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No more time lost when your game starts!
Posted: 19 January 2015 12:43 PM  
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You asked and we listened! By popular request, games will now have a 10 second grace period at the start of each game before any time is lost! This feature will prevent you from losing valuable time at the start of a game if you’re not ready to make your move. Not only that, it gives you time to look at information about your opponent, like pstat, or history games to see what openings your opponent prefers. Both players will have this grace period on move 1.

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Posted: 19 January 2015 06:05 PM   [ # 1 ]  
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That is awesome.

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Posted: 19 January 2015 07:03 PM   [ # 2 ]  
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Thank you! I frequently lose on time in my one minute games, and this will help!

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Posted: 19 January 2015 08:56 PM   [ # 3 ]  
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Seems like a good idea, at least for people who play rapid transit games.

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Posted: 19 January 2015 09:57 PM   [ # 4 ]  
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Yawn. I’ll be impressed when one player can start a tourney game. I’ve been in tourneys waiting close to an hour for an opponent to accept. OTB tournies do that. You can too. No more time lost when your game starts? Big deal.

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Posted: 19 January 2015 10:07 PM   [ # 5 ]  
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Its awesome, like a zombie under my bed.

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Posted: 19 January 2015 10:49 PM   [ # 6 ]  
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Terrible, terrible, terrible idea.  Why should the player fast off the mark get penalized, give the snoozer an extra ten seconds.  The point in 3 and 2 minute games is to play fast, not to reward the snails.  Get rid of this “innovation”.

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Posted: 19 January 2015 11:05 PM   [ # 7 ]  
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honestly this is a pure bull sh… and i want option no play 10 sec delay game option in my settings

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Posted: 20 January 2015 02:00 AM   [ # 8 ]  
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Meh, I see it as just a crutch for those who aren’t really ready to play bullet, or want to do things like check pstat after the game has started (?!).

I’d get rid of it, if you ask me.

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Posted: 20 January 2015 04:05 AM   [ # 9 ]  
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no.  get yourself ready before game starts. very simple.  is this innovation the view of the majority? 

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Posted: 20 January 2015 07:23 AM   [ # 10 ]  
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Nice idea.  A related issue is when to terminate a game if an opponent delays a first move.  Maybe after thirty seconds the game is terminated and a new invitation to play offered?

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Posted: 20 January 2015 10:56 AM   [ # 11 ]  
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Appreciate this change. Like it on Chess.com, good to see the same here. Only thing is, I would prefer it if the time remained at zero until a move is made not revert to zero.

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Posted: 20 January 2015 12:50 PM   [ # 12 ]  
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Seems like a silly feature. If you are not ready to play, don’t start a game.

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Posted: 20 January 2015 01:31 PM   [ # 13 ]  
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Good idea.

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Posted: 20 January 2015 01:47 PM   [ # 14 ]  
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In standard games, less appealing than the 10 seconds time either way , is being able to review your opponents previous games during the match . I wasn’t aware of that , and generally not in favor of that feature .  Great site here - looking forward to many more matches .

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Posted: 20 January 2015 02:50 PM   [ # 15 ]  
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Horrible decision. Please reverse it.

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