Pandaazuma

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    New Takanofuji Scandal

    He has done it again. Violence against a tsukebito. https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20190903-09030438-nksports-fight There will be no mercy for repeat offenders.
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    Metasumo 2020

    It's time to start collecting entries for Metasumo 2020. In this simple game, you choose the GAMERS you think will score the most in the Superbanzuke Masters series. Go to this link and choose ONE player from each of the categories below: 1-5 6-10 11-20 21-40 41-80 81-120 121-200 201+ for a total of eight players. If you would like to choose one of the many recent promising new players WHO ARE NOT listed in the 2019 final standings, please place them in the 201+ category. Please post your picks in this thread. The deadline is shonichi of the Hatsu Basho 2019. The winner gets to be Fujisan's red hot date at the prom. The person who comes last will be forced to negotiate new pre-basho entry deadlines with Akinomaki to ensure that all players must enter several hours early, potentially missing a catastrophic late withdrawal, in order that they not inconvenience him personally by interrupting his shonichi lower-division sumo viewing for 5 minutes every ten basho or so. Good luck!
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    Games Bugs

    We had quite a few bugs last basho that we reported all over the place for Doitsuyama's (in)convenience so I thought I'd start a dedicated thread here. I'll start by informing Doitsuyama that the Seki-Toto banzuke page is showing the banzuke for TTT.
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    Gaming Banter

    Don't need to create new threads for this each basho so let's just keep it here like the Games Bugs thread. Oracle Day 5: Leader: Pandaazuma Choshu-Yuki -1 Norizo -3 Jejima -4 ScreechingOwl -10 Only had time for these four this time. If you want to measure your progress, just do the scores relative to my line-up. Jezz had a result with the Kakuryu withdrawal. If Hakuho pulls out, he'll probably win it.
  5. As some will have noticed, the Sumotalk forum is now an ex-parrot. It was a long time coming as it has only been used in the last few years for the games talk. Most STI lads read this forum too so I am migrating here but will make two major changes as we are now guests rather than hosts. First, in order to avoid spamming this sub-forum, we will keep all future tournaments on this single thread and not create a new one each basho. Second, we are announcing a name change...we are bored of the old name and have decided to return to our centipedal roots. We used to be called the Centipedes back in the day, and the Japanese word for centipede is 'mukade' (muh-ka-day). I will be posting the Sumo Game stats for all Mukade-beya members here from now on. I actually hope some of the other gaming stables (or ichimon) from the Bench Sumo game follow suit and make a similar thread as I have always enjoyed the friendly rivalry. Now I just have to work out how to post my Excel file here. It doesn't work as it did over at STI. Watch this space.
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    Happy Birthday, Asashosakari

