Chess Player of the Month April 2012


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #961

    DalaiLuke

    it's like a post-mortem honorary kinda thingy

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #962

    Twobit

    No smoke from the chimney yet...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #963

    trysts

    This is why kids shouldn't have to go to school.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #964

    trysts

    LisaV wrote:
    trysts wrote:

    In August of 2010, LisaV introduced for the first time in the history of CPOTM, a rare and ultimately dangerous weapon: Pictures of women in leather, carrying whips. Some "gentlemen" voted hundreds of times, as if their digits were out of control. It turned out to be a landslide victory for LisaV, with some people still believing that a person named Xenia won that month...

    haha

    I must take issue with your interpretation, though.  I won clearly because of my purity and innocence, not because of stuff like this:

     

    Ha! I certainly voted for you because of your purity and innocence, but I'm not too sure that some of the men voted for Xenia's purity and innocenceWink

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #965

    theoreticalboy

    Xenia also won the anti-coup regime vote, spoiling the expected ascension to the crown of the crony Doyle and causing the Tudor dictatorship to actually flee and form a short-lived secessionist regime, which existed mostly due to the proceeds of the corruption that would eventually lead to the execution of its leader.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #966

    nweb99

    trysts wrote:

    This is why kids shouldn't have to go to school.

    c'est la vie.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #967

    trysts

    To continue my personal view on the month-by-month history of this award...

    In September of 2010, as previously mentioned, Atudor had started a coup. He created his own chess player of the month award with the prize being a membership to Chess.com, which he personally would pay for. Much chaos ensued, and bitter feelings spilled into September's actual CPOTM. Meanwhile, rather quietly, someone named Heinze nominated himself for the award. What followed was a slew of peeps voting for this unknown being, as if compelled by forces beyond themselves. Heinze became, and remains the first unseeded player to win CPOTM.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #968

    trysts

    theoreticalboy wrote:

    Xenia also won the anti-coup regime vote, spoiling the expected ascension to the crown of the crony Doyle and causing the Tudor dictatorship to actually flee and form a short-lived secessionist regime, which existed mostly due to the proceeds of the corruption that would eventually lead to the execution of its leader.

    Laughing

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #969

    DalaiLuke

    trysts wrote:

    To continue my personal view on the month-by-month history of this award...

    In September of 2010, as previously mentioned, Atudor had started a coup. He created his own chess player of the month award with the prize being a membership to Chess.com, which he personally would pay for. Much chaos ensued, and bitter feelings spilled into September's actual CPOTM. Meanwhile, rather quietly, someone named Heinze nominated himself for the award. What followed was a slew of peeps voting for this unknown being, as if compelled by forces beyond themselves. Heinze became, and remains the first unseeded player to win CPOTM.

    Wow, and all this time I thought I knew my history ... this is rich... rich I tell you ... 

    ... so whatever happened to heinze and his band of marauders?  I can't wait to hear how things turned out :)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #970

    trysts

    I was absent from Chess.com for a couple of months, so I missed three legends being crowned as the purist of them all, i.e, CPOTM: blackfirestorm666/batgirl/bigpoison...

    In May of 2011, hardcore FoxNews-loving, uber-patriotic American, echecs06, started a thread about the Royal wedding in England. While he gushed and blushed about it, many people didn't notice the contradiction. I think my period lasted for three weeks that month. But there was no denying the charm of seeing the same picture of a kidnapping posted over and over again by the soon to be CPOTM. He won in a landslide. I cried for two days...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #971

    trysts

    DalaiLuke wrote:

    Wow, and all this time I thought I knew my history ... this is rich... rich I tell you ... 

    ... so whatever happened to heinze and his band of marauders?  I can't wait to hear how things turned out :)

    Laughing

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #972

    malko

    Not a winner yet...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #973

    uziboy

    good job!!!!!!!Smile

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #974

    Twobit

    I can hardly wait until the page of this wonderful history book finally turns to the crowning achievement of egypt_star. Nevertheless, this is fascinating stuff so far...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #975

    theoreticalboy

    I still don't understand echecs winning.  When I think about it, I go sit on the chess.com mountain for days at a time to contemplate such an existence, but alas, I have come no closer to the truth beyond that of its essential spuriousness.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #976

    DalaiLuke

    There must be some serious back-room cigar smoke (and mirrors?) negotiations going on for the vote tally ... I'm guessing that, like hotel floors, the debate may revolve around whether to include the number 13

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #977

    Twobit

    Pleeeeease trysts, go on....

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #978

    netzach

    The times of the Tudors & the Xenias sounded very warlike indeed. Fire & brimstone. Intrigued to know how history unfolded thereafter.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #980

    trysts

    In December of 2010, CPOTM had it's first playoff. After the first stage of voting, Tonydal and Pdela were tied. An odd thing about this was that Pdela was actually tied with someone who was no longer a member of Chess.com. Tonydal had ceased to exist, with two reincarnations soon to appear. Pdela's aggravation was mounting as he began to cross people off of his friends list for failing to vote for him. The public was quite confused already, and the votes were coming in sporadically when, quite suddenly, proknight stopped the voting and named Tonydal the first posthumous winner of CPOTM!


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