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.
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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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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.