    I see you have hit the big four-oh just after I hit the big five-oh. Have a great day, sir!
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    If you think this is complaining, you genuinely don't understand my character. I can see why you think it is, but I am the type who simply states facts uncaring of how it comes across. You can think what you like but I know perfectly well that I am not bemoaning my situation - simply explaining what is happening. It's a bit disappointing that you have chosen to be so unfriendly and insulting without bothering to check, but there you go. Sign of the times, I guess. And now I know.
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    Chisha, QB got KKs today. Quite a few 7-7s. Sorry the commentary and stats have been late/erratic. Very little time these days. Day 14: Rank Record Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona EY1 7-7 84-84 8 8 0 2 4 5 3 Simon Pandaazuma WS1 7-7 83-83 7 7 0 2 6 3 2 Gary Chocshoporyu ES2 7-7 92-90 8 10 0 2 4 3 2 Stefan Sagi WM2 6-8 86-87 10 8 0 3 5 4 0 Douglas ScreechingOwl EM4 4-10 85-93 7 12 0 3 6 5 1 Alexander Ganzohnesushi WM4 5-9 82-86 7 9 0 2 5 1 0 Rupert Rupatengu WM12 9-5 87-81 9 7 0 5 5 4 2 Miyako Chankoyama EM13 8-6 90-87 8 8 1 4 5 4 3 Sergio Chishafuwaku * WJ1 7-7 89-88 8 9 0 3 7 6 3 Unko Unkonoyama WJ4 8-6 89-90 8 10 0 3 5 4 3 Mark Fujiyama * Wms3 8-6 89-94 9 6 0 3 4 3 2 Steve Chelseayama Ems8 10-4 86-79 8 6 0 2 4 2 2 Ronnie Gawasukotto Ems23 9-5 84-80 7 6 1 4 7 3 2 Dustin Domichi Ems30 8-6 86-87 7 9 0 4 7 8 5 QB Kaito Ems35 8-6 79-75 7 4 0 1 4 1 1 Jezz Jejima Wms47 9-5 89-79 10 5 0 2 3 6 3 Ama Amakaze
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    As for Kotononami! Hahahahahahahahahaa...thanks for the laugh! I bloody need it these days with all the endless bullshit I see and read everywhere.
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    Not sure why I always have to end up explaining things to you! I suspect you think I am some kind of moron or something! Lol...not far wrong! ;) Of course I am perfectly well aware of this fact. My point here is that my position in the pre-basho games is absolutely marginal - as in right on the edge of the top ten in most of them. Teru was my (and several other people's) top pick of course, but there are some around me who DIDN'T have him as their top pick but at a lower prority. That small discrepancy normally would make no difference, but in this case it means I will likely miss out on small change in five or six pre-basho games - I reckon about 15-20 points could be lost. Oracle especially I may lose a lot of points as I have him on 11 (same as you). I reckon he would have got ten so Choshu-Yuki, for example will go from a differential of -1 to +3 and this will be reflected elsewhere too. Other players who had him will either be already established in the top ten or nowhere near it where it would make almost no difference at all. You also seem to think I am complaining or something - I genuinely am not. Simply stating a fact.
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    And the final bit of comedy! One below the line in Toto! Hohohoho! ;) Sums the year up really!
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    As the basho descends into total unpredictability, my games also collapse. The dailies are just a sick joke now - can't pick at all in this environment. Picking systems are meaningless so I would do better picking at random, I suspect. To make things worse, the pre-basho games have been heavily damaged by the Terunofuji withdrawal - will probably cost me a lot of Masters points in the end. I am around the edges of the top ten in several games but unless senshuraku is absolutely amazing for my lads, I'll end up with nothing. So it looks like I'm back to aiming for 1 Masters point after all. A real rollercoaster basho. Started terribly. Came back brilliantly. Absolutely collapsed at the end. Naturally Norizo has just kept winning his dailies and he looks the red-hot favourite for the title, I'd say. The Teru withdrawal hasn't affected him at all as his points are ALL in the dailies. All I can do now is hope for an excellent senshuraku and a Panda blowout win in Kyushu. Can't see that happening with the current sumo level though. I mean...it is woeful right now. I don't remember sumo being this poor. Tobizaru leading on day 13?? Give me a break! Tokushoryu yusho the other basho?? Hahaha. I mean, I like these lads having a go but let's not pretend this is anything but abysmal right now. Shodai and Asanoyama have been good, especially the former. Chiyonokuni and my fave Akiseyama have been cheering me up in Juryo. But otherwise...nah! Wake me up when we get a couple of decent Yokozunae in maybe five years or so!
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    Day 13: Rank Record Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona EY1 7-6 79-78 8 7 0 2 3 5 3 Simon Pandaazuma WS1 6-7 77-78 6 7 0 2 6 3 2 Gary Chocshoporyu ES2 7-6 88-85 8 10 0 2 3 3 2 Stefan Sagi WM2 5-8 80-82 9 8 0 3 5 4 0 Douglas ScreechingOwl EM4 4-9 80-87 7 11 0 3 5 5 1 Alexander Ganzohnesushi WM4 5-8 79-82 7 9 0 2 4 1 0 Rupert Rupatengu WM12 9-4 82-74 9 6 0 5 4 4 2 Miyako Chankoyama EM13 7-6 83-83 7 8 1 4 5 4 3 Sergio Chishafuwaku * WJ1 6-7 82-83 7 9 0 3 7 6 3 Unko Unkonoyama WJ4 8-5 84-84 8 9 0 3 4 4 3 Mark Fujiyama * Wms3 8-5 84-78 9 5 0 3 3 3 2 Steve Chelseayama Ems8 9-4 79-73 7 5 0 2 4 2 2 Ronnie Gawasukotto Ems23 8-5 77-74 6 5 1 4 7 3 2 Dustin Domichi Ems30 7-6 81-82 7 9 0 4 6 7 4 QB Kaito Ems35 8-5 74-69 7 3 0 1 3 1 1 Jezz Jejima Wms47 8-5 83-75 9 5 0 2 3 6 3 Ama Amakaze
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    Gaming Banter

