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  1. Randomitsuki

    Games Bugs

    Hoshitori is up and running now! Thanks to Doitsuyama!
  2. Randomitsuki

    Makushita Game Haru 2019

    After Day 10: Ketsukai was leading after Day 6, but Neko caught up after some phenomenal days. Now both players are tied, but Neko has the upper hand (if this were a kettei-sen). The rest of the pack currently has to cover some ground to keep up with the top dogs. At the moment, the KK/MK line runs between kadoban-Ozeki Asashosakari and Sekiwake Itachi. Andoreasu is below the line, as is Yokozuna kuroimori (who would need a marvelous performance on the home stretch to avoid deyokozunazation). Sansho standings: Shukun-sho: Neko (for picking Churanoumi and Kitaharima) Kanto-sho: Neko (50 wins) Gino-sho: shimodahito (19.97 points; e.g. 4 points for Shonannoumi; 3 points each for Ayanoumi and Nionoumi)
  3. Randomitsuki

    Makushita Game Haru 2019

    Standings after Day 6: Ketsukai has taken the lead, and Pandaazuma isn't too far behind. For the moment, the KK/MK line runs between wolfgangho and Ozeki Andoreasu. He is currently the only Ozeki in trouble territory, but he is joined by Yokozuna kuroimori who is up for his third MK in a row (and en route to an enforced intai). Sansho standings: Shukun-sho: Ketsukai (for picking Churanoumi and Tamaki) Kanto-sho: Ketsukai, Neko (31 wins) Gino-sho: Neko (10.64 points; e.g. 1.5 points apiece for Churanoumi and Kotoseiga)
  4. Randomitsuki

    Haru 2019 Superbanzuke Ranking

    Hullo! It's going to be a very busy week for me, so I had to squeeze in the compilation of the latest Superbanzuke Ranking. Therefore, I will not comment on it as much as usual (maybe next week I'll have time for more). Unfortunately, the Superbanzuke Ranking builds on only 18 out of 20 individual Haru rankings/banzuke. It is rather unfortunate that two games did not make current rankings available, even more so as both games use an automated banzuke and would have just needed a few clicks to put together... The first of the missing games is Hoshitori Game. I e-mailed Doitsuyama yesterday , but he did not respond so far, and since I have so little time, I could not wait any longer. I have used the Hoshitori Hatsu Banzuke instead ( minus 20%). The other game that was missing is much more worrying: for the third time in a row we do not have updated Chaingang rankings. Therefore I was using the Aki 2018 Chaingang ranking ( minus 60%). I hope that someone will try to resurrect the game (I believe that Andoreasu did compute the rankings at some time in the past). If nobody does take care of that, Chaingang will make its last appearance as part of the Superbanzuke circuit in May! As I said, there won't be many comments about the current edition of the Superbanzuke Ranking. Pandaazuma is of course breaking new records as if all the other players were Jonidan level. He has a new personal points record, and I am pretty sure that he would have cracked 8000 points if there hadn't been such hefty demerits in Chaingang and Hoshitori. Depending on where he actually stands in the Chaingang ranking, he might even had a go at the all-time points record (something which I thought would be impossible to break with the low number of current players). But instead the Panda impressed with another milestone. He becomes the first player with 800 raw points! That's an average of 40 raw points on each of the 20 Superbanzuke games (which means being around Sekiwake on average in all games). Simply unbelievable!, as the next best player in history (Norizo) did not even crack 700 raw points! The only other news item that caught my attention is Bill's ascension through the ranks. He can now celebrate his sanyaku debut! See where you stand at http://99998271.com/sb/current.html
  5. Randomitsuki

    Hatsu 2019 Superbanzuke Ranking

    Hey, just a quick update... I will be on vacation starting today. I will be back in Germany on Day 2 of the Haru Basho, and then will be facing a killer week at work. Therefore, the next Superbanzuke will be delayed, probably by a couple of days into the basho. I wish you the best of basho preparations!!
  6. Randomitsuki

