Science fund – Star Warz http://star-warz.net/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 02:55:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://star-warz.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-23T234539.702-150x150.png Science fund – Star Warz http://star-warz.net/ 32 32 ‘I want to do it in the first round’ – Jarred Brooks wants a quick win over Joshua Pacio https://star-warz.net/i-want-to-do-it-in-the-first-round-jarred-brooks-wants-a-quick-win-over-joshua-pacio/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 21:04:00 +0000 https://star-warz.net/i-want-to-do-it-in-the-first-round-jarred-brooks-wants-a-quick-win-over-joshua-pacio/ Jarred Brooks is not looking to waste any time at ONE 164. The American-born wrestler will be looking to win the ONE World Strawweight Championship from defending champion Joshua Pacio. Brooks will be aiming to do the job in the first round himself. Talking to Tim Wheaton about MMA sucks‘The Moneyky God’ said: “I already […]]]>

Jarred Brooks is not looking to waste any time at ONE 164. The American-born wrestler will be looking to win the ONE World Strawweight Championship from defending champion Joshua Pacio.

Brooks will be aiming to do the job in the first round himself. Talking to Tim Wheaton about MMA sucks‘The Moneyky God’ said:

“I already have my eyes down, I already have the number of fights in my head and I want to make it in the first round.”

Watch the full interview below:

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Fighting at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on December 3, Pacio will be looking to defend his fourth world title. Standing in his way is the formidable and relentless Jarred Brooks.

Brooks is a top style wrestler. So far in ONE Championship no one has been able to hit “The Monkey God”. Regarding his matchup at the ONE 164 World Championship, Brooks added:

“I’m super excited for this fight and it’s been years of preparation, so it’s definitely not going to be a doozy. We’re going to go out there and try to kill each other.”


Jarred Brooks believes he has already beaten Joshua Pacio

Joshua Pacio will enjoy popular support as he competes in his home country at ONE 164. Either way, his opponent believes he has already won the world title.

In the same interview, Brooks said:

“I don’t think Joshua Pacio will ever catch up with what I brought and I fought better than Joshua Pacio, no knock on him. I didn’t fight Wushu caliber with the calculated mind of Joshua Pacio, but there’s just no way man [that Pacio would win].”

He continued:

“I’ve already checkedmate before you even moved your first pawn. I know Josh isn’t going to come close to my style.”

On December 3, headlining ONE 164, Jarred Brooks will be looking to win the ONE Straw World Championship. Meanwhile, reigning strawweight king Joshua Pacio will look to add to his own legacy by beating ‘The Monkey God’.

Watch “The Monkey God” submit his opponent via a triangle arm choke:

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The Biggest Ways Venom Has Changed Since It First Appeared https://star-warz.net/the-biggest-ways-venom-has-changed-since-it-first-appeared/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 01:50:00 +0000 https://star-warz.net/the-biggest-ways-venom-has-changed-since-it-first-appeared/ Since its introduction in 1987, Eddie Brock, also known as the human pillar of the symbiote superhero Venom, has remained one of the most dynamic and also most unpredictable characters in the Marvel Universe. Originally a supervillain whose acquisition of Spider-Man’s former alien suit allowed him to be immune to his spider-sense, and thus play […]]]>

Since its introduction in 1987, Eddie Brock, also known as the human pillar of the symbiote superhero Venom, has remained one of the most dynamic and also most unpredictable characters in the Marvel Universe. Originally a supervillain whose acquisition of Spider-Man’s former alien suit allowed him to be immune to his spider-sense, and thus play with the crawler, Venom n has steadily gained popularity, especially in recent years as a doomed antihero. Often portrayed as a psychologically tortured character struggling to atone for the selfishness of his past, Venom was once one of Marvel’s worst villains. Here’s how Venom has changed over the years.

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When first seen in its entirety, gracing the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man #299 terrorizing Spider-Man’s wife, Mary Jane, Venom is a terrifying, nightmarish creature driven by Spider-Man’s unwitting destruction of his career when the hero apprehended the murderer known as Sin- Eater, which then-reporter Brock had written a bogus article about. Discovering Spider-Man’s identity as Peter Parker when he bonded with the Symbiote Suit, Venom unleashed a personal and chilling campaign of intimidation against Parker by targeting his loved ones, leading to their first battle. Shortly after his initial arrest, Venom claimed his first kill by killing a guard while escaping and continued this murderous quest to get revenge on Parker, a quest that spanned several successful prison escapes until they were finished. by teaming up to stop the even more psychotic murderer. , Cletus Kasady (also known as Carnage) after also obtaining a symbiote.

Related: Venom’s Cosmic Purpose Explains His Tragic Obsession With Spider-Man

This pattern would continue for many years to come, as the relationship between Brock and the symbiote would be explored in such a way as to gradually portray Brock as a tragic victim of circumstance, suffering from the schizophrenic effects of sharing his mind and body with an alien. psychic entity. As often as he would appear as a villain, Venom’s growing popularity (despite his propensity to eat human brains) would see him just as often cast as a hero, first to protect his ex-fiancée Anne Weying in the streets. of San Francisco, then increasingly as a federally-sanctioned anti-hero, at least partly motivated by a desire for penance for his past crimes. Although given bouts of rage and violence, as well as many abandonments by Brock for other hosts, the Venom symbiote would eventually become more manageable, leading to a more balanced relationship between the two.


