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Time Control Changes?

  • #281

    BLITZ

    I used to play 5+0 in the old times, but it was just fun!

    5+2 and 3+2 seem to be popular among top players and FIDE. I think 5+2 is just a little improvment in 5+0. On the other side, 3+2, which I tried recently, seems to be only an improvment on 3+0!!!!!

    I read somewhere that a psychologic study had been conducted and the minimal mean time to make a reasonable chess move, was 6 seconds. Including the time to make the move and the time to stop the clock. So, if you want incremental for blitz, I would suggest you give a try to 1+6 or 2+5.

    I have tried it here at chess.com. I became a fanatic supporter of 1+6!! You have the chance to make good moves of chess and mostly you never lose on time!!  So it seems bad for the "good time management" supporters! But I think time is just to make the practicability of chess. The game itself IS what matters!!

    If you want to contest me, please go to your chess club and try it for a dozen games. Talk just afterwards and use your experience. Chess is an empirycal matter.

  • #282

    I agree 45/45 & 90/30 would be great

  • #283
    duarte311 napisał:

    I read somewhere that a psychologic study had been conducted and the minimal mean time to make a reasonable chess move, was 6 seconds. Including the time to make the move and the time to stop the clock. So, if you want incremental for blitz, I would suggest you give a try to 1+6 or 2+5.

    For a good blitzer the time to make the move and stop the clock does not really count: they can do both in less than a second.

    The time to decide on a move depends on position and opponent's ability to make surprising moves. If you had developed a plan and the opponent's play is predictable you can actually play mechanically and 1-2 second increment/delay is perfectly enough to complete the game.

  • #284

    Why did they put 45/45 and then they deleted it again?

  • #285

    DONT CHANGE THE TIME CONTROLS! JUST SIMPLY ADD THEM IN DONT MINUS! ADD!

  • #286
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  • #287

    30|30 would be nice.... I always play in that customized time setup..

  • #288

    Keep 30|0.

  • #289

    Here are some times that we play in our group.

    3|2
    5|0
    5|2
    10|0(Rarely)
    10|10(Rarely)
    15|10
    25|10
    25|30
    30|30(Rarely)
    45|30(Almost never)
    90|30(Almost never)
    The 2 last times that I offer are long times.We usually play them in tournaments and in the championship.

  • #290

    what is wrong with having like 50 different time controls (or maybe even customed ones)

  • #291
    chessdragonboge wrote:

    what is wrong with having like 50 different time controls (or maybe even customed ones)

    All preset time values are basically pools. More you have smaller they get and harder to get a game.  And there are  custom time controls, try them if you want to know how hard it is get a game eith those.

    Alreasy now 3/2 is pretty useless as it competes with 5/0 and it cannot gain popularity other than eating market share from 5 min

  • #292

    25/10 was a rapid time used in real life recent years, even 15/10 has become more played recently. 25/10 would be between rapid and slow games.

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