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

From Wednesday January 3rd to Wednesday January 17 we will be collecting votes for the 2017 Chessgames Caissars.

Our new automated Caissar voting booth to allow all Chessgames members to vote for the games, members, collections, avatars, players, and moves that really make 2017 a year to remember.

To vote, visit Caissars Voting Page. (You must be a registered member.)

<BEST AVATAR> — Who has the prettiest avatar?
<BEST USERNAME> — The best screen-name.
<MOST HELPFUL> — The one who always is there when you need them.
<MOST CONSTRUCTIVE> — The one who contributes the most to CG.
<FUNNIEST POSTER> — The one who always makes you laugh.
<BEST POST> — The best chess-related post.
<BEST OFFTOPIC POST> — The best post unrelated to chess.
<BEST GAME COLLECTION> — The best game collection.
<MOST INFORMED> — The one who's got all the facts at their fingertips.
<BEST HISTORIAN> — The King of the Biographer Bistro.
<PLAYER OF THE YEAR> — The chess player of note this year.
<BEST/WORST PUN> — The most laugh (groan) inducing pun.
<GAME OF THE YEAR> — The best game of 2017.
<MOVE OF THE YEAR> — The most amazing move of 2017.

Everybody is invited to come here and cast your votes on these categories. For more information, see the post The Caissars chessforum (kibitz #2226). Full Member

   The Caissars has kibitzed 106 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-17-18 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
The Caissars: Thanks to everybody for participating in the 2017 Caissars! I will report the results of your voting below. I will note runner-ups for some categories, at my whim. <The envelope please...> 1. The winner of BEST AVATAR is User: Phony Benoni with his classic "Beaker" ...
   Jan-17-18 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
The Caissars: It’s not too late to cast your votes at our Caissars Voting Page for the best chess/Chessgames of 2017. We’ll announce the winners shortly after this game.
   Jan-13-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
The Caissars: <OFF TOPIC> For those who haven't voted in our annual award ceremony, the Caissars, be sure to visit the Caissars Voting Page and cast your vote for the best chess of 2016.
   Jan-02-15 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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  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  technical draw: And congratulations to <WannaBe> for a well deserved "Most Helpful".
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  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  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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  FSR: Can we just get it over with? Best/Worst Pun: <Mr. Georgiev, Wear Down this Tal!> Kiril D Georgiev vs Shaked, 1999
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  Annie K.: Now that's a good idea! :D

So, before I forget, I'll want to nominate <Brace Yourself, Winter is Coming> Botvinnik vs W Winter, 1936 for Best/Worst Pun too. ;)

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  Penguincw: Just wondering, are there going to be Caissars this year?
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I nominate <Penguincw> for

MOST HELPFUL kibbutzer

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  Penguincw: Thanks <jfq>. This is my first ever <Caissar> nomination. :D
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  The Caissars: <Are there going to be Caissars this year?>

Yes there are, details to follow shortly!

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  Annie K.: Whew. I was getting worried! ;s
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  Penguincw: Funny how the person who asked will there be Caissars this year doesn't have his nominations ready. :P
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  Domdaniel: May I nominate *somebody* for *something*, plz?

Thank you. So kind.

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Sorry <Dom>, but there isn't time... just a moment... we're just hearing results for Kevin Philips Bong (Slightly Silly Party)... and... NOUGHT. Yes, he's polled nought.

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  Domdaniel: <jeshika piscine dominatrix> Hey, aren't you supposed to be off slaving somewhere? No fair. I *know* you're smarter'n me, but d'you havta advertise it?

"Whoever is filthy, let him be filthy still..."
- Johnny Cash

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I am indeed slaving, my dear <Dom>. I was up to 3 AM last night putting together lesson materials.

It's going to be a heavy slog, much like the road to Fort Zinderneuf, unless Beau Geste has lied to me...

My father forced me to watch Beau Geste (in black and white!) on TV with him. I only agreed because then I would get to stay up late.

I'd say my Father wanted a boy, except he already had a boy- my big brother.

