17th Mar 2020

CIPC #162: M. C. Escher, Metamorphose II

I assume, I guess, I hope, that Dutch artist M. C. Escher needs no introduction. His lithographs and woodcuts have penetrated the farthest corners of the Earth and the most...

18th Feb 2020

CIPC #158: Mysterium

More than one hundred posts ago, I talked about dixit, a popular card game featuring a bunch of highly surrealistic but beautifully drawn cards, on one of which a chess...

14th Jan 2020

CIPC #153: Kilburne, A game of chess

Let’s get this new year started for real! Now with some shitty pop music, like last year, not with an obscure publicity photo, like 2018, and certainly not with something...

29th Oct 2019

CIPC #143: Stone, Impending mate & Mated

Some twenty years ago, there was a regular contributor to the magazine Chess writing under the name C. P. Ravilious. He mainly wrote a column called Collectors’ corner, which had...

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...

11th Dec 2018

CIPC #98: Guido Metsers, Prins Maurits

IJzendijke – who can honestly claim to ever have heard of the name? A small Zealandian townlet, little more than a hamlet, tucked away near the Scheldt in the Dutch...

29th May 2018

CIPC #70: Chess board box covers

I found a new bizarre niche of CIPC material to get lost in! You can go online, find some pictures of cheap chess sets and revel in the weirdness of...

08th May 2018

CIPC #67: Barneby wand decoration

In every big city you can find a games bar nowadays; a place where you can get together to play boardgames with friends1 while having a drink and possibly some...

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8th Capitulation tournament, Wageningen

1955

5th liberation tournament, Maastricht

1951

Brabant championship, Sint-Joost-ten-Node

1950

All Saints’ Day tournament, Ghent

1950

Ghent championship, Ghent

1950

East-Flemish championship, Ghent/Dendermonde

1950

Easter tournament, Brussels

1950

Big Cities tournament

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