10 minutes doesn't count as blitz

A.1 A ‘Rapid chess’ game is one where either all the moves must be completed in a fixed time of more than 10 minutes but less than 60 minutes for each player; or the time allotted plus 60 times any increment is of more than 10 minutes but less than 60 minutes for each player.

B.1 A ‘blitz’ game is one where all the moves must be completed in a fixed time of 10 minutes or less for each player; or the allotted time plus 60 times any increment is 10 minutes or less for each player.

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