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  1. Randomitsuki

    Happy Birthday, Pandaazuma!

    Belated happy birthday, mate!
  2. Randomitsuki

    Aki 2019 Superbanzuke Ranking

    Hi there, all 20 Superbanzuke games are on board to create the 2019 Aki Superbanzuke Ranking. Again, Pandaazuma shatters all records in existence. In spite of strongly reduced number of players (compared to ancient sumo gaming times), he has the highest score ever. The Panda has now 41.3 points in each game on average - that is somewhere between S1e and S1w on average! Rankings can be found here.
  3. Hiya, please feel cordially invited to take part in the Makushita Game. I have just sent the Aki Banzuke to Doitsuyama, and I hope that we'll have more active players than in Nagoya. Summer on the Northern Hemisphere is over, folks! Link to game
  4. Randomitsuki

    Nagoya Superbanzuke Masters Series

    Thanks to Ganzohnesushi for computing the slightly erroneous Hoshitori Game results (he posted the Top positions in the Games Bugs thread). I double checked them, and when I noticed one small difference (he had Haidouzo for shared 10th place, I had him in 11th place), I triple checked them and called them final... http://99998271.com/sb/sbmsnew.html In a basho that was difficult to predict all around, Kitakachiyama had the best intuition, thus receiving his third career Green Mawashi. He mostly excelled on the pre-basho scene, with a yusho in RotoSumo, a jun-yusho in Paper Oyakata, and a third place in Norizo Cup. Ganzohnesushi gets his first career shukun-sho for getting the yusho in Sekitori-Quadrumvirate and Sumo Game. The other two sansho go to Golynohana. He gets his fifth career gino-sho (with a yusho in pre-basho Salarycap Sumo game, but strong performances in several daily games as well). Moreover, Golynohana nets his seventh career kanto-sho for finishing among the Top 10 in eight different games. Congratulations to all the winners! I also updated the World Championship Standings: http://99998271.com/sb/sbsgwc.html
  5. Randomitsuki

    Games Bugs

    There seems to be a certain type of player for which these patterns seems to be the rule rather than the exception. The Superbanzuke inventor (Zenjimoto) was famous for being highly recognized and acknowledged as one of the ten best sumo games in his days, but it took him several years (and probably hundreds of attempts) to even win a single yusho in a single Superbanzuke game ever. Other players also have an extremely low yusho count, given their performance level. Golynohana is someone who immediately comes to my mind, I'd say. Personally, my own yusho count also was a little sub-par, but the reason appears to be that players who are very good in predicting the average outcome of sumo-related events (e.g., by using algorithms), rarely will win a yusho. One has to infuse one's picks with a modicum of madness to be truly successful. Ask Pandaazuma.
  6. Randomitsuki

    Games Bugs

    Drats... I have just uploaded the Masters results. You can check them out at the usual page if you are curious, but the final results will have to include the real Hoshitori Game standings, not the erroneous ones...
  7. Randomitsuki

    Invitation for Makushita Game: Nagoya 2019

    Final Standings: That was quite a thrilling finale. Early in Makushita, both Kagamio and Omoto won, so outside yusho contender wolfgangho (who had both Kagamio and Omoto) was suddenly finding himself only half a point away from the leaders. Alas, in the third crucial bout of the day, Wakatakamoto lost, thus burying wolfgangho's hopes for the yusho. The loss by Wakatakamoto also gave a blow to co-leader Shatsume's hopes, as he fell from 10.25 points with three open slots, to 10.0 points with two open slots. At that moment, Ozeki Andoreasu was in solo lead. But this changed a few minutes later, as Shatsume's Hokaho defeated Kotokuzan (who was backed by Andoreasu and Torafujii). This outcome had two implications. The first one was that Torafujii was ousted from the race (he could at best achieve an unwinnable kettei-sen); and the second one was that suddenly Shatsume (10.25, one left) had the upper hand over Andoreasu (10.0, two left). Alas, the tides turned again, as a few minutes later Seiro (backed by Andoreasu) defeated Kototebakari (backed by Shatsume). This led to a reversal of standings yet again. While Shatsume finished with 10.0 win points, Andoreasu took the lead with 10.25 points and one open slot. This open slot was occupied by Wakamotoharu who lost in his Juryo visit. So what all this added up to was a kettei-sen between Shatsume and Andoreasu. And this one was won by the Ozeki (thanks to Seiro vs. Irodori on first bracket). Congratulations, Andoreasu!! Final win/loss record are exactly as indicated in the last column of the standings. Good news for Tenshinhan, bad news for Pepoetse. While Ozeki Andoreasu may dream of Yokozuna promotion, Ozeki Flohru also finished with a solid 9-6. Former Ozeki and current Sekiwake Torafujii made a convincing bid for Ozeki promotion after Aki Basho (second double-digits record in a row). Finally, the sansho: The shukun-sho goes to Chishafuwaku (for picking 7-0 Chiyonoo, 6-1 Oki, and 6-1 Hatooka). The kanto-sho for Shatsume (64 wins) will bring little consolation. Finally, wolfganho easily nets the gino-sho (28.75 points). He was the only one to pick 5-2 Kainoryu, the only player to pick 3-4 finishers Tomisakae and Aoi, and one of only two players each to pick 5-2 rikishi Wakamotoharu, Asabenkei, and Omoto. That's it for Nagoya 2019. I hope to see you (and many more) return in September!
  8. Randomitsuki

