Ruslan Ponomariov: «Why not to play with time control 3 minutes per move?»
Ruslan Ponomariov appears quite often on our website lately. And it seems he gave a reason to post his ideas again. On Twitter, the Ukrainian offered a new time control for the game. Judging by the syntax of the records and their number, the idea came to Ruslan quite unexpectedly:
«I am thinking why not to play chess games with time control 3 minutes per move with accumulation of time if you don´t use whole 3 minutes? I think it's the same 2 hours per 40 moves, but it make game more dynamic. Like a spectator I hate sometimes to wait just 1 move during 30 min. Well, I also think that control 3 min per move is also good compromise between people who prefer only classical chess or only rapid or blitz. Another good thing about 3 min per move can be that it makes more difficult life for cheaters. I think Feller´s method will not work here».