"Time control: simple" doesn't work properly


When i create a game with time control “simple” and put i.e. 30 seconds per move the game starts with me having 5 minutes and the opponent 20 or 15 or 10 seconds or whatever. Then when the opponent plays his first move my clock falls to 20 seconds or less.

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Don’t use “simple”. Use byo yomi.


So the bug is already known! OK thanks.


Yea, and I have no idea why it’s still on the list. @anoek? Please remove “simple” until the bug is fixed.


The bug itself has been known for years, but the reason of why it hasn’t been fixed will remain as a mystery for generations!


Please also keep in mind that you always have extra time to make your first move. I don’t know how much, but 5 minutes sounds plausible. After that, the clock should adhere to the chosen time setting.

I believe this is a deliberate feature that mitigates time issues at the start of the game (e.g. if the browser does not load the board fast enough).

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