This interview with Jan Timman is something I found rather fascinating as he made a number of very thoughtful observations. One that I’d like to focus on here is the idea that players are becoming worse at the endgame because of the rise of faster time limits.
I mean, it’s also clear that the ending is being treated worse and worse as a result of the quicker time control. This is a pity, because it’s a beautiful part of the game. But current top players are making elementary mistakes, for example the mistake Morozevich made against Vitiugov in the final round in Reggio.
What can I say apart from agreeing completely? And here’s the game together with the fatal bishop exchange.