27th Jul 2021

CIPC #232: Chanel ad

All too rare are examples of the happy few, the names that everybody knows, the a-list celebrities, that show up at the chessboard. Consequently, the few cases there are —...

23rd Jun 2021

CIPC #227: Etsy ad

Etsy is quite famous in America but I think it is far less popular here in Europe, so perhaps a little background information is in order. So here we go:...

05th May 2021

CIPC #220: Cyma ad

Ex oriente lux. Also, really weird pop music. In Europe, one mainly hears about k-pop, the Korean pop music which has been taking the world by storm the last couple...

02nd Feb 2021

CIPC #207: Norwich union ad

Norwich! The great city of Norwich! Its cathedral, its mustard, its football team, its famous sons Lord Nelson and Alan Partridge,1 its union. Yes, its union. The Norwich Union, founded...

16th Dec 2020

CIPC #201: De strateeg ad

Our subject for today is a podcast. Well, not quite. It’s some kind of ad that, at the time of writing, appears as the official logo for the Dutch podcast...

03rd Nov 2020

CIPC #195: Cores advertisement

Never before have I been so quick! Our subject for today — and today is November 3rd, 2020 — is an advertisement scanned from the November 1st edition of De...

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...

29th Sep 2020

CIPC #190: Kentucky Tavern ad

No interesting introduction this time. The New Yorker of February 2nd 1946 contains an advertisement for the Kentucky Tavern brand bourbon. It features a chess board. I’m going to talk...

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,...

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1994

Zilveren Toren cup

1996

Zilveren toren cup

2000

World youth championship, Cannes

1997

4th festival magistrale, Caorle

1981

Antwerp league blitz championship, Antwerp

2000

Raymond Soly tournament, Antwerp/Brussels

1944

16th Geraardsbergen open, Geraardsbergen

2000