As it’s widely known, chess clocks are aimed at keeping track of the overall time that takes each player of a chess match to make a move. One of its purposes is also ensuring that the players don’t delay the game too much. Chess timers are not designed only for chess but also any other two-player games where the participants make their moves in turn.
They are not as old as the game of chess. For the first time chess clock was used in a chess tournament in London in 1883. Previously, they were also known as game clocks. Nowadays, they are a very important part of any chess tournament, they are also used by amateur players who love to create an air of professionalism and competition.