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...

07th Jul 2021

CIPC #229: The great dictator

Today, we dissect the greatest of the great, because The great dictator is probably the greatest movie by the greatest silent movie actor: Charles Chaplin. But it is a very...

08th Jun 2021

CIPC #225: Crime doctor’s warning

Have you ever heard of the Crime doctor franchise? It is about doctor Ordway, a criminal psychologist who helps the police solve cases. Nowadays, it is almost entirely forgotten, but...

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...

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...

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,...

01st Dec 2020

CIPC #199: Alice in Wonderland

If you were to ask some random schmuck from the streets to give an example of chess in popular culture, provided you do this at a point in time when...

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47th US open, Pittsburgh

1946

BSB/FBÉ championship play-off, Brussels

1960

International tournament, Havana

1946

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