Time Controls - Games on Live Chess are always timed. Conventionally, there are two numbers required to describe the time control:
18 | 10 represents an 18 minute game, with 10 seconds bonus time per move. So if you make six moves really quickly, those 10 seconds add up to an additional minute on your overall time.
If you like, you can have a game with no bonus time at all: 18 | 0 is an 18-minute game (no bonus).
Please click here for a description of how these time controls relate to Live ratings and the Seek graph.
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