23rd Apr 2019

CIPC #116: Kelly, The plateau of chess

Unless you are a connoisseur of the graphic arts, the name Leon Kelly probably doesn’t mean much to you, so a short biographic note seems in order. Kelly was a...

12th Mar 2019

CIPC #110: Hummel, Schachpartie im Palais Voss, Berlin

Originally, this was planned to be a sequel to last week’s post. I was going to dissect another slightly less obscure 19th century German painting. I had an even lower...

05th Mar 2019

CIPC #109: Haaga, Schachstilleben

Suppose, just for the sake of argument, that you end up in Hannover. Assume, still completely hypothetically, that you have strolled through the Herrenhäuser Gärten and around the Maschsee, that...

05th Jun 2018

CIPC #71: Budd, The chess board

It is time to bring some culture to this blog again – and nothing screams culture like some classical painting. Besides, the last time I did this, it went quite...

12th Dec 2017

CIPC #47: Bennett, Cat and window

It’s a strange but undeniable fact that most people do not read websites about Belgian chess history, nor are they interested in blog posts complaining about the representation of chess...

8th IBCA olimpiad, Zalaegerszeg

1988

4th FIDÉ open, Forlì

1991

6th IBCA olimpiad, Noordwijkerhout

1980

1st World championship for -16-years-old girls, Westergate

1981

4de world cadets’ championship, Champigny-sur-Marne

1984

9th IBCA six-countries tournament, Paris

1987

13th European club championship, preliminary 2, Eupen

1997

2nd European girls cup, Kikinda

1978