    Invitation for Makushita Game: Nagoya 2019

    After Day 14: I had expected that Shatsume might even wrap the yusho after Day 14. However, his three active contestants fighting on the penultimate day all lost, so he drops to 10.25 win points. There he is tied with Ozeki Andoreasu. Torafujii (10.0) and wolfgangho (9.5) are also still in the race. Senshuraku has some interesting match-ups that will decide the MsGame yusho. For instance, Kototebakari (backed by Shatsume and Torafujii) will meet Seiro (backed by Andoreasu), and Hokaho (backed by Shatsume) will be pitted against Kotokuzan (backed by Andoreasu and Torafujii). Here are the open spots of the four contestants: Shatsume (10.25) - Kototebakari, Hokaho, Wakatakamoto Andoreasu (10.25) - Seiro, Wakamotoharu, Kotokuzan Torafujii (10.0) - Kototebakari, Kotokuzan wolfgangho (9.5) - Wakamotoharu, Wakatakamoto, Omoto, Kagamio Like yesterday, determining your W/L record requires adding 0.5 WP to your win point tally and rounding down half-points. Sansho standings: Shukun-sho: Chishafuwaku (for picking 7-0 Chiyonoo, 6-1 Oki, and 6-1 Hatooka) Kanto-sho: Shatsume (62 wins) Gino-sho: wolfgangho (26.83 points; e.g. 5 points for Kainoryu, 4 points for Aoi)
  9. Randomitsuki

    Invitation for Makushita Game: Nagoya 2019

    Standings after Day 13: Shatsume made a decisive leap over Andoreasu and now leads the field with a 1.25 WP distance over the Ozeki. Mathematically, Torafujii, Chishafuwaku, and wolfgangho are also still in the yusho race. To determine your estimated W/L record, add half a point to your WP total and round down half-points. Sansho leaders: Shukun-sho: Shatsume (for picking 7-0 Chiyonoo and 5-1 Midorifuji) Kanto-sho: Shatsume (62 wins) Gino-sho: wolfgangho (26.58 points; e.g., 5 points for Kainoryu and 3 points for Aoi).
  10. Randomitsuki

    Invitation for Makushita Game: Nagoya 2019

    Standings after Day 12: Before the last round of bouts, Ozeki Andoreasu has a small leading margin over Shatsume, Chishafuwaku, and wolfgangho. Overall scoring is quite low, so to determine your current W/L record, add a full point to your WP (win point) tally and round down half-points. As for now, the KK/MK border runs between Pepoetse and Tenshinhan. The two participating Ozeki are looking safe. Current sansho leaders: Shukun-sho: Shatsume (for picking 6-0 Chiyonoo and 5-1 Midorifuji) Kanto-sho: Shatsume (55 wins) Gino-sho: wolfgangho (25.47 points; e.g. 5(!) points for Kainoryu, 3 points for Aoi)
  11. Randomitsuki

    Invitation for Makushita Game: Nagoya 2019

    Just wanted to announce that Doitsuyama (from his holiday, no less!) has activated Makushita Game. Reporting on the standings will commence tomorrow!
  12. Randomitsuki

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Yeah, I should have been more precise... It's not only the number of rikishi in Makuuchi, but also the size of sanyaku. Many of your examples are from historical banzuke that ended somewhere between M12 and M14 (due to smaller size of Makuuchi and a higher number of sanyaku). In such cases, 5-10 or 4-11 from M10 quite obviously resulted in demotion more often than not.
  13. Randomitsuki

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    You would have to take into account the size of the division. Lots of your examples of M10 rikishi going down to Juryo with 4-11 and all examples of M10 rikishi going down to Juryo with 5-10 came from a smaller Makuuchi banzuke (the last extension was 2004 when they went from 40 to 42 rikishi). On this basis, it would take enormous (and unprecedented) bad luck to be demoted from M10 with 5-10. Getting demoted with 4-11 from M10 is a distinct possibility, but still much rarer than staying in the division.
  14. Randomitsuki

    Games Talk Nagoya 2019

    I‘m sorry for that. I had sent the banzuke to Doitsuyama one week ago, and re-sent it yesterday. But there‘s no response, so maybe Doitsuyama is on holiday... I apologize for the inconvenience.
  15. Randomitsuki

    Nagoya 2019 Superbanzuke Ranking

    Hiya, I have just compiled all the data for the Nagoya 2019 Superbanzuke Ranking. I am very happy that Chaingang Rankings are back in the game! I don't have much time for comments, as I am behind three bashos with regard to all the background data. However, one thing bears mentioning. I always thought that the best Superbanzuke points record ever (8270 points; Doitsuyama in Aki 2006) will never fall as the number of players has almost been cut in half since those days. But of course, what is humanly impossible, is pandaly probable, and so Pandaazuma achieves a new personal points record of 8215 points. I am confident that he will some day create another record for the ages. The Panda also shattered his own record by getting 824 raw points in the games. In other words, he has an average of 41.2 points for each of the 20 Superbanzuke games. That would be S1w on average in a typical banzuke. Incredible! Enjoy the basho! And maybe I will fill in some more details about this Ranking over the basho.