Speed Chess [by bogschess on flickr]
Speed chess is played at less than conventional tournament chess time controls.
Commonly recognised variants of speed chess include:
- Bullet Chess - 1 or 2 minutes per player.
- Blitz Chess - less than 15 minutes per player, commonly 5 minutes each.
- Rapid Chess - 15 to 60 minutes per player.
- Armageddon Chess - black has draw odds (ie a draw is counted as a win for black), and white has slightly more time on the clock, guarantees a result of either 1:0 or 0:1.