Sakura

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  1. Sakura

    Hakuho retires

    I must admit I can't work this out.
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    Happy Birthday Sakura

    Happy Birthday Sakura. Congratulations on a reasonable performance in the Sumo Games. I am sorry about Takakeisho winning the Yusho. That's a pretty stinky present.
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    Hatsu 2023 Superbanzuke Masters Series

    I'm delighted and somewhat surprised. I don't play Odd, Juryo, Norizo or Sumo Game and I failed to enter GTB, Bingo and Paper Oyakata.
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    Sekitori Sweepstake - March 2023

    Do we keep the same rikishi?
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    Happy Birthday Sakura

    That would be truly astonishing, given the number of games I don't play.
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    Sekitori Sweepstake - March 2023

    I'm in.
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    Promotion /Demotion and Yūshō Discussion Hatsu 2023

    How reliable are these reports?
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    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2023 (18th Wave)

    I wish I had remembered Ochiai
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    Games Talk, Hatsu 2023

    Thanks. First Yusho in Chain Gang. So so close in ISp and Roto. My rikishi let me down on Day 14 in Roto. And actual points in TTT and Hoshitori, so much better than my usual performances.
  10. Welcome to Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) No need to register. Just start making your picks. It's an easy game to play, but you have to pick wisely. In this daily game, you have to choose three Makuuchi bouts where you think a rikishi with a losing head-to-head record against his opponent will win. Post your guesses either here with spoiler tags or PM me on this forum. Rules 1) Every day, choose three Makuuchi bouts listed for that same day. The bouts must follow this form: A) The first bout must contain a rikishi from Sanyaku (any bout with a Y/O/S/K can be chosen). B) The second bout must contain a rikishi ranked M1 through M8. C) The third bout must contain a rikishi ranked M9 or lower. A lower ranked Makuuchi rikishi against a Juryo rikishi can be chosen. 2) Some bouts will fit in multiple categories (e.g. a Y vs M1 bout can be chosen for the first or second bout). However, you may not choose the same bout twice (or more). If you do, the second (or third) instance of the bout will score you 0 points. 3) Any bouts that do not fit the criteria will not score points. 4) You will score points if the rikishi with the losing record in head-to-head wins. E.g. if RIKISHI A has a 30-20 winning record over RIKISHI B and RIKISHI B wins, then you score points. If RIKISHI A wins, then you score 0 points. 5) The number of points you score is calculated by the difference in head-to-head score prior to the bout. E.g. if RIKISHI A has a 30-20 winning record over RIKISHI B and RIKISHI B wins, then you score 30-20=10 points. These points are called base points. 6) When determining points, any previous bouts between the two rikishi that were in a playoff or decided by fusen do not count. I'll be using the head-to-head stats from the database, so if it gives a head-to-head of 5[-1]-8[+1], then that will be used as a 4-8 record in the calculations. 7) Fusen: If your rikishi wins by fusen, then you get half of all points (including the bonus points in rule 9) rounded up to the nearest integer. 8) The Kotoshogiku Rule. This rule has been named in honour of Kotoshogiku's extremely lopsided head-to-head result with Hakuho. The maximum number of base points on any match-up is 20. If RIKISHI A has a head-to-head winning record of 50-5 over RIKISHI B then the base points will be 20, not 45. 9) In addition to the points given as described above there will be an additional 3 points for picking a winning rikishi. This should make some of the lower scoring but low risk bouts more attractive to pick. 10) For any day, due to timezones, it may be that I cannot get to posting the points scores until well after the torikumi is out. You may choose to wait for me or calculate them yourselves. 11) Entry deadline is start of Juryo Winning The winner is the one with the most points and the end of the basho. The tiebreaker is decided by the bonus points system.
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2023

    Day 15 torikumi Sanyaku 2: Kotoshoho (vs Takakeisho) 1: Nishikigi (vs Wakatakakage) 1: Kiribayama (vs Ryuden) 1: Hokutofuji (vs Kotonowaka) 4: Takanosho (vs Meisei) 1: Endo (vs Wakamotoharu) M1-M8 1: Nishikigi (vs Wakatakakage) 1: Kiribayama (vs Ryuden) 1: Hokutofuji (vs Kotonowaka) 2: Kotoeko (vs Tobizaru) 2: Daieisho (vs Aoiyama) 6: Takarafuji (vs Mitakeumi) 3: Nishikifuji (vs Ichiyamamoto) 3: Sadanoumi (vs Chiyoshoma) 6: Azumaryu (vs Ura) 1: Kagayaki (vs Oho) M9+ 2: Kotoshoho (vs Takakeisho) 4: Takanosho (vs Meisei) 1: Endo (vs Wakamotoharu) 2: Kotoeko (vs Tobizaru) 2: Daieisho (vs Aoiyama) 6: Takarafuji (vs Mitakeumi) 3: Nishikifuji (vs Ichiyamamoto) 3: Sadanoumi (vs Chiyoshoma) 6: Azumaryu (vs Ura) 1: Kagayaki (vs Oho) 9: Chiyomaru (vs Daiamami)
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    Guess Kiribayama's Aite - January 2023 edition

    I was waiting for @Gurowake to make a pick, and then life happened and I was unable to. For what it's worth, I was pretty sure it was going to be Ryuden. I figured if Kotoshoho won he'd get Takakeisho. However, since Gurowake also picked