93 ( +1 | -1 ) What are you askingWhat is my average thinking time per move? It depends, during portions of the opening or a forced variation it is very quick. Perhaps less than 5 seconds. During complex positions I use several minutes at least. probably something like 10-20 minutes in recent games against stronger players. As you get better your time per move will increase because you will see deeper into the position (5-6 moves instead of 2-3) and you will see more threats/counters and plans that need to change based on your opponents move. OTB play I try to manage my time so that I end up with 5 minutes or so at the time control. Similar to this I use all the time I have to think over my moves and the variations. The one game I have lost to date was because I played too rapidly. (I was playing far far too fast, something I will never do again.) I went from a dead won game to a lost one by playing quick.
86 ( +1 | -1 ) average is misleadingthat is rather misleading since it takes into account all moves. The opening goes rather fast, if I am not sure of what to play I pop open a book or my data base and find the move. I can whip out the first 5-10 moves in some openings without thinking. This dramatically reduces my average think time. Trust me when I say I spend a LOT of time thinking over moves once we leave the middle game. Also I don't think about obvious or forced recaptures or sequences. I also use the notes portion to talk to myself and write down expected variations. This also helps me to inprove my board sight in otb chess (my real goal) and helps when I talk to my coach about the games in question.
the question is a good one. I wonder if there is a way to find time taken per move for a game.
20 ( +1 | -1 ) average thinking timeMine used to be much higher until I was up a queen for a rook AND I had an attack, but I moved quickly and blundered my queen in a tournament game. Since then it is no less than 30 seconds per move!
25 ( +1 | -1 ) It varies with me.Early in the game it's around 15-20 seconds. Later on it'll go up to a minute or so. Depends on my opponent too. thegoodanarchist : I used to have that problem, until I turned on the move confirmation...a big savior.
44 ( +1 | -1 ) ActuallyThe average thinking time tells nothing about how fast one really moves. For example I have very short average thinking time only because usually I log in and check have my opponents made any moves, then I start analyzing on real board. So I can think 3 secs (clearly forced moves, theory moves in opening etc) or 3 days, but my average thinkining time will be approx the same(!).