Vikanohara

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    Midway Basho Casino Game

    Let's try something different. Every player has a total of 10 game credits to spend on several casino/betting-like sumo games. The earlier you place your bet, the higher the risk, but the bigger your reward. EAST-WEST From these matchups, combine and pick 3 to 6 rikishi (possible quota is obtained by multiplying them all) you hope to see doing better than their opponents in these matchups. If a pair ends up tied, they won't count towards your total quota. 1] O1e Kisenosato (1,3) - Y1w Harumafuji (2,1) 2] O2e Kotoshogiku (1,7) - O1w Kakuryu (1,5) 3] S1e Myogiryu (2,3) - S1w Goeido (1,2) 4] K1e Tochiozan (1,5) - M3w Chiyotairyu (1,7) 5] M2e Okinoumi (1,6) - M11w Tochinowaka (1,5) 6] M9e Gagamaru (1,4) - M7w Toyonoshima (1,9) 7] M11e Takekaze (2,3) - M8w Yoshikaze (1,2) 8] M13e Endo (1,5) - M14w Jokoryu (1,7) 9] J9e Daido (1,9) - M13w Homasho (1,4) 10] J1e Sokokurai (2,0) - J12w Takanoyama (1,3) 11] J4e Osunaarashi (1,5) - J11w Terunofuji (1,7) 12] Ms3e Kimurayama (1,8) - Ms10w Sagatsukasa (1,4) 13] Ms6e Irie (1,7) - Ms20w Iwasaki (1,5) 14] Ms19e Amuru (1,6) - Jd63w Aokishin (1,6) 15] Ms24e Sasanoyama (1,6) - Sd42w Rikito (1,6) 16] Sd86e Aragyoshi (2,3) - Ms35w Terutsuyoshi (1,2) 17] Ms41e Ishiura (1,8) - Sd49w Shineiyama (1,5) 18] Sd16e Hitenryu (1,4) - Sd3w Onosho (1,8) 19] Jd16e Koriyama (3,0) - Sd79w Dewanosato (1,1) 20] Jk20e Musashikuni (1,7) - Jd33w Horikiri (1,5) 21] Jk14w Keitenkai (1,2) - Jk17w Sakae (2,5) until Sat 10:00 JST, 3:00 CET : x2,5 multiplier to your total quota until Mon 10:00 JST, 3:00 CET : x2 multiplier to your total quota until Wed 10:00 JST, 3:00 CET : x1,5 multiplier to your total quota until Frid. 10:00 JST, 3:00 CET : x1 multiplier to your total quota BLACKJACK pick 3 rikishi from Makushita, Sandanme, Jonidan and/or Jonokuchi that you think will all finish 7-0 until Sat 10:00 JST, 3:00 CET : 21 : x10 | 20 : x5 | 19 : x2 until Mon 10:00 JST, 3:00 CET : 21 : x7 | 20 : x3 until Wed 10:00 JST, 3:00 CET : 21 : x5 until Frid. 10:00 JST, 3:00 CET : 21 : x2 POKER pick 5 sekitori that you'll see make a great poker hand (in terms of their final record this basho) in the end until Sat 10:00 JST, 3:00 CET : 4-of-a-kind : x20 | full house : x10 | straight : x7 | 3-of-a-kind : x5 | 2 pair : x3 until Mon 10:00 JST, 3:00 CET : 4-of-a-kind : x15 | full house : x8 | straight : x6 | 3-of-a-kind : x4 | 2 pair : x2,5 until Wed 10:00 JST, 3:00 CET : 4-of-a-kind : x10 | full house : x6 | straight : x4 | 3-of-a-kind : x3 | 2 pair : x2 until Frid. 10:00 JST, 3:00 CET : 4-of-a-kind : x5 | full house : x4 | straight : x3 | 3-of-a-kind : x2 | 2 pair : x1,5 ROULETTE from these 12 sekitori, pick how many you think will win each day : foreign : KOTOOSHU | KAISEI | ARAN | OSUNAARASHI | TERUNOFUJI | TAKANOYAMA japan : MYOGIRYU | OKINOUMI | CHIYOTAIRYU | TOYONOSHIMA | ENDO | JOKORYU possible bets (each day) : - number between 0 and 12 - pair/unpair amount of winners - most winners from foreign/japanese group when predicting 0 or 12 and correct : x20 when predicting 1 or 11 and correct : x10 when predicting 2 or 10 and correct : x7,5 when predicting 3 or 9 and correct : x5 when predicting 4 or 8 and correct : x4 when predicting 5, 6 or 7 and correct : x3 one more/less than your guess : x2 pair/unpair amount of winners guess correct : x2 most winners from foreign/japanese group : x1,5 (if tied, bank wins all) placing a bet is possible each day until 16:00 JST, 9:00 CET You can spend your credits over as many bets as you want. So you can place just one bet of 10 credits, up to 10 bets of 1 credit each. Good luck !
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    Dohyo Sizes