    Makushita Game Haru 2019

    Hi there, as we have a record number of players in Makushita Game, I hope that many of you will return to the Haru Basho edition of this nice little game. Rules and stuff can be found at http://makushita.sumogames.de I have sent the Haru Banzuke to Doitsuyama, hoping that he will upload it in due time!
  7. Randomitsuki

    Superbanzuke Hatsu 2019 Masters

    The Masters results are in. If anyone had hoped to have a thrilling race for World Championship in 2019 - well, that might not materialize. Pandaazuma started the year with a record-breaking GTB yusho performance, but this was only the beginning of another triumph. He easily won his 10th Green Mawashi (tying Norizo), and even broke the old Masters points record from 2013. The Panda received yusho in GTB, Norizo Cup, and RotoSumo. He would have easily swept all three sansho categories. No wonder, as he equalized the record of 14 performances among the Top 10. What an incredible start into the year!The shukun-sho goes to Unkonoyama for yusho performances in Odd Sumo and Sekitori-Toto. It's his second career shukun-sho.The other two sansho are awarded to ScreechingOwl. He finished among the Top 10 in seven different games to receive his first kanto-sho. His points came both from pre-basho games (e.g., a jun-yusho in Ozumo Bingo) and daily games (e.g., a jun-yusho share in Sumo Game), securing him his second career kanto-sho.Congratulations to all the winners! Info on the World Championship 2019 is quite redundant at the current stage. However, I have finalized results from the 2018 World Championship (with all the individual gaming Champions and stuff). Who knows, one day I might even start to upload old Superbanzuke files that are still on my computer...
  8. Randomitsuki

    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    If it were not of my disdain toward personality cults, I would be on the verge of creating a new thread just listing all the gaming records that Pandaazuma breaks. Just for this basho it is: - most points ever in any Masters competition (he eclipsed my old record by a little bit more than half a point, clocking in a 108.91) - (probably) the best pre-basho performance in history, with 86.50 points (I have to double-check on that, but it's almost guaranteed) - getting points in 14 different games. Again, I am pretty sure that this is unprecedented. - the best GTB performance in history. Amazing... Watching the bouts with Simon, I began to get a grasp on what makes him such an outstanding daily gamer. I still have to uncover his secret for pre-basho gaming... Later edit: ok, some laurels too many... There have been two players with 90+ pre-basho points. And Gurowake also had a basho with 14 performances among the Top 10. And still, congrats on a remarkable achievement!
  9. Randomitsuki

    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    Pandaazuma is already in triple digits. The only somewhat open question is whether he will break my old Masters record from 2013. If he could maintain or improve his UDH performance on Days 14 and senshuraku, that mission is accomplished. Exactly what Simon would call a "good basho"...
  10. Randomitsuki

    Invitation to Makushita Game

    We had a really thrilling finale here. Wamahada went into senshuraku with a half point lead over Ozeki Flohru. First, Tsushimanada lost and Wamahada's lead dropped to a quarter point. Then, Kizakiumi lost as well, and both players were tied. Still, Wamahada would have an advantage against Flohru in a kettei-sen if he managed to get at least the same outcome for his last rikishi (Ryuko) than Flohru's last rikishi (Takanofuji). It went well for Flohru, as Takanofuji won and even gave him a quarter point lead. Still, a win of Ryuko would have turned the tide in Wamahada's favor. But Ryuko lost - in fact, all three crucial squad members of Wamahada lost, and so Ozeki Flohru clinched a miracle yusho on senshuraku. Hats off! Ozeki Andoreasu finished in KK territory. kuroimori got back-to-back make-koshi. Though it is not laid out in the rules, I would suggest that three consecutive make-koshi would enforce intai. Here's hoping that he can steer that boat around in his next participation. To determine your final win/loss record, add a full win point to your WP tally, and round down half-points. That being said, 12 players finish with KK (down to Profomisakari) and 15 players finish with MK (starting from Ketsukai). Sansho: Shukun-sho: Wamahada (for picking Shonannoumi and Tochihiryu) Kanto-sho: Wamahada (64 wins) Gino-sho: Kitanoyama (15.35 points; e.g., 4 points for Daiseido; 2.5 points apiece for Hoshoryu and Ikegawa) Thanks for playing, and I hope to see you back in March!!
  11. Randomitsuki