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Finally, writer Donny Cates arrived on the title in 2018 and reimagined the character as an ill-fated anti-hero embroiled as a pawn in a millennial cosmic conspiracy at the behest of an evil dark god. Pushed to the forefront of the Marvel Universe as an unlikely savior during the king in black saga (along with his son Dylan), the character of Venom has in some ways crystallized as a forever expiatory figure whose heroism stems mostly from trouble he causes himself. Forced god-like over a race of alien symbiotes who defeated Knull, Brock’s new adventures under Al Ewing only expanded on Cates’ approach. The consciousness enhanced by the disembodied Venom symbiote now flies through time and space as Dylan and the Venom symbiote are on the run from dark paramilitary forces in a similarly fractured, psychedelic plot style that mimics the madness in its own psychology of Venom.

The result is that Venom is no longer both the hackneyed anti-Spider-man villain he was designed to be, having clearly risen to be his own persona with his own mythology and narrative… while showing through his limitations that he will always be a dark reflection of Spidey. While Spider-Man’s tragic life may serve as an apt commentary on the pitfalls of his heroic quest, what Venom represents, far from the selfless quest of his former nemesis, is a series of grotesque wounds he inflicts on himself. rarely, if ever. sees the consequences. Venom may have changed, but he will always be his own worst enemy.

Next: Venom vs. Venom Exposes Marvel Comics’ Most Tragic Relationship

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Complete ‘The Exodia’ – 3,505 Days of Deft Journey Preview https://star-warz.net/complete-the-exodia-3505-days-of-deft-journey-preview/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 13:54:04 +0000 https://star-warz.net/complete-the-exodia-3505-days-of-deft-journey-preview/ 3,505 days. It’s about 10 years. How many people could dream of the same thing for so long? Much less not giving up in the process and ultimately achieving that goal? For a very long time, the Summoner’s Cup almost seemed like a mirage to Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu. However, that dream came true when he […]]]>

3,505 days. It’s about 10 years. How many people could dream of the same thing for so long? Much less not giving up in the process and ultimately achieving that goal?

For a very long time, the Summoner’s Cup almost seemed like a mirage to Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu. However, that dream came true when he won the Summoner’s Cup and became World Champion. So many doubted he could pull off the miracle run in his seventh Worlds appearance, but in the end Deft finally managed to climb to the top. Everyone chanted his name and Deft shed tears in return.

And with it, Deft finally managed to complete “The Exodia”. From becoming champions in the LCK, LPL, to MSI, to Worlds, this is the story of how Deft collected all the pieces of Exodia.


The beginning – Champions 2014 [LCK] Spring

His LCK debut came on April 3, 2013, when the LCK was still known as the “Champions”, under the leadership of MVP Blue. [which later became known as Samsung Galaxy Blue, or Samsung Blue for short], a team he first joined on February 19, 2013. Back then, he was known as the rookie with immense potential, but he couldn’t tap into it in his freshman year. Except when he was on Ezreal.

However, having acquired the knowledge and experience of playing in the pro scene, he started to really show what he is capable of a year later, in 2014 Champions Spring, on mechanical champions like Ezreal, Kog’Maw, Twitch and Lucian, he defeated CJ Entus Frost in the quarterfinals, his sister team, MVP Ozone [Samsung White]and Najin Shield in the final, winning their first national title.

Deft’s Journey to the LPL – LPL Spring 2015

After a successful 2014 season for both Samsung teams, the infamous “LoL Exodus” took down all Samsung players. Along with his former teammate, PawN, he has found his new home in the LPL, under EDG.

It only took Deft two years to rise to the top of the Korean professional LoL scene; it didn’t take long for Deft to find their form in the LPL and rise to the top. After Week 4 of the 2015 LPL Spring Split, EDG held the No. 1 spot in the standings. Not only did he defeat Imp in the split final, but his infamous pentakill on Sivir was in game five of this series, winning his first LPL title and becoming a ‘Royal Roader’ in the LPL.

Second International Deft Tournament – 2015 MSI

With their championship victory in the 2015 LPL Spring Split, Deft and EDG headed for participation in the Mid-Season Invitational that year, their second international tournament of their career.

EDG proved they were the top dogs in the LPL that year, so naturally they were also top contenders to win the MSI. EDG has proven itself with actions rather than words. While they occupied 2nd place in the group stages after losing against SKT T1, they took their revenge in the final and won the MSI trophy. On a champion that Deft then went on to achieve an insane win rate, Jinx, Deft, and EDG claimed their first MSI title.

Deft’s second LPL title – Summer 2016 LPL

After finishing second in the Spring Split that year, Deft meets his new teammates, Scout and Mouse, on EDG. This led to Deft’s second LPL title of his career.

At the time, Deft was tearing it up in solo queue, and that form showed in his matches as well. It seemed that his rise to form accelerated during the Spring Split to reach its peak during the Summer Split. Once EDG’s new top and midfielders finally got rid of the team’s weaknesses, EDG looked unstoppable, which led to an undefeated split. It should also be noted that Deft’s performance that year also earned him the ‘Player of the Year’ award in the LPL.

Deft’s return to the LCK – 2018 LCK Summer

In 2017, Deft returned to the LCK, under kt Rolster. Including Deft, the team was full of legendary names within the LCK, which led to many dubs of KT, ‘The Superteam’. However, LCK proved much more difficult for Deft, ultimately failing to make it to Worlds and wrapping up their 2017 season.

