Rapid play chess
There are several common time controls. Lightning chess or ďblitzĒ refers to 5-minute chess. Allegro is a common term meaning 10 minute chess. Rapid play chess may have time controls with or without a Fischer clock.
How to Play Well in Rapid Chess
The trick with playing rapid play chess well is not to panic. You actually have time to think. Even in 5-minute chess without a Fischer setting, you still have 300 seconds, so even if the game lasts 60 moves (most games donít), you have 5 seconds per move. A lot of beginners think they have to play every move in 1 or 2 seconds, without any thinking. You donít have to beat your opponent on the clock - you have time to beat them on the board!
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