Chijanofuji

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    Games Bugs

    ISP entry pages gives the Server Error in '/' Application. error message - about 50 min before the entry deadline now
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    Games Bugs

    No need for that, it turn's out I'm out of the game anyway as my pick lost on day 2. I wanted to check if I was still in on the site (didn't remember who I picked) and kept getting the runtime error on both the standings and the entry page. But from my conformation e-mail I now see I picked a loser yesterday anyway...
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    Games Bugs

    I have been getting runtime errors at the chaingang game for at least 15 minutes now...
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    Virtual Bench Euros 2020?

    I'm not sure yet. At this point I'm tempted to say no because I feel it lacks that element of excitement when it's not connected to the real event.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Yes, and since there must always be 2 Ozeki on a banzuke, that also means we will have the return of the Yokozuna-Ozeki. My guess is that will be Hakuho, but it could also be Kakuryu, as both only had 1 win this basho... Does 1-3-11 trump 1-4-10 or vice-versa? I had a quick look to see when the last time was that there was only 1 Ozeki and we thus had a Yokozuna-Ozeki on the banzuke, and as far as I can tell that was as far back as the Hatsu basho of 1982 (January 1982) when Yokozuna Wakanohana I was listed as such. The lone Ozeki at the time was Kotokaze. Someone please correct me if I got that wrong...
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    Bench Sumo - Day 1 emergency picks

    Ah I see her post was approved already! Thanks for that!
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    Bench Sumo - Day 1 emergency picks

    My sister Kitahotaru also just tried to post her line-up here, but as it is her first post in this forum it remains invisible until approved by a moderator.... So just in case that doesn't happen before the day 1 Bench Sumo entry deadline I better copy it here: ------------------------------------------------------------ Kitahotaru's Day 1 Line-Up: 4 Asanoyama, 3 Hakuho, 3 Onosho, 2 Goeido, 2 Daieisho Bench: Mitakeumi, Meisei, Tamawashi, Wakatakakage, Kotoeko
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    Bench Sumo - Day 1 emergency picks

    Chijanofuji's Day 1 Entry: 4 Hakuho, 3 Shodai, 3 Shimanoumi, 2 Tochinoshin, 2 Abi Bench: Kotoshogiku, Chiyotairyu, Terutsuyoshi, Goeido, Kotoyuki
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yes, You are right. I corrected my error just now.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yes, see my corrected post. I quoted myself from the wrong side of the table
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yes, the last occurrence of no Yokozuna on the dohyo in a basho before two tournaments ago was during the Natsu basho in 2006 when Asashoryu went kyujo from day 3. See this this post I made about it in the "Sumo Trivia" section: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/34111-trivia-bits/?do=findComment&comment=368138
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Not only that, but there's another fairly recent precedent with Yokozuna Takanohana's 8-7 record during Hatsu 1999, so yes 8-7 would be an acceptable record for Kisenosato as well.
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    Trivia bits

