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Santa Claus
Santa Claus 
 
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Years covered: 1908


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SANTA CLAUS
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♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2018 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away at least twenty (20) premium memberships (from Chessgames, generous benefactors, and carry-overs from the Holiday Present Hunt Contest.) All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see Santa Claus (kibitz #1774) for other important information.

Update 12/28/2018

The 2018 winners were: (1) Aurora (2) bubuli55 (3) chessguru1 (4) chesssantosh (5) chesstt (6) Engelsbrett (7) fivealpha (8) gezafan (9) Jean Defuse (10) Ladolcevita (11) Legend (12) Messiah (13) mifralu (14) Minasina (15) NaunsyamengPangarap (16) Phi (17) s0030135 (18) Scuvy (19) searchforbobby1 (20) SkySports (21) Stonehenge (22) SugarDom (23) TheBugger (24) Tristanknight16 (25) varishnakov and (26) Viktorerro.

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and wish a Happy New Year to all!

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2017 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away at least twenty-nine (29) premium memberships (8 from Chessgames, 18 from generous benefactors, and 3 carry-overs from the Present Hunt Contest.) All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #1774) for other important information.

Good luck, and Merry Christmas!

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2016 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away twenty-one (22) premium memberships. All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #1656) for other important information.

Good luck, and Merry Christmas!

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2015 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away twenty-four (24) premium memberships. All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #1554) for other important information.

Good luck, and Merry Christmas!

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2014 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away eight (8) premium memberships, and thanks to the donations of three loyal members we've upped the count to twenty-one (21)! All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #1439) for other important information.

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2013 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away ten (10) premium memberships to 10 lucky chess fans. All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #1286) for other important information.

And the winners are: (1) Tal7777777 (2) Deus Ex Alekhina (3) htjsparta (4) SamAtoms1980 (5) Tristanknight16 (6) 17.Bxg7 (7) ossipossi (8) goldfarbdj (9) s0030135 (10) PaulBl

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2012 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away eleven (11) premium memberships to 11 lucky chess fans. All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #1439) for other important information.

And the winners are: (1) andrewjsacks (2) HeMateMe (3) rannewman (4) Bratek (5) SilentWitness (6) Zkid (7) Bhrugu (8) castagno (9) Abdel Irada (10) poorpatzer (11) gauer

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2011 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away eight (8) premium memberships to 8 lucky chess fans. All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #1072) for other important information.

And the winners are: (1) Il Palazzo (2) galdur (3) capanegra (4) JT the Chess Addict (5) Birthday Boy (6) tsj2000 (7) pkkandel (8) Sularus

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2010 ♔

Due to the generosity of several members, in 2010 Santa will have a free ChessGames.com Premium Membership for 26 lucky chess fans. All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa". Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #881) for other important information.

And the winners are: (1) Pravitel (2) strife328
(3) kudubux (4) ciberchess (5) chesssantosh (6) polarmis (7) Bratek (8) Whitehat1963 (9) Elsinore (10) Sparta (11) Bobwhoosta (12) Ragh (13) bharatiy (14) Raffael (15) mastermind7994 (16) Brettwith2ts (17) Dieago (18) KKDEREK (19) soldal (20) theagenbiteofinwit (21) crazybird (22) Scarecrow (23) dieter33 (24) Penguincw (25) jmactas (26) kakisto

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2009 ♔

Due to the generosity of anonymous members, in 2009 Santa will have a free ChessGames.com Premium Membership for 20 lucky chess fans. Then 2 accounts were donated from the Rinus Scholarship (see Rinus chessforum for more info). To this amount, Chessgames has donated five more, for a total of 27 free accounts.

And the winners are: (1) fedor12 (2) Scriptum (3) davegras (4) Hesam7 (5) Legend (6) jmi (7) magnuschess (8) TheBish (9) muwatalli (10) Albums Dummyflap (11) Golden Executive (12) TheLightSquares (13) sdbra (14) alexirc (15) The Famous Chess Cat (16) jjmobjj (17) hhmm (18) Greygreen (19) randomsac (20) LeBronstein (21) minasina (22) hellochesspeople (23) Ladolcevita (24) cade (25) Skoolboye (26) ughaibu (27) solstys.

Please read Santa Claus (kibitz #686) for more info.

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2008 ♔

Due to the generosity of an anonymous member, 13 premium accounts have been donated to give away in the "Dear Santa" drawing. To this amount, Chessgames has donated three more, for a total of sixteen (16) free accounts.

