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Recommended thinking times for your Chu Shogi game
5 min difference for 40 moves changes the playing time by 40 min
5 sec Bronstein-changes it by 25 min!
For both columns of the 8 o’clock game Fischer Byoyomi 2. is better than Bronstein, because you may collect time with a few quick moves!
In the table complete use of the Bronstein byoyomi is supposed. It is more realistic to assume that the actual time played in a tournament game as well as in a "German"/ "European championchip" is shorter by something between 0:30 h and 1:00 h.
|Assuming 150 moves per player
||the 8 p.m. game
||the 8 p.m. game
||the 6 p.m. game
||the tournament game
| || || ||tournament game|| || |
|Expected time of one game||1:30 h||2:30 h /||4:25 h||6:00 h||7:30 h /|
| || ||3:00 h|| || ||8:45 h|
|Average time per move||17 sec||30 sec /||53 sec||1:10 min||1:30 min /|
| || ||35 sec|| || ||1:45 min|
|Bronstein-/||10 sec||15 sec /||30 sec||40 sec||60 sec|
|normal Byoyomi|| ||20 sec|| || || |
|time for 40 moves to Bronstein byoyomi||5 min||10 min||15 min||20 min||20 min /|
| || || || || ||30 min|
|time for 40 moves to normal byoyomi||10 min||17:30 min /||30 min||40 min||50 min /|
| || ||20 min|| || ||60 min|
- "Bronstein": This method applies from the first move. The principal thinking time is reduced by delay. Before the principal thinking time is reduced, the player has a fixed amount of time to complete a move. It is not possible to aggregate thinking time by playing more quickly as it is in the "Fischer" method.
- "Fischer": In addition to the extra time available per move, the player is also allotted an extra amount of principal thinking time after a predetermined number of moves has been completed. With some quick moves, you may be able to aggregate some thinking time.
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