He (Pein) also believes that it could lead to a reduction in the “highest level of the game”...
“It is a little bit like one day cricket gaining pre-eminence over Test cricket,” said Mr Pein, himself a grandmaster.
“As a little bit of a traditionalist I am just a little concerned with losing the purity of the slow game where you get the highest level of chess.
“But of course one has to move with the times and in a sense Kasparov and Karpov would not want to play a long match of what they call classical chess because it is just too exhausting.”
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