11th Aug 2020

CIPC #183: Energizer ad

A chess player’s biggest dream, a chess player’s worst fear: the battery. A well-crafted battery, pointing confidently to the opponent’s king, is a source of great joy. It makes you...

23rd Jun 2020

CIPC #176: Shera ceiling tiles ad

I have bad news for the regular CIPC readers: today we’re going to tackle a philosophical question. Yes, one of those deep mysteries that bother all of us but that,...

10th Jun 2020

CIPC#174: State Farm commerical

State Farm is one of those things, like red sups and school shootings, which most of the world is only familiar with through American media. In this case, the familiarity...

21st Jan 2020

CIPC #154: 2016 Kia Optima commercial

After one whole blog post about high culture, we descend once more into the dank morass of the worst type of popular culture: commercials. Our object of study today is...

03rd Dec 2019

CIPC #148: US marines advertisement

The US military has many detractors all over the world, but none could possibly make them look sillier than they did themselves, from what I understand around 1986, in the...

26th Feb 2019

CIPC #108: Toyota Tacoma commercial

Having a contest with the grim reaper with one’s life at stake is a very old trope. Older than chess, in fact. But in medieval times, as the game became...

Easter tournament, Antwerp

1936

Ascension Day tournament, Brussels

1936

Antwerp vs. Latvia, Antwerp

1936

Ostend SK vs. North of France, Ostend

1936

GJÉB national championship, Brussels

1936

GJÉB international championship, Brussels

1936

Match Dunkelblum vs. Koblencs, Antwerp

1936

Belgian championship, Ghent

1936