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Custom Chess Manufacturer, The House of Staunton, Shares Tips on Working with The Clock
Thursday, September 14, 2017

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Wood chess board manufacturer, The House of Staunton, helps players learn how to play chess using a clock.

Chess clocks began appearing in tournament play at the London 1883 chess tournament. The clock's purpose is to track the amount of time players take to make a move. This prevents players from excessively delaying the game. For those new to the use of clocks in tournament play, The House of Staunton shares a few tips:

    1. Know the time controls. Before beginning a game, you should know how much
       time you have to make a move. Doing a little research on how the clock
       works in chess is a smart idea for all new players.
    2. Handle the clock with care. Picking up the clock and pressing the button
       too forcefully can cause you to forfeit the game. While live chess play
       can be stressful, it is imperative that players maintain their mental
    3. Press the clock firmly but quickly. Letting your finger or hand hover
       over the clock button is against the rules. Always use the same hand to
       press the clock button and remove your hand immediately after you've
       pressed the button.
    4. Keep track of your opponent's time. Each player is responsible for
       stating whether their opponent has lost time. Be sure to keep an eye on
       your opponent's clock as well as your own.

Once players become comfortable using the clock and know how to use it, they must learn the notion of time control. Time control is how each round of the chess match is able to finish in a timely manner. Typically, players have 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and 30 minutes for the rest of the game. There are a variety of types of time control. For example, there is the Fischer, Bronstein Delay, Simple Delay, Overtime Penalty, and Hourglass. Players should familiarize themselves with these five types of time controls.

About The House of Staunton: The House of Staunton is an American locally owned and operated small business. For over 27 years, they have manufactured the world's finest chess equipment. They sell a wide variety of chess sets, chess boards and chess boxes, and are the equipment provider for top chess tournaments worldwide. Their chess sets are featured in numerous movies and television shows as well as on book covers and in print ads.

Media Contact: Shawn P. Sullivan, The House of Staunton, Inc., 256.858.8070,

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SOURCE The House of Staunton, Inc.

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