On Christmas Day, 2008 the winners were announced: (1) deadlysin (2) dexterious (3) hatilloteclavo (4) jeeky1996 (5) GeauxCool (6) saintstephen11 (7) FabrikaLaHun (8) Pulse (9) YuanTi (10) sandmanbrig (11) JaneEyre (12) JointheArmy (13) savuflorin1983 (14) imthecat (15) duffer (16) gundamz. Congratulations!

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2007 ♔

Due to the generosity of an anonymous member, 10 premium accounts have been donated to give away in the "Dear Santa" drawing. To this amount, Chessgames has donated two more, for a total of 12 free accounts.

On Christmas Day, 2007 the winners were announced: (1) Gouki, (2) Shanes, (3) maxxowar, (4) TheDrunkenPawn, (5) k0mi, (6) sisyphus, (7) chugalugaboo, (8) johnsbrother, (9) Nepa Pugna, (10) dippel, (11) mito1985, (12) Hot Logic. Congratulations!

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2006 ♔

Due to an act of kindness on the part of User: OhioChessFan and one other user, we have a special Christmas present. OhioChessFan donated eleven (11) one-year premium memberships to be distributed at random to non-premium members. Then, another user wrote to us to donate two more accounts, and Chessgames.com added two of our own, for a grand total of fifteen (15) accounts.

On Christmas Day 2006, the winners were announced: (1) ClassZPlaya (2) jackmandoo (3) skakmiv (4) MyriadChoices (5) brobdingnag (6) nintenchess (7) crptone (8) Thorski (9) diemjay (10) Jole (11) silas75 (12) Loschinski (13) Manic (14) chrismiceli (15) vagrantlike. We hope they all enjoy their Christmas present. See you next year!

Last updated: 2018-12-30 08:08:53

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. NN vs Santa Claus 0-1691908CompositionC42 Petrov Defense
 

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Dec-25-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  andrewjsacks: Dear Santa, thank you for your past generosity. I signed up to continue my Premium membership.
Dec-27-18  ksanat: Santa has not come yet :(
Dec-27-18  Fiona Macleod: Dear Santa, Have you retired or are you just in jail?
Dec-27-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Where are the winners for the 'Dear Santa' contest?
Dec-27-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  gezafan: Has Santa abandoned us?
Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Sneaking down the chimney, old Saint Nick left 26 premium memberships to good girls and boys. He had to check his list twice to make sure, so he apologizes for any delays. The lucky ones are:

1. Aurora
2. bubuli55
3. chessguru1
4. chesssantosh
5. chesstt
6. Engelsbrett
7. fivealpha
8. gezafan
9. Jean Defuse
10. Ladolcevita
11. Legend
12. Messiah
13. mifralu
14. Minasina
15. NaunsyamengPangarap
16. Phi
17. s0030135
18. Scuvy
19. searchforbobby1
20. SkySports
21. Stonehenge
22. SugarDom
23. TheBugger
24. Tristanknight16
25. varishnakov
26. Viktorerro

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Santa was awesome this year! I think he gave just about everyone what they asked for. Thank you Santa!
Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  bubuli55: Thanks, Saint Nick. A pleasant surprise! Iím glad to see the Duke out there again.
Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ladolcevita: Thank you so much, Santa!
I have never dreamed of being blessed this year, to have my ID name written among them, but your present totally made my day! One of the best pals I have ever known for sure: ) Cheers!
Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  gezafan: Woohoo! Thanks Santa!
Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Thanks man :)
Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheBugger: Thank you Santa, it is a fantastic gift!
Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: Dear Santa,

YOU DA BOMB <3

Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Aurora: Thank you very much for the gift, <Santa> .
Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  varishnakov: Thank you, Santa Claus!!!
Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  SkySports: Thank you very much! The best present I got this Christmas :)
Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  NaunsyamengPangarap: Thank you, Santa:)
Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Hey <Santa> I got short-changed

All I wanted was some more of your wondrous chess games

Are we to assume those are limited to Reindeer games?

*****

Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  chesstt: THANK YOU chessgam... er... SANTA! Appreciated :-)
Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Thank you, those who donated memberships. Very generous of you.
Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Scuvy: Thanks Santa (& CG) !

Thanks for the great gift! Here's to better chess playing for all of us in 2019.

Regards,
Scuvy

Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  minasina: I AM THE MAN! ...with an avatar. I'm the lucky one. Thanks for the donators.
Dec-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Viktorerro: Many, many thanks to Chessgames.
Let us Welcome the NEW YEAR with a LOUD NOISE of a Bang.

Will see that old fella by the street corner if he is still around and hand him over a Sacramento Kings ballcap...the Warriors cap was snatched by a friend while we were strolling by along Broadway in Oakland...

Jan-06-19  gokusano: Dear Santa,
advancing my wish for 2020.
Jan-07-19  Pulo y Gata: Dear Santa, the detonators blew my chances away for a free premmie
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