25th May 2021

CIPC #223: Taylor, Women playing chess

It is time to parade some high culture in front of your eyes again while I talk condescendingly about paintings like I can tell  undoubted Rafaels from Gerard Dows and...

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...

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...

05th Jun 2018

CIPC #71: Budd, The chess board

It is time to bring some culture to this blog again – and nothing screams culture like some classical painting. Besides, the last time I did this, it went quite...

12th Dec 2017

CIPC #47: Bennett, Cat and window

It’s a strange but undeniable fact that most people do not read websites about Belgian chess history, nor are they interested in blog posts complaining about the representation of chess...

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

1950