12th Nov 2019

CIPC #145: Chess book cover galore

It was a long time ago. It was a simpler time then and there was a certain sincerity to the world, born of simplicity more than of innocence. There was...

05th Nov 2019

CIPC #144: Rivron, Het caravan kookboek

It’s a — it’s a cookbook! When I started this blog, I was expecting many things. I knew there would be films, comic books, and TV-series. I expected there would...

29th Oct 2019

CIPC #143: Stone, Impending mate & Mated

Some twenty years ago, there was a regular contributor to the magazine Chess writing under the name C. P. Ravilious. He mainly wrote a column called Collectors’ corner, which had...

22nd Oct 2019

CIPC #142: Nero Vol.143, De dood van Bompa

Nero is, or was at least, incredibly famous in Flanders and completely unknown outside of it. It is a comic with a cast of colourful characters, like Adhemar, the baby...

15th Oct 2019

CIPC #141: La Bayadère (bis)

‘Wait!’ I hear you exclaim, ‘La Bayadère? Didn’t you talk about that before?’ I did! In fact, it is the same Makarova adaptation of Petipa’s choreography that I’ll be talking...

08th Oct 2019

CIPC #140: Final move

One thing I haven’t done yet this year, is commenting on a chess-themed movie. More than a hundred blog posts ago, I commented on Lang leve de koningin and shortly...

01st Oct 2019

CIPC #139: Miller advertisement

The image below can be found easily on the net. It is apparently from an advertisement campaign for Miller beer from, I think, the end of the fifties. The slogan...

24th Sep 2019

CIPC #138: Blackadder II E4, Money

Blackadder is a serious contender for the title of best TV-series in history. The first season was perhaps not great, but from season two to season six it is top-notch...

17th Sep 2019

CIPC #137: Coca cola advertisement

The greatest rivalries of history and literature – the Montagues and the Capulets, the Hatfields and the McCoys, Barça and Real- pale in comparison to the rivalry between Pepsi Cola...

10th Sep 2019

CIPC #136: Gode Geass S1 E1, The day a new demon was born

Lelouch. Lamperouge. That’s seriously the name of the protagonist in this anime. No, really, you can look it up: he is actually called ‘the fishy red lamp’. Or ‘the ladle...

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47th Glorney/27th Faber cup, Caerleon

1994

Reg Gillman memorial

1999

Match Perquin vs. Peeters, Antwerp/Leuven/Brussels

1925

Alan Shaw memorial

1995

President’s cup, Elista

1998

40 years SSKK Bulletinen jubilee tournament

1993

25 years Kirjeshakki

1987

VSF Interleague, Ghent

1991