Originally posted by atticus2
Sixty day timebank is ample time. Very few players, if any, lose on time. You're allowed vacation time within that too
Hmmyess .. I had one game last year that lasted 84 moves. I was down to my last 3 days, and had to resort to setting up conditional moves for every possible move I could think of, and moving at 1 am after my opponent had stopped moving.
I can't play at work, so that only leaves 4 hours or so of playing time per day, plus weekends. If my opponent had been in the US, I'd have had no chance as he would have been moving in the middle of the night, so I'd have lost 20 hours per move. I could get up early to play before work .. but that seems a little excessive.
I agree that 60 days should be enough, but it's not ample if the time zones don't match.