    Now that Kisenosato has lost his first 4 matches in a row... The last and only other time this occurred in the modern era (a Yokozuna losing the first 4 matches of a basho, none of which by default) was in Haru 1931 when Yokozuna Miyagiyama lost his first 4 matches and nevertheless continued the basho. He won his 5th match and finished with 5 wins and 6 losses in the end (this was in the 11 days per basho era). It was Miyagiyama's last basho as an active rikishi. He was listed on the next banzuke, but did not fight again. Yokozuna Onokuni lost hist first 3 matches during Aki1988, but he went on to win hist 4th match and still managed to get his kachikoshi on the final day... Yokozuna Asahifuji lost his first 3 matches during Hatsu 1992, but retired after this 3rd loss... So if Kisenosato returns tomorrow and loses he sets a new negative record (most consecutive losses by a Yokozuna from day 1 of a basho). Also, no Yokozuna (in the modern era, since June 1909, when the yusho system was established) ever went on to fight in another basho after starting with 4 losses, let alone 5...
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    You're right, there won't be a 3rd/4th place playoff match (there never has been at the European Championships). Wembley gets 3 group D matches, 1 match in the round of 16, both semi-finals and the final. The other stadia generally have 3 or 4 matches. The complete schedule is already listed here at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_2020
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    I'm very proud to have finished 3rd in the 2018 Bench Sumo World Cup, almost as proud as my neighbors in Belgium are with their team finishing 3rd in the real World Cup! Congratulations to overall Bench Cup winner Nantonoyama, runner-up Jejima and 4th placed Pitinosato; Bench Plate winner Krisachiyama and runner-up Furanohana; Bench Bowl winner Maeden and runner-up Benihana; Bench Saucer winner Kuroelwin and runner-up Fujiko; and very well done and thanks to everyone else who participated! Many thanks to the game's creator and Rijicho/Refioji Jejima and to all of the other Refioji Achiyama, Atenzan, Fukurou, Jakusotsu, Nekonishiki and Pandaazuma! You all have my sincere thanks for playing a vital part in managing a very enjoyable game which has added much to my enjoyment of the real world cup! As for the real 2018 FIFA World Cup, I quite enjoyed the tournament! If I had to rank it according to its entertainment value I would put it in about 8th place out of the 21 tournaments that have now been completed. I have seen nearly all of the World Cup matches -as far as it was possible for me to do so- since 1974 (I own all of the official FIFA World Cup films on DVD - except the one for 2014 which was never released to the general public), and so 8th place is not bad - for comparison: I have Brazil 2014 ranked 10th and South Africa 2010 9th. In my opinion France was the strongest team from the start and always were the odds on tournament favorites to win for me (it's why I chose them from the Yokozuna group) and so I feel they indeed deserved to win this World Cup (which hasn't happened that often), despite the fact that they almost always seemed to play with the handbrakes on, never really displayed full steam attacking football (which they are capable of), and always put the accent on their defense - too much so for my taste. Belgium were the team that played the most enjoyable football in my opinion and I'm glad they ended up with a prize (if only the bronze medal). Croatia played a great tournament as well and I'm sorry they slightly ran out of steam in the final. England played above their ability, I feel, but they deserve many kudos for their well organized, disciplined approach (even though it lacked a certain "je ne sais quoi") and the enthusiasm of their fans. Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Portugal all disappointed in various ways. Portugal, Uruguay, Colombia, Sweden, Senegal, Denmark and Russia about played to their ability; Japan rose above expectations, and Poland and Germany were the biggest disappointments as far as I'm concerned. Hope to see you all for a 2020 Bench Sumo edition of Euro 2020! It promises to be interesting already, not in the least because the real matches will be played in 12 different cities throughout Europe: Wembley Stadium (London, England) will host a total of 7 matches (including the semi-finals, the 3rd/4th place match and the final of the tournament). The opening match, 2 other group matches and a semi-final will take place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy. The other host cities are Munich (Germany), Baku (Azerbaijan), Saint Petersburg (Russia), Bucharest (Romania), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Dublin (Ireland), Bilbao (Spain), Budapest (Hungary), Glasgow (Scotland) and Copenhagen (Denmark).
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    Trivia bits

