Lightning chess games


Lightning chess games

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Thibault de Vassal    (2007-03-15)
Lightning chess games

Hello to all.

A new update, you may have seen a new category in money tournaments :

Lightning (correspondence) chess games, time control 30 minutes + 1 minute / move

I think it's a quite interesting time control for chess, it should attract more advanced chess players (or simply strong computers).. Really faster than "blitz correspondence chess".

I updated the server so that it is really easier to play fastly in these games. When you send your move, a new option will appear next to (Flip) and (Next). The link (Wait) will redirect you to the viewer page that will be auto-refreshed every 10 seconds. When your opponent play his move, you'll be automatically redirected to the "move" page to play your move and a pop-up window will appear to warn you (if Javascript is activated)...

Read more about in Time rules -

Money tournaments will start on April, 2

Nick Burrows    (2007-03-15 20:01:14)
Rapid Money

My favoured time limt for money games would be a rapid - 30 days + 1 limit. There is a big gap between game that can finish in 2/4 hours and ones that can take a year to complete! Does this limit interest anybody else?

Elmer Valderrama    (2007-03-15 20:31:23)
"Slow" Money

+1, Nick

(Count with me on that too)

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-03-15 20:44:53)
Rapid Money

Ok, I add this category right now...

Thanks for feedback.

Christophe Czekaj    (2007-04-11 13:26:38)
Free Lightning chess ?

What about lightning chess for free ? Is it possible for two player to play for example 10 min or 15 min KO online. Is it possible to play a tournament like this ? The players will take dates to play their game for example.

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-04-11 18:21:53)
Free Lightning chess ?

I suppose FICS (not FICGS :)) / ICC do it very well already. In my opinion, FICGS should stay a correspondence chess [meaning CC time controls] server first. Money blitz & lightning games will be offered to the players who look for more excitement only :) .. thus it should be a casual spectacle, and of course the way to help the server and to provide prizes for championships...

By the way, money games should start in the very next few days. (last step with french administration :))

Scott Prestwood    (2007-04-16 16:26:22)
correspondence simul

Lightning (correspondence) chess games are more like a 6 way simul, with the RR style tournaments here. Different, but I still prefer to have time to analyze.

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-04-16 16:43:15)
correspondence simul

Actually, it won't be lightning 7-players tournaments, but 2 players 1 game matches. See chess money tournament waiting lists.