We currently stock a limited but a very relevant range of chess clocks that suit our various range of chess sets. These chess clocks are specifically made in Europe by highly recommendable brands in the chess clock industry. We primarily stock 2 brands which we are looking to increase. Inregards to the digital chess clocks, these are inparticular manufactured by DGT, who are also well known for their electronic chess board and chess pieces around the world. Lastly the analog clocks which tend to be the slightly more popular are manufactured by a European giant BHB.
Importance of Chess Clocks
An established chess player will have good confidence to mention a game of competitive chess cannot commence without the chess clock itself. This is completely true as each player can have a time limit to make their move. Both players are given an equal proportion of the time and as soon as the player 1 has completed their move and presses the timer, this will automatically start the timer for player 2. There are indeed many times and limits in chess. Indeed below we have the common to inform you.
There are indeed a few famous ways where time is important in chess:
1. Blitz Play: Each player in this instance has 5 minutes to make their moves
2. Quick Play: Each player in this instance has 15 minutes to make their moves
3. Rapid Play: Each player in this instance has 30 minutes to make their moves
1. Quick Tournament: 90 mins to reach move 40, followed by 30 mins to finish per player
2 Slow Tournament: 120 mins to reach move 40, followed by an extra 60 mins to reach move 60, 40 mins to finish per player
FIDE Tournament: 90 mins to reach move 40, followed by 30 mins to finish per player
Other time limits:
Lightening Round: 10 seconds per move
Hourglass Round: Start with a time limit(e.g. 2 mins per player). Any time lost is added onto opponents clock
Fischer Round: 5 seconds added to clock after every move
Indeed many established and profound chess players will usually prefer to player with a clock. Indeed there days it is very common to download an app on your phone to replace the chess clock itself and indeed one of the reasons the chess clocks are no longer as popular in the common age incomparison to when time limits were first invented. Most chess enthusiasts will prefer the analog configuration as players are responsible for the drops in flags with the chess clock. Indeed due to the value of a chess clock in the analog formation, certain analog with a wooden housing will tend to be more popular.
Indeed these days a digital clock will alot do just the same job an analog clock will do. The clock will have a number of features, more importantly the screen will indeed display the time limits. Sometimes certain chess master may also prefer a digital time, limiting the brain maths they may have to do during an intensive tournament. Certainly those designed by DGT can connect with interactive chess sets made by DGT that can include a complete set up with a TV to showcase to a wider audience.