During this time, many blamed him for having a weak mentality, as he seemed to underperform when it really mattered. That momentum continued until the spring of 2018, where he proved to be the carry player during the regular division, but died out during the playoffs. However, he turned things around in the summer split that year, where he returned from spring with a rock-solid mentality alongside his jaw-dropping carrying ability. Deft led their team to the final that year and managed to win their second LCK title.

The last piece of Exodia – Worlds 2022

When it came to performing at Worlds, Deft always had bad luck. He has made six Worlds appearances since 2014, his peak being reaching the top 4 in his first Worlds appearances. Every time he made an appearance at Worlds, he was knocked out in the quarter-finals. It was almost like a jinx, because no matter how good or bad he played, the quarter-finals were the ceiling for Deft.

Many, including himself, have said that 2022 could potentially be Deft’s last competitive year, largely due to mandatory military service for Korean men. No one even expected DRX to make it to Worlds, but after pulling off some huge upsets in Regional Qualifying, Deft made their seventh appearance at Worlds.

DRX was LCK’s No. 4 seed, so naturally no one paid that much attention to them. Not only did everyone see them as championship contenders, but many saw them as a lower tier than other LCK teams at Worlds. Due to Deft’s underperformance in the Summer Split, many wondered if they would be able to compete with other international teams. Unexpectedly, however, Deft and DRX went from everyone doubting them to lifting the Summoner’s Cup.

For Deft, it took 10 years to realize his dream of becoming world champion. He never gave up once in this process, and he finally crossed the finish line he wanted. The story of Deft had more anime plot armor than the anime itself, and for LoL Esports fans, it will be telling for many years to come.

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Elon Musk sends a message to Tesla shareholders and fans https://star-warz.net/elon-musk-sends-a-message-to-tesla-shareholders-and-fans/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 21:40:31 +0000 https://star-warz.net/elon-musk-sends-a-message-to-tesla-shareholders-and-fans/ Elon Musk is a serial entrepreneur. He runs several companies at the same time. He is involved in The Boring Company, known for its tunnels, and in the company specializing in artificial intelligence Neuralink. He revived the dream of humans living on Mars in the near future with his aerospace company SpaceX, one of whose […]]]>

Elon Musk is a serial entrepreneur.

He runs several companies at the same time.

He is involved in The Boring Company, known for its tunnels, and in the company specializing in artificial intelligence Neuralink. He revived the dream of humans living on Mars in the near future with his aerospace company SpaceX, one of whose products has become very popular. This is Starlink, the satellite Internet access service, which has become the unique communication system of the Ukrainian armed forces on the front line in the war against Russia.

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Siegfried & Roy’s Jungle Palace Hosts Neon Museum Gala https://star-warz.net/siegfried-roys-jungle-palace-hosts-neon-museum-gala/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 21:46:00 +0000 https://star-warz.net/siegfried-roys-jungle-palace-hosts-neon-museum-gala/ For a decade, the Neon Museum has brought historic Las Vegas casino signs to life. On Friday night, the Museum brought some magic back to a famous Vegas estate. With Siegfried & Roy’s lavish Jungle Palace as its setting, the Neon Museum celebrated its 10th anniversary with a private gala in the mansion created by […]]]>

For a decade, the Neon Museum has brought historic Las Vegas casino signs to life. On Friday night, the Museum brought some magic back to a famous Vegas estate.

With Siegfried & Roy’s lavish Jungle Palace as its setting, the Neon Museum celebrated its 10th anniversary with a private gala in the mansion created by entertainment legends in 1971. Tigers, and inside the Moroccan-themed presbytery .

Guests chatted among the books in the duo’s den, sipped cocktails in the main dining room, sat along the courtyard’s concrete fountain and enjoyed desserts in what was once the enclosed habitat tigers. It was that kind of night.

Barbara Molasky, The Neon Museum’s first president received the organization’s Glow Award, honoring her longtime leadership and contributions to the museum’s collection and initiatives. With the family in attendance, the Barbara Molasky Acquisition Fund was announced at the event. Created by the Molasky family, the fund allows the Neon Museum to compete with collectors and purchase signs and ephemera from properties that are closing.

“Las Vegas has some amazing neon artwork, and these pieces are worth recovering and preserving because they tell the city’s rich and intriguing history,” Molasky said in a statement. “I’m very proud of what we accomplished in the early years to establish the Neon Museum and help make it the world-class institution it is today.”

The Executive Director of the Neon Museum Aaron Berger, Molasky, Elaine Wynn, Lynette Chappell and former mayor of Las Vegas Jan Jones Blackhurst were among the dignitaries to address the crowd from the Jungle Palace poolside.

Wynn had been close friends with S&R for decades. She attended the duo’s first performance at the Mirage and was present at several rehearsals during the development of the show. As Wynn says, “They were brothers. We were connected at the hip during our partnership throughout the years of their residency and beyond.

Chappell played “The Evil Queen” in the stage show and was a friend and confidant for over 50 years, a constant companion throughout Roy’s rehabilitation from 2001 until his death in May 2020.

As mayor from 1991 to 1999, Jones Blackhurst helped recover the vintage signs eventually collected by the Neon Museum.

The Molasky Fund was one of four initiatives announced to strengthen the Neon Museum’s long-term vision:

Restoration of the Lido de Paris sign. Long-time artistic figure in Las Vegas Todd Von Bastiaans finances the restoration and re-illumination of the “Lido de Paris” sign. He should be ready for his debut in February. The “Lido” show ran at the Stardust from 1958 to 1991. Katy Perry helped restore interest in the series by mentioning that his grandmother and aunt worked in production. The panel is already at the Boneyard, but will be renovated and brought closer to the Stardust panel.

