15th Apr 2020

CIPC #166: Young Sherlock Holmes

After almost a hundred blog posts, Sherlock Holmes once more turns in an appearance, but this time in a younger form. Young Sherlock Holmes is movie from 1985 pretending to...

24th Mar 2020

CIPC #163: Friday the 13th part 2

This blog is, as the name suggests, about chess in pop culture. Last week, we talked about the culture part, today we’ll deal with the pop part. Because the Friday...

04th Feb 2020

CIPC #156: Pretty woman

Pretty woman, a 1990 film starring Richard Gere as Edward Lewis and Julia Roberts as Vivian Ward, must be the epitome of the romantic comedy. Roberts got an Oscar nomination...

24th Dec 2019

CIPC #151: The spirit of Christmas

‘t is the season to be jolly! To put a tree with more decoration than Idi Amin in a prominent place in the house. To get together with the family...

19th Nov 2019

CIPC #146: Wolfen

Wolfen is a supernatural thriller from 1981, mainly known for starring Albert Finney. The plot starts in a very standard fashion: people are being murdered in New York and when...

08th Oct 2019

CIPC #140: Final move

One thing I haven’t done yet this year, is commenting on a chess-themed movie. More than a hundred blog posts ago, I commented on Lang leve de koningin and shortly...

20th Aug 2019

CIPC #133: Das schwarze Schaf

Who is the greatest detective from British fiction? Is it Sherlock Holmes? Perhaps Hercule Poirot or Mrs. Marple? Is it brother Cadfael? Do the famous five count? No, no, and...

25th Jun 2019

CIPC #125: The invisible ghost

Before Ben Kingsley, before Michael Ironside, before Lee Van Cleef even, the guy you went to if you wanted a memorable villain for your Hollywood movie was Bela Lugosi. Born...

18th Jun 2019

CIPC #124: The blob

We will stay in the wonderful, whimsical world of the creature feature for just a while longer, but in contrast to last week’s Creature from the haunted sea, which was...

11th Jun 2019

CIPC #123: Creature from the haunted sea

Long before Michael Bay and Steven Seagal were the schlockmeisters par excellence of the film world, way, way back in the swinging sixties, the b-movie scene was dominated by the...

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Nebel cup, Brussels

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Leuven SK vs. L’Échiquier Brussels, Brussels/Leuven

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Easter tournament, Antwerp

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Ascension Day tournament, Brussels

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Antwerp vs. Latvia, Antwerp

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Ostend SK vs. North of France, Ostend

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GJÉB national championship, Brussels

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GJÉB international championship, Brussels

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