10237. A fake Karjakin v Carlsen
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:’
Hoaxers exploit ignorance, haste, laziness and wishful
thinking, which makes the chess world a natural target.