28th Apr 2021

CIPC #219: The Da Vinci code

Here’s an interesting observation about pop culture in 2021: there hasn’t been a book craze in quite a while. Some twenty years ago, there was the Harry Potter of course,...

20th Apr 2021

CIPC #218: Frauenarzt Dr. Prätorius

Sad news for the lovers of early music: we’re not talking about the iconic German music theorist and composers from around 1700. Instead, we are talking about a German movie...

13th Apr 2021

CIPC #217: Agatha Christie’s Poirot S9 E2, Sad cypress

Long, long time ago, when this blog was still in its infancy, Agatha Christie’s Poirot was a recurring guest. It’s been more than two years now since I wrote about...

07th Apr 2021

CIPC #216: Suske en Wiske – korte verhalen – schaken

Everybody in Flanders know Suske en Wiske. There are well over three hundred issues in the comic book series, there have been a couple of films, some video games, a...

31st Mar 2021

CIPC #215: The tempest

Shakespeare — a name to conjure with! Yes, the immortal bard is finally appearing on my blog. That he was going to appear was pretty much inevitable, because one of...

24th Mar 2021

CIPC #214: Dracula A. D. 1972

There are very few stories that have been adapted to the big screen as often as Bram Stoker’s late nineteenth century gothic horror novel Dracula. Our subject today isn’t one...

17th Mar 2021

CIPC #213: System of a Down, Lonely day

You know what’s been a long time? A music video blog post! So let’s have a look at today’s subject. System of a Down1 is a pretty big name, but...

10th Mar 2021

CIPC #212: Cheerleaders in the chess club, Season 1

“Relatively recently, there was a series in which a chess club played a very important role” is how I was planning to start this blog post. This was supposed to...

03rd Mar 2021

CIPC #211: 8×8: A chess sonata in 8 movements

We have encountered Marcel Duchamp before on this blog, seated on a roof somewhere in Paris, playing chess with Man Ray. Today, we are dealing with him again. This time,...

23rd Feb 2021

CIPC #210: Futurama S3 E14, Time keeps on slippin’

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post about The Simpsons. It still remains, and will probably remain forever, one of the most lamentable, lacklustre, lackadaisical things to...

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2nd world youth rapid championship, Chessy

1996

World youth championships, Szeged

1994

11th international open tournament, Geraardsbergen

1995

International tournament, Vence

1961

31st world junior championship, Buenos Aires

1992

2nd NATO championship, Oslo

1990

North Brabant vs. South Brabant, Breda

1936

North Brabant vs. South Brabant, Antwerp

1935