    Some months ago I've been wondering why they make the edge of the ring this close to the edge of the Dohyo, as many rikishi fall down and can easily hurt themselves, even after winning a bout. Thought of this again after watching this bout : http://www.banzuke.com/~makuuchi/kyushu08/.../Miyabiyama.mov On Wikipedia I found these measurements : o circle of 4.55 meters in diameter (increased from 3.94 meters in 1931) o square platform 6.7m on a side o 34 to 60 cm high => Has the square platform size remained the same, even though the diameter increased ? => 34 to 60 cm high could mean quite a difference in normal vs. nasty falls. So why this rather huge difference ? Also : The four tawara slightly outside the line of the circle were originally to allow rain to run off the surface, when sumo tournaments were held outdoors in the open. => Why aren't they removed ? (Though I've often seen rikishi take good use of them and I like them to be there.)
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    Basho Talk - Nagoya 2015 +++ Spoiler alert! +++

    I still have Goeido quite high on my personal favorites list as well. :-)
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    Sekitori Torikumi Day 4 Nagoya Basho 2015

    Looking forward to Takaryu-Mitakeumi
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    Basho Talk - Nagoya 2015 +++ Spoiler alert! +++

    Never seen Tochiozan making such an impressive start at this level. Now can he continue on this path ?
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    Banzuke Surfing Nagoya 2015 (10th Wave)

    Ms27w Sato
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    Banzuke Surfing Nagoya 2015 (9th Wave)

    Ms21w Shiba
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    Banzuke Surfing Nagoya 2015 (8th Wave)

    Ms2w Abiko
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    Banzuke Surfing Nagoya 2015 (7th Wave)

    M13w Chiyotairyu
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    Banzuke Surfing Nagoya 2015 (6th Wave)

    M7w Toyonoshima
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    Most dominant athletes alive

    You guys ever heard of Cyclo Cross and a certain Sven Nys ? He failed to become world champion more than just a couple of times, but over full season, he had been reigning the sport for nearly a decade & was almost unbeatable in between 2005 & 2009 (except on world championship races, as several times he cracked under pressure of being the top favorit) : 2x World Champion in : 2005 & 2013 2x World Silver Medal in : 2011 & 2014 5x World Bronze Medal in : 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009 & 2010 9x National Chamion in : 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 & 2014 7x World Cup Winner in : 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 13x Super Prestige Winner in : 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 9x GVA/Bpost Trophy Winner in : 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2014
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    Natsu 2015 Basho Talk (spoiler alert!)

    I think that master is Toyohibiki, but Harumafuji sometimes is too eager, yes.
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    Snooker World Championship 2015

    Great to spot more snooker lovers here. The frame in the final at 15-15 was legendary. Great new world champion, also.
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    Banzuke Surfing Natsu 2015 (10th Wave)

    Ms40w Shiba
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    Banzuke Surfing Natsu 2015 (9th Wave)

    Ms18w Chiyonokuni
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    Banzuke Surfing Natsu 2015 (8th Wave)

    J12w Daishomaru
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    Banzuke Surfing Natsu 2015 (7th Wave)

    J5e Hidenoumi
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    Banzuke Surfing Natsu 2015 (6th Wave)

    M10w Okinoumi
  19. From recent years, I recall mostly these anticlimatic intai : 2004.05 - 2013.09 : Baruto 2010.03 - 2012.07 : Chiyozakura 2007.01 - 2011.05 : Yamamotoyama 2007.01 - 2011.05 : Kiyoseumi (Ichihara) 2006.03 - 2011.05 : Sakaizawa 1999.01 - 2010.01 : Asashoryu 2005.03 - 2008.07 : Wakanoho Of course Homasho could have been more of a Sanyaku regular as well. While I had higher hopes for Tochinowaka (Ri) too.
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    Which yokozuna/ozeki will be the last one standing?

    Apparently I'm the only one to have picked Goeido. My reason for picking him, is that I see him gradually getting more comfortable at the rank of Ozeki. I think Kotoshogiku will be the first to drop away, followed by Kakuryu to intai. Next, Hakuho will call it quits, Kisenosato will finally become a Yokozuna, but not a long lived one, as by that time Terunofuji & Ichinojo will be making the jump as well. Around the same time, Harumafuji will leave the stage, while all this time Goeido will remain an Ozeki, accompanied by Tochiozan, Myogiryu & Osunaarashi. Let's find out in about 4 years. :)
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    Banzuke Surfing Haru 2015 (10th Wave)

    Ms23w Masunoumi
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    Banzuke Surfing Haru 2015 (9th Wave)

    Ms6e Keitenkai
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    Banzuke Surfing Haru 2015 (8th Wave)

    J14e Ishiura
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    Banzuke Surfing Haru 2015 (7th Wave)

    J2e Kagayaki
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    Banzuke Surfing Haru 2015 (6th Wave)

    M13e Ikioi