Letter #09 - 2012
02/22/12 9:31:29 AM
What is the
purpose of using Chess clocks in tournaments?
The purpose of using Chess
clocks in tournaments
is to regulate time and to avoid the false "Chess
of resistance" that allows to win not the best player, but
the most resistant to sleep or fatigue.
The first time a
time-limit was used was during the 1861 Anderssen vs Kolisch
Chess match where an hour-glass was introduced giving each
player two hours to make 24 moves. The modern Chess clock was
introduced in 1900 by Veenhoff and Groningen.
A good example for the necessity of
using Chess clocks could be told in this true life story: -Once,
in a game between two masters and after several hours of neither moving a piece, one of them finally asked the other: "Well, can we expect a move today?" The other
player replied: "I thought it was your move!"
Thank you for