My favourite moment of the 2009 World Cup had to be Sergey Shipov revealing on his forum that he had received a remarkable e-mail from Czech GM Victor Laznicka’s mother.
She wrote to complain that in one of his reports from the World Cup Shipov had called her son “a vengeful forest animal”.
Actually he was just jokingly referring to the Hedgehog position on the board (Shipov is the author of “The Complete Hedgehog”). If she’d read the simplified English translation (the link no longer works) at the official site there’d have been no such confusion:
White played the opening carelessly. He opened up too much and made too many weaknesses. The Hedgehog punishes for that severely.