Analog chess clocks
Benefits of Using Analog Chess Clocks
Chess accessories have become more and more popular and among them are chess clocks. If you’ve watched a professional game of chess or even a school chess tournament, then you’ve likely seen a chess clock. Chess clocks are double clocks that are set next to the boards on a chess table during the game. Chess clocks, also referred to as chess timers, are used to keep track of the time that each chess player spends on each move. Chess clocks have two uses in a game of chess. 1. To make sure that neither player is taking too long during the game or 2. To track time during time-based games such as speed and blitz games.
Any given tournament has limits to the amount of time that each player is allowed to spend on a move and if the players overreach this time, they may face a penalty or even disqualification. As mentioned, chess clocks are also used to keep track of time during time-based games. Some chess players love added challenges, so they play fast games with time crunches, such as blitz or speed games, where each player must make a specified number of moves within a pre-designated period of time.