22nd May 2018

CIPC #69: The hound of the Baskervilles

Long, long time ago, when I started this blog, I already knew that, inevitably, I would end up talking about Sherlock Holmes. I don’t think there is any mention of...

16th May 2018

CIPC #68: The hateful eight

Tarantino syndrome is a disease which has been affecting many young movies, often with a great pedigree, for decades now. A textbook case is offered by the hateful eight.1 At...

17th Apr 2018

CIPC #64: Back to the future part III

This is going to be a huge disappointment. Just imagine: for more than a year, my fans1 have been waiting, silently fearing my blog would die before I’d get there,...

06th Feb 2018

CIPC #54: The black cat

They know. They all know. I’m convinced of it. All these directors, painters, marketeers – they all knew that, one day, a supreme weirdo would rise from the swamp.1 Someone...

23rd Jan 2018
CIPC #52: From Russia with love

CIPC #52: From Russia with love

You know what? No. I’m fed up with it. Week after week I look at the infantile doodlings of some guy who has never seen a Sicilian dragon in his...

19th Dec 2017

CIPC #48: Geri’s game

After last week’s post, I was kind of struggling with writer’s block. I mean, how do you follow up on accidentally composing a chess problem? The only way out I...

05th Dec 2017

CIPC #46: Independence day

Last week we talked about Red Bull, this week we’re tackling its cinematic counterpart: Roland Emmerich’s 1996 movie Independence day – which revived the disaster movie genre as a viable...

07th Nov 2017

CIPC #42: Aladdin

Received opinion has it that chess originated in India, slowly evolving as it spread westwards from the original chaturaṅga into the modern version that is played by thousands all over...

22nd Aug 2017

CIPC #31: The unbearable lightness of being

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that every single book with good reviews, must be in want of a movie version. Hence, with the inevitability of a parakeet going tweet,...

16th May 2017

CIPC #19: Lang leve de koningin

Due to enormous success1 the last time I commented on a chess-themed movie, I will do it again. This time, the focus will be on a Dutch movie, because focusing...

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National interclub championship

1923

2nd match The Netherlands vs. Belgium, The Hague

1925

1st championship of Antwerp, Antwerp

1930

2nd match North Brabant vs. South Brabant, Tilburg

1930

Match Terneuzen vs. Ghent, Ghent

1929

3rd La Nation Belge cup, Brussels

1926

15th world correspondence championship

1989

Match Antwerp SK vs. CÉ Ghent, Antwerp/Ghent

1908