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Topic started by RosettaStone on 29 Nov 2009, 20:14:20
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29 Nov 2009, 20:14:20
Request, for a New Standard 'Time-Control,' Option
{From, the Nov. 29 '09 'LA Times' online}
The World Blitz Championship in Moscow assembled 22 leading grandmasters for a three-day extravaganza of speed chess. Each player had three minutes, plus a bonus of two seconds per move, to complete a game. This time limit has supplanted five minute games as the standard for blitz.
Please-please-please, 'Santa' {I mean, Admin. Brian}; How about it?! --
Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen, who turns 19 Monday, won with a fantastic score of 31-11. That's 28 wins, eight losses and only six draws.