# Average time per move in Daily Chess

Your average time per move in a Daily chess game (correspondence chess) is updated each time you make a move. **It is calculated by dividing the total time (in seconds) you've taken to make all your moves by the total number of moves you've made.** Time spent on vacation is excluded from this calculation.

Your average time per move is simply: total move time (seconds) / total move count

๐ Conditional moves count towards the average time per move. A conditional move counts as 0 seconds and, therefore, will lower your average time per move.

## Examples

Let's look at a few examples... Assume Joe has made no moves yet, so his total move time and total move count are both at 0.

**Example 1**

Joe makes a move after 18 hours in one game, another move after 1 hour in a second game, and a third move after 48 hours in a third game.

**Total move time:** (18 + 1 + 48) hours = 67 hours = 241,200 seconds

**Total move count: **3

**Average time per move:** 241,200 seconds / 3 moves = 80,400 seconds = 22.3 hours per move.

**Example 2**

Joe quickly responds to two games where his opponents have already moved. One move takes 3 minutes, and the other takes 1 minute.

**Total move time: **241,200 seconds + (4 minutes * 60) = 241,440 seconds

**Total move count: **5

**Average time per move: **241,440 seconds / 5 moves = 48,240 seconds = 13.4 hours per move.

**Example 3**

Joe realizes heโs running out of time in two games that use a 14-day move timer. He makes a move after 13 days in one game and after 12 days in the other.

**Total move time: **241,440 seconds + (25 days * 86,400 seconds/day) = 2,401,440 seconds

**Total move count:** 7

**Average time per move: **2,401,440 seconds / 7 moves = 343,062 seconds = 95.3 hours per move.