    Hey @Fujisan I was wondering...do you know if anyone has somehow ever managed to go from Makuuchi to Makushita in Bench in just two tournaments? That would be unbelievable!
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    LOL! I was actually shaking my head last night at the torikumi knowing full well I would have a disaster today. SG was a guaranteed loss as my system only gave seven viable picks from the whole torikumi, meaning I had to pick three from either idiots (Ichinojo, Mitakeumi) or strong lads in difficult bouts (Waka). I even changed Hoku (a win) to Waka (a loss) but I would have lost anyway thanks to Teru. Both of these types of bouts are usually avoided but I had no choice. Naturally all three of these lost. This has been the story every day and it explains why my scoring has been so abysmal. Just hoping to crawl over the finish line basically. Amazingly I won the important dailies - Quad, Toto and TTT. The others are write-offs apart from SG so it matters not at this stage. Just hoping to sneak KKs in those. The pre-basho wasn't great but I kind of held position, which was the best I could hope for on a day like this.
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    KK for Jezz. Not much else to report. Humdrum stuff by the Centipedes, albeit with large dollops of bad luck. Day 12: Rank Record Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona EY1 7-5 73-72 7 6 0 2 3 4 3 Simon Pandaazuma WS1 5-7 71-72 5 6 0 2 6 2 1 Gary Chocshoporyu ES2 6-6 80-79 7 9 0 1 3 3 2 Stefan Sagi WM2 5-7 77-76 9 7 0 3 4 4 0 Douglas ScreechingOwl EM4 3-9 74-82 6 11 0 3 5 5 1 Alexander Ganzohnesushi WM4 4-8 73-79 6 9 0 2 4 1 0 Rupert Rupatengu WM12 8-4 78-71 9 6 0 5 3 4 2 Miyako Chankoyama EM13 7-5 78-77 7 7 1 4 4 4 3 Sergio Chishafuwaku * WJ1 6-6 77-76 7 8 0 3 6 6 3 Unko Unkonoyama WJ4 7-5 76-77 7 8 0 2 4 4 3 Mark Fujiyama * Wms3 7-5 78-74 8 5 0 3 3 3 2 Steve Chelseayama Ems8 8-4 72-67 6 4 0 2 4 2 2 Ronnie Gawasukotto Ems23 7-5 74-71 6 5 1 4 6 2 1 Dustin Domichi Ems30 6-6 76-78 7 9 0 4 5 7 4 QB Kaito Ems35 8-4 68-62 6 2 0 1 3 1 1 Jezz Jejima Wms47 7-5 77-73 8 5 0 2 3 6 3 Ama Amakaze
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    UDH Aki Basho 2020

    F5 refresh button?
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    Happy Birthday Ganzohnesushi

    Best wishes, old man! Have a fine beer on me!
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    A couple of things... First, you don't have to bet 3 ante every day in Odd Sumo. So you can play till day 15 with lower bets on strategic days. The other thing is that the Oracle standings are basically meaningless until maybe the last couple of days or so...and even then are quite misleading. There are other ways of tracking your Oracle performance (see the gaming banter thread).
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    Happy Birthday Ganzohnesushi

