Lightning chess

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Feb 4 04:32:28 UTC 2008

The AHD4 says that "lightning chess" means "A form of chess in which
each move must be completed within a very short time, usually ten seconds".

When I played lightning chess in the early 1980s, we played with a
maximum of five or ten minutes per player, not with a set time per move.
Wikipedia ( confirms that
playing with time per player is not the most common form of lightning chess.

Further reference is available at


The American Dialect Society -

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