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Santa Claus
Santa Claus 
 
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Years covered: 1908


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SANTA CLAUS
North Pole

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♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2020 ♔

For 2020, Santa Claus is giving away at least nineteen (19) premium memberships—thanks to the generosity of Ownership, Admin, and various anonymous Benefactors. All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa"—before midnight on Christmas Eve. Only non-premium members are eligible for the Dear Santa Giveaway. Please see Santa Claus (kibitz #2083) for additional information.

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2019 ♔

For 2019, Santa Claus is giving away at least twenty (20) premium memberships—thanks to the generosity of Ownership, Admin, and various anonymous Benefactors. All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa"—before midnight on Christmas Eve. Please see Santa Claus (kibitz #1993) for additional information.

Update 1/3/2020

Santa Claus has been behind on his chores ever since Christmas, but he’s finally catching up, and so—for participating in the 2019 "Dear Santa" contest and/or meritorious service to the community—he took the time to award 1-year chessgames.com premium memberships to the following 23 users: carpetshark, Keyser Soze, jith1207, morfishine, Retireborn, gezafan, Telemus, Mountain1, JonathanJ, areknames, paavoh, Jean Defuse, pazzed paun, takebackok, mifralu, Jonathan Lau, RcfM, ciberchess, Albums Dummyflap, Kurakotsaba, MissScarlett, Messiah, and WorstPlayerEver.

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2018 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away at least twenty (20) premium memberships (from Chessgames, generous benefactors, and carry-overs from the Holiday Present Hunt Contest.) All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see Santa Claus (kibitz #1774) for other important information.

Update 12/28/2018

The 2018 winners were: (1) Aurora (2) bubuli55 (3) chessguru1 (4) chesssantosh (5) chesstt (6) Engelsbrett (7) fivealpha (8) gezafan (9) Jean Defuse (10) Ladolcevita (11) Legend (12) Messiah (13) mifralu (14) Minasina (15) NaunsyamengPangarap (16) Phi (17) s0030135 (18) Scuvy (19) searchforbobby1 (20) SkySports (21) Stonehenge (22) SugarDom (23) TheBugger (24) Tristanknight16 (25) varishnakov and (26) Viktorerro.

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and wish a Happy New Year to all!

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2017 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away at least twenty-nine (29) premium memberships (8 from Chessgames, 18 from generous benefactors, and 3 carry-overs from the Present Hunt Contest.) All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #1774) for other important information.

Good luck, and Merry Christmas!

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2016 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away twenty-one (22) premium memberships. All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #1656) for other important information.

Good luck, and Merry Christmas!

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2015 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away twenty-four (24) premium memberships. All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #1554) for other important information.

Good luck, and Merry Christmas!

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2014 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away eight (8) premium memberships, and thanks to the donations of three loyal members we've upped the count to twenty-one (21)! All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #1439) for other important information.

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2013 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away ten (10) premium memberships to 10 lucky chess fans. All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #1286) for other important information.

And the winners are: (1) Tal7777777 (2) Deus Ex Alekhina (3) htjsparta (4) SamAtoms1980 (5) Tristanknight16 (6) 17.Bxg7 (7) ossipossi (8) goldfarbdj (9) s0030135 (10) PaulBl

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2012 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away eleven (11) premium memberships to 11 lucky chess fans. All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #1439) for other important information.

And the winners are: (1) andrewjsacks (2) HeMateMe (3) rannewman (4) Bratek (5) SilentWitness (6) Zkid (7) Bhrugu (8) castagno (9) Abdel Irada (10) poorpatzer (11) gauer

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2011 ♔

This year, Santa Claus is giving away eight (8) premium memberships to 8 lucky chess fans. All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa" before Christmas Morning. Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #1072) for other important information.

And the winners are: (1) Il Palazzo (2) galdur (3) capanegra (4) JT the Chess Addict (5) Birthday Boy (6) tsj2000 (7) pkkandel (8) Sularus

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2010 ♔

Due to the generosity of several members, in 2010 Santa will have a free ChessGames.com Premium Membership for 26 lucky chess fans. All you have to do to enter is make a post to this page that starts with the words "Dear Santa". Please see the administrator post Santa Claus (kibitz #881) for other important information.

And the winners are: (1) Pravitel (2) strife328
(3) kudubux (4) ciberchess (5) chesssantosh (6) polarmis (7) Bratek (8) Whitehat1963 (9) Elsinore (10) Sparta (11) Bobwhoosta (12) Ragh (13) bharatiy (14) Raffael (15) mastermind7994 (16) Brettwith2ts (17) Dieago (18) KKDEREK (19) soldal (20) theagenbiteofinwit (21) crazybird (22) Scarecrow (23) dieter33 (24) Penguincw (25) jmactas (26) kakisto

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2009 ♔

Due to the generosity of anonymous members, in 2009 Santa will have a free ChessGames.com Premium Membership for 20 lucky chess fans. Then 2 accounts were donated from the Rinus Scholarship (see Rinus chessforum for more info). To this amount, Chessgames has donated five more, for a total of 27 free accounts.

