Tuesday, March 13, 2007
The Need for Speed?
Some changes are afoot in chess time limits, it seems.
Outside of the elite, top-tier seven hour games, FIDE and Kramnik apparently propose that everyone else will play at a rate of:
all moves in one hour, plus 10 seconds per move
- reports John Saunders (editor of the British Chess Magazine.) Click here for the whole thing.
Personally, I think I'm in favour of this. I get very bored during longer games, and it would enable London weekend tournaments (even perhaps one day tournaments) to be FIDE rated. On the other hand, John's multiple criticisms seem hard to argue with.
What's your view?