Restoration of the original Palms sign. The resort’s owner, San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority, provided a grant to renovate and re-light the sign, which is currently part of the museum’s collections. When displayed, the panel will help the museum detail the history of tribal gambling, as well as the history of Native Americans in the Las Vegas Valley.

The YESCO Conservation Fund. The sign company and official founding partner of the Neon Museum has launched a “substantial” fund for the conservation, repair and improvement of Neon Boneyard signs. When the Neon Museum was established, YESCO donated over 180 panels, or one-third of the museum’s total collection, to the Boneyard exhibit.

Berger, appointed executive director of the Neon Museum in July 2021, said the organization was “humbled by the generosity of so many people”.

“Each of these significant contributions allows the Museum to grow in new directions,” Berger said in a statement, “from sharing the stories of Indigenous peoples to those of the multitudes of crew members working behind the curtain to expanding of our collections and to repair and restore more of our city’s history.

Falcone at the helm

Classic Vegas themed, Danny Falcone announced his position as manager and technical director of the New Las Vegas Walk of Stars. Falcone is a master trumpeter and the son of legendary pianist and musical director Vincent Falcone. The elder Falcone will be honored in 2023, along with luminaries such as Ann MargretCarrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Celine Dion and mayor Caroline Goodman are part of the list of winners.

Bob Alexander led the Las Vegas Walk of Stars from 2004 until his death in 2018. Marilyn Ball, the former vice-president of the organization, is now in place of the president. ‘The Bionic Woman’ star’s mother Lindsay wagner, Ball works in Palm Springs. Falcone is of course actually plugged into the Vegas entertainment scene.

The next major step for the organization is a fundraiser on Jan. 8 (hey, it’s Elvis’ birthday). More to come on these plans.

brunch break

The “Faaabulous Drag Brunch” at Notoriety Live has temporarily dropped “brunch” after Sunday’s performance. The show itself will continue during the holidays. But the food component takes a prolonged “darkness” until New Year’s Day. The “Faaabulous” shows will air at 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays in November and December. The Christmas edition is scheduled for December 1-30.

cool hang alert

Joey Melotti’s Mojo Factory isn’t just a big hit, it’s a big hit, 7-10 p.m. Friday at Maxan Jazz Sushi & Jazz at 4130 South Decatur Blvd. Melotti is by Barry Manilow long-time keyboardist, among many other high-profile gigs. He is accompanied by Walter Jones on bass, YL Douglas on drums, Bill King on trumpet, Steve Meyer on trombone and Mat Schumer on sax. Big noise. No cover. A minimum of $40 F&B per person. Visit maxanjazz.com for reservations.

John Katsilometes’ column airs daily in Section A. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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Abdulla Gadimbayli and Govhar Beydullayeva win junior world championships https://star-warz.net/abdulla-gadimbayli-and-govhar-beydullayeva-win-junior-world-championships/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 09:20:19 +0000 https://star-warz.net/abdulla-gadimbayli-and-govhar-beydullayeva-win-junior-world-championships/ Junior World Championship – Open Going into the final round, Adam Kozak of Hungary was 8.0/11 and half a point clear of new world champion Gadimbayli – and a draw in the final round would have been enough for Kozak to win the title. But the Hungarian faltered just before the finish line when he […]]]>

Junior World Championship – Open

Going into the final round, Adam Kozak of Hungary was 8.0/11 and half a point clear of new world champion Gadimbayli – and a draw in the final round would have been enough for Kozak to win the title. But the Hungarian faltered just before the finish line when he failed to salvage a worse but tenable end against India’s Leon Luke Mendonca.

Results of the 11th and final round

Final standings after 11 rounds

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Junior Girls World Championship

Things were much clearer in the “Girls” section where WGM Govhar Beydullayeva started with 8.5/10. And although she lost the final round, she still won the tournament in a tiebreaker.

WGM Govhar Beydullayeva of Azerbaijan (born 2003) is the new Junior World Champion

Results of the 11th and final round

Final standings after 11 rounds


1 Beydullayeva Govhar 8.5
2 Serikbay Assel 8.5
3 Kamalidenova Meruert 8
4 Ourh Zala 8
5 Jarocka Liwia 8
6 Kurmangaliyeva Liya 8
seven Schulze Lara 7.5
8 Salimova Nourgyul seven
9 Hrebenshchykova Yelyzaveta seven
ten Hadjiyeva Laman seven
11 Rudzinska Michalina seven
12 Mkrtchyan Mariam 6.5
13 Ouellet Maili-Jade 6.5
14 Jana Schneider 6.5
15 Nurgali Nazerke 6.5
16 Kanyamarala Trisha 6.5
17 Altantuya Boldbaatar 6.5
18 Vanduyfhuys Daria 6.5
19 Goltseva Ekaterina 6
20 Malika Maria 6
21 Bucur Denisa-Andreea 6
22 Kucharska Honorata 6
23 Koubova Anna Marie 6
24 Bashylina Luisa 6
25 Aubert Estee 6
26 Pipia Ekaterine 6
27 Gomez BarreraJaviera Belen 6
28 Aydin Gulenay 6
29 Cassi Elisa 6
30 Walter Emma 5.5
31 Gombocz Zsofia 5.5
32 Malikova Marjona 5.5
33 Sebastien Mhage Gerriahlou 5.5
34 Levitan Ronit 5.5
35 Andrea Ruiz Villalba 5.5
36 Norlamo Sarabelle 5.5

