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  1. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    23 May '07 23:30
    Or, the most common?
  2. 23 May '07 23:32
    Most Common I see is 30 minutes in club play with some longer. Usual club meetings are 2-4 hours long and you try to get a few games in.
  3. 23 May '07 23:43
    Originally posted by Ramned
    Or, the most common?
    Standard Rated Games is:

    Game in 110' + 30" inc.

    For sectionals we use Game in 120' + 30" inc.

    FIDE has various other timers also.

    The fun low-quality chess is Game in 30 min.

    RK
  4. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    23 May '07 23:51
    Thanks, is 60' 60" considered blitz or OTB?
  5. 24 May '07 00:10 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Ramned
    Thanks, is 60' 60" considered blitz or OTB?
    OTB standard time control.

    Blitz is basically a quick timer like 5 minute chess or lower.
  6. 24 May '07 00:30
    FWIW, the USCF classifies G/10 up to G/29 as Quick Chess. G/31 and above is classified as Standard Chess. Interestingly, G/30 can be rated under either. A player's Quick Chess rating is calculated independently of their Standard Chess rating. The USCF does not rate games played at a time control faster than G/10.
  7. 24 May '07 12:50
    In Britain the standard time control is either 30 moves in 75 minutes or 36 in 90 minutes (both => 2.5 minutes / move). Nowadays most leagues then use a wind back - on the 30th (or 36th) move both clocks have 30 minutes taken off and the players must complete the game with the time they have remaining.
  8. 24 May '07 13:09
    Well, you have several time limits. Most common for small tournaments in Portugal is 20 minutes each player.

    For classical tournaments we either use 2 hours for each player (if we don't have enough digital clocks) or more commonly now 1h30 for each player with 30 second increment after each move.
  9. 24 May '07 13:15
    60min + 10 seconds a move. But over here we play official FIDE time limit which is 90 minutes + 30 seconds a move I think.
  10. 24 May '07 13:37
    There are many different time controls: G-40/120 SD 60, G-120, G-60, G-90, G-30 etc. It just depends on the tournament.
  11. 24 May '07 18:09
    FIDE time control http://www.fide.com/official/handbook.asp?level=C08

    USCF time control http://www.uschess.org/ratings/info/time.html

    ECF :- http://grading.bcfservices.org.uk/help.php

    1. Rapidplay
    Either

    i. Each player must have a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 60 minutes for all of his moves. This includes both the initial time control and any subsequent time controls or quickplay finish.

    ii. When Fischer (cumulative) mode is used then, using the assumption that the duration of the game is 60 moves, each player must have a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 60 minutes.

    2. Standardplay
    Each player has more time than the maximum defined above for Rapidplay.

    For example the time control in the British Championship 2007 11 rounds, starting 2:15 pm daily, Fischer time control: 40 moves in 80 minutes, then all moves in 40 minutes, with one minute per move added from the start.
  12. 24 May '07 18:52
    Originally posted by Ramned
    Or, the most common?
    There is none. "Real" tournaments, 40 moves/2 hours, with a second time control of game 60 is fairly common. Local club level, game/60 or thereabouts is typical.
  13. 24 May '07 19:57
    Originally posted by AlboMalapropFoozer
    FWIW, the USCF classifies G/10 up to G/29 as Quick Chess. G/31 and above is classified as Standard Chess. Interestingly, G/30 can be rated under either. A player's Quick Chess rating is calculated independently of their Standard Chess rating. The USCF does not rate games played at a time control faster than G/10.
    This used to be the classification; however, a couple years ago they changed these to do two different things.

    1) Quick Chess is now G/5-G/60.
    2) Standard Chess is now G/30 or longer.

    This had two effects; one, you could now hold rated blitz tournaments if you wanted to, and two, some events are dual rated.

    http://www.uschess.org/ratings/info/time.html - has all the USCF info, although it neglects to mention that short "standard" games can also be rated as quick.
  14. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    24 May '07 20:21
    In my weekend OTB tournaments in which i usually play (and also in Latvia team championships in last two years) time control is 50 mins + 5 sec. In some more serious competitions time control is 90 min + 5 secs. In Latvia championship 2006 time control was 2 hours for 40 moves + 30 mins after making 40 moves.
  15. 24 May '07 21:51
    90 min and above.