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  1. Randomitsuki

    Sumo Gaming World Championship: Tracking the Home Stretch

    I wouldn‘t recommend picking me in Metasumo 2022. As for 2023, we‘ll see…
  2. Randomitsuki

    Sumo Gaming World Championship: Tracking the Home Stretch

    Semi-official Final Standings: I coded the results for Hoshitori Game and SCS manually, so if I did not make any mistakes, my semi-official final results should be official final results. In the Kyushu Masters, Bill won the Green Mawashi with so much ease (75.25) that I found myself surprised that it was actually his first Masters title! Bill won the predicted four yusho (Bench Sumo, Tippspiel, RotoSumo, Oracle). Kaito remained in second place (59.51), and with being runner-up and having two yusho he will also net the shukun-sho (his second). With a tremendous senshuraku performance, Taka jumped into 3rd place (47.00). Andoreasu had an even better final day: he was below 30 points yesterday, but finished in 4th place with 43.76 points. Moreover, he does not only win the gino-sho (his 7th) but also the kanto-sho (his 4th). The other players in the Kyushu Top 10 all finished with 30+ points: 5. Flohru (34.65), 6. Gansekiiwa (33.56), 7. Pandaazuma (32.66), 8. Unkonoyama (32.50), 9. Norizo (32.43), 10. Mariohana (30.86). And now onto the World Championship: No big surprise here: Joaiyama is the Sumo Gaming World Champion 2021! Congratulations to a really dominating performance and I will be very excited to see whether you will continue to play at such an excellent level. Pandaazuma mentioned in an e-mail a while ago that he sees "signs of brilliance" in your playing style, and what better praise can you get from the best player in the world (at least over the last 10 years)? Joaoiyama lost some points on senshuraku (mostly by dropping completely out of SCS), but this won't taint a stellar performance over the year (268.12). Bill also lost some points on senshuraku (with costly losses in Quad, Toto, and Sumo Game). But getting the Green Mawashi and finishing second over the year is certainly the more joyous momentum (226.35 points). Pandaazuma finishes 3rd overall (187.50), just like last year. I am sure that he will agonize over the outcome, but maybe he'll really vie for the title again next year. Great news for Gansekiiwa: Not only did he have an excellent 171.84 points - he also managed to overtake Konosato on senshuraku. Hats off to Rocks! Konosato rounds out the Top 5 (170.77), and he'll likely forget this basho where he never really got off the ground. Andoreasu had a very strong senshuraku finish, gaining about 16 points (mostly with a spectacular finish in POG, but also by winning Bench and Toto and entering the ISP Top 10). This moves him from 7th to 6th place in the final standings (168,97), almost in striking distance of Konosato. With Andoreasu's sudden senshuraku surge, Flohru drops from 6th to 7th (151.96). Eighth place goes to Kaito (up from 10th), only a fraction of a point behind Flohru (151.51). His biggest gains of the day came from advancing 6 points in Oracle, adding 3 points in Odd (getting back the yusho with clever small bet), and 2 points apiece in Toto and TTT. Oskanohana stays in 9th place in spite of a senshuraku improvement (entering the Top 10 in Norizo Cup, winning in Quad). He finishes with exactly 150.00 points after a rather lackluster Kyushu Basho. Ganzohnesushi couldn't quite keep up with the sudden competitiveness of other contestants. Bad news: lost 2 places on senshuraku. Good news: finished within the Top 10 (145.14). Susanoo finishes in 11th place (139.01) while Kintamayama ends up 12th (134.83) with an 0.02 points differential to the player in 13th place. And this is indeed Taka who made an appearance on the chart at the very last moment (134.81) with a huge senshuraku boost in Ozumo Bingo Game, a solid increase in Oracle, and an important Bench win. Here is the rest of the Top 25 players: 14. Kitakachiyama (117.93), 15. Frinkanohana (109.14), 16. chishafuwaku (108.94), 17. Oyama (99.86), 18. Unkonoyama (92.82), 19. reigning World Champion Norizo (90.74), 20. Kotononami (86.48), 21. Gonzaburow (82.35), 22. Oortael (81.39), 23. ScreechingOwl (80.16), 24. Nantonoyama (80.13), 25. Kishikaisei (80.12) - look at the points difference between the last three players! Here is the final graph, but not the final words: To wrap up the proceedings for the year, here is also a record of other prizes for the year. Joaiyama gets the shukun-sho 2021 with a super-impressive 11 game yusho over the year! Omedetou! Joaiyama also gets the gino-sho 2021 with a score of 132.92 points in his worse gaming category (daily games). In other words, he would have even made it onto the chart (though not into the Top 10) if he had only played daily games this year! Joaiyama rounds out the sansho sweep by also getting the kanto-sho 2021 with 37 Top 10 scores across all games (Bill and Pandaaazuma were very close behind with 36 and 35, respectively). Joaiyama also is the World Champion for Daily Games with 132.92 points (the only other player in triple digits was Bill). Gansekiiwa spoils a full Joaiyama sweep of major yearly categories by being our World Champion in Pre-Basho Games (144.33 points in this category; other players in triple digits were - in descending order - Joaiyama, Pandaazuma, Flohru, Bill, Oskanohana, and Ganzohnesushi). Finally, here are the 2021 World Champions in individual games: Bench Sumo: Taka (42.00 points, 1st title in this game) Chaingang: Konosato (34.00 points; 1st title) Tippspiel: Bill and Konosato (19.00 points; 2nd Tippspiel title for Konosato) GTB: Nantonoyama (28.50 points; 2nd title) Hoshitori Game: Gansekiiwa (36.00 points; 1st) ISP: Obana (27.05 points; 1st) Juryo Game: Holleshoryu (32.50 points; 1st) Norizo Cup: Pandaazuma (33.50 points; 1st) Odd Sumo: Kaito (31.00 points; 1st) Ozumo Bingo Game: Flohru (31.00 points; 1st) Paper Oyakata Game: Joaoiyama (30.00 points; 1st) RotoSumo: Gansekiiwa and Oshirokita (26.00 points; 1st title in both cases) Salarycap Sumo: Pandaazuma (26.00 points; 1st) Sekitori Oracle: Bill (30.00 points; 1st) Sekitori Quadrumvirate: Kaito (30.00 points; 1st) Sekitori-Toto: Chijanofuji (23.75 points; 1st) Sumo Game: Yumezukuri (40.27 points; 1st) TTT: Pitinosato (41.00 points; 1st) UDH: Jejima (30.00 points; 1st) It's interesting to see that dominant players like Joaiyama and Bill did not net many individual game titles (1 for Joao, 2 for Bill). If anything, this might underscore that their brilliant performance this year was not a fluke. That's it for now. From experience, I know that setting up the official SB page will take a lot of time, so don't hold your breath (you might suffocate). But I am confident that the page will be ready by the end of the year. Thanks for playing, thanks for reading, and continue playing next year! Randomitsuki out.
  3. Randomitsuki

