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The Caissars
Member since Dec-28-12
Welcome to << The Caissars >>

It is an annual tradition of Chessgames to begin the year looking back at the previous. We're celebrating 2014 as we salute 2013, and offer these 14 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
14. Game of the Year

R SCHEDULE R

January 1st: Announcement
January 2-8: Nominations
January 9: Rest day
January 10: Voting for 1 & 2
January 11: Voting for 3 & 4
January 12: Voting for 5 & 6
January 13: Rest day
January 14: Voting for 7 & 8
January 15: Voting for 9 & 10
January 16: Voting for 11 & 12
January 17: Voting for 13 & 14
January 18: Closing ceremony

K CURRENT VOTING K

Vote for categories 1 and 2 on January 10th. The nominees are, in alphabetical order:

<1. Best Avatar <->>

User: Annie K.

User: chancho

User: hms123

User: ketchuplover

User: Perfidious

User: Phony Benoni

User: Sneaky

User: technical draw

User: twinlark

User: YouRang

And the winner is … <Annie K.>

<2. Best Username <->>

User: checkmateyourmove

User: DrStrangemove

User: Everyone

User: FairyPromotion

User: notyetagm

User: playground player

User: Phony Benoni

User: SetNoEscapeOn

User: SwitchingQuylthulg

And the winner is … <notyetagm>

<3. Most Helpful <->>

User: DcGentle

User: FSR

User: hms123

User: notyetagm

User: Phony Benoni

User: Shams

User: Tabanus

User: Thanh Phan

User: tpstar

User: whiteshark

User: wordfunph

And the winner is … <hms123>

<4. Best Post <->>

john barleycorn - Garry Kasparov

Karpova - Karpova chessforum

Shams - Carlsen vs Anand, 2013

And the winner is … <john barleycorn>

<5. Funniest Poster <->>

User: dakgootje

User: Domdaniel

User: hedgeh0g

User: john barleycorn

User: MarkFinan

User: OhioChessFan

User: Once

User: Phony Benoni

User: Richard Taylor

User: technical draw

User: TheFocus

User: tpstar

And the winner is … <technical draw>

<6. Most Constructive <->>

User: Annie K.

User: cro777

User: hms123

User: notyetagm

User: Phony Benoni

User: RandomVisitor

User: WinKing

User: wordfunph

And the winners are … <cro777> and <wordfunph>.

<7. Best Profile <->>

User: Domdaniel

User: jessicafischerqueen

User: MarkFinan

User: parisattack

And the winner is … <Domdaniel>

<8. Best Analysis <->>

User: ajile

User: csmath

User: Eyal

User: hugin

User: imag

User: Jimfromprovidence

User: kwid

User: notyetagm

User: Tabanus

User: YouRang

And the winner is … <eyal>

<9. Best Game Collection <->>

Game Collection: best of 2013 (Chnebelgrind)

Game Collection: Puzzle of the Day 2013 (Phony Benoni)

Game Collection: 1970 Buenos Aires (TheFocus)

And the winner is … <TheFocus>

<10. Most Informed <->>

User: Annie K.

User: Domdaniel

User: FSR

User: Karpova

User: kwid

User: Shams

User: SwitchingQuylthulg

User: tpstar

And the winner is … <Karpova>

<11. Best Historian <->>

User: crawfb5

User: cro777

User: Karpova

User: jessicafischerqueen

User: suenteus po 147

User: Tabanus

User: thomastonk

User: whiteshark

And the winner is … <jessicafischerqueen>

<12. Best/Worst Pun of the Year <->>

"Called Out for Interference" (V Osnos vs J Yuchtman, 1969)

"Dial Emms for Murder" (D P Wheeler vs Emms, 2005)

"Game of Thrones" (Anand vs Carlsen, 2013)

"Jeepers Kuipers, How'd You Beat Art Pijpers?" (S Kuipers vs A Pijpers, 2007)

"Olly Olly Albin Free!" (E N Olly vs Albin, 1893)

"Rudolf the Dread Knows Rainer" (H Rudolf vs R Bezler, 2001)

"Slaughterhouse d5" (Team White vs Team Black, 2013)

"They Tried to Make Me Go to Raheb" (D Raheb vs H R Jung, 2008)

And the winner is ... <Jeepers Kuipers, How'd You Beat Art Pijpers?>

<13. Player of the Year <->>

Magnus Carlsen

Fabiano Caruana

Boris Gelfand

Mikhail M Ivanov

Vladimir Kramnik

Wei Yi

Yifan Hou

And the winner is … Magnus Carlsen.

<14. Game of the Year <->>

Aronian vs Anand, 2013

V Gunina vs Ju Wenjun, 2013

Shredder vs Gull, 2013

Jobava vs Karjakin, 2013

Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013

M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding Liren, 2013

Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2013

Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2013

Wang Hao vs A Giri, 2013

M Vachier-Lagrave vs I R Ortiz Suarez, 2013

Kamsky vs Mamedyarov, 2013

Morozevich vs Tomashevsky, 2013

Carlsen vs Aronian, 2013

Anand vs Carlsen, 2013

And the winner is … Aronian vs Anand, 2013.

N NOMINATION RULES N

From January 2-8 we receive nominations for all categories. You may not nominate more than 3 users (games, etc.) for any single category.

All nominations must be "seconded" by at least one other member to qualify for voting. You may second any number of nominations.

You may not nominate yourself, nor may you second your own nomination.

N VOTING RULES N

All votes must be time-stamped with the correct date to be counted. Early and late votes will be ignored and/or deleted.

Two awards are voted for every day as per the schedule above. 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."

In previous years you were allowed to vote for two candidates in each category. That practice is no longer allowed: you must choose one and only one candidate when you vote.

