19th Jul 2017

CIPC #26: Columbo S2 E7 The most dangerous match

Today’s victim, Columbo, is an American detective series from the seventies. It is one of the more interesting examples of the genre. One of the idiosyncrasies of the show is...

12th Jul 2017

CIPC #25: Pepsi Cola advertisement

Nowadays, there is a light version of pretty much every foodstuff you can think of. There’s light soft drinks, there’s light chips, there’s light fries – pretty soon, I expect...

05th Jul 2017
BOBCH #2: Petrosian vs. Hazai (1970)

BOBCH #2: Petrosian vs. Hazai (1970)

By now, there are several thousands of games on this site. How is one supposed to find games that are interesting? The answer is that one is not. One can,...

27th Jun 2017

CIPC #24: Midsomer murders S4 E5 The sleeper under the hill

Maybe we should let the nectar of nostalgia linger just a little while longer. Maybe we should revisit another old friend: DCI Barnaby from Midsomer murders. In this episode, he’s...

20th Jun 2017

CIPC #23: Agatha Christie’s Poirot S6 E4 Dumb witness

Oh! sweet nectar of nostalgia linger longer, just a while, let the taste of distant mem’ries draw a brief and sadden’d smile …with which somewhat pompous words I just want...

13th Jun 2017

CIPC #22: Mozart in the jungle S1 E2 Fifth chair

Mozart in the jungle is an Amazon original series based on a book of the same name. It focuses on an New York-based up-and-coming oboist’s struggle to make it in...

06th Jun 2017
BOBCH #1: Beyen vs. Filip (1971)

BOBCH #1: Beyen vs. Filip (1971)

By now, there are several thousands of games on this site. How is one supposed to find games that are interesting? The answer is that one is not. One can,...

30th May 2017

CIPC #21: Midsomer Murders S15 E5 The Sicilian defence

It doesn’t happen very often that a long-running television show dedicates an entire episode to chess, but when it happens – oh boy! Episode 5 of season 15 of British...

23rd May 2017

CIPC #20: Promofilm liga Antwerpen

What is the last place where you would expect an impossible position to appear on the chessboard? I don’t know precisely what my own answer to this question would be,...

16th May 2017

CIPC #19: Lang leve de koningin

Due to enormous success1 the last time I commented on a chess-themed movie, I will do it again. This time, the focus will be on a Dutch movie, because focusing...