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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 2015 as we salute 2014, 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

♖ SCHEDULE ♖

January 2nd: 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

<1. BEST AVATAR>

Nominees: Catfriend, ketchuplover, lost in space, sevenseaman, Sneaky, technical draw, trulssk, YouRang

And the winner is: User: YouRang

<2. BEST USERNAME>

Nominees: Cheapo by the Dozen, checkmateyourmove, diagonalley, Mating Net, notyetagm, Phony Benoni, thegoodanarchist

And the winner is: User: Cheapo by the Dozen

<3. MOST HELPFUL>

Nominees: Annie K., chancho, FSR, hms123, morfishine, Phony Benoni, SwitchingQuylthulg, WannaBe, YouRang, zanzibar

And the winner is ... User: WannaBe

<4. BEST POST>

Shirov vs S Sulskis, 2014 by Phony Benoni

Anand - Carlsen World Championship (2013) by visayanbraindoctor

And the winner is ... User: Phony Benoni

<5. FUNNIEST POSTER>

Nominees: Annie K., dakgootje, diceman, OhioChessFan, Once, Phony Benoni, technical draw, tpstar, WannaBe, YouRang

And the winner is ... User: technical draw

<6. MOST CONSTRUCTIVE>

Nominees: Annie K., cro777, jepflast, jessicafischerqueen, RandomVisitor, SwitchingQuylthulg, wordfunph, zanzibar

And the winner is ... User: wordfunph

<7. BEST PROFILE>

Nominees: Domdaniel, notyetagm, Once, Phony Benoni, sevenseaman, YouRang

And the winner is ... User: Domdaniel

<8. BEST ANALYSIS>

Nominees: cro777, csmath, DaringSpeculator, kingscrusher, kwid, Once, patzer2, Phony Benoni

And the winner is ... a tie between <DaringSpeculator> and <csmath>.

<9. BEST GAME COLLECTION>

Nominees:

Game Collection: best of 2014 by Chnebelgrind

Game Collection: *FORCE* your opponent to line up his pieces! by notyetagm

Game Collection: Game of the Day 2014 by Phony Benoni

And the winner is ... <notyetagm>

<10. MOST INFORMED>

Nominees: AylerKupp, keypusher, jessicafischerqueen, notyetagm, RandomVisitor, SwitchingQuylthulg

And the winner is ... < SwitchingQuylthulg>

<11. BEST HISTORIAN>

Nominees: alexmagnus, jessicafischerqueen, Karpova, keypusher, Phony Benoni, SetNoEscapeOn, SwitchingQuylthulg, Tabanus, zanzibar

And the winner is ... <Tabanus>

<12. BEST (WORST) PUN OF THE YEAR>

Nominees:

"Ain't it Funny How the Knight Moves" (Mieses vs Seger, 1890)

"Cebalo 13" (M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014)

"g2, Joy of Man's Desiring" (Boleslavsky vs Ufimtsev, 1944)

"Suffering from c6-ness" (The World vs Naiditsch, 2014)

"The Lion, the Vish, and the Ward Robbed" (C Ward vs Anand, 1990)

"Vladislav (Baby Don't Hurt Me)" (Tkachiev vs Ivanchuk, 2009)

And the winner is ... <Suffering from c6-ness>

<13. PLAYER OF THE YEAR>

Nominees: Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Alexander Grischuk, Richard Rapport, Veselin Topalov

And the winner is ... <Magnus Carlsen> !

<14. GAME OF THE YEAR>

A David vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2014
Caruana vs Aronian, 2014
Arasan vs Critter, 2014
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014

And the winner is ... Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2014

THANK YOU ALL for participating in the annual Caissars celebration at Chessgames.com. We'll see you all in early 2016 to do it again!

♘ NOMINATION RULES ♘

From January 2-8 we receive nominations for all categories. You may nominate up to 3 users (games, etc.) for any single category. To qualify for the main voting phase, a user (game, etc.) must have at least two nominations. You may not nominate yourself.

♘ VOTING RULES ♘

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."

You may not vote for yourself.

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.