… 66 attendees

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Aimchess Rapid: experience wins, Carlsen wins https://star-warz.net/aimchess-rapid-experience-wins-carlsen-wins/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 01:01:01 +0000 https://star-warz.net/aimchess-rapid-experience-wins-carlsen-wins/ Carlsen wins the Champions Chess Tour 2022 The world of chess has been revolutionized during the pandemic. Due to travel restrictions, online tournaments have gained relevance even among the best players in the world. One of the biggest online initiatives has been taken by the group Play Magnus with their Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, which […]]]>

Carlsen wins the Champions Chess Tour 2022

The world of chess has been revolutionized during the pandemic. Due to travel restrictions, online tournaments have gained relevance even among the best players in the world. One of the biggest online initiatives has been taken by the group Play Magnus with their Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, which started on April 18, 2020. Two and a half years later, the third edition of the tour is coming to an end and a household name has already won a third consecutive title.

Magnus Carlsen won the inaugural edition, which bore his name, after winning 4 of the 5 tournaments held. In the second edition, the series was renamed the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, and Carlsen again prevailed after taking first places in 4 of the 10 events.

Now, in a series consisting of 9 tournaments (6 regular and 3 major), the world champion has remarkably secured first place with a tournament to spare, having won 4 of the 7 events already played and reached the semi-finals. of the circuit. eighth contest.

Carlsen won the tour – and therefore an additional $50,000 – after defeating Arjun Erigaisi by a score of 2½-½ in the quarter-finals of Aimchess Rapid. The score of the match by no means tells the whole story as Arjun was inches away from getting ahead on the scoreboard in the first game. Frustration over failing to convert from a clear winning position seemingly unsettled the Indian wonderkid, who went on to lose two games in a row.

In the semi-finals, Carlsen will face Jan-Krzysztof Duda. Duda is a clear second in the overall tour standings and reached the semi-finals after defeating Vidit Gujrathi, also by a score of 2½-½. Wednesday’s other game will see Shakhriyar Mamedyarov take on Richard Rapport. Shakh took down world rapid champion Nodirbek Abdusattorov, while Rapport got the better of Gukesh Dommaraju.

Carlsen 2½ – ½ Arjun

The first game of this match practically determined the final result, as Arjun completely overpowered his famous opponent but failed to convert his clear advantage into victory – on several occasions.

White is not only a pawn, but his rook and knight are much more active than Black’s rook and bishop. Here, 36.c3 was a nice discovery by Arjun, as Black cannot grab the pawn with 36…Bxc3 due to 37.Nc5+ Ka3 38.Kb3+, grabbing the bishop.

The game continued 36…Ba3 37.c5 Bc1 38.Kb1 Ka3 as Arjun continued to find the most trying offensive suites.

White can choose between capturing the bishop on c1 or the pawn on e5, and Arjun chose the latter, keeping as much control over the position as possible while preventing Black’s a-pawn from stepping on the board. That’s not a mistake per se, but keeping Bishop alive ended up giving Carlsen more of a chance to cover his tracks in the long run.

Despite this decision, Arjun managed to enter an endgame with rook, knight and two extra pawns (on the f and h file) against Carlsen’s rook and bishop. The final was a clear winner and the world champion was visibly upset with his position. However, Carlsen continued to play, looking to bring his bishop to the long black square diagonal.

Arjun’s last mistake came at move 76. The Indian, frustrated with the chances he had missed, continued to play rook and knight against rook until move 136, when a draw by repetition finally ended. been reached.

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Duda 2½ – ½ Vidit

Just like in the aforementioned match, Duda’s victory was not as clear as the final score shows. The Polish grandmaster, in fact, later noted:

I think it was unexpected that I won the game in three games.

Duda has proven to be a tough rival for Carlsen, whom he will face in the semi-finals. The Wieliczka man beat the world champion at the FTX Crypto Cup in August. Prior to that, he ended Carlsen’s classic 125-game unbeaten streak in October 2020 and knocked the Norwegian out of the 2021 World Cup in Sochi.

Mamedyarov 2½ – 1½ Abdusattorov

In a close match, Mamedyarov’s win in the opener proved enough to knock out his young opponent. Three draws followed, giving Shakh a ticket to the semi-finals.

The Azerbaijani, playing black, converted the final of the next round into a victory.

White had to play actively here, either with 50.Ke5 or even 50.Ke3, to maintain balance in the position. Instead, Abdusattorov 50.Rb2 allowed black to decisively activate his king via 50…e5 51.fxe5 Rxe5. Mamedyarov converted his advantage into a 69 shot victory.

Ratio 2½ – 1½ Gukesh

It was the only game that saw both players score at least one win. Gukesh was the first to strike, but back-to-back wins in games 3 and 4 saw Rapport take the next step of knockouts.

Rapport, now representing Romania, converted a rook-and-bishop-versus-rook endgame in game four to secure the match victory. The technical ending had been drawn out until move 155(!), when Gukesh finally cracked and allowed Rapport to demonstrate the winning technique in the oft-seen setup.

Known for his outspoken statements, Report confessed later:

I play miserable chess, so I was really looking forward to Gukesh getting me out of my misery tonight.


Master Class Vol.2: Mihail Tal

On this DVD, Dorian Rogozenco, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh and Karsten Müller present the 8. World Chess Champion in video lessons: his openings, his understanding of chess strategy, his clever endgame play and finally his immortal combinations.


