Pandaazuma

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About Pandaazuma

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  • Birthday 13/09/1970

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    Panda is my name, bamboo is my food.

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  1. Pandaazuma

    Games Bugs

    Chain has had a runtime error for a while.
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    Games Talk Hatsu 2019

    You'd be surprised. Those in the top five there will all end up in the top twenty. Even at this stage you can get a general feeling of how it will go. But you are right...it is obviously very early. But I set it up today so I thought I might as well introduce the theme now.
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    Games Talk Hatsu 2019

    Quite early for Oracle projections and scores can swing fairly wildly until we enter week 2, but you can get a rough idea at least at this stage. Special mention to Andonishiki, who not only predicted 3 for Kisenosato, but also 6 for Takayasu and 5 for Tochinoshin. For some reason he also went 4 for Meisei as well! Remarkable. Newcomer Asapedroryu predicted 2 for Kise and 5 for Shin. I have assumed that Kisenosato will score 1 or less, and that Shin will not get more than 6. Otherwise I have followed the usual system for calculating the standings, namely assuming that each lad will win half of the remaining days. Let's see how these outlandish picks have aided the players I am tracking. The number straight after the name is the Kise prediction for that player (only for those who predicted 5 or fewer wins). The next (negative) number denotes the number of points that player is behind the leaders. Leaders: Pandaazuma, Bakanonou [1] Gansekiiwa [5] -2 Haidouzo -4 DeRosa [3] -4 ScreechingOwl [4] -8 Unkonoyama [1] -10 Choshu-Yuki -13 Gurowake -15 Kotononami [3] -16 Torafuji [3] -18 Andonishiki [3] -19 Chishafuwaku [5] -19 Kobashi [2] -21 Norizo -22 Asapedroryu -[2] -25 As we can see, the punt on Kise has not really helped players in the yusho race apart from Bakanonou, Gansekiiwa, De Rosa, Owl and Unkonoyama. Should be interesting anyway.
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    From a gaming perspective, I absolutely hate upset tournaments, as it makes everything ludicrously unpredictable, so I'm counting my stars for some serious luck so far. I actually play a lot more riskily in the pre-bashos as a rule, and that's paying off very well so far. Still in Chain but I have run out of Takakeishos! Who else is there? Overall it is going well, but I may need to adjust tactics soon because this luck will not last all basho. Yet ANOTHER TB loss in the Baka Cup. Amazing. 0-3. Time for the comeback to begin! GAMBARIMASU!
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    Another day of insanity. The riskier players are going to be loving this tournament. Gary keeps being thrown softballs and duly won again to go 3-0. Owl won strongly to stay perfect. Stefan was even better with an excellent 9. If he keeps this up, he'll be back in Makuuchi very soon. Plenty of bad luck flying around too. Ganzo, Seb, Mark and Miyako have all had a very tough slate of opponents so far. Day 3: Rank Wins Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona EY1 2-1 19-20 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 Simon Pandaazuma WS1 3-0 18-13 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 Gary Chocshoporyu ES2 1-2 19-21 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 Miyako Chankoyama EM3 1-2 19-19 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 Scott Haidouzo WM4 0-3 16-21 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 Eric Sebunshu EM5 0-3 18-20 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 Rupert Rupatengu EM8 1-2 18-21 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 Jan Kuroimori WM12 3-0 20-18 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 Douglas ScreechingOwl EM15 2-1 20-19 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 Sergio Chishafuwaku WM16 2-1 19-18 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 Renaud Kotononami EM17 1-2 18-22 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 Alexander Ganzohnesushi WM17 1-2 19-21 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 Mark Fujiyama * EJ4 1-2 17-18 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 Hal Chisaiyama WJ4 3-0 24-16 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 Stefan Sagi WJ11 1-2 19-21 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 ????? Unkonoyama * Wms24 2-1 19-19 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 Ronnie Gawasukotto Wms53 1-2 18-17 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 Steve Chelseayama
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    Games Bugs

