31st Mar 2021

CIPC #215: The tempest

Shakespeare — a name to conjure with! Yes, the immortal bard is finally appearing on my blog. That he was going to appear was pretty much inevitable, because one of...

24th Mar 2021

CIPC #214: Dracula A. D. 1972

There are very few stories that have been adapted to the big screen as often as Bram Stoker’s late nineteenth century gothic horror novel Dracula. Our subject today isn’t one...

03rd Mar 2021

CIPC #211: 8×8: A chess sonata in 8 movements

We have encountered Marcel Duchamp before on this blog, seated on a roof somewhere in Paris, playing chess with Man Ray. Today, we are dealing with him again. This time,...

01st Dec 2020

CIPC #199: Alice in Wonderland

If you were to ask some random schmuck from the streets to give an example of chess in popular culture, provided you do this at a point in time when...

17th Nov 2020

CIPC #197: The twilight saga: Breaking dawn – part 1

Few traces of it are left, but about a decade ago, Twilight was the biggest thing in the world. Millions and millions of copies of the books were sold in...

20th Oct 2020

CIPC #193: The black room

After amusing ourselves with some light-weight television series and some comedies, we now turn to more serious matters once again. The serious matter at hand is a 1935 film Boris...

13th Oct 2020

CIPC #192: Austin Powers: The spy who shagged me

We’ve had Tintin already on this blog, we’ve had Hercule Poirot, we’ve had Lucky Luke, we’ve had Devereaux. It’s time knock another famous fictional Belgian off the list: dr. Evil!...

22nd Sep 2020

CIPC #189: Bill & Ted’s excellent adventure

For a brief period of time a the very end of the eighties and in the beginning of the nineties, Bill & Ted were big. Very, very big. The highly...

09th Sep 2020

CIPC #187: Thoroughbreds

Let’s continue this strange trend of recent movies appearing on this blog. Today’s victim is Thoroughbreds, a 2017 film starring Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy. It is about two teenage...

18th Aug 2020

CIPC #184: Think like a dog

Is chess in terrible kids movies with talking pets a trend? First there was the horrendous Alvin and the chipmunks: The Squeakquel from 2009 and now there is the only...

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Pentecost tournament, Ghent

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Liège vs. Dutch Limburg, Visé

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East Flanders vs. Antwerp, Ledeberg

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Devos vs. Soultanbeieff, Brussels

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Brussels vs. Brabant, Brussels

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Cercle Colle quadrangular, Brussels

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Belgian championship, Brussels

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Pentecost tournament, Ghent

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