    Invitation to Makushita Game

    Standings after Day 14: The dust has settled, and effectively there are only two players in the yusho race. Wamahada has led through long stretches of the basho, but with a nice outing on Day 14, Ozeki Flohru trails by only half a win point. Both players have Kototebakari, so his senshuraku outcome is inconsequential. Flohru has only Takanofuji left. If Takanofuji should lose, Wamahada will win the yusho no matter what. However, if Takanofuji wins, then Wamahada either needs a win from Ryuko (that would seal the kettei-sen), or - altneratively - wins from his two remaining rikishi (Tsushimanada and Kizakiumi). Overall scoring has surged a bit lately, but we are still clearly sub-par, overall. The average win point total is 6.51, so to determine your win/loss estimation, add a full point to your WP tally and round down half-points. For the moment, the KK/MK line is between Profomisakari and Ketsukai. Yokozuna kuroimori looks poised for the second make-koshi in a row. Ozeki Andoreasu is on the right side of the line for now, but is not yet entirely safe from kadoban. Sansho standings: Shukun-sho: I think this is already won by Wamahada, currently for picking Shonannoumi and Tochihiryu. Kanto-sho: Wamahada (63 wins) Gino-sho: Kitanoyama (14.78 points; e.g. 4 points for Daiseideo, 2.5 points for Ikegawa).
  12. Randomitsuki

    Invitation to Makushita Game

    Short update after Day 10: It's been a while since the scoring level was so low. If you'd like to know your estimated win/loss record, add two full points to your WP tally and round up where applicable (the KK line is currently between Andoreasu and chishafuwaku). The only player who is totally oblivious to the apparent Makushita mayhem is Wamahada who now sports a comfortable 2-point lead over the rest of the field (leading to a whopping 12-3 yusho prediction). Far behind is a quartet of Maegashira players (Pepoetse, Kitanoyama, Asapedroryu, ScreechingOwl). kuroimori is poised for another Yokozuna-MK. The Ozeki pair (Flohru and Andoreasu) are currently in KK territory. Sansho standings: Shukun-sho: Wamahada (for picking Kizakiumi, Tochihiryu, and Tsushimanada) Kanto-sho: Wamahada (50 wins) Gino-sho: Andrasoyamawaka (12.07 points; e.g. 4 points for picking my personal favorite Irodori; 3 points for picking Aomihama).
  13. Randomitsuki

    Invitation to Makushita Game

    Time for a first update after Day 6. First of all, I am extremely pleased about the influx of new (or returning) players. Welcome back, Ganzohnesushi (after more than a year)! Welcome back, ScreechingOwl (after almost four years)! Welcome back Neko (after three basho)! Welcome Pandaazuma, it's nice to have The Emperor in the house! And welcome to Ariakenoumi and Chiyoshifuji! Makushita Game does not only feature a lot of new players - some of them apparently are pretty good in predicting Makushita. After last basho's monster mono-ii, then-shin-deshi Kobashi and Asapedroryu finished in #1 and #2. And after 6 days in Hatsu Basho, these same players again figure among the top 3! Asapedroryu is currently in the co-lead with Wamahada, while Kobashi features in 3rd place. The established top rankers have a mixed outing so far. Yokozuna kuroimori will need some oomph in order to avoid the second make-koshi in a row. kadoban-Ozeki Asashosakari sits out this tournament. And while Ozeki Flohru is in splendid shape so far, it looks as if Ozeki Andoreasu might fall kadoban. For the moment, the KK/MK line runs between Achiyama and Torafujii. You can get your estimated final record by adding 2.5 points to your WP tally, and round down where applicable. Here are the sansho standings: Shukun-sho: Wamahada (for picking Tsushimanada, Kizakiumi, Shonannoumi, and Tochihiryu). Kanto-sho: Wamahada (31 wins) Gino-sho: Chishafuwaku (6.92 points; e.g. 2 points for Shohoryu, 1 point apiece for Sakigake and Horyuyama). See you back on Day 10!
  14. Randomitsuki

