"Flagging" Gets Harder. No More Time Controls Without Increments in FIDE Events

Время публикации: 05.05.2015 22:35 | Последнее обновление: 06.05.2015 05:46

At the Presidential Board Meeting in Chengdu, new time controls were announced for all tournaments held under FIDE's direct auspices. Starting from the next cycle, there will not be a single time control that does not have an extra 30 second increment per move, starting from move 1. 

In the current world championship cycle, the 30 second increment applies only after move 60, a rule which has caused many arguments, with most top grandmasters opposed to it. But only now have the players been listened to. 

But one must note that time controls have still not been unified for all world championship cycles: so, in world championship matches, Candidates' tournaments and the Grand Prix series the control will be (100'/40+50'/20+15')+30''/move, but in the World Cup, which is also a qualifying event for the Candidates, the time control will be (90'/40+30')+30''/move.

The most common time control (90'/40+30')+30''/move - will be also used in women's world championship matches, Olympiads, world team championships, the women's Grand Prix, veterans and junior world championships and other events. 


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