    Sumo Gaming World Championship: Tracking the Home Stretch

    Standings after Day 14: In the Kyushu Masters, Bill does not move up or down the least bit, sailing into the Green Mawashi (81.60 projected points). Kaito remains in 2nd place with an impressive 51.27 points (and leading in the shukun-sho and kanto-sho category). What follows is an increasing group of players currently hovering between 30 and 40 points: 3. Gonzaburow (39.00), 4. Flohru (35.70), 5. Unkonoyama (34.13), 6. Taka (33.76), 7. Norizo (31.38), 8. Pandaazuma (31.10), 9. Mariohana (30.36), 10. Gansekiiwa (30.20). Leader in the gino-sho category is currently Sukubidubidu in a highly contested affair. The upper half of the World Championship Top 10 has further solidified: it's about time to officially congratulate Joaiyama for his first World Champion title (I will contact you soon about it). Bill firmly remains in 2nd place. Pandaazuma could get some final momentum (suddenly jumping into the Norizo Cup lead today) and is poised for 3rd place. Konosato remains in 4th while Gansekiiwa stays 5th. Some turbulences among the guys in 3rd to 5th place might lead to some final re-arrangments, but it is highly likely that they all will remain in the Top 5. It's much more contested in the lower half of the Top 5: Flohru had a heck of a bullish day: in Norizo Cup he was out of the Top 10 yesterday and jumped into 2nd place. He also had a nice Odd gamble moving him into the Top 10 of that game as well, and a notable upward tick in SCS, thus gaining about 21 points today. This lifts him from 12th in the overall standings to 6th place! Andoreasu remains in 7th place while Ganzohnesushi dropped from 6th to 8th (with heavy losses in SCS today). In a kind of penultimate photo finish, Oskanohana remains in 9th while Kaito drops from 8th to 10th with Kintamayama very close behind. Susanoo is the only other player still on the graph as Kitakachiyama lost some ground today. Here's a look at players not on the graph but in triple digits: 13. Taka (120.97; might even debut on the chart tomorrow if the upward trend continues), 14. Kitakachiyama (120.18), 15. Frinkanohana (112.08), 16. chishafuwaku (110.98), 17. Oyama (103.86).
  4. Randomitsuki