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Liang ‘ecstatic’ after defeating Aronian with 19th Century Gambit https://star-warz.net/liang-ecstatic-after-defeating-aronian-with-19th-century-gambit/ Mon, 10 Oct 2022 07:14:00 +0000 https://star-warz.net/liang-ecstatic-after-defeating-aronian-with-19th-century-gambit/ The fifth round of the 2022 US Chess Championships saw a new contender, GM Awonder Liang, rise to challenge GM Fabiano Caruana after a blowout victory over one of the pre-tournament favorites, GM Levon Aronian using Scotch Gambit. In the women’s event, four decisive matches produced undisputed leaders at the top. FM Jennifer Yu leads […]]]>

The fifth round of the 2022 US Chess Championships saw a new contender, GM Awonder Liang, rise to challenge GM Fabiano Caruana after a blowout victory over one of the pre-tournament favorites, GM Levon Aronian using Scotch Gambit.

In the women’s event, four decisive matches produced undisputed leaders at the top. FM Jennifer Yu leads with a commanding 4/5, while GM Irina Krush trails by half a point in pursuit of her ninth United States Championship title.

After a rest day on Monday, the sixth round of the event will begin on October 11 at 11:00 a.m. PT/8:00 p.m. Central Europe.


Liang was undoubtedly the hero of the fifth day after knocking Aronian off the board. Using a rare line from the Scotch Gambit, Liang was by his own admission “ecstatic” that the bet had paid off and was visibly buoyant in his post-match interview.

“I don’t play for the ranking or the money,” Liang said. “I just gamble for fun, and a bet seems like the perfect way to do that.”

A deserving pick for our Game of the Day, GM Rafael Leitao has broken down the action below.

GM birthday boy Wesley So had the daunting task of facing tournament leader Caruana and opted to play Berlin defense. Perhaps hoping for a quick draw so he could celebrate his birthday away from the board, So didn’t get his wish and was forced to play an endgame that lasted until the 75th move!

GM Hans Niemann was particularly energetic in an interview with the Saint Louis Chess Club broadcast team on Sunday after a draw against GM Leinier Dominguez. Niemann took the time to analyze the Berlin finals with GM Cristian Chirila, saying “I think it’s something you can study all your life and not always understand.”

Niemann later recounted a humorous moment when he went to place an order at a local restaurant he frequented only to be told by the staff that “the order speaks for itself”.

GM Sam Shankland appeared to be heading for a regulation draw against GM Elshan Moradiabadi, but he found a brilliant trick in the late game to liquidate in a king and pawn winning endgame. The extraordinary 41.Rxe5!! only took Shankland four minutes to calculate and the result was a study-end.

The rest of the matches ended in a draw with some missed chances from GMs Christopher Yoo and Jeffery Xiong in their respective matches. GMs Ray Robson and Dariusz Swiercz played out a 116-move draw where, impressively, position remained nearly even for the entire game.

Five draws in five rounds! Robson is not someone you want to play who needs a final round win. Photo: Lennart Ootes/St. Louis Chess Club.

Heading into the rest day, Caruana leads the field with 3.5/5, followed by Liang and general manager Sam Sevian, who trail by half a point.

American Championship | All Round 5 Games

Round 5 Open Ranking

Two leaders emerged above the pack in the Women’s Championship with Wu leading with 4/5 and Krush trailing behind with 3.5/5. The two former winners won their matches on Sunday and can use the rest day to prepare to play with the white pieces in the sixth round.

Yu just can’t stop winning! Can she beat FM Alice Lee in the sixth round? Photo: Bryan Adams/Saint Louis Chess Club.

Yu continued her frantic run across the court, beating WGM Sabina-Francesca Foisor with clean late game play. Yu has proven extremely versatile so far and is well on her way to replicating her imperious 10/11 in the 2019 championship (although with 13 rounds this year the exact score won’t be possible).

Krush won her second match on the fly, this time against WGM Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova with her trusty Sicilian defense. After both players castled queenside, Krush managed to open the cross and quickly crashed into Tokhirjonova’s king.

Yesterday Krush waited for his opponent to compromise his own position, today Krush went for the throat. Photo: Lennart Ootes/St. Louis Chess Club.

The most stunning moment of the round came when FM Alice Lee missed out on a win over WFM Sophie Morris-Suzuki which would have led to several fascinating lines. The misfire cost Lee a spot alongside Krush in the standings heading into round six.

FMs Ashritha Eswaran and Rochelle Wu also scored fifth-round wins that put both players mid-table heading into the rest day.

US Women’s Championship | All Round 5 Games

Women’s classification of the 5th day

The 2022 USA Chess Championships will be held October 4-20, 2022 in St. Louis to determine the next USA Chess Champions. The 2022 U.S. Women’s Championship takes place simultaneously. Both events have the same format: 14 player, 13 round tournament with a prize pool of $250,500 for the US Championship and $154,000 for the US Women’s Championship.


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3 directions for the Usos after WWE SmackDown https://star-warz.net/3-directions-for-the-usos-after-wwe-smackdown/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 17:51:21 +0000 https://star-warz.net/3-directions-for-the-usos-after-wwe-smackdown/ The latest edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown marked another successful Tag Team Title defense for The Usos. That being said, their latest triumph didn’t come easy, as Butch and Ridge Holland battled it out. Following their win, The Usos continued their historic tenure as the longest reigning WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions. Plus, they […]]]>

The latest edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown marked another successful Tag Team Title defense for The Usos. That being said, their latest triumph didn’t come easy, as Butch and Ridge Holland battled it out.

