Pandaazuma

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  1. Just now, Ganzohnesushi said:

    No need to explain anything, I know exactly what you mean here as I'm more or less in the same situation. But your whining/complaining or whatever it should be really reminded me of that Weini from Belgium playing Sumo games some 10 years ago - Vikanohara  (Neener,neener...)

    Ganzohnesushi

    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.


  2. 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

  3. 12 hours ago, Ganzohnesushi said:

    Do you really think you are the only one? Terunofuji was my topkick in almost ALL pre basho games (except UDH of course) and I'm sure there are one or even two dozen other players in the same situation. Yes, we all lost points compared to those who didn't have picked Teru in the top positions but I believe in the end the effect is much smaller than you assume.

    Best of luck for Senshuraku!

    Ganzohnesushi

    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.


  4. 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!


  5. 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

  6. 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.


  7. 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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  8. 28 minutes ago, Gaijingai said:

    So guys - why can't I get any standings past Day 4? All the links do for me is to take me  to the UDH site and nothing shows up after Day 4. I'm using both Chrome and Edge as my browsers throughout this basho. Any help would be appreciated.

    F5 refresh button?


  9. 2 hours ago, Joaoiyama said:

    Good basho in some games and terrible in others but still in yusho races. Not bad first year commited to games, just looking for SB masters points and climbing the rankings.

     

    Dailies

    • Chain - Out on day 3.
    • Odd  - Out on day 10... let's just say i'm still figuring the game out.
    • ISP - 5-6 at 83rd, seems like i'll be hanging in makushita for some time.
    • SG - 6-5 feeling good about the next days.
    • BS - 9-2 tied for the lead at ms2, Juryo at reach finally!
    • S4 - 4-7 at 50th, start of the basho broke my back.
    • TTT - 4-7 at 47th, desiny?
    • Toto - 6-5, getting the hang of it.
    • DST - tied 3rd at M8, becoming one of my favorite games.

    Pre-Basho

    • JG – 46th, i picked Oki.
    • POG - 7th at J37 with a good team.
    • OBG - 25th at ms6, a KK will make me happy.
    • UDH - 17th at M8, i trust my squad to lose a lot until the end of the basho.
    • TH - shared 6th at M15, solid squad with multiple possible 10+ wins on high points.
    • RS - 51, only hoping for KK.
    • SCS - 55th at J1, terrible pick and point placements.
    • S-O - 36th, after last basho shameful performance all i want is KK.

     

     

     

    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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  10. 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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  11. 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.


  12. 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

  13. 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

     


  14. 27 minutes ago, Unkonoyama said:

    ISP is giving me runtime errors.   Any chance someone could please post today's bout? There is still time before the entry cutoff.  Thank you in advance for your help. 

    Tobizaru vs Onosho

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  15. Lottery day in a lottery basho. The kind of day I always get massacred on. Somehow managed to sneak wins in Toto and Quad but it was woeful elsewhere. SG is really amazing - I absolutely don't deserve to be 6-4 and have been awful but am being blessed with a good-luck basho. I just want 8 at this stage and hopefully some consistency to return to the dohyo before this nonsense shakes me out of the rank.

    Awful day for the pre-basho games as well so it was a step back. But there are always days like this. Three more decent days and I may be OK for some Masters points.


  16. Excellent 9 from Steve there.

    Chankoyama our best hope in Makuuchi. Ronnie is not far off in Makushita.

    Day 10:

    Rank    Record Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona
    EY1 6-4 58-57 6 5 0 1 3 4 3 Simon Pandaazuma
    WS1 3-7 55-57 3 5 0 1 6 1 0 Gary Chocshoporyu
    ES2 5-5 65-64 6 8 0 1 2 3 2 Stefan Sagi
    WM2 4-6 62-63 8 6 0 2 4 3 0 Douglas ScreechingOwl
    EM4 3-7 58-65 5 9 0 1 5 4 1 Alexander Ganzohnesushi
    WM4 3-7 58-63 5 7 0 1 4 1 0 Rupert Rupatengu
    WM12 7-3 61-55 7 5 0 3 3 3 2 Miyako Chankoyama
    EM13 6-4 62-60 5 5 1 3 4 3 2 Sergio Chishafuwaku
    *                      
    WJ1 5-5 59-60 5 6 0 1 6 5 3 Unko Unkonoyama
    WJ4 6-4 61-62 6 7 0 1 4 2 2 Mark Fujiyama
    *                      
    Wms3 6-4 62-59 6 4 0 2 3 3 2 Steve Chelseayama
    Ems8 7-3 58-53 6 3 0 1 4 2 2 Ronnie Gawasukotto
    Ems23 5-5 55-56 4 4 0 2 6 2 1 Dustin Domichi
    Ems30 4-6 59-63 5 8 0 2 5 6 3 QB Kaito
    Ems35 6-4 54-50 5 2 0 1 3 0 0 Jezz Jejima
    Wms47 5-5 60-60 6 5 0 0 3 6 3 Ama Amakaze

  17. Day 9:

    Rank    Record Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona
    EY1 6-3 53-51 6 5 0 1 2 4 3 Simon Pandaazuma
    WS1 2-7 48-52 2 5 0 1 6 1 0 Gary Chocshoporyu
    ES2 5-4 58-56 5 7 0 1 2 3 2 Stefan Sagi
    WM2 4-5 55-56 7 5 0 2 4 2 0 Douglas ScreechingOwl
    EM4 3-6 51-58 4 8 0 1 5 3 1 Alexander Ganzohnesushi
    WM4 2-7 51-58 4 7 0 1 4 1 0 Rupert Rupatengu
    WM12 7-2 56-50 7 5 0 3 2 2 2 Miyako Chankoyama
    EM13 5-4 56-55 5 5 1 3 4 3 2 Sergio Chishafuwaku
    *                      
    WJ1 5-4 52-52 4 5 0 1 6 5 3 Unko Unkonoyama
    WJ4 6-3 55-55 6 6 0 1 4 2 2 Mark Fujiyama
    *                      
    Wms3 5-4 53-51 5 3 0 1 3 3 2 Steve Chelseayama
    Ems8 6-3 51-47 5 3 0 1 4 2 2 Ronnie Gawasukotto
    Ems23 4-5 47-50 3 4 0 1 6 2 1 Dustin Domichi
    Ems30 4-5 53-55 5 7 0 2 5 6 3 QB Kaito
    Ems35 5-4 48-45 5 2 0 1 3 0 0 Jezz Jejima
    Wms47 5-4 53-52 5 4 0 0 3 6 3 Ama Amakaze

  18. Had a quick look at the Masters for those over 100 points in the World Championships. I added Ganzo as well as he is having a good basho. Will add Kaito as well next update as he seems to be going well overall too. I have my own method of projection for the Masters. At this stage, it should be seen more as relative strength but it has proved pretty accurate in the past from day 11 or 12 onwards.

    Current projected Masters totals:

    1. Ganzo 76
    2. Flohru 72
    3. Norizo 48
    4. Panda 40
    5. Jejima 37
    6. Andoreasu 18
    7. Kishikaisei 12

    The Norizo, Panda and Ganzo scores include projections for Oracle. I am only tracking those this basho (along with DeRosa and C-Y). I will post those projections later if I have time. So looking at this we could have an exciting battle for the title in November. Still early days, though.