Chess Timer

25:00:00 Player 1
25:00:00 Player 2
  • Set Sound
  • Set Time

How To Play Chess With Digital Chess Timer? provides a digital chess timer that you can use to play chess with time control.

Here's how to use it:

  • Set the time control for the game. You can do this by adjusting the "Base Time". The base time is the amount of time each player has for the entire game.
  • Click the "Start" button to start the timer.
  • When it's your turn to move, click on the "Move" button in the timer to start your clock.
  • Make your move, and then click on the "Move" button to stop your clock and start your opponent's clock.
  • Repeat this process until the game is over.
  • You can refresh the chess timer by clicking on the "Refresh" button and pause the timer by clicking on the "Pause" button.

What Happens If Chess Timer Runs Out?

If a player's time runs out on a chess timer, it means that their time for the game has been exhausted and they have lost the game on time. This is called a "Time Forfeit."

How Long Should Chess Timer Be?

The appropriate length for a chess timer depends on the game's time control and the players' level. In general, longer-time controls are more suitable for weaker players or casual games, while shorter-time controls are more suitable for stronger or more competitive players.
Here are some common time controls used in chess:

  • Blitz chess: Blitz chess is a fast-paced version with a time control of 3-5 minutes per player for the entire game
  • Rapid chess: Rapid chess is a faster version of chess with a time control of 15-60 minutes per player for the entire game.
  • Classical chess: Classical chess is a more traditional version with a time control of 60 minutes or more per player for the first 40 moves, followed by a shorter time control, e.g., 15 minutes) for the remainder of the game.
  • Correspondence chess: Correspondence chess is a version played by mail or email, with each player sending their moves to their opponent. Time controls for correspondence chess can vary greatly, from a few days per move to several weeks or months per move.

Choosing a time control appropriate for the player's level and game type is important. If you play in a chess tournament, the time control will typically be determined by the tournament organizer.