In an interview to the newspaper «Sport-Express» Russian General Motors Sergey Karjakin, who shared the 1-2 places with Magnus Carlsen in the recent tournament in Bazna, suggested that classical chess still has resources:
— They are not depleted completely. For example, look at the tournament in Bazna: the number of wins and losses was вери high! It all depends on the format of the tournament. … Sometimes it is more interesting to play with shorter тайм controls, but still рапид and blitz should not exclude classical chess. For example, in Bazna I won a beautiful game against Ivanchuk, and if this would be a рапид chess, I would not have found a winning combination. In рапид chess games quality suffers, and there'с nothing you can do about it.