lightning chess


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Related to lightning chess: blitz chess, Fast chess

lightning chess

n.
A form of chess in which each move must be completed within a very short time, usually ten seconds.

lightning chess

n
(Chess & Draughts) rapid chess in which either each move has a fixed time allowed (usually 10 seconds) or each player is allotted a fixed time (often 5 minutes) for all his moves. US name: rapid transit chess
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Often called lightning chess because of its mix of speed and tactics, fencing is a fast and furious sport marrying its traditional duelling roots with modern equipment and athleticism.
Those with sufficient faith in their broadband connection can play lightning chess, making moves every few seconds, while those with a liking for 'normal' speed can simulate a league or congress game by playing for hours.
Organised events take place every week, including five-minute tournaments, lightning chess, a simultaneous exhibition by former junior international John Pitcher, four-handed games and kriegspiel.
Charlie was British Speed Chess Champion in 1998 and Scottish Lightning Chess champion in 2001.
He scored a maximum six wins in the annual end-of-season Lightning Chess competition.