chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Yifan Hou vs Li Chao
"Order from Chao" (game of the day Mar-14-2017)
2nd Danzhou Tournament (2011), Danzhou CHN, rd 8, May-23
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation (B67)  ·  0-1
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

NOTE: You are using our new chess viewer, "Olga." For more info see the Olga Quickstart Guide. You can switch back to the old viewer (pgn4web) from the pulldown menu below. If you have questions or suggestions see our Olga chessforum.

explore this opening
find similar games 6 more Yifan Hou/Li Chao games
sac: 26...Bxb3 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can step through the moves by clicking the and buttons, but it's much easier to simply use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Feb-06-16  jffun1958: 37. Rd4 Bxd4+ 38. Nd4 Rc3#
Mar-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: monster game! What does the pun refer to?
Mar-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: ∞

<HeMateMe: monster game! What does the pun refer to?>

I believe it refers to "order from chaos."

(A little unfortunate for this pun that Chao is actually pronounced more or less as <chow>.)

Mar-14-17  AlicesKnight: Maybe "Chao mean" - but a fine combination to blast open the Q-side - the word 'relentless' was right.
Mar-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <Abdel Irada: ...(A little unfortunate for this pun that Chao is actually pronounced more or less as <chow>.)>

Exactly. Chow is food and you can order food.

Mar-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Here <Abdel Irada> is too humble. 'Chao' is pronounced exactly as <chow>

<offramp> lol

*****

Mar-14-17  goodevans: <offramp: ... Chow is food and you can order food.>

You might "order chow" or even place an "order for chow" but you wouldn't "order <from> chow", would you? Or were your comments <tongue in cheek>?

The pun was clearly meant to reference chaos not food. It works visually even if it doesn't match the pronunciation.

Mar-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  mjmorri: White's early demonstration on the Kingside looks dangerous but fizzles. It is interesting how Black's dark-squared Bishop maneuvers around the central pawn mass, first to help ward off White's attack, then to participate in Black's own Queenside attack.
Mar-14-17  Imran Iskandar: Happy pi day everyone!

Very, very nice game from Li Chao, who's unfortunately fell from the top 15 recently.

Mar-14-17  RandomVisitor: What if white tried strengthening the queenside instead of a kingside attack that went nowhere?


click for larger view

Komodo-10.1-64bit:

<+0.45/34 15.Nd4 Bd7 16.Bc4> a5 17.Qe2 Rc8 18.Rd2 a4 19.Rhd1 Rc5 20.b3 axb3 21.cxb3 Qb7 22.Rc2 Ke7 23.Qd3 Qb6 24.Rcd2 Bh6 25.g3 Rd8 26.Qe3 Bc6 27.Qe2 Qb7 28.Nxc6+ Qxc6 29.Rc2 Bg7 30.f5 Qa8 31.h3 Qb7 32.Rd4 Qb6 33.h4 Rdc8 34.Qxh5 Re5

Mar-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  swclark25: Would 21)Nxf6 have been preferred to 21)Rh3 ?
Mar-14-17  RandomVisitor: <swclark25>After 21.Nxf6 Kxf6 white has no attack and black has the advantage, it would seem.
Mar-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: <Abdel Irada: ...(A little unfortunate for this pun that Chao is actually pronounced more or less as <chow>.)>

Exactly. Chow is food and you can order food.
Mar-14-17 morfishine: Here <Abdel Irada> is too humble. 'Chao' is pronounced exactly as <chow>

<offramp> lol

*****>

The pun should be that "Chao" (Chow) is a Chinese restaurant, from which you've ordered.

But stupid cg.com means that it is "Kay-Ah" similar to "chaos".

I was about to renew my premium membership, until I saw this stupidity of a pun.

Mar-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  john barleycorn: is <goodevans> a sockpuppet of <Abdel Irada>? the evidence keeps piling up.
Mar-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gilmoy: <15.f5 e5> with a mating net :o

<21.Rh3 22.Qf3 23.Ng3> puts all three(!!) of them out of play. That's a grand concept: to "know" that you can afford to pay R+B because White is already "down" by that much.

Ergo, the attack <must> be violent and crazy, so that White never gets one free tempo to unpack.

IIRC, <26.b3 Bxb3 29.Bxb3 Rxa2> is a <sweeper-sealer>, sacking two pieces for two pawns in front of the K. <30..b3 31.Bxb3> is a simple clearance sac for Q entry; Black has the freedom of not caring about material now.

My favorite part was <16.Qh4 Ke7!> connecting the Rs. The Bf8 had an interesting life.

