In chess we call a move, a tempi. A tempi is a time unit. If you waste tempis, you lose the game. It is as simple as that. Of course, if you play against a weak player this may not happen as he is unable to punish you for wasting time. But if you play versus a club player then you have no chance to make up for your time-wasting moves. He will just run you over as you can see in the game below.
Black just lost two tempis only and he gets overrun...Move 8 (8...h6?) and Move 9 (9...Bd6 - the bishop has moved already so why moving it again?)
Don't waste Time (Moves or Tempis) in Chess
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