    Sumo Gaming World Championship: Tracking the Home Stretch

    Standings after Day 13: In the Kyushu Masters, Bill kept his tremendous leading margin, and I have difficulties to imagine that this will change over the last two days. He already has a 2-win cushion in Bench Sumo and will win the jun-yusho even with two final losses. He has a 7-point lead in Tippspiel (of course when I was active, losing 7 points on the last two days was easy as pancake for me...). The 22 points lead in RotoSumo is also quite large, and he would need a loss of 60 points to fall out of double digits in that game. Finally, he also has a 7-point lead in my Oracle standings (which of course might change quickly...). Anyway, for now Bill stands at 81.63 points. Kaito remains in second place (55.33 points, shukun-sho candidate). Others in the more volatile areas are: 3. Mariohana (41.52); 4. Gonzaburow, coming out of nowhere (41.50, kanto-sho candidate); 5. Unkonoyama (36.58, gino-sho candidate); 6. Oyama (35.00), 7. Joaoiyama (32.68); 8. Oortael (30.50). It was a relatively quiet day in the World Championship upper echelons. All players in the Top 5 (Joaiyama, Bill, Pandaazuma, Konosato, Gansekiiwa) lost a few points today, but mostly in small numbers - only Konosato lost slightly more than 5 points (with losses in Bench, Quad, and TTT). In the lower half, something interesting happened, as the players who were ranked 6th to 9th yesterday completely reversed their ranking order today. This means that Ganzohnesushi moves from 9th up to 6th place (today he entered the Hoshitori Top 10 in 6th; and stormed into my SCS Top 10 in 5th place - these standings already assign bonus points for Terunofuji). Andoreasu moves up from 8th to 7th with a crucial Bench win and a sudden, high-placed entry into my Oracle Top 10. Kaito drops from 7th to 8th while Oskanohana slips from 6th to 9th. Kintamayama (important wins in Bench and Toto) overtook Susanoo (heavy losses in Tippspiel and UDH) to round out the Top 10.
  5. Randomitsuki

    Sumo Gaming World Championship: Tracking the Home Stretch

    Standings after Day 12: I have to keep it brief today: In the Masters, Bill (82.22) continues to lead in front of Kaito (52.01, shukun-sho, kanto-sho) and Oyama (41.00). After this trio, we have Mariohana (36.19), Joaoiyama (35.14), Norizo (35.05), Unkonoyama (31.82, gino-sho), and Gansekiiwa (30.08). Not many movements on the chart depicting the World Championship: Joaoiyama leads. Bill lost nine points (in SCS, Quad, and Toto). Pandaazuma, Konosato, and Gansekiiwa follow suit. Oskanohana remains in 6th, Kaito overtakes Andoreasu for 7th. Ganzohnesushi stays in 9th while Susanoo (great progress in Tippspiel and TTT) overtakes Kintamayama in 10th. Kitakachiyama debuts on the chart today after gaining some 9 points in UDH.
  6. Randomitsuki

