A while back, @GothamChess released a video on Time Management (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_K8Xe3obMM), where he recommended players to not spend more than a certain amount of time per move. I thought this was an excellent suggestion, but how are we supposed to keep track of this? Are we supposed to have a timer next to us that we have to press every time it’s our move? Or should we be counting the seconds in our heads?
While pondering these questions, one thought was stuck in my head: @GMHikaru’s iconic encouraging words “MOVE, JUST MOVE” when his subscribers start running low on time in sub battles. So I decided to combine all of this together. I created a browser extension, “Hikaru and GothamChess Tell You to MOVE”, for precisely this kind of time management!
When you have spent too much time thinking on a singular move, Hikaru and GothamChess (or a generic sound effect if you’re a boring person) will shout at you to MOVE! You can adjust how long it takes before it reminds you to move, either a flat amount of time or a percentage of your remaining time. This extension supports Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. Currently it only works for chess.com.
0:35 Background of Time Management
0:56 “MAKE A MOVE!”
1:08 Chrome Extension
1:51 Confirmed by chess.com Support
2:03 Sample Hikaru game clips
Music: Kevin MacLeod – Canon In D Interstellar Mix