Following their win, The Usos continued their historic tenure as the longest reigning WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions. Plus, they continue to reign supreme in the tag team division.

So what’s next for Roman Reigns’ right-hand man? No one knows for sure, but for now, let’s take some time to think about and discuss the potential possibilities.


#3. Sami Zayn ultimately costs The Usos the undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship

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Everything seems to be going well between The Usos and Sami Zayn at the moment. This is mostly due to Zayn being willing to sacrifice his body (and his dignity, in some cases) for the greater good of The Bloodline.

Simply put, Zayn is the pawn of The Bloodline, and until he comes to that realization, that’s probably how things will stay. Perhaps that realization came to fruition after he accidentally cost The Usos the coveted WWE Undisputed Tag Team titles.

Accident or not, it’s pretty obvious that Zayn is being used to ensure The Usos remain champions. If they’re no longer champions, they might not see much use for him.


#2. Sami Zayn surprisingly (and successfully) stirs up trouble among The Bloodline

If that happened, it would be the gap of the century. Also, of the three entries included in this list, the second is the least likely to occur. That said, Zayn’s impending turn doesn’t have to happen in the usual way.

Instead of looking like a gullible jerk, the former Intercontinental Champion could earn The Bloodline’s trust, convince The Usos that Reigns is just using them, and effectively drive a wedge between the champions.

Zayn was never considered a powerhouse, but he is known to be smart and resourceful. Is his alliance with The Bloodline just a ruse?


#1. The Usos cost Roman Reigns the undisputed WWE Universal Championship

If this is a long term booking your heart longs for, this is your dream scenario. For those who have forgotten, The Usos’ relationship with Roman Reigns wasn’t always as kosher as it is today.

Jey and Reigns have been embroiled in a main event feud that dates back to 2020 during WWE’s Thunderdome era. In fact, at one point, their battles at Hell in a Cell that year got so intense that an injured Jimmy Uso got involved.

After his wound healed, Jimmy made it clear that he didn’t approve of Reigns’ new attitude and, more importantly, he didn’t approve of the tribal leader’s treatment of his own flesh and blood.

It was apparently the setup for a Jimmy/Reigns angle, but the former quickly lined up a few weeks later.

The Usos have helped Reigns retain his title several times since then, and it looks like The Bloodline looks stronger than ever. But what will it take to change that?

Maybe it’s the loss of the Tag Team Championship, Sami Zayn stirring the pot, or the Usos are just fed up with the Tribal Leader speaking out without giving them the recognition they deserve for once saving their ass. too.

Will The Usos betray Roman Reigns in the future? Let us know in the comments section below!


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Art Around Town – Flagpole https://star-warz.net/art-around-town-flagpole/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 04:04:38 +0000 https://star-warz.net/art-around-town-flagpole/ ACC LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) Library visitors created artwork in recognition of Banned Books Week, with prizes awarded to the designs that best represented the theme. Opening Sept. 25, 3 p.m. ACE/FRANCISCO & OX FINE ART GALLERY (675 Pulaski St.) “The View From Here: Three Master Painters Consider the Landscape” shares recent works by John […]]]>

ACC LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) Library visitors created artwork in recognition of Banned Books Week, with prizes awarded to the designs that best represented the theme. Opening Sept. 25, 3 p.m.

ACE/FRANCISCO & OX FINE ART GALLERY (675 Pulaski St.) “The View From Here: Three Master Painters Consider the Landscape” shares recent works by John Cleaveland, Julyan Davis and Philip Juras. Opening September 22, 6 to 8 p.m. Open until October 15 by appointment.

ARTWALL@HOTEL INDIGO ATHENS (500 College Ave.) New York photographers Lucy Reback and Megan Reilly share a collection of intimate vignettes from their relationship in addition to snapshots before they met.

THE ATHENEE (287 W. Broad St.) Brooklyn-based artist and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed presents “SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTH OPERATOR,” an exhibit examining the poetics and power of machine learning. Until December 1.

ATHENS INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St.) Part of the gallery’s “Solo Duo Trio” series, “Trio: Dana Jones, Sarah Hess and Jon Swindler” examines the use of found materials, abstraction and representation through different modalities and points of view. Until October 2.

ATHICA@CINE GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “In Search of Mutisia” features three-dimensional constructions by Nancy Barbosa inspired by the landscapes of Blue Ridge, GA. Until October 25.

CIRCLE GALLERY AT UGA COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (Jackson Street Building) Cameron Berglund’s exhibition “Design (Sketch) Process” focuses on the role of manual and digital sketching throughout the design process. Until December 6.

CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) “Spotlight: Paintings by Amy Watts” features bold, colorful canvases full of cowgirls, farmers, miners, and Native people. • ‘Light Bright’ features artwork by Caitlin Gal, Allison McPheeters and Alivia Patton, all of whom use simple circles to create inspiring artwork.

DODD GALLERIES (270 River Rd.) In “Intangible Memories,” MFA candidate Huey Lee investigates the state of clay and how it exists as a relic of his emotional record expressed as visual language. Until October 13. • Meredith Emery, MFA candidate, presents ‘Standing Near Fall’, an exhibit reflecting on the climate crisis. Until October 13. • MFA candidates Rachel Seburn and Ethan Snow showcase alternative construction practices in “Absurd Construction.” Until October 13. • “Yevgeniya Baras & Pete Schulte” brings together the work of two artists to create a broader dialogue on abstraction, line and color as they coincide in contemporary painting and drawing. Until November 10. • Atlanta artist Madora Frey presents an in situ installation for the “Wall Works” series. Until November 14.

