speed chess


a game of chess played in a very short amount of time, usually five minutes per player for an entire game.

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Also called blitz chess, lightning chess.

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British Dictionary definitions for lightning chess

lightning chess

noun

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 movesUS name: rapid transit chess

speed chess

noun

a form of chess in which each player's game is limited to a total stipulated time, usually half an hour; the first player to exceed the time limit loses
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