Its not about culling anyone. There is only 1 manual who plays enough games to qualify and that’s you Ozso. When the time control is 25+10 YOU are automatically culled as you won’t get 100 games in. Its Dec23rd and you have 64 games, not likely to go > 100. I did plead the case earlier to reduce the number of required games down from 100, but that was not well received, so please don’t imply that this is about exclusion when it’s about maintaining interest in the event.
Several other users have relayed to me that with Syzygy EGTB’s (which no one is getting rid of) these 25+10 marathons just take a bit too long. Seeing 100+ moves of R+P egtb isn’t interesting to anyone. As far as the study value goes, it plays a role prior to the game and after the game, but not so much during the game.