14th Sep 2021

CIPC #239: Ava Max, Kings & Queens

Perhaps I have been indoctrinated by Pepsi, but to me Ava Max sounds like some kind of soda. Or perhaps like some obscure British sports car from the seventies. But...

07th Sep 2021

CIPC #238: The untouchables S4 E3, The chess game

The untouchables were originally a special team of incorruptible agents tasked with fighting organised crime in Chicago. It then became the title of an autobiographically book by one of them,...

01st Sep 2021

CIPC #237: Peep show S3 E3, Shrooming

Peep show is a critically acclaimed sitcom that cemented David Mitchell and Robert Webb as one of the great comedic duos in British television. It is about Mark, a miserable...

25th Aug 2021

CIPC #236: Killer7

I don’t know a whole lot about video games, but even I can tell from a very short bit of gameplay footage that Killer7 is a weird, weird game. There...

17th Aug 2021

CIPC #235: The Addams family S1 E34, Winning of Morticia Addams

Today, we will talk about a group of weirdos with strange customs, largely shunned by society but quite happy on their own. No, not chess players, the Addams family. We...

11th Aug 2021

CIPC #234: Lewis S4 E3, Your sudden death question

After well over four years of weekly blog posts, it’s becoming harder and harder to come with real novelties. But today, I have found it. Today I have a conception...

03rd Aug 2021

CIPC #233: Lewis S2 E3, Life born of fire

The last time we met Lewis, he was assisting inspector Morse in his final days. It turns out that he afterwards became an inspector himself and took his former’s boss...

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 —...

20th Jul 2021

CIPC #231: D, In the name of justice

Take a good look at the picture below. It comes from the music video for the song In the name of justice by the metal band D.1 What country do...

14th Jul 2021

CIPC #230: Robot & Frank

Last week, we talked about one of the most well-known movies of all time. Today, we look at a far lesser known one: Robot & Frank, a 2012 movie about...


2nd world youth rapid championship, Chessy


World youth championships, Szeged


11th international open tournament, Geraardsbergen


International tournament, Vence


31st world junior championship, Buenos Aires


2nd NATO championship, Oslo


North Brabant vs. South Brabant, Breda


North Brabant vs. South Brabant, Antwerp