Letter #16 - 2013
Playing Chess without a clock
Date: 04/ 26/ 2013 5:23 PM EDT
In a tournament I played, the arbiter
did not take the time and there were no clock.
Because of this, the game lasted too
much and my question is: ¿how long can a Chess game be played?
On casual games playing without
clocks, there are no rules on time and players should come up
with their own rules or an agreement for a time control such as
using a wrist watch allowing certain amount of time per move.
No tournament should be played
without Chess clocks. With these twin clocks, each player has
the same amount of time to complete either a set number of moves
or the entire game. It is also a good way to ensure that both
players have a fair game. When either player runs out of time, he loses the game.
Another advantage of using clocks
is that Chess tournaments organizers can control for certain when
many different games in one single tournament will end.
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