Welcome to << The Caissars >>
It is an annual tradition of Chessgames to begin the year looking back at the previous. We're celebrating 2013 as we salute 2012, and offer these 13 categories available for awards:
1. Best Avatar
2. Best Username
3. Most Helpful
4. Best Post
5. Funniest Poster
6. Most Constructive
7. Best Profile
8. Best Analysis
9. Best Game Collection
10. Most Informed
11. Best Historian
12. Best/Worst Pun of the Year
13. Player of the Year
January 2-8: Nominations
January 9: Rest day
January 10: Voting for 1 & 2
<< BEST USERNAME >> goes to <Phony Benoni>
<< BEST AVATAR >> goes to <parmetd>
January 11: Voting for 3 & 4
<< MOST HELPFUL goes to <hms123>>>
<< BEST POST goes to <tpstar> for Anand-Gelfand World Chess Championship (2012) <ANAND-GELFAND BY KASPAROV / KRAMNIK / KIRSAN / TOPALOV / PARIS HILTON / et al>>>
January 12: Voting for 5 & 6
<< FUNNIEST POSTER goes to <technical draw>>>
<< MOST CONSTRUCTIVE goes to "All Bistro Biographers collectively" >>
January 13: Rest day
January 14: Voting for 7 & 8
<< BEST PROFILE goes to User: jessicafischerqueen >>
<< BEST ANALYSIS goes to <Eyal>>>
January 15: Voting for 9 & 10
<< BEST GAME COLLECTION goes to
<Phony Benoni> for Game Collection: Game of the Day Pun Index (A-C)>>
<< MOST INFORMED goes to <Softpaw>>
January 16: Voting for 11 & 12
<< BEST HISTORIAN "All Bistro Biographers collectively" >>
<< BEST (WORST) PUN Control-Ault-Delete (Fischer vs R Ault, 1959)
(submitted originally by FSR) >>
<< 2012 PLAYER OF THE YEAR Magnus Carlsen >>
From January 2-8 we received nominations for all categories. The nomination phase is hereby over.
All votes must be time-stamped with the correct date to be counted. Early and late votes will be ignored and/or deleted.
Each day two awards are voted for (except for the final day, where we only vote on one.) You may vote for both awards in one post; in fact you are encouraged.
When you vote, please use the word "vote" or "voting", the category you are voting for, and also enclose the name of the candidate in <gold text>. For example: "I vote for <Chess Player> for best username."
You are permitted to vote for TWO candidates in each category, if you want to. In such a case your vote will be split with a half-point going to each candidate.
You may NOT argue who should or should not win any of the various awards on this forum, although while you actually cast your nomination/vote you may say a few words about their merits.
If you have more than one Chessgames account you are welcome to participate in this process but you must choose *ONE* account to use only. Sockpuppetry shan't be tolerated.
See the chessforum below for more information!