    Can we get Hoshitori started?? It's going to be hilarious with all these bonus points flying around. Could be a record score this basho. Looks also like that TTT TB bonus problem from day one is still unresolved.
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    Norizo Cup 2019.1

    "Goeido vs The rikishi who belong to Hakkaku-beya" Hokutofuji beat Goeido on day 2.
  8. Pandaazuma

    Games Talk Hatsu 2019

    Regarding Oracle, I decided to track the yokozunae and ozeki along with Scott (his request) along with all the other players who predicted 5 or below for Kise. Including myself, that is 16 people. I hope to God this doesn't happen again too often. :( Will have projections up tonight as of day 3.
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    After a miserable day yesterday, things went a lot better. If Tochinoshin hadn't somehow contrived to lose from that position, it would have been almost perfect. Nice bet in Odd to go top ten. Strong wins in SG and Bench to go 1-1. Lucky in Toto to claw to parity. Low score in Tipspiel but it keeps me in the top twenty. Quad and ISP are rubbish. And I survived Chain to get to a rare day 3. Pre-bashos still look good. Flying in almost all of them and it's looking fairly good if my main lads can avoid injury. Will have an absolutely monster score in Hoshitori...could easily be leading there. As for Oracle, it's looking like the players who predicted 1 win for Kise will be smiling tonight. And another TB loss in the Baka Cup. 0-2. Hmmm. Gambarimasu!
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    3 unbeaten players left. Gary has taken advantage of the second-worst opponent on day one and the worst opponent on day 2 to waltz to easy wins. Owl is the TB king...specifically the 6-6 TB king. And Stefan's superb scoring is rewarded with deserved perfections. We have five 0-2s in Makuuchi so...some waking up to be done. Day 2: Rank Wins Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona EY1 1-1 13-15 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 Simon Pandaazuma WS1 2-0 11-8 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 Gary Chocshoporyu ES2 0-2 11-15 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 Miyako Chankoyama EM3 1-1 13-11 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 Scott Haidouzo WM4 0-2 11-13 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 Eric Sebunshu EM5 0-2 12-14 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 Rupert Rupatengu EM8 0-2 10-13 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 Jan Kuroimori WM12 2-0 12-12 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 Douglas ScreechingOwl EM15 1-1 12-13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Sergio Chishafuwaku WM16 1-1 12-12 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 Renaud Kotononami EM17 1-1 12-14 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 Alexander Ganzohnesushi WM17 0-2 12-15 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 Mark Fujiyama * EJ4 1-1 12-11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Hal Chisaiyama WJ4 2-0 15-10 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 Stefan Sagi WJ11 1-1 13-14 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 ????? Unkonoyama * Wms24 1-1 12-13 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 Ronnie Gawasukotto Wms53 1-1 13-11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Steve Chelseayama
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yeah turning up is rated higher than not turning up. There is precedent for it, although of course in sumo precedents are broken over the eras. But there was no particular reason for this one to be broken.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Are people still really propagating this crap?
  13. Pandaazuma

    Games Talk Hatsu 2019

    I also risked Kise at 6 in UDH, as it is the kind of game where I don't mind having a punt like that, because there are always surprises in that game anyway. Oracle, however, tends to punish outlandish picks, and so I went for 7 there, as that is what I projected for Kise if he finished the basho (based on my predictions on his expected match-ups over the basho). If he retires with zero wins, I'll be lucky to hit the top ten because - as Gurowake pointed out above - giving up even four points in this game to a reasonably competent player is lethal.
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    Hatsu 2019 Superbanzuke Ranking

    Thanks as ever, Rando, for the amazing work.
  15. Pandaazuma

    Games Talk Hatsu 2019

    At least two players predicted 1 win for Kise! Could have a very outlandish results table if he screws up against Ichi today. I think I will wait until day 3 before choosing who to track. See where we stand with Kise then.