27th Oct 2020

CIPC #194: NHL commercial

The truth is harsh, but it’s the truth nonetheless: chess isn’t very popular. If we take Belgium as an admittedly particularly bad example, we find less than four thousand members...

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...

Three cities tournament

1931

Belgian championship, Brussels

1931

Belgian championship 2nd category, Ghent

1931

National interclubs

1932

North Brabant vs. South Brabant, Roosendaal

1932

International tournament, Gorzów Wielkopolski

1985

International three cities tournament

1932

Silberschatz vs. Jerochov, Brussels

1932