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  1. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    05 Feb '13 07:57
    Blitz
    1. Karjakin 2901
    2. Andreikin 2877
    3. Grischuk 2860
    4. Carlsen 2856
    5. Nakamura 2844
    6. Quang Le 2821
    7. Aronian 2817
    8. Morozevich 2844
    9. Vachier-LaGrave 2798
    10. Radjabov 2755

    Rapid
    1. Carlsen 2845
    2. Karjakin 2809
    3. Grischuk 2799
    4. Nakamura 2795
    5. Anand 2794
    6. Aronian 2783
    7. Topalov 2775
    8. Kamsky 2760
    Radjabov 2760
    10.Dominguez-Perez 2758

    no rating: (blitz) Anand (Rapid) Kramnik, Caruana
  2. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    06 Feb '13 01:14
    *Morozevich should be 2804
  3. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    06 Feb '13 02:43 / 3 edits
    What is the differnce in time control between blitz and rapid?
    I believe blitz is 5 minutes and under, is that correct?

    I believe the rapid rating is basically the same as the Quick rating in the USA.
    But I am not sure on the time limit.

    P.S. I have USCF quick rating of 1434. The USCF does not give ratings for blitz.
  4. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    06 Feb '13 03:30
    When I used to play in clubs back in the 1980's rapid chess was 15 mins per side and blitz was 5 mins per side. Lightning was 2-mins and bullet was 1-min (not sure why because lightning is much faster than bullets). I used to be a tournament director and our quick chess games were 1 hour limit...or maybe 1/2 hour. Been so long I can't remember . But I think these time controls may have changed since then.
  5. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    06 Feb '13 07:04 / 7 edits
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    When I used to play in clubs back in the 1980's rapid chess was 15 mins per side and blitz was 5 mins per side. Lightning was 2-mins and bullet was 1-min (not sure why because lightning is much faster than bullets). I used to be a tournament director and our quick chess games were 1 hour limit...or maybe 1/2 hour. Been so long I can't remember . But I think these time controls may have changed since then.
    The maximum length for quick rating now for USCF is 45 minutes. A 45 minute game will get a double rating because it is also the minimum length for a regular rating. I guess I am wrong on that. I just looked on the internet and found this info on the time controls:

    http://archive.uschess.org/ratings/info/time.html

    It seems to state that the quick ratings are 5 minutes to 29 minutes and regular ratings are for 30 minutes and above. I know we play 20 minute games that are quick rated and I thought someone told me that the 45 minute games we played were double rated. I guess he was wrong or I misunderstood him.

    P.S. I guess he was correct after all, but it is still a little different than I was told.

    "In general, the organizer is free to set the time control. To obtain regular USCF ratings, the time control must be 30 minutes or greater. Games with time controls between 5 - 29 minutes inclusive are considered to be "QuickChess," and are treated as a separate entity by USCF. They are rated under a different system. Games with time controls from 30-60 minutes are dual rated. They are rated as both a regular and a quick rating."

    http://archive.uschess.org/ratings/info/running.php