19th Jul 2017

CIPC #26: Columbo S2 E7 The most dangerous match

Today’s victim, Columbo, is an American detective series from the seventies. It is one of the more interesting examples of the genre. One of the idiosyncrasies of the show is...

27th Jun 2017

CIPC #24: Midsomer murders S4 E5 The sleeper under the hill

Maybe we should let the nectar of nostalgia linger just a little while longer. Maybe we should revisit another old friend: DCI Barnaby from Midsomer murders. In this episode, he’s...

20th Jun 2017

CIPC #23: Agatha Christie’s Poirot S6 E4 Dumb witness

Oh! sweet nectar of nostalgia linger longer, just a while, let the taste of distant mem’ries draw a brief and sadden’d smile …with which somewhat pompous words I just want...

13th Jun 2017

CIPC #22: Mozart in the jungle S1 E2 Fifth chair

Mozart in the jungle is an Amazon original series based on a book of the same name. It focuses on an New York-based up-and-coming oboist’s struggle to make it in...

30th May 2017

CIPC #21: Midsomer Murders S15 E5 The Sicilian defence

It doesn’t happen very often that a long-running television show dedicates an entire episode to chess, but when it happens – oh boy! Episode 5 of season 15 of British...

14th Feb 2017

CIPC #7: Numb3rs, S1 E9: Sniper zero

Previously, I called The mentalist a mediocre mystery fiction show. By these standards, Numb3rs is dreadful. First of all, the show has given in to 1337 speak. This is bad....

31st Jan 2017

CIPC #4: Agatha Christie’s Poirot S5 E6: The chocolate box

Belgium is a strange, strange country. I don’t mean the bizarre borders1 , the incredibly complicated politics2 , or the fact that there’s a Belgian chess history site. No, I...

21st Jan 2017

CIPC #2: The mentalist, S1 E3: Red tide

I have quite a high tolerance for mediocre mystery fiction – and “mediocre mystery fiction” happens to be a perfect description of the American television series The Mentalist. It’s about...

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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