Chess Notes by Edward Winter

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Edward Winter


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3 December 2016: C.N. 10237
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Hanging Pawns in Chess
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Chess: the 50-move Rule
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10237. A fake Karjakin v Carlsen photograph

karjakin carlsen fake

From Olimpiu G. Urcan (Singapore):

‘This picture, which originated on an anonymous Twitter account on 30 November 2016, has been widely published on the Internet, and notably in a Huffington Post article the following day.

It is an obvious concoction from a 2011 photograph. Such compositions are easy to make, and it took me just a few minutes to adapt the same original picture to include the fake Alekhine v Capablanca photograph:’

alekhine capablanca fake

Hoaxers exploit ignorance, haste, laziness and wishful thinking, which makes the chess world a natural target.



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