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Santa Claus
Santa Claus 
 
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Years covered: 1908


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SANTA CLAUS
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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 hes 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-29-19  morfishine: <jith1207> chessgames posted on 12-26 that the winners would be announced in a day or so: <chessgames.com: <MissScarlett: The winners will be announced in February.> The winners of the 2019 "Dear Santa" contest will be announced in the next day or so in <December 2019>. Thanks to all those who participated>

Noting December, not February, which apparently was a joke instigated by <MS>

Dec-29-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: ***

Very kind of you Morf but I'll put a book or two or three or four on E-bay (I have loads of doublers) to raise the funds when the need arises.

I view chessgames.com as a huge art gallery. You wander in and see groups of people gathering around the paintings discussing the technique, the texture whilst others are here just to admire the beauty of each painting (game).

Some paintings attract more of a crowd that others and they (that is them who run things) keep nailing up fresh paintings for us to gaze at in awe and open-mouthed.

There is also a library (the Bio's) where you can read about the life of your favourite player or any player you are interested in.

But alas an extension needs building and my wish from Santa is they (that is them who run things) include some studies of chess composers: Leonid Kubbel, Henri Rinck, Alexei Troitsky etc..

We have the means to show a study from set positions and some of them are genuine works of art often taking months to compose and they belong here.

***

Dec-29-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Count Wedgemore: <morfishine: <jith1207> chessgames posted on 12-26 that the winners would be announced in a day or so>

Exactly, <morf>. But this whole site has become a long waiting game. Everything is delayed; the Santa Claus Prizes, the Holiday Present Hunt, The Bookie Game (it's been a week now since our friend <moronovich> won the Leg, but no announcements, anything, yet. What a joke).

The unprofessionalism of the current admins running this site is staggering.

Dec-29-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: What makes you think there's more than one?
Dec-29-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Count Wedgemore: Good point, <Miss S.>. I will rephrase:

The unprofessionalism of the current admin running this site is staggering.

Dec-29-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: cw, maybe you can help for free.

contact cg.

happy holidays to all..

Dec-30-19  jith1207: <The unprofessionalism of the current admin running this site is staggering.>:

Now that is put in singular, it makes sense why.

Thank you, sir, <morfishine>. I seem to have a bad case of glancing over some kibitzes.

Dec-30-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Maybe you should bring forth Openings of Impeachment?
Dec-31-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <chessgames.com: <MissScarlett: The winners will be announced in February.> The winners of the 2019 "Dear Santa" contest will be announced in the next day or soin <December 2019>. Thanks to all those who participated.>

Let's compromise and agree on January 2020.

Jan-01-20  Mountain1: this is a rubbish site, run by rubbish admins!
Jan-01-20  rogge: Because you don't get a premium membership for free?
Jan-01-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: On this historic occasion, <rogge> and I agree about something.
Jan-01-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: It's because admin doesn't do what they say they're going to do and doesn't communicate enough.
Jan-02-20  ciberchess: Thank You Santa!!! I'm very glad!
Jan-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Retireborn: Many thanks, Santa and chessgames.com!
Jan-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Telemus: Many thanks, dear Santa!
Happy new year!
Jan-02-20  RcfM: Thank you Santa for the gift.
Jan-02-20  Kurakotsaba: Many THANKS SANTA , for the gift you dropped in my sock hanging by the window 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🦌🛷🏆🛎⛄...
Jan-02-20  paavoh: Many thanks, dear Santa and the good folks at Chessgames, for the nice Xmas present! Hope to put it into good use in 2020. See you around!
Jan-02-20  areknames: Thank you very much Santa and Chessgames!
Jan-03-20  Mountain1: Thanks Santa for he gift
Jan-03-20  morfishine: Thank you Santa for the very nice gift!
Jan-03-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <morfishine: Thank you Santa for the very nice gift!>

Thank you!

Jan-03-20  morfishine: <Sally Simpson> 'Studies of chess composers', now that's a fine idea
Jan-03-20  jith1207: Thank you, Santa!

Thousand apologies (Mind Your Language style) for forgetting to take out the rat trap in my chimney, that caught you and delayed the membership awards to all members here.

I guess, I'm back to bad boy on day one. Yet again.

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