    I looked a bit further in the past (back to just before the period in 1992/1993) where there were no Yokozuna on the banzuke and (if I didn't make any mistakes) on the following days in the last 26 years are the days during Honbasho that no battles involving a Yokozuna took place at all and no Yokozuna Dohyo-iri was performed. Nagoya 2018, days 6 through 15 - 3 Yokozuna on the banzuke; Kisenosato kyujo from the start; Hakuho kyujo from day 4, Kakuryu kyujo from day 6. Natsu 2006, days 3 through 15 - 1 Yokozuna on the banzuke; Asashoryu kyujo from day 3. Nagoya 2003, days 10 through 15 - 2 Yokozuna on the banzuke; Musahimaru kyujo from day 6, Asashoryu from day 10. Hatsu 2003, days 9 through 15 - 2 Yokozuna on the banzuke; Musashimaru kyujo from from the start, Takanohana kyujo and intai from day 9. Kyushu 2002, days 6 through 15 - 2 Yokozuna on the banzuke; Takanohana kyujo from the start, Musashimaru kyujo from day 6. Hatsu 2002, days 4 through 15 - 2 Yokozuna on the banzuke; Takanohana kyujo from the start, Musashimaru kyujo from day 4. Haru 1999, days 11 through 15 - 3 Yokozuna on the banzuke; Akebono kyujo from the start, Wakanohana kyujo from day 10, Takanohana kyujo from day 11. Aki 1994, days 1 through 15 - 1 Yokozuna on the banzuke; Akebono kyujo from the start. Nagoya 1994, days 1 through 15 - 1 Yokozuna on the banzuke; Akebono kyujo from the start. Natsu 1994, days 12 through 15 - 1 Yokozuna on the banzuke; Akebono kyujo from day 12. Nagoya 1992 day 1 through Hatsu 1993 day 15 - no Yokozuna on the banzuke. Natsu 1992, days 1 through 15 - 1 Yokozuna on the banzuke; Hokutoumi kyujo and intai from the start. Haru 1992, days 3 through 15 - 1 Yokozuna on the banzuke; Hokutoumi kyujo from day 3.
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    Trivia bits

    If I'm not mistaken Kakuryu's absence today (Nagoya 2018, day 6) marks the first day in a Honbasho since Natsu 2006, when Asashoryu - the lone Yokozuna at the time - went kyujo on day 3, that no match involving a Yokozuna was fought and no Yokozuna dohyo-iri was performed (so that goes for days 3 through 15 of that basho). Did I get that right?
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    So I did misunderstand... In these last 2 rounds we're scoring who wins, draws, or loses a half (or extra time) independent of what the total score of a match is after that half (or the extra time period). I thought we were scoring who would have won, drawn, or lost the match after a half (or extra time).
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    Penalties??? While I would be happy with that I thought I had lost by 1-0! Maybe I misunderstood something? Here is how I had scored the game: The Croatia-England game was a draw (1-1) after the 2nd half, so shouldn't that 2nd slot for Nantonoyama read as a draw instead of a loss, keeping the score at 0-0 but leaving both chains unbroken? Both 3rd slots are a draw for us, still 0-0, chains still unbroken. Nanotonyama then scores the 1-0 at the 4th slot (because England was ahead after the 1st half) and wins the game by that score (as my chain breaks at that slot because of my loss for Belgium after the 2nd half.
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    Same here. I haven't even thought about my semi-finals line-up yet. I will in about 13 hours from now....
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    I'll start thinking about this only after the Sumo and the Tour de France are over later today, so don't be alarmed if you only receive my penalty takers 1 or 2 hours before the deadline...
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    Thanks, yes I know, the placing of the R with Belgium for the 1st half every time in the examples I gave was unintentional.
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    I'm just getting to grips with how play for the last 2 rounds (the 2 semi-finals and then the final + 3rd/4th place match) works... Until now I understood very little of it from just reading through the rules (so yes, especially that section of the rules is in need of a thorough rewrite for clarification purposes in my opinion), but it's beginning to dawn on me... So possible line-ups for me as examples (many more are possible) would be.. 1. France [1st], 2 Belgium (R) [1st], 3. France [2nd], 4. Belgium [2nd], 5. France [ET], 6. Belgium [ET] 1. France [ET], 2. France [2nd], 3. France [1st], 4, Belgium (R) [1st], 5. Belgium [2nd], 6. Belgium [ET] 1. Belgium (R) [2nd], 2. France [1st], 3. Belgium [ET], 4. Belgium [1st], 5. France [ET], 6. France [2nd] 1. Belgium [ET], 2. Belgium (R) [1st], 3. France [ET], 4. France [1st], 5. Belgium [2nd], 6. France [2nd] Correct?
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    Cheers again! I'm not much of a beer lover in real life, but take your virtual pick from these Belgian beers:
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    Yes, from the semi-finals of this World Cup on accumulated yellow cards of the previous rounds are scrapped, but if you get a 2nd yellow card or a red card in the quarter-finals you are suspended for the semi-finals. For that reason the Belgian player Thomas Meunier (who got a yellow card in the match that just finished) will not be able to play in the semi-finals against France.