CHESS IMPROVEMENT SECRETS FOR THE BUSY PLAYER (THE GINGERGM METHOD)

CHESS IMPROVEMENT SECRETS FOR THE BUSY PLAYER (THE GINGERGM METHOD)

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TWENTY-FIVE-MINUTE

***** TWENTY-FIVE-MINUTE *****

Command:  25-minute

This is an auto-pairing pool to play chess with a 25 10 Time Control.
Just type the command "/25-minute" and the system will automatically
pair you with an opponent, usually someone near your rating and
someone you haven't played in the last few games.  You may have
to wait a bit before it makes the pairing and starts the game,
depending on how many other appropriate opponents are joining the
playing pool.

The games are 25 10 time control, following FIDE's official time control
for rapid games.

Once the game starts, you should finish it.  Disconnections are
treated as losses.  (Except in the rare case when both players are
severely lagging, in which the game is aborted.)  Of course, we
realize that this means that players with unreliable network
connections will tend to have lower ratings.  But this rule eliminates
a whole set of possible abuses and disputes.

Computers and computer-assisted players are not allowed to play.
Please do not get assistance from chess engines, databases, or
from other players while playing.  

You won't be able to play a 25-minute game if your average lag for your
current login session is more than 1000 milliseconds.  You can see your
average lag by typing "/ping".

The requirement for having an active 25-minute rating (once you have
established a rating by playing 20 games) is 4 games in the last
week.  

Noplay and censor lists and formula are ignored by the 25-minute
pairing system.

If two players waiting to be paired have an adjourned game (of any
type), the pairing system will resume that game.

You can leave the pool of players waiting to be paired by typing
"match" or "unseek".

See also: one-minute, five-minute, fifteen-minute, seeking, ratings