    Sumo Gaming World Championship: Tracking the Home Stretch

    Standings after Day 11: In the Kyushu Masters, Bill managed to even widen the gap between himself and all those mere mortals toiling in the mud. Taiwan-based Bill now sits at a hefty 91.00 projected points which inclues (co-)leads in Bench Sumo, Tippspiel, and Oracle plus a jun-yusho score in RotoSumo plus many more scores above 5 points (Norizo Cup, Salarycap Sumo, Quad, and Toto). Kaito remains a distant second (48.28 points). He is still aiming for the shukun-sho (for being second overall, and for leading in Odd Sumo and Quad) as well as the kanto-sho (nine placements among the Top 10). Similar to Kaito, Oyama lost a lot of ground today but stays in 3rd place (42.00). In the 30-40 points range we currently have Joaoiyama (39.17), Oortael (38.33), Pandaazuma (32.10, now leading for gino-sho), Kishikaisei (32.00), and DeRosa (30.60). In the World Championship, Joaoiyama had an excellent game day and achieves a new basho high. Though he lost an important bout in Bench, he could make up for this by suddenly advancing to a jun-yusho position in Tippspiel (on a day where many other gaming legends like Pandaazuma and Norizo also burst into the Top 10), gaining notably in Salarycap Sumo, and getting crucial wins in Quad and Toto. Bill in second place had an even better day with large gains in Norizo Cup, getting into solo first place of my Oracle standings, and also getting crucial wins in Quad and Toto. And still, his almost superhuman performance is not even enough to be on Joaoiyama's pre-basho level overall. Pandaazuma remains in 3rd and Konosato remains in 4th without making much of a splash. Gansekiiwa remains in 5th place though he lost another roughly 8 points today. Some from it came from a Quad loss, but most notably he had a day in Oracle where seemingly every bout must have run against his pre-basho predictions - he dropped from a yusho tie into a shared 10th place on a single day! In a day that did not go well for most of the Top 10 players, Oskanohana dropped out of everything notable (the Japanese twin games and SCS), losing some 7 points in the process. Funnily (for an outside observer, not for those involved) falling to zero points today made him advance from 7th to 6th in the standings (thanks to even bigger failures among his competitors). How much one could gain today with an average performance was epitomized by Andoreasu who moved up from 11th to 7th with only some modest improvements in the games. Kaito's general downward trend continues. Today he lost about 11 points, about half of which came from dropping remarkably in Tippspiel and Salarycap Sumo, so he slips from 6th to 8th overall. The remaining places in the Top 10 are taken by Ganzohnesushi and Kintamayama who also swapped places today. Susanoo was ousted from the Top 10 again after losing about 12 points with a very costly loss in TTT and a notable drop in UDH. Oyama also lost about 12 points (in Paper Oyakata and Salarycap Sumo) and drops off the chart again.
  7. Randomitsuki

    Sumo Gaming World Championship: Tracking the Home Stretch

    Standings after Day 10: In the Kyushu Masters, Bill (76.48) managed to keep his notable lead against runner-up Kaito (58.87). Kaito is now up for all three sansho. Oyama holds his ground at 53.00 points which even moves him up from 4th to 3rd. Pandaazuma is 4th (36.13) and Oyama is 5th (36.00). Wait - isn't there someone missing? Indeed, there is: Gansekiiwa had a terrible day and lost more than 21 points to currently sit at 32.76 points. He is also stripped away from the virtual shukun-sho after losing first place in Hoshitori Game and RotoSumo (and in Oracle, he is in a leading tie with Bill, Golynohana, and Pandaazuma). Today, we had some adjustments in the upper echelons of the World Championship: Joaoiyama gained 12 points (the biggest share comes from entering the Top 10 in Tippspiel in 5th place). The pending World Champion crossed 275 points again, sporting a very solid lead over Bill. Pandaazuma has moved up from 4th to 3rd while Konosato improved from 5th to 4th (mostly by getting a crucial Quad win, but also a semi-crucial Bench Sumo win). These improvements came at the cost of Gansekiiwa whose downfall was already discussed in the Masters section (he did not even lose the co-lead in Hoshitori Game, but dropped to a tie for 7th place which amounts to 10 points net loss for this game alone). Let's see whether he hit Rocks-bottom today. In the lower half, Kaito could capitalize on some competitors' blunders, advancing from 8th to 6th without contributing overly much to that progression today. Oskanohana drops to 7th place with nightmarish performances in the Japanese twin games (net loss of 12 points in these two games alone). Susanoo could improve to 8th place overall, thanks to a brilliant TTT win when almost everybody lost. Kintamayama remains in 9th place while Ganzohnesushi returns to the Top 10. Andoreasu drops from 7th to 11th after having a similarly disastrous day as Gansekiiwa. Andoreasu lost a very crucial bout in Bench (-6 points), but also dropped completely out of the Top 10 in Hoshitori Game (-5 points) and SCS (-6 points).
  8. Randomitsuki

