time increment


time increment

Back to forum

Wayne Lowrance    (2007-10-07)
time increment

A 000027. game 14107. I dont understand this tournament time control i guess. I have been making moves this game but the time increment isnt happening. If continues i will loose on time.....What am I missing Thibault ? Wayne

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-07 18:36:20)
increment : 40 days / 10 moves

Hi Wayne, time control is 40 days + 40 days per 10 moves, meaning 40 days will be added to your clock after move 10, move 20, move 30 and so on... You just have to play your next (tenth) move to gain 40 days more ;)

Svante Carl von Erichsen    (2007-10-10 13:32:04)
Why clump?

What is the advantage of this in comparison to an increment of 4 days per move?

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-10 22:13:10)
More stressful ? :)

... more seriously, I suppose this time control was directly inspired from the over the board chess classical time control : 2 hours + 2 hours / 40 moves (correspondence "blitz" time control @ FICGS) .. so, no advantage IMO, a historical issue only.