There are four types of regular (not wild or bughouse) chess played on this chess server: Untimed, Lightning, Blitz and Standard.
A game is "Standard" if the expected duration of the game is 15 minutes or more. "Expected duration" is determined by a formula that takes into account both the Start time and the Increment (Inc) value. Here is the formula:
Expected duration = (Start + Inc*2/3)
The following table shows the slowest Blitz and fastest Standard time controls, the dividing line if you will between those two types of matches.
|Slowest Blitz||Fastest Standard|
As you can see, not every game with more minutes to start is Standard and not every game with few minutes to start is Blitz.
You can list logged on users according to their Standard ratings by typing "who s". "Standard" is also a variable that can be used in formulas in order to screen match requests.
See also: blitz, formula, lightning, match, who