    Sumo Gaming World Championship: Tracking the Home Stretch

    Standings after Day 9: In the Kyushu Masters, the duel between Bill and Kaito is currently very much in favor of the former. While the Taiwanese gaming veteran could hold his incredibly high Kyushu score (75.19), Kaito plummeted almost 17 points and now has 55.71 projected points. Gansekiiwa isn't too far behind at 53.36, and the same holds true for the other contestant in the inoffical "Most Volatile Trajectory Competition", Oyama. He gained more than 20 points today and suddenly sits in fourth place with a whopping 52.00 points. Lower down, we have Oortael (35.50), Holleshoryu (33.57), and Pandaazuma (32.33) in 30+ territory. In the upper half of the World Championship, nothing spectacular happened. Joaoiyama lost some points but still has a very reassuring lead over Bill (who is close to the maximum of what is possibly achievable). Gansekiiwa still has the uper hand over Pandaazuma, and Konosato still cruises in no-man's land. As for the bottom half of the Top 10, Kaito is making some news by dropping from 6th to 8th which means a one-spot improvement for Oskanohana (now 6th) and Andoreasu (now 7th). In other news, we have a very competitive battle for 9th place, what with four players separated by less than two points. For the moment, Kintamayama is 9th, and Susanoo moves up to 10th while Ganzohnesushi and Flohru dropped to 11th and 12th, respectively. Oyama returns onto the chart again.
  9. Randomitsuki

    Sumo Gaming World Championship: Tracking the Home Stretch

    Standings after nakabi: In the Kyushu Masters, we have an epic duel unfolding. Two players with 70+ points is something you will not see every day (and of course, it could all collapse in Week 2). That being said, both Bill and Kaito improved considerably, but Bill still has the upper hand with 75.56 vs. 72.43 points. Gansekiiwa remains firmly seated in third place (47.17). He is still up for three yusho though his incredible leading margin in my Oracle standings has melted away like snow (he now co-leads with Pandaazuma and Golynohana) . As for other players in 30+ territory, pending World Champion Joaoiyama entered the spotlight for the first time this basho, moving up to fourth place with 36.65 points. DeRosa (31.86), Oyama (31.25), and Golynohana (30.83) are other contestants. In the World Championship, Joaoiyama had an impressive day. His greatest coup was to enter the Top 10 in Odd Sumo (on a day where almost everyone lost points), but he also had crucial wins in Bench Sumo, Quad, and Toto (and he improved in Ozumo Bingo). As a consequence, I had to adapt the range of the y axis on the graph. Bill has also reached a maximum for the basho so far (more than 225 points). His biggest booster came from getting top spot in Toto, but we all know that this is a very slippery slope up there. Gansekiiwa keeps his small lead over Pandaazuma for 3rd place while Konosato sits firmly in 5th place since Day 5. Kaito has the most volatile trajectory among all players. Being as far up as #3 after Day 3, he dropped to #10 after Day 6. Among some minor improvements, he won in Quad, Toto, and TTT today, entered the Oracle Top 10, but had his biggest net increase by moving up in Paper Oyakata. That's enough for 6th place overall. Oskanohana was overtaken by Kaito, but he overtook Andoreasu in turn to stay put in 7th place. Flohru had a miserable day and lost more than 12 points with very costly defeats in Toto and Sumo Game. As a consequence, he dropped from 8th to 11th which gave Ganzohnesushi (now 9th) and Kintamayama (now 10th) a slight upward notch.
  10. Randomitsuki

    Sumo Gaming World Championship: Tracking the Home Stretch

    Standings after Day 7: In the Kyushu Masters, Bill stays on top (57.79). However, now he has a close competitor in Kaito who managed to regroup on Day 7 (53.32; also vying for the gino-sho and kanto-sho). Gansekiiwa remains in third place (44.15; vying for the shukun-sho with two yusho). Other players with 30+ points are Oyama (35.67), Kashunowaka (35.00), Oortael (33.50), and Golynohana (31.27). Not much has happened in the World Championships. Kaito was the biggest mover with less than 10 points (upwards) today, all other contestants had even smaller fluctuations. That being said, Joaoiyama leads in front of Kaito, Gansekiiwa, Pandaazuma, and Konosato. The bottom half of the Top 10 is now led by Andoreasu. Oskanohana drops from 6th to 7th, Flohru slips from 7th to 8th, and Kaito overtakes Ganzohnesushi for 9th place. Enjoy the momentary calmness, I am convinced that tumultuous times on the graph will return.
  11. Randomitsuki