Mar-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  botvinnik64: Game from a long time ago, esp. for Yifan; she seems to played so unsure of herself. First, a kingside attack, pause, retreat, smash!
Mar-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: <I was about to renew my premium membership, until I saw this stupidity of a pun.> Luckily we're about to launch a new premium-only option called "suppress sight-puns."
Mar-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> I was rolling on the floor laughing at your comment ending with <...I was about to renew my premium membership, until I saw this stupidity of a pun> I appreciate every corner of this site except the GOTD, which is a misnomer if there ever was one. Its a real pity

<goodevans> FYI: There is no such thing as a "visual pun". LMAO

As printed, this game title reads "Order from chow"

This means not only are other cultures left struggling to understand a certain humor, wit or pun from some other culture; the entire civilized world from the Americas, Latin America, Asia and the Euro-conglomerate are all left shaking their heads at this ludicrous, irrational, nonsensical and utterly laughable game title.

"Order from Chow" is what all cultures read and process

"Order from Chow"

Think about it

Lol

*****

Mar-14-17  RandomVisitor: White had her best position after 14...Bxc6, what if she tried:


click for larger view

Komodo-10.1-64bit:

<+0.47/38 15.Nd4 Bd7 16.Bc4> Rc8 17.Qe2 a5 18.Rd2 a4 19.Rhd1 Rc5 20.b3 axb3 21.cxb3 Qb7 22.Rc2 Be7 23.Bd3 Rg8 24.f5 Rxc2 25.Nxc2 Rg5 26.Nd4 Kf8 27.g3 e5 28.Ba6 Qa8 29.Bb5 exd4 30.Bxd7 Rg4 31.Bb5 Qxe4+ 32.Qxe4 Rxe4 33.Bc6 Re5 34.Rxd4 Re1+ 35.Kc2 Re2+ 36.Kd3 Rxh2 37.Rxb4 Rxa2 38.Rh4 Rb2

Mar-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <chessgames.com: <I was about to renew my premium membership, until I saw this stupidity of a pun.> Luckily we're about to launch a new premium-only option called "suppress sight-puns.">

Chessgames has a sense of humor! Hmm, maybe I will get that premium membership after all.

*****

<morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> I was rolling on the floor laughing at your comment >

Thanks, ol' buddy!

Mar-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: < john barleycorn: is <goodevans> a sockpuppet of <Abdel Irada>? the evidence keeps piling up.>

That would indeed be something, wouldn't it, if proven true?

I wonder what <Aunt Jemima> would think of it!

Mar-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <Imran Iskandar: Happy pi day everyone! >

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I totally TOTALLY forgot yesterday was Pi Day. And so I never just got to be still, reflect on it, and appreciate it.

Dang, now I have to wait another year for the next one...

Mar-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: ∞

<thegoodanarchist: < john barleycorn: is <goodevans> a sockpuppet of <Abdel Irada>? the evidence keeps piling up.>

That would indeed be something, wouldn't it, if proven true?

I wonder what <Aunt Jemima> would think of it!>

I suppose it's time I confessed.

<john barleycorn> is my sockpuppet. I use it to attack me constantly, solely to get attention.

And the best of it is, no one ever suspected a thing. :-D

Mar-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Abdel Irada....<john barleycorn> is my sockpuppet. I use it to attack me constantly, solely to get attention....>

As I always suspected.

Mar-18-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: ∞

The plot ̶s̶i̶c̶k̶e̶n̶s̶ thickens:

Kibitzer's Café (kibitz #197274)

Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 3)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Brilliant Games
by ALL
26...? (August 3, 2014)
from Sunday Puzzles, 2011-2017 by Phony Benoni
Brilliant Endgames
by digy
Sicilian Defense
by SpiritedReposte
Digest Games
by npchess
Game 1116
from # Chess Informant Best Games. 1101-1150 by Qindarka
Trendy Opening Lines Quite Handy !!! part 3
by FLAWLESSWIN64
MKD's Sicilian Defense Black 2
by MKD
Sicilian Richter Rauzer : Black Wins
by ISeth
March 14: Order from Chao
from Game of the Day 2017 by Phony Benoni
Sicilian
by ALL
Chess Informant Best Games 5
by koinonia
Li Chao destroys the Richter-Rauzer
from FSR's favorite games by FSR
B67 Sicilian: Richter-Rauser [Black]
by chess.master
Fun in the Sicilian
by mmzkr
to study
from swclark25's favorite games by swclark25
21st Century Masterpieces - Second decade (2011)
by syracrophy
Great games
by darf96
Chess Informant Best Games 5
by Olanovich
Bruce Graham's favorite games
by Bruce Graham
plus 2 more collections (not shown)


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC