Welcome to << The Caissars >>
It is an annual tradition of Chessgames to begin the year looking back at the previous. We're celebrating 2016 as we salute 2015, and offer these 14 categories available for awards:
<1. BEST AVATAR>
Nominees: User: capafan,
User: Party Animal,
<2. BEST USERNAME>
Nominees: Party Animal, perfidious, SetNoEscapeOn, thegoodanarchist
<3. MOST HELPFUL>
Nominees: Annie K., FSR, harrylime, Penguincw, Sally Simpson, WinKing
<4. BEST POST>
Nominees: <latvalatvian> A Giri vs Svidler, 2015 (kibitz #2),
<Stevie King> Kibitzer's Café (kibitz #167564),
<TheTamale> Igor Ivanov vs L Witt, 1981 (kibitz #6)
Winner: <Stevie King>
<5. FUNNIEST POSTER>
Nominees: Abdel Irada, john barleycorn, Phony Benoni, technical draw, TheFocus, WannaBe, diceman
<6. MOST CONSTRUCTIVE>
Nominees: Annie K., AylerKupp, Golden Executive, Penguincw, WinKing, YouRang
Winners: <Annie K.> and <Golden Executive>
<7. BEST PROFILE>
Nominees: User: AJ of Alaska,
User: Golden Executive,
<8. BEST ANALYSIS>
Nominees: cro777, RandomVisitor
<9. BEST GAME COLLECTION>
Nominees: Game Collection: Puzzle of the Day 2015 (Phony Benoni)
Game Collection: Chajes v Janowski Match (Chessical)
<10. MOST INFORMED>
Nominees: cro777, Retireborn, SwitchingQuylthulg, Tabanus, TheFocus
<11. BEST HISTORIAN>
Nominees: ljfyffe, MissScarlett, Tabanus, TheFocus, thomastonk
<12. BEST (WORST) PUN OF THE YEAR>
Nominees: <Mr. Georgiev, Wear Down this Tal!> (Kiril D Georgiev vs Shaked, 1999)
<Brace Yourself, Winter is Coming> (Botvinnik vs W Winter, 1936)
Winner: A two way tie between both nominees!
<13. PLAYER OF THE YEAR>
Nominees: Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen,
Anish Giri, Veselin Topalov,
Winner: A tie between Wei Yi and Magnus Carlsen!
<14. GAME OF THE YEAR>
Nominees: D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015, Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015,
W So vs Ding Liren, 2015
Winner: Khismattulin vs. Eljanov, 2015!
♖ 2015 SCHEDULE ♖
January 8th: Announcement
January 8-14: Nominations
January 15: Rest day
January 16: Voting for 1 & 2
January 17: Voting for 3 & 4
January 18: Voting for 5 & 6
January 19: Rest day
January 20: Voting for 7 & 8
January 21: Voting for 9 & 10
January 22: Voting for 11 & 12
January 23: Voting for 13 & 14
January 24: Closing ceremony
♘ NOMINATION RULES ♘
From January 8-14 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 ♕
While you actually cast your nomination/vote you are encouraged to say a few words about their merits, but please don't be confrontational or argumentative. This is intended to be an enjoyable affair.
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!