Is Blitz the right way for players to qualify in such a prestigious event?
Whatever one's opinion, some way has to be found to find a winner. Neither Vladimir Kramnik nor Alexander Grischuk were able to win in the classical and rapid phases so Blitz it was!
In the decisive game, Kramnik was a pawn down when he blundered, but (as we all know!) with time very limited, anything is possible at Blitz!