Karjakin – Alone in front

Since I wanted to avoid finishing the long Mar del Plata post, and since Karjakin is currently sole lead in the No-Logo Norway 2014 Tournament… [Update – The winner!]

Here’s the picture currently used for him on <CG>


Now, nothing againt Vishy, but it’s Karjakin’s page – and so I thought it should get sole billing:


A little retouching, and Sergey no longer needs to share the spotlight. A bit of an improvement wouldn’t you agree?


After reviewing some other examples involving, er, “retouching” photographs, found here:


I have begun to have some doubts about the ethics of “improvements”. Although my disappearance of Anand isn’t quite as permanent as Stalin’s disappearance of Yezhov.



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