    Sumo Gaming World Championship: Tracking the Home Stretch

    Standings after Day 6: To be honest, I haven't looked at the sumo results for today, but something interesting seems to have happened. We had a lot of changes in the game standings today, most notably in pre-basho games (particularly in some games where changes tend to happen slowly). In any case, this also had some implications in the larger picture. In the Kyushu Masters, Kaito's dominance came to an end and he has to regroup. No player is north of 60 points anymore. First place now goes to Bill (although he lost some points and currently sits at 54.03). Gansekiiwa moves up to second place at 47.05, and currently leads for the shukun-sho with three yusho-to-be. That includes first place in my Oracle standings, and I seriously hope that I hadn't botched them when entering the data semi-manually. He has one of the largest leading margins in Oracle that I have seen in a long time - 4 points on the second-placed and even 8 points on the third-placed player. Kaito drops to third with a still respectable 43.87 points. As he still has eight games in the Top 10, he might recover from the slump he's in. Other players with 30+ points are Oskanohana (42.30), Oortael (41.10), and Flohru (36.28). The shape of the World Championship graph also seems to indicate that something must have happened today that many of the top players did not foresee. Only two of yesterday's Top 10 had an upward tick in their trajectory, and several of the Top 10 had relatively similar drops between 5 and 10 points. Put into perspective, this means that Joaiyama could not increase his tally for the first time this basho. Bill cruises in 2nd place, currently with quite a margin both up- and downwards. Gansekiiwa was one of the two lucky guys today and grabs 3rd place from Pandaazuma. Currently, Konosato is in no man's land of 5th place. Oskanohana remains in 6th place, sporting a tiny 0.16 points lead over Flohru (the other Top 10 player to have a strong day). Andoreasu was outside of the Top 10, but still on the graph, and as his upward slope was steepest today, he jumped from 11th to 8th. Ganzohnesushi in 9th place is close behind. And then there is Kaito who made such a remarkable entry into the Top 10 early in the basho but wisely and modestly said he would aim for remaining in the Top 10. That's exactly what he does so far, staying in the Top 10. He only has a small lead over Kintamayama in 11th place, but the Israeli sumo legend seems to have his own trouble getting off the ground. While these are the only players whose scores can be seen on the graph, here is a list of names who might make it (or make it back) onto the graph: 12. Susanoo (124.31); 13. Kitakachiyama (120.39), 14. chishafuwaku (119.24), 15. Frinkanohana (118.78), 16. Oortael (108.93), 17. Oyama (108.08; he was definitely having a crash of epic proportions today...), and 18. Taka (107.57).
  12. Randomitsuki

    Sumo Gaming World Championship: Tracking the Home Stretch

    Standings after Day 5: Kyushu Masters: For now, Kaito's high-flying days are over. He lost about 24 points on Day 5, but still managed to keep the lead with a still impressing 67.62 points. Mover of the day is Oyama who already was in great shape yesterday and now jumped into second place (65.57). Bill recovered from his mini slump and is also very much in contention (60.36). There is quite a chasm behind this trio, only filled with Gansekiiwa at 45.17. Only two other players are in low 30+ territory (Oshirokita, Pandaazuma). World Championship: That's a championesque trajectory by Joaiyama who has been constantly improving since shonichi. Bill remains in second place and straddles the 200+ points mark again. Pandaazuma and Gansekiiwa did some parallel slalom today and remain in 3rd and 4th, respectively. Konosato could stop the downward trend and moves up into 5th place again. In the second half of the Top 10, Oskanohana moves up from 7th to 6th while Kaito crashed down in 7th. Ganzohnesushi was one of the most successful players among the Top 10 today and advances from 9th to 8th. Conversely, Flohru had a similar breakdown as Kaito and slips to 9th place. In 10th place we have a new entry on the chart, viz. high-flying Oyama.
  13. Randomitsuki

