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    Games Bugs

    What did I do wrong? Everything seemed to be okay (as far as I recall) when I made the entry..... You entered as a new player "J" instead of the usual "Jejima". Probably you typed J, the autocomplete opened, but you never did the complete, so the J stayed there unfinished.
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    Games Bugs

    What's your problem with Fujisan? ;-) The player "J" actually is Jejima, and it's not a second entry. I suppose his autocomplete failed him and corrected that (as well as your entry).
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    Basho Talk - Kyushu Basho 2015 +++ Spoiler Alert! +++

    You really love Games Talk topics, eh? One with spoilers, one without... I suppose the one without spoilers might be a bit boring. :-)
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Corrected, thanks.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Just go to the Picture Banzuke, that's easy to see then. Actually if you do have a sekitori picture in Public Domain or rights granted to use it in Sumo Reference, I'm happy if you can send it to me.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Thanks, I added that info to his page.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Yes, the CSS for Canada was missing. I made it the official colour code of the Canadian flag now.
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    Kensho for Kyushu15

    That's an assumption which isn't necessarily true. Especially in the joi-jin a rikishi will easily end kachi-koshi but winning less than half of the kensho in his bouts (no wonder, considering that most of those kensho will be in bouts against yokozuna and ozeki, Hakuho in particular, but most wins are coming against those below ozeki).
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    Why Do Rikishi Under Juryo Have 7 Matches?

    Pfft. I'd take any Japanese kid with a soroban over a quantum computer Indeed, a computer really isn't necessary. Swiss system in chess is done since the 19th century. Enough said...
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    Why Do Rikishi Under Juryo Have 7 Matches?

    Swiss style scheduling is coming from chess I believe (which I played for more than a few years), and I can assure you that the rulebook (and software even back then) for swiss scheduling cover "additional" rounds quite well, and more rounds of course help (not hinder) finding out the true winner. I'm absolutely sure your scenario is a non-issue and can easily be solved.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Yes it certainly should... do you have a certain case in mind?
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    New recruits for Aki 2015

    Thanks. I suppose to participate in the collegiate meets he must have formally been a member of this sumo club, so I listed him as a college rikishi now.
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    New recruits for Aki 2015

    More info and pics now. Nakano has no desire to become a pharmacist, he wants to earn a living in sumo. His sports background is breaststroke swimming, he was in all disciplines in national athletic meets, but he couldn't forget sumo and the frustration when he lost in a primary school sumo tournament. Last year he stopped swimming and joined a local sumo dojo. He was 7th in the west Japan weight divisions student championships under 85kg class and could enter the national championships in autumn, but he he rather decided to enter at once. "First of all gaining weight and getting to sandanme."I wonder what his university status in Sumo Reference should be? Joining a local dojo doesn't sound like a college sumo club, but to participate in the student championships he must have college rikishi status, no? So, should I leave him at "No university" or add Matsuyama Univ. and assign him to that?
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    Day After pics Aki2015

    You wish... it most likely is a sheet with the Aki basho results. If they are speaking about it, this sure comes handy then.
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    Saitama tickets October 10

    Good comparison. No, you wouldn't know if it was real or not, and I'm sorry for my co-forum-inhabitants to spoil that. ;-) Mostly it's real enough, meaning the rikishi really are trying to win, just not by any means. The local rikishi seem to always win though. (Sigh...) Since you wouldn't know who is local to Saitama that's not much of a spoiler, I guess.
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    New recruits for Aki 2015

    No results available of mae-zumo this time?
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    From Sumo to Puroresu

    Well, name readings of old toriteki are rather obscure of course. Getting the right readings is always welcome, and it's corrected in Sumo Reference now, thanks!
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    Sansho Aki 2015 - Special Prizes

    1) It doesn't. 2) Giving him three sansho would rather obviously be too much, and since the kanto-sho is arguably the least prestiguous sansho he will be very happy to carry the other two prizes.
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    Basho Talk - Aki 2015 +++ Spoiler alert! +++

    I guess I could state the same statement about two arbitrary rikishi in the way you do it - without any arguments to support it, it's rather weak though. Let's look at the post-yokozuna-promotion scores (since including the promotion is a difference you concede already). Kakuryu is 77-28 as a yokozuna (73.3%) while Kisenosato is 94-41 in the same time (69.6%). Kakuryu got criticised in that time, what can we say about Kisenosato then? Not many good things probably... Speaking of probability, Kakuryu is not significantly better than Kisenosato actually (90% confidence interval of his win% is from 65% to 80%, with Kisenosato's ranging from 62% to 76%), and going by the eye test I agree that Kisenosato isn't looking exactly worse. But Kakuryu is much better in the big point situations (and I don't mean applying a henka here).
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2015

    No need to "split" prizes. There can be (and have often been) multiple prizes which do count as a full prize.
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    Games Bugs

    Thanks, should be corrected now.
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    Aki 2015 Videos- Promo + Days 1-15

    Apparently a win against Terunofuji counts double nowadays as Tochiozan made kachi-koshi from 6-5. :-P
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2015

    Since Sumo still is a zero-sum-game I wondered if I read it right. I guess Takarafuji and Tamawashi would like to have a word with you about that. ;-)
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    Maegashira game Aki Basho 2015

    Not really. Just pick the winners of the last three bouts and you're fine. Actually, I always picked the *losers* of the last three bouts and usually was fine with that. Since the majority picks the winners (all supposedly of course) it's a matter of probability(win)*picknumber(lose) vs. (1-probability(win))*picknumber(win) and usually picking the loser ends up with the higher expected value. (Of course I never looked into the database before -or after- making my picks).