    Did you miss your Toto entry because you were hammered, Ganzo?
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    Gaming Banter

    Masters Update... Day 11: Flohru was flying on day 8 but has cooled off somewhat since then. Ganzo lost a little ground too but is still looking strong, mainly due to very strong positions in UDH, Norizo Cup and TTT. He is looking OK for Hoshitori (although that game is volatile) and also Oracle. Norizo and Panda have gained ground and, as I thought, Kaito is also a real contender for the Masters. Projections: 1. Ganzo: 65 2. Panda: 56 3. Norizo: 55 4. Kaito: 54 5. Flohru: 40 6. Jezz, Kishikaisei: 25 8. Andoreasu: 17 As mentioned last time, only Ganzo, Norizo and Panda have the Oracle projections in there so the others may get more if they excel in that game. Norizo's top scores depend massively on his daily performance so if he messes those up, his score could collapse. He is probably the best daily gamer in the world, though, so I fully expect him to close things out without a fuss. Panda's best chances are in the pre-basho games but a few dailies could pay dividends too. Kaito also has a mix of potential earners. All in all, quite an intriguing contest. @Kaito
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    Day 11 was the perfect antidote to the day-10 Panda nightmare. Won most of the games and the pre-basho is really coming good now. Haven't looked at the Masters situation yet but I've definitely gained on the leaders a bit. Just have to try and have a minimum of three good days in the final stretch and I'll be golden. Really annoying about Juryo Game as well...I'd definitely be challenging for Masters points there if I wasn't such an idiot.
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    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    Good ten from Domichi there. High-scoring day all round. KK congrats for Chankoyama and Ronnie. MK commiserations to Ganzo and Rupe. Chanko is one off the pace for the yusho. Mark is two behind in Juryo but no one is going to catch Norizo, who is totally outclassing the field as expected. Ronnie still has a chance in Makushita as well, with slight chances for Steve and Jezz. Day 11: Rank Record Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona EY1 7-4 67-65 7 5 0 2 3 4 3 Simon Pandaazuma WS1 4-7 64-65 4 5 0 2 6 1 0 Gary Chocshoporyu ES2 5-6 73-73 6 9 0 1 3 3 2 Stefan Sagi WM2 5-6 70-69 8 6 0 3 4 3 0 Douglas ScreechingOwl EM4 3-8 66-74 5 10 0 2 5 4 1 Alexander Ganzohnesushi WM4 3-8 65-72 5 8 0 1 4 1 0 Rupert Rupatengu WM12 8-3 70-63 8 5 0 4 3 3 2 Miyako Chankoyama EM13 7-4 71-69 6 6 1 4 4 4 3 Sergio Chishafuwaku * WJ1 5-6 68-69 6 7 0 2 6 6 3 Unko Unkonoyama WJ4 7-4 70-71 7 8 0 2 4 3 3 Mark Fujiyama * Wms3 7-4 71-66 7 4 0 3 3 3 2 Steve Chelseayama Ems8 8-3 66-60 6 3 0 2 4 2 2 Ronnie Gawasukotto Ems23 6-5 65-63 5 4 1 3 6 2 1 Dustin Domichi Ems30 5-6 68-70 6 8 0 3 5 6 3 QB Kaito Ems35 7-4 61-57 5 2 0 1 3 1 1 Jezz Jejima Wms47 6-5 69-68 7 5 0 1 3 6 3 Ama Amakaze
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    Gaming Banter

    Oracle Day 11: Sorry this is late. Just had no time. I have tracked myself the 2nd-5th ranked players this basho. Leader: Pandaazuma DeRosa -1 Norizo, Ganzohnesushi -2 Choshu-Yuki -6
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    Games Bugs

    Tobizaru vs Onosho