26th May 2020

CIPC #172: Blazing saddles

After the horrors I had to endure last week, I think I deserve a bit of break. Something light-hearted, something fun. Something good, even. Which is why I watched Blazing...

21st Apr 2020

CIPC #167: Wing commander

It is received wisdom that any video game based on a movie has an good chance to blow. Hard. In the bell-end of a horn. Similarly, it is a well-known...

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...

15th Oct 2019

CIPC #141: La Bayadère (bis)

‘Wait!’ I hear you exclaim, ‘La Bayadère? Didn’t you talk about that before?’ I did! In fact, it is the same Makarova adaptation of Petipa’s choreography that I’ll be talking...

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...

North Brabant vs. South Brabant, Eindhoven

1934

10th international open tournament, Geraardsbergen

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