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Yifan Hou vs Li Chao
"Order from Chao" (game of the day Mar-14-2017)
Hainan Danzhou GM (2011), Danzhou CHN, rd 8, May-23
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation (B67)  ·  0-1

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Mar-14-17  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
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  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

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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
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  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?


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<+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
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  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
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  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  john barleycorn: is <goodevans> a sockpuppet of <Abdel Irada>? the evidence keeps piling up.
Mar-14-17
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  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  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
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  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  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

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


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<+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
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  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.

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

Thanks, ol' buddy!

Mar-15-17
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  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
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  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  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
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  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  Abdel Irada: ∞

The plot ̶s̶i̶c̶k̶e̶n̶s̶ thickens:

Kibitzer's Café (kibitz #197274)

Feb-26-18  B33 player: Poor Yifan.28. Rc1
axb3
29. Rxc3
bxa2+
30. Ka1
Qxc3+
31. Qxc3
bxc3
32. Bd3
c2 is lose too.
Mar-05-19  SpiritedReposte: Just sacrificing everything for a mating attack that would not be denied.
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