And the winners are: (1) fedor12 (2) Scriptum (3) davegras (4) Hesam7 (5) Legend (6) jmi (7) magnuschess (8) TheBish (9) muwatalli (10) Albums Dummyflap (11) Golden Executive (12) TheLightSquares (13) sdbra (14) alexirc (15) The Famous Chess Cat (16) jjmobjj (17) hhmm (18) Greygreen (19) randomsac (20) LeBronstein (21) minasina (22) hellochesspeople (23) Ladolcevita (24) cade (25) Skoolboye (26) ughaibu (27) solstys.

Please read Santa Claus (kibitz #686) for more info.

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2008 ♔

Due to the generosity of an anonymous member, 13 premium accounts have been donated to give away in the "Dear Santa" drawing. To this amount, Chessgames has donated three more, for a total of sixteen (16) free accounts.

On Christmas Day, 2008 the winners were announced: (1) deadlysin (2) dexterious (3) hatilloteclavo (4) jeeky1996 (5) GeauxCool (6) saintstephen11 (7) FabrikaLaHun (8) Pulse (9) YuanTi (10) sandmanbrig (11) JaneEyre (12) JointheArmy (13) savuflorin1983 (14) imthecat (15) duffer (16) gundamz. Congratulations!

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2007 ♔

Due to the generosity of an anonymous member, 10 premium accounts have been donated to give away in the "Dear Santa" drawing. To this amount, Chessgames has donated two more, for a total of 12 free accounts.

On Christmas Day, 2007 the winners were announced: (1) Gouki, (2) Shanes, (3) maxxowar, (4) TheDrunkenPawn, (5) k0mi, (6) sisyphus, (7) chugalugaboo, (8) johnsbrother, (9) Nepa Pugna, (10) dippel, (11) mito1985, (12) Hot Logic. Congratulations!

♔ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR XMAS 2006 ♔

Due to an act of kindness on the part of User: OhioChessFan and one other user, we have a special Christmas present. OhioChessFan donated eleven (11) one-year premium memberships to be distributed at random to non-premium members. Then, another user wrote to us to donate two more accounts, and Chessgames.com added two of our own, for a grand total of fifteen (15) accounts.

On Christmas Day 2006, the winners were announced: (1) ClassZPlaya (2) jackmandoo (3) skakmiv (4) MyriadChoices (5) brobdingnag (6) nintenchess (7) crptone (8) Thorski (9) diemjay (10) Jole (11) silas75 (12) Loschinski (13) Manic (14) chrismiceli (15) vagrantlike. We hope they all enjoy their Christmas present. See you next year!

Last updated: 2020-12-24 16:07:53

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. NN vs Santa Claus 0-1691908CompositionC42 Petrov Defense
 

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Dec-24-20  sleepyirv: Dear Santa,

It's been a rough year for many of us, so we could use some extra Christmas cheer.

Hmm... CHristmas CHeer. Why not a little chess?

Dec-24-20  Pulo y Gata: "Dear Santa" between now and Christmas Day. Posts made prior to this announcement will NOT be counted. Thank you in advance.
Dec-24-20  edbermac: Dear Santa,

I’d love a premium membership for Christmas. And an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!

Sincerely, Ralphie

Dec-25-20  Kurakotsaba: Dear SANTA,

Will be more than glad to receive your "STIMULUS" Premium sponsorship for this X'mas❤🎯🌲🙏🍇 Happy Xmas roving together wyour reindeers🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌

Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: Dear Satan,

Please make everyone banned from CG, except me.

Dec-25-20  SkySports: Dear Santa,

Please forgive me if I have doubted about the holy "SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT"...

Dec-25-20  Jean Defuse: ...

Dear Santa,

thank you!

...

Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: <Special Announcement>

The deadline for submitting entries to the 2020 Dear Santa Giveaway is hereby officially extended by exactly 24 hours—until midnight on Christmas Day.

<Good luck everyone>, and on behalf of the entire Chessgames.com Ownership and Staff:

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good knight!

Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Korora: His federation is North Pole. His country of origin, Roman Empire.
Dec-25-20  Bratek: Dear Santa,
Yesterday was my birthday.I am not kidding you.I was born Dec-24-1954.And imagine Santa nobody remembered about it. You are my only hope of deliverance!
Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Dear Santa

Let us hope for a better year this time...

And please dont overfeed the kids and their
parents with material stuff.

Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Telemus: Dear Santa, I wish the Zipfile archive would be updated before my premium membership expires!
Dec-25-20  carpovius: Dear Santa!

Please make my rating 3000 in 2021.

Many thanks!

Dec-25-20  Scuvy: Dear Santa:

Can we have a new version of 2020 installed? This one had a virus.

Merry Christmas to the CG admins and all my fellow members!

Regards,
Scuvy

Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <<3> To be eligible, you must NOT have a premium account at this time. (Premium members may post a "Dear Santa" letter for amusement, but they will not be entered into the drawing.)>

As I pointed out last year:

<A ridiculous condition! Discriminatory and most probably illegal.>

As I subsequently won a prize, I decided to let it rest.

Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Dear Santa, this is humiliating...
Dec-25-20  gezafan: Dear Santa. Am I too late? Isn't it Christmas Eve somewhere due to the international date line?
Dec-25-20  gezafan: Dear Santa. I'm glad to see you extended the deadline to midnight Christmas Day.
Dec-26-20  Kapmigs: Dear Santa:

Christmas is a time of sharing. So let me share with you a quote from the great Russian poet and prose stylist, Osip Emilievich Mandelstam:

“Who has not felt envious of chess players? You sense in the room a peculiar field of alienation from which a chill inimical to nonparticipants flows.

“But these little Persian horses made of ivory are immersed in a solution of power. The same thing happens to them as happens to the nasturtium of E.S. Smirnov, the Moscow biologist, and the embryonic field of Professor Gurvich.

“The threat of displacement hangs over each figure throughout the game, during the whole stormy event of the tournament. The chessboard swells up from the concentrated attention. When the rays of a combination focus upon the chess figures they grow like mushrooms in Indian summer.

“The problem is solved not on paper, and not in the camera obscura of causality, but in a live Impressionist milieu in Edouard Manet’s and Claude Monet’s temple of air, light, and glory.

“Is it true that our blood emits mitogenetic rays, which the Germans have captured on a phonographic disc, rays that, I was told, help to intensify the cell division of tissue?

“We are all, without suspecting it, carriers of an immense embryological experiment: for the very process of remembering, crowned with the victory of memory’s effort, is amazingly similar to the phenomenon of growth. In both of them there is a sprout, an embryo, some facial feature, half a character, half a sound, the ending of a name, something labial or palatal, some sweet pea on the tongue—which doesn’t develop out of itself but only answers an invitation, only stretches out, justifying one’s expectation.

“With these belated reflections, B.S., I hope to repay you, if only in part, for having disturbed your chess game in Erevan.”

Dec-26-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: <Kapmigs: Dear Santa:

Christmas is a time of sharing. So let me share with you a quote from the great Russian poet and prose stylist, Osip Emilievich Mandelstam:

“Who has not felt envious of chess players? You sense in the room a peculiar field of alienation from which a chill inimical to nonparticipants flows.

“But these little Persian horses made of ivory are immersed in a solution of power. The same thing happens to them as happens to the nasturtium of E.S. Smirnov, the Moscow biologist, and the embryonic field of Professor Gurvich.

“The threat of displacement hangs over each figure throughout the game, during the whole stormy event of the tournament. The chessboard swells up from the concentrated attention. When the rays of a combination focus upon the chess figures they grow like mushrooms in Indian summer.

“The problem is solved not on paper, and not in the camera obscura of causality, but in a live Impressionist milieu in Edouard Manet’s and Claude Monet’s temple of air, light, and glory.

“Is it true that our blood emits mitogenetic rays, which the Germans have captured on a phonographic disc, rays that, I was told, help to intensify the cell division of tissue?

“We are all, without suspecting it, carriers of an immense embryological experiment: for the very process of remembering, crowned with the victory of memory’s effort, is amazingly similar to the phenomenon of growth. In both of them there is a sprout, an embryo, some facial feature, half a character, half a sound, the ending of a name, something labial or palatal, some sweet pea on the tongue—which doesn’t develop out of itself but only answers an invitation, only stretches out, justifying one’s expectation.

“With these belated reflections, B.S., I hope to repay you, if only in part, for having disturbed your chess game in Erevan.”>

Very interesting, thank you!

Dec-26-20  mifralu: Dear Santa,

Happy Holidays!

Dec-27-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: This year's draw started late and finished later. When the winners might be announced is anyone's guess. Try back in the New Year.
Dec-28-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: To help out the process, here are the eligible posters who made the deadline (I count 8):

<Scuvy, Carpovius, Bratek, SkySports, edbermac, Pulo y Gata, sleepyirv, wtpy>

Jan-02-21  edbermac: So who won?
Jan-10-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <Try back in the New Year.>

2021, I meant....jeez...lol

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