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Recommended thinking times for your Chu Shogi game

Assuming 150 moves per player the 8 p.m. game the 8 p.m. game the 6 p.m. game the tournament game [German]/[European championship]
   tournament game  
Expected time of one game1:30 h2:30 h /4:25 h6:00 h7:30 h /
  3:00 h  8:45 h
Average time per move17 sec30 sec /53 sec1:10 min1:30 min /
  35 sec  1:45 min
Bronstein-/10 sec15 sec /30 sec40 sec60 sec
normal Byoyomi 20 sec   
time for 40 moves to Bronstein byoyomi5 min10 min15 min20 min20 min /
     30 min
time for 40 moves to normal byoyomi10 min17:30 min /30 min40 min50 min /
  20 min  60 min
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  • 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.
    1. Legend

    2. "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.
    3. "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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