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

From Wednesday April 15th to Wednesday April 29th we will be collecting votes for the 2019 Chessgames Caissars.

Our automated Caissar voting booth will allow all Chessgames members to vote for the games, members, collections, avatars, players, and moves that really made 2019 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 is always 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 PUN> — The most laugh (groan) inducing pun.
<GAME OF THE YEAR> — The best game of 2019.
<MOVE OF THE YEAR> — The most amazing move of 2019.

Everybody is invited to come here and cast your votes on these categories. For more information, see the post The Caissars chessforum (kibitz #2274).

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   The Caissars has kibitzed 109 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-03-20 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
 
The Caissars: Thank you for participating in the 2019 Caissars! We apologize for the very delayed start, which probably contributed to the difficulty of selecting deserving candidates, and will do our best to run the Caissars at the beginning of January in the future. <And now here are ...
 
   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 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 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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Apr-15-20
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  Annie K.: <WannaBe> I thought you would take that view, knowing how much work it is to run this tally manually. But THANK YOU SO MUCH for the initiative! This was exactly the push that <Sargon> needed to finally roll out the new voting page. ;)

I just sent him a reminder to extend the Game of the Day Archive page so that the entire 2019 GotD list will remain visible until the end of the voting period. Please everybody remember to select 2019 puns only. :)

And again, please do not vote for me in the Most Helpful and Most Constructive categories. Thanks!

Apr-15-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

<Annie> should we keep nominating in the Kibbutz box or should we wait for the template.

Also wut is a template amirite.

Apr-15-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: <Jess> don't you get to the voting page when you click on the Caissars banner on the homepage? That's the fastest way. There's also a link in the profile here...
Apr-15-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

Aha ok thanks <Annie>! I did not know either of those facts.

Sadly, admins have barred me from nominating you for <Most Helpful>...

Apr-15-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

Ah sorry <Annie> I just figured it out. I wanted to nominate <diademas> for best avatar, so on the voting page I just put his URL in the category and clicked vote: now he and <stonehenge> are both on the page in that category, and when the voting time comes, I could vote for either of them.

Apr-15-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

Am I doing it rite nao

Apr-15-20
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  Annie K.: When Daniel set up this automatic voting page, we have finally dispensed with the tedious nomination stage. There is no "nomination". Whomever you select in a category, that's your vote -whether you added their URL yourself, or clicked on an entry already set up by someone else.
Apr-15-20
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Annie> I got it now! Thank you.

Apr-16-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: "Sorry, you are not permitted to vote for yourself." - thank you. :(
May-02-20
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  FSR: When are winners going to be announced?
May-02-20
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  Annie K.: The voting is closed, the results have been published. The official post will be along soon. :)
May-02-20
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  FSR: <Annie K.> Oh, I see now. Thanks.
May-03-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  The Caissars: Thank you for participating in the 2019 Caissars!

We apologize for the very delayed start, which probably contributed to the difficulty of selecting deserving candidates, and will do our best to run the Caissars at the beginning of January in the future.

<And now here are the results...>

1. The winner of BEST AVATAR is User: Count Wedgemore.

2. The winner of BEST USERNAME is User: technical draw.

3. The MOST HELPFUL title is awarded to User: Stonehenge.

4. The BEST POST vote goes to AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017 (kibitz #153) by User: rcs784.

5. The BEST OFFTOPIC POST vote for 2019 honors the memory of our friend <Gerry McCarthy (Domdaniel)>, Domdaniel chessforum (kibitz #24522).

6. User: MissScarlett has been named the FUNNIEST POSTER of the year.

7. The winner of the MOST CONSTRUCTIVE category is User: hemy.

8. The BEST GAME COLLECTION is Game Collection: Upside Down Rooks: Games with 4 or More Queens, by User: Phony Benoni.

9. User: hemy wins a second award as the MOST INFORMED poster of the year.

10. The BEST HISTORIAN is User: Tabanus.

11. World Champion Magnus Carlsen shares the PLAYER OF THE YEAR award with our own Gerry McCarthy. We hope Magnus won't mind, and Gerry would have been amused.

12. Game of the Day pun <Late December Back in '63: What a Lady, What a Knight!> by User: FSR for the game N Littlewood vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1963 has been selected the BEST PUN OF THE YEAR.

13. The MOVE OF THE YEAR is the amazing Queen sacrifice <9...Qxc3+> from A Firouzja vs M Karthikeyan, 2019.

14. A Firouzja vs M Karthikeyan, 2019 also wins the GAME OF THE YEAR award.

Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks again for your participation, and see you all again next year!

May-05-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Wow! I won a Caissar! I didn't even know there was a contest. I'm the comeback kid. How much did I win?
May-06-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <td> Your contribution is prizeless.
May-06-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Thanks, <Tabanus>, I'll go collect it now and... wait a minute!
Aug-17-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  carpovius: I nominate Dubov's 19.0-0-0 for the move of year D Dubov vs A Giri, 2019
Aug-17-20  jith1207: What an Abomination!
Aug-17-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: <carpovius: I nominate Dubov's 19.0-0-0 for the move of year D Dubov vs A Giri, 2019>

19.0-0-0 ! Wauw-what a move.

Aug-17-20  jith1207: The best method I've come to learn about <Caissars> is to kibbutz something with that term like <this deserves Caissars nomination> if you see a great game or move or kibbutz or pun or avatar or funny or instructive or informative comment...

So that when <Caissars nomination and awards> happen after the end of the year, the organizers and volunteers could search for the term <Caissars> and pull up all such user recommendations for actual vote.

This needs to be done with feverish regularity shop that the best nominations are in place when it actually matters.

Sep-17-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  carpovius: D Dvirnyy vs Shirov, 2020 26... Nxg4!!
Sep-28-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  carpovius: Yes, I have a comment. Looks like this page is a fake.
May-18-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  SkySports: No Caissars this year?
May-19-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: No, not even for ready money.
May-20-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Well, <Sky>, it's May. I'd guess something typically held in January has strong odds of not taking place this year.
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