(What is Blitz Chess?)
What is Blitz Chess?
Blitz Chess is a fast-paced game where each player has a limited amount of total time to make their moves (typically a total of 5 or 10 minutes).

When it is a player's turn to move, the total amount of time remaining for that player ticks away on their clock - the clock stops when they've made their move, at which point the other player's clock begins ticking down. All of the normal rules of Chess apply, except that in addition to losing by Checkmate, a player can also lose by running out of time on their clock.

This server supports games of Blitz Chess played in real-time, and also traditional untimed games of Chess where each player has an unlimited amount of time to make their next move, and receives email notifications when it is their turn again.