FLICKER THEATER AND BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Carolyn Suzanne Schew’s works explore daydreaming, love, lust, adventure, serendipity, and the unlikely experience of being human in this world. Until September 24.

GEORGIA ART MUSEUM (90 Carlton St.) “The Lived Experience of Disability Inclusion on Campus” includes photographs and poems. Opening Reception September 22, 6:00 p.m. through September 30. • “Infinity on the Horizon” showcases modern and contemporary works that expand common understanding of landscapes. Until December 31. • “Allison Janae Hamilton: between life and landscape”. Until February 5. • “Kristin Leachman: Longleaf Lines” focuses on close-up views of the patterns and biology of longleaf pine and its ecosystem. Until February 5. • Exhibited in the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, “Jane Manus: Undaunted” includes five large abstract works. Until February 12. • “In dialogue: Henry Ossawa Tanner, mentor and muse”. Until June 18. • “Decade of Tradition: Highlights from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection”. Until July 3.

C Olivia Carlisle A collection of works by natural science illustrator C Olivia Carlisle is currently on display at the UGA Odum School of Ecology Gallery through May. Pictured above, “Old Field Ecosystem” is a scale illustration of a plan for an ongoing mural in the Biological Sciences building.

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Zane Cochran presents “Aurora,” a sculptural interpretation of the Northern Lights using 3D geometric figures and lights.

HERITAGE COFFEE (815 N. Chase St.) Susie Burch shares “A Bit of This and a Bit of That,” a selection of acrylic and watercolor pieces. Reception of artists on September 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Currently on view until October 31.

HENDERSHOTS (237 Prince Ave.) The Nirvynl Album Art Museum presents “Nirvinyl 1 Revisited & Halloween Selections”. Until mid-November.

THE FIVE POINTS OF JITTERY JOE (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Stuart McCall Libby presents a collection of oils on paper, watercolors and photographs. Closing Reception September 25, 4-6 p.m. Currently on view through September.

KRIMSON KAFE (40 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville) Susan Pelham’s collages are inspired by magic realism, surrealism, nursery rhymes and fables. Until October.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) Margo Newmark Rosenbaum presents a selection of photographs from her book, Draw with light, as well as a collection of light paintings. Until October 7. • Mark Johnson and Zuzka Vaclavic share a collection of wood-fired ceramics. Until October 7. • Our community collections feature Carrie Slayton’s Tarot Cards and Crystal Skulls. Until November 12. • Cedric Smith presents a series of portraits for “Window Works”, a site-specific series that uses the windows of the building’s main entrance for outdoor viewing of artwork. Reconfiguring the card games of kings and queens, his portraits question the absence of black figures in the graphic history of the country. Until December 21. • “The Ties That Bind: The Paradox of Cultural Survival in the Face of Climate Events” features sculptures by Anina Major and photographs by Tamika Galanis. Collector’s Talk from November 3, 6 p.m. to November 30.

MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) Brad Rice displays a collection of hourglasses in the collector’s cabinet. Until September 30. • “FARM 2022” explores the current state of the Southern agrarian way of life by pairing regional artists with local farms for inspiration. Participating artists include Keith Bennett, Chris Cook, Mollye Daughtry, Lee Harper, Elizabeth Collin Hanes, Charmaine Minniefield and Teresa Bramlette Reeves. Until October 29.

MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN ART MUSEUM (567 Georgia St., Demorest) An exhibition of paintings by the late Art Rosenbaum, artist, musician, folklorist and first Wheatley Professor of Fine Arts at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Reception from October 6, 5 to 7 p.m. to October 13.

ODUM SCHOOL OF ECOLOGY GALLERY (140 E. Green St.) Natural science illustrator C Olivia Carlisle shares illustrations of insects, botany, and ecosystems using graphite, carbon pencil, watercolor, acrylic, ink, colored pencils and Adobe Photoshop. Until May.

THE ROOK AND THE PAWN (294 W. Washington St.) “Carnival” features works by 27 local artists, including Beaux Xavier, Ed Edderson, Josh Anderssen, Gaby Dellipointi, Mary Sinsheimer and many more. Until October 31.

GEORGIA STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN (2450 S. Milledge Ave) Vicky Tavernier and Jenifer Borg’s collaborative exhibition, “Words About Birds, Insights About Insects,” is comprised of playful collages of found and altered objects accompanied by poems. Until November 20. SMALL ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) Keith P. Rein’s “Prairie Dew + Pop Skulls” explores a fictional world through a collection of bubblegum western illustrations. Until September by appointment.

UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Georgia on my Mind: Finding Belonging in Music History” explores the genres, spaces and performers that have helped define music in the state over time. Until December 9. • “Unequal by Design: Housing in Georgia and America” ​​draws on historical government records, photographs, historical journals, and other materials to trace the evolution of housing policy, tackling issues such as zoning, gentrification and suburbanization. Until May 26. • “A Chance to Play: Title IX and Women’s Athletics at UGA” celebrates 50 years of women’s sports at UGA.

GREEDY WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Avenue) “Bon appetit! features vibrant paintings of food items by Mary Porter. Until October 1.

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