Q OTHER RULES Q

Please don't argue who should or should not win any of the various awards on this forum, although while you actually cast your nomination/vote you are encouraged to 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; if you have any questions just ask. And thanks for participating!

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   Jan-18-14 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
 
The Caissars: The envelope please… (rrrrrrrrrrip) The winner of <Best Game of 2013> goes to Aronian vs Anand, 2013 . The winner of <Player of the Year> goes to the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen . For those who like this kind of thing may I point you in the direction of the
 
   Jan-16-14 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
The Caissars: <hms123> Oops! My mistake, will correct shortly.
 
   Jan-17-13 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
The Caissars: You folks have won two Caissars this year: "Most Productive" and "Best Historian(s)". Congraulations; the CG community does not overlook your valiant contributions.
 
   Jan-11-13 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
The Caissars: <CAISSARS UPDATE> Last call for voting on "Best Post" and "Most Helpful" — and tomorrow (after midnight) we'll begin voting on "Funniest Poster" and "Most Constructive". Just click on my graphic for more info. Thanks!
 
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Jan-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Voting <Yifan Hou> for player of the year.

[looks like they're adjusting the Chinese last name/first name business]

Voting <Nakamura vs Karjakin> for game of the year.

Jan-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jimfromprovidence: I vote for <Morozevich vs.Tomashevsky> for game of the year.

It was a precisely played endgame that ended at move 169!

Jan-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  hms123: Player of the year: <Carlsen>

Game of the year: <Aronian vs Anand, 2013>

Jan-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I vote for <Magnus Carlsen> for Player of the Year.
Jan-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: I vote for <Magnus Carlsen> for Player of the Year.
Jan-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Votes:
Player, <Magnus Carlsen>. Game: <Aronian vs Anand>
Jan-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: My vote is a no brainer...

<Magnus Carlsen> for player of the year.

Jan-17-14  Penguincw: I vote <Magnus Carlsen> for Player of the Year and <Anand vs. Carlsen> for Game of the Year.
Jan-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  john barleycorn: <Aronian vs Anand> for Game of the Year
Jan-17-14  gauer: Voting for (13) < Magnus Carlsen > [current world champion] and (14) < Aronian vs Anand, 2013 > [for the excellent choice of an early middlegame strategic idea in a main line by the most previous world champion against the FIDE #2-ranked runner-up spot] in their categories.

Turned out to be a fairly simple choice, followed by a relatively more difficult choice, based the nomination supplies (the computer vs computer draw save for instance sure came close this time as well, and while the famed quote at Ostrich (Computer) by Monty may have brought them to stage 2, there still seems to be a bunch of work to get them to stage 3 - although that game sure provided evidence of their advances)!

Jan-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Player of the year I vote <Magnus Carlsen>
Jan-17-14  MarkFinan: <WannaBe: <MarkFinan> Um, er, ahem, all the nominees are listed in the profile. All you have to do is scroll up...>

Um , era, ahem, that's exactly what I did do what's your point?!

Jan-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <MarkFinan> So you saw the blue link to the game in the Profile, I take it.

You asked a link to be posted, so you can view the game.

Jan-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: I vote for <Magnus Carlsen> for Player of the Year, and <Aronian vs Anand, 2013> for Game of the Year.
Jan-17-14  MarkFinan: <WannaBe: <MarkFinan> So you saw the blue link to the game in the Profile, I take it.>

I think you know full well I didn't or I wouldn't have asked, would I? Do you think I'm thick? Haha, I am so don't answer that! LOL! I'm guessing the rabbit didn't get a crony award either this year?? I feel for you man, I really do feel for you.. I thought I had "Best drug addled historian in a sticky situation on a chess website" award bagged up and ready to go, but for some crazy reason people overcooked, I mean overlooked, me!!

Well next year im gonna buy some illuminous condoms and go for the "suspiciously glowing member" award! How dare Limpy Urcan say my favourite chess website is soft?!? 😄

Btw. No. I didn't see the link or I wouldn't have asked, peace out wabbit 👌

Jan-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: For game of the year I vote: <Carlsen vs Aronian, 2013>

The two short Anand gamesreceiving votes(the WC loss to Magnus and the win against Aronian) are great but this longer game features the style of Magnus: apply subtle pressure until a crack appears, and then drive in the wedge. He could have taken the offered draw to boot and won the tournament, but chose to play on. Good stuff!

Jan-17-14  FairyPromotion: I vote for <Magnus Carlsen> for Player of the Year.

I vote for <Aronian vs Anand, 2013> for Game of the Year.

Jan-18-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  The Caissars: The envelope please… (rrrrrrrrrrip)

The winner of <Best Game of 2013> goes to Aronian vs Anand, 2013.

The winner of <Player of the Year> goes to the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen.

For those who like this kind of thing may I point you in the direction of the tpstar chessforum where members have just voted on the 10 best games of the year compiled in this Game Collection: Best Games of 2013.

B

And now this year's Caissars comes to a close. We thank you all for participating. 'Till next year!

Jan-18-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Congratulations to all the winners.

:)

Jan-18-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Congratulations to the winners!

For the non-winners, better luck next time!

Jan-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <Mark>: How long does it take to become a member of the old guard?

Or is it simply impossible for anyone who hasn't already been here <x> years?

Jan-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Colonel Mortimer: If you lick the right behinds you can get into crony land instantly.
Jan-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Colonel Mortimer: But that's always been a universal, here, there and everywhere..

Real friendship is something quite different and it's not found on the internet.

Jan-21-14  SugarDom: We got sour grapes from the left brigade. hehe
Jan-22-14  SoUnwiseTheKnight B4: So where exactly was this <January 18: Closing ceremony> ??

ok, this will do.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_kw...

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