But it was me who seemed to shine most to my father's interests, which were limited to chess, World War II history, and foul language. My brother was, and still is, interested only in climbing dangerous mountains, kayaking dangerous rapids, hunting, and fishing. He still goes hunting every single November, much like a William Faulkner character. Strangely, however, though a voracious reader, he never did like Faulkner.

"Doesn't he know any adjectives other than the word 'moribund'?" he once demanded. I couldn't think of a good answer.

Some months ago I was playing an audio book recording of "The Sound and the Fury" every night as a sleep aid.

Once when our family was going through a lot of fighting, my father taped an article about THE 900 DAYS on to the refrigerator, to remind us that people had tougher sledding than us during the Siege of Leningrad.

Good grief.

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  Domdaniel: <Jesh> I am also knackered, my dyuh, not to mention clapped out. I was playing chess all weekend. Will I ever learn?

Learn not to be such a masochist, that is. I already learned chess, in a sense.

I Started OK, incidentally, then lost the final two games.

Anyhoo... I never actually saw Beau Geste, the movie. Good grief, Captain, I was a film critic, not a Foreign Legionnaire.

But I read the book, by Percy Wren. And (blush!) I played with a toy fort full of toy legionnaires. The Arab hordes attack ... and the trick is to pretend your dead guys are still alive.

Not that there's much of a difference with toy soldiers.

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  Domdaniel: <Jesh> - < My brother was, and still is, interested only in climbing dangerous mountains>

I've got a brother like that too. Mysterious behaviour, innit?

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  The Caissars: Welcome to the 2015/16 Caissars!

The Caissars are an annual jubilee, performed as a parody of an awards ceremony, in which Chessgames members vote on their favorites of the preceding year in various categories.

To participate, all you need is to have a registered account at Chessgames. (See Chessgames Preferences Page if you need one).

From now until the 14th you may nominate up to 3 people/games/posts for each of the categories. For more information see the profile at the top of the page.

Have fun and good luck!

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Let's get started...

I nominate <technical draw> for Best Avatar.

I nominate <Penguincw> for Most Helpful.

I nominate <Phony Benoni> for Funniest Poster.

I nominate <Golden Executive> for Most Constructive.

I nominate <Domdaniel> for Best Profile.

I nominate Game Collection: Puzzle of the Day 2015 by <Phony Benoni> for Best Game Collection.

I nominate <Tabanus> for Best Historian.

I nominate <Mr. Georgiev, Wear Down this Tal!> (Kiril D Georgiev vs Shaked, 1999) for Best/Worst Pun.

I nominate Magnus Carlsen for Player of the Year.

I nominate D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015 for Game of the Year.

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  WannaBe: I nominate the following 3 for Best/Worst Pun:

<I Can't Believe It's Not Baadur> Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2015

(Old commercial, for those who do not get the pun)

<Wyvill, Wyvill Rock You> Anderssen vs Wyvill, 1851

<Three Times a Lady> V Gunina vs S Sevian, 2015

I always think of Eddie Murphy playing Buckwheat and sing this song on Saturday Night Live skit. (Look it up on YouTube, you won't regret it)

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  Annie K.: I nominate <User: trulssk> for Best Avatar - check it out! :)

I nominate <Brace Yourself, Winter is Coming> Botvinnik vs W Winter, 1936 for Best/Worst Pun.

OK, this wouldn't be such an outstanding pun all by itself, but there's an extra story to it... On March 12, valued chess historian and general sourpuss Edward Winter published one of his nasty little digs about, making it yet again obvious that he checks on the site - and the very next day, I nearly fell off my chair laughing when I saw this pun. :D

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  WinKing: Here is my partial list to get started:

I nominate <Penguincw> for Most Helpful.

I nominate <Golden Executive> for Most Constructive.

I nominate <SwitchingQuylthulg> for Most Informed.

I nominate <Tabanus> for Best Historian.

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  The Caissars: <SwitchingQuylthulg> <WannaBe> <Annie K> <WinKing> Exemplary posts, thank you.

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