    Hatsu 2019 Superbanzuke Ranking

    Greetings, I have just compiled the newest, latest edition of the Superbanzuke. Someone should try to do something about Chaingang. The rankings haven't been updated since July, so I had to take the Aki ranking and subtract 40% from them. Apart from that, I got access to all current rankings from other Superbanzuke games. Here are the current rankings. Some banzuke topics: Pandaazuma now leads by more than 1400 points. He even had a new personal points record at 7686. As the points depend on the number of sumo gamers, it is doubtful that the Panda will ever hit the all-time record of 8270 points (Doitsuyama, Aki 2006). However, there is a stat that favors current players, and that is based on banzuke ranks only. One could call it a dominance stat, as it determines the average banzuke rank that the players have across the games. Less players in the games also means that fewer players compete for the top spots, thus making it comparably easier to get into the upper echelons in the various games. The record for this dominance stat was long held by Norizo (from Kyushu 2011) and stood at 691 points. 691 divided by 20 games gives us 34.55. In other words, when Norizo was so dominant by the end of 2011, he had more than 34 points average in all games (this translates to being Komusubi in each game). Norizo's record held year after year, but as I found out just minutes ago, Pandaazuma improved this record to 710 points last March, 742 points last May, and 777 points for the current banzuke. That's an average of 38.85 points in each game - which means somewhere between Sekiwake and Ozeki on average! In yet other words (and just in case you missed it) - the Panda as of now is the most dominant sumo gamer that we ever had in recorded history. Flohru remains in the Yokozuna West spot. Gurowake, Susanoo, Komusubi-promotee Taka, and Norizo comprise the Ozeki bunch. Konosato, Kitakachiyama, Andoreasu (after almost two years in Maegashiraland), and ScreechingOwl are the lower sanyaku. Bill achieved a new career-high M1 in last basho (I did not have time for reporting), and now repeated at M1 with a new points record. Jejima improves his career-high from M3 to M2, and crosses 3000 points for the first time ever. Tenshinhan wrote some headlines in Kyushu, improving his career-high from M11 to M7. This time, he repeated at M7 and wound up his points record by a meager, but measurable 9 points. Sebunshu also hit a new career high in Kyushu Basho (M9), and repeated on this rank this time (but without new points record). Tsuchinoninjin had his Makuuchi debut in Kyushu 2017, returned to Makuuchi last March, and was in Juryo and Makushita since then. But now he came back with a vengeance, jumping all the way to M9 and hitting exactly 2000 points. I hope he'll last longer this time. Sakura was one of two shin-Makuuchi in November, (the other was Kishikaisei) and she improved from M16 to M15 this time around. With a new points record, hitting 1500. And then we have a new shin-Makuuchi, the 156th player ever to be ranked in the top division. And this one is no other than legendary Seki Haruaki. Actually, he is playing sumo games for such a long time that it took me over an hour to assemble just his Superbanzuke history... as this dates back to Aki Basho 2004!!! Since then, the Japanese gamer (who plays only a handful of games, at best) has been listed on each and every Superbanzuke. In Kyushu 2004, he had his Makushita debut. In Aki 2008 he had his Juryo debut. In Aki 2009 he was Juryo-hitto, but could never make it. But persistence pays off, and after more than 14 years of uninterrupted Superbanzuke presence, the stars align to earn him a promotion to M16 and a new points record. I am really happy for him. I am probably much happier for him than Seki Haruaki himself. With the language barrier and the relative isolation of Japanese games and gamers I could well imagine that my hero of the day does not even know about the Superbanzuke. Let him know, please, if you happen to know him! In Juryo, we have new career highs for Andrasoyamawaka (J1), Reijinguoshan (J7), and Fukurou (J8).
  15. Randomitsuki

    Invitation to Makushita Game

    Hullo! Welcome to another exciting year of Makushita Game action. You want to become an expert in sumo gaming? Then you'd better be in the know as early as possible. When others still don't know what to make of that shin-Makuuchi guy, you can lean back and relax, since you've been following that guy's career for three years already! Why? Because you played Makushita Game! Rules and stuff can be found here. Enjoy!