21st May 2019

CIPC #120: The lodger: A story of the London fog

One might easily forget it, but the great Alfred Hitchcock started his career all the way back in the twenties, more than thirty years before Psycho, making silent movies because...

14th May 2019

CIPC #119: Translucid Vol.2

Translucid is an artsy take on the superhero genre published by BOOM! studios in six instalments between April and September 2014. I must admit that I haven’t read it, but...

30th Apr 2019

CIPC #117: House S3 E23, The Jerk

I have remarked before that, as the number of episodes in a given television series tends to infinity, the probability of chess appearing at least once, perhaps even in an...

23rd Apr 2019

CIPC #116: Kelly, The plateau of chess

Unless you are a connoisseur of the graphic arts, the name Leon Kelly probably doesn’t mean much to you, so a short biographic note seems in order. Kelly was a...

16th Apr 2019

CIPC #115: The Addams family

The Addams family is the story of an old noble family with an enormous fortune, a slight supernatural touch, and a distinct taste for the macabre. It started as a...

09th Apr 2019

CIPC #114: At land

At land is not as well-known as the movies I usually feature in this series, so maybe some explanation is in order. It is a silent American short film from...

02nd Apr 2019

CIPC #113: 7up commercial

It is relatively common to see chess in commercials, but it’s very rare indeed to see correspondence chess make an appearance. And the last place I would expect it, is...

26th Mar 2019

CIPC #112: Civilization IV

Chess is, of course, the greatest strategy game in the world; I don’t think the readers of this blog need to be convinced of that. For a few centuries, there...

19th Mar 2019

CIPC #111: The smurfs, Vol.11: The Olympic Smurfs

In the more than two years I have been discussing chess in popular culture on this blog, I have seen the most horrible atrocities being committed against the noble game...

12th Mar 2019

CIPC #110: Hummel, Schachpartie im Palais Voss, Berlin

Originally, this was planned to be a sequel to last week’s post. I was going to dissect another slightly less obscure 19th century German painting. I had an even lower...

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10th European club championship, preliminary 4, Balatonberény

1994

1st European girls cup, Novi Sad

1977

National interclub championship

1999

Volmac knoktoernooi, Rotterdam

1990

Midwest Masters invitational, Chicago

1988

Cadets’ world championship, Sas van Gent

1978

3rd match Belgium vs. The Netherlands, Brussels

1926

Founding cities cup, Antwerp/Brussels/Ghent/Liège

1951