    Sumo Gaming World Championship: Tracking the Home Stretch

    Standings after Day 4: In the Kyushu Masters, we observed some regression to the middle (is that already Ganzohneushi's forecast playing out?). Kaito lost roughly 10% of his Kyushu tally, but still towers above the rest with 91.00 predicted points. Bill also lost some ground and dropped to 47.01 points which is only good for third place right now (he would still win the kanto-sho and gino-sho though). We have a new high riser in Gansekiiwa who jumped to second place with 54.76 points and now would also take the shukun-sho with three yusho (everybody can already see that he (co-)leads in Hoshitori Game and RotoSumo; but only I have known that he also leads quite decisively in my Oracle oracle). Other players in 40+ points territory are Golynohana (46.75), Oyama (44.54, he had an incredible day today), and Flohru (42.64). In the World Championship standings, Joaiyama extended his leading margin, mostly because Bill dropped below the 200 points mark again. Pandaazuma overtook Kaito and sits in third place. Gansekiiwa made a huge splash by moving from 7th to 4th while Kaito drops from 3rd to 5th. Konosato's basho turned from magic to miserable over the last few days, and he now leads the second tier of the Top 10. Oskanohana can count himself among the winners of the day and ekes out 7th place with a 0.05 lead over Flohru. Ganzohnesushi hardly improved points-wise, but as his closest competitors took a day off, he advances from 11th to 9th place. 10th place goes to Kintamayama.
  14. Randomitsuki

    Sumo Gaming World Championship: Tracking the Home Stretch

    I'm glad that Sumoforum is back (it was down for a couple of hours, at least for me). Here are the Standings after Day 3: Kyushu Masters: You know that great things may be afoot when the player who had the greatest points gain of the day is the player who already had the most points overall. This happened to Kaito. His biggest feats of the day were jumping into second place in Seki-Quad and TTT, respectively. He now holds double digit points in Odd Sumo (1st), Ozumo Bingo (tied for 2nd), Paper Oyakata (1st), SCS (1st), Quad (2nd), and TTT (2nd). Add some small change and you arrive at a whopping 100.64 points projection. With such a dominance, stellar performances by two other players may disappear in the background. So let's not forget to cast some light on Bill (60.84 points) and Flohru (43.55). If the basho were over now, Bill would win all three sansho. This has some implications for the World Championship as well. While Joaoiyama picks up his pace, Bill has soared into second place and is the second player to cross the 200-points line. Kaito flies into 3rd place overall! Pandaazuma has gained some ground, and while he overtook stumbling Konosato, the Panda was also overtaken by Kaito, thus staying in 4th place. In the second tier of the Top 10, the biggest news come from Flohru who was out of the Top 10 yesterday, but jumped to 6th place today. Gansekiiwa drops to 7th, and the Top 10 are rounded out by Kintamayama, leading with 0.02 points over Oskanohana, and Frinkanohana.
  15. Hi there, like in previous years I will take the opportunity and score each of the Superbanzuke games on a daily basis, thus tracking who is up for the Green Mawashi in Kyushu Basho, and, more importantly, how the outcome of the Sumo Gaming World Championship plays out. Like in many of the previous years, the key question is: Who is going to become World Champion, and like in many of the previous years, the answer to this question might be quite boring - we frequently had one frontrunner who was leading the field by miles - this time, it's Joaoiyama who could only miss out on the title when two things are happening simultaneously: 1) he needs a basho where everything goes wrong; 2) one of his closest pursuers needs a basho where absolutely everything goes right. That being said, let's jump to Day 2 (I will not bother you with yesterday's news). In the Kyushu Masters, we have a very early, but also very decisive lead by Kaito (with 71.04 projected points). He is currently among the Top 10 in 12 different games, among them having a lead in Odd Sumo and Salarycap Sumo as well as being third in Hoshitori Game and Paper Oyakata. Behind Kaito there is currently a void of nothingness. After this void comes a large number of players with scores between 30 and 35 points (Frinkanohana, Golynohana, Oskanohana, Sakura, Oortael, Gansekiiwa, Hironoumi, Taka, Bill). In the World Championship standings, neither thing 1) nor thing 2) (see above) materialized so far. Joaoiyama currently has a relatively lackluster but not abysmal 17.69 projected Masters points. Meanwhile, neither closest pursuer Konosato (28.98 Kyushu projection) nor Pandaazuma (23.92 projection) could gain much ground on the Brazilian legend in the making. Bill overtook Pandaazuma for third place. Gansekiiwa overtook Ganzohnesushi and finds himself in fifth place. Kaito wasn't in the chart at the beginning, but with his spectacular Kyushu performance so far currently sits in sixth place. The remaining places among the Top 10 are a contested affair, currently with Ganzohnesushi in 7th, Andoreasu in 8th, Frinkanohana in 9th, and Oskanohana in 10th. Usually, my graph depicts every player who is at 100+ points at any given time during Kyushu basho. However, with so many players in triple digits, I raised this bar to 125 points this year. This already gives us a list of 14 players charted on the graph.