♕ OTHER RULES ♕

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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   The Caissars has kibitzed 70 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-18-15 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
 
The Caissars: The envelope please... The winner of the 2014 Chessgames Player of the Year Caissar goes to none other than ... Magnus Carlsen !!! The winner (by a wide margin) of the 2014 Best Game of the Year Caissar goes to ... Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2014 THANK YOU ALL for ...
 
   Jan-02-15 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
The Caissars: ♖ NOTICE ♖ It is an annual tradition of Chessgames to begin the new year looking back at the previous. We're celebrating 2015 as we salute 2014, and offer these 14 categories available for awards: 2. Best Username 3. Most Helpful 4. Best Post 5. Funniest ...
 
   Jan-02-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
The Caissars: ♖ NOTICE ♖ It is an annual tradition of Chessgames to begin the new year looking back at the previous. We're celebrating 2015 as we salute 2014, and offer these 14 categories available for awards: 2. Best Username 3. Most Helpful 4. Best Post 5. Funniest ...
 
   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.
 
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Jan-17-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: I vote < Magnus Carlsen> Player of the year
Jan-17-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Mating Net: I vote for <Magnus Carlsen> for player of the year.

I vote for <A.David vs M Vachier-Lagrave> for game of the year.

Jan-17-15  Bureaucrat: I vote for <Magnus Carlsen> for player of the year.
Jan-17-15  Baron Harkonnen: I vote for <Magnus Carlsen>
Jan-17-15  chessmoron: I vote <Fabiano Caruana> for Player of the year
Jan-17-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: I vote for Fabiano Caruana Player of the Year.
Jan-17-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Golden Executive: I vote for <Magnus Carlsen> for 13. Player of the Year
Jan-17-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I vote for <A.David vs M Vachier-Lagrave> for Game of the Year.
Jan-17-15  HeMateMe: dave who?
Jan-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Damn it! I was just about to unleash my army of sockpuppets to vote for Caruana, but now it is too late! <Sob> Just kidding. If I have counted correctly, it looks like Carlsen has won it in a squeaker.
Jan-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  The Caissars: The envelope please...

The winner of the 2014 Chessgames Player of the Year Caissar goes to none other than ...

Magnus Carlsen !!!

The winner (by a wide margin) of the 2014 Best Game of the Year Caissar goes to ...

Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2014

THANK YOU ALL for participating in the annual Caissars celebration at Chessgames.com. We'll see you all in early 2016 to do it again!

Jan-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <The Caissars>: Could you list all of the award winners for the record?

Voting has been a bit chaotic this year, and it would be great to see them all in one post.

Jan-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: What about the Closing Ceremony?
Jan-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <Abdel Irada> Just read the top of the page. The Caissars chessforum
Jan-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to the admins (and <Annie>, who did a brilliant job keeping track of the nominations), and congratulations to all the winners!

<The Caissars> Any idea when an official HTML page listing all the winners from this and previous years will go up?

Jan-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Thanks for hosting this award ceremony!

If I may, next year, can there be additional categories, such as best forum name. :)

Jan-18-15  HeMateMe: thanks <chessgames> and memebers for running a nice election.
Jan-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: I also repeat a suggestion I saw earlier:

Have two or more Best Post awards for different kinds of posts.

Jan-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  hoodrobin: <...And now 2015 can really begin!>

I mean, after the Closing Ceremony.

:-)

Jan-19-15  falso contacto: Next year. Didn't see this until now.
c6ness was disrespectful anyway. As far as I understand English.
Jan-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Thank you for doing another year of Caissars, and everyone pretty much behaved themselves. =)

Very minor gripe, in the profile section, with the list of nominees. Some winners are listed as link, others are just <>, can this be 'unified'?

Jan-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: And congratulations to <WannaBe> for a well deserved "Most Helpful".
Jan-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <technical draw> I'm still not helping you with that 20.00$ loan.
Jan-19-15  chesstoplay: < < 12. BEST (WORST) PUN OF THE YEAR >

And the winner is ... <Suffering from c6-ness> >

Carolyn Wells, an author and poet who died in 1942, said,

"A blunder at the right moment

is better than cleverness at the wrong time."

From Phillip Adler's Bridge column today.

:)

Jan-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: <WannaBe: <technical draw> I'm still not helping you with that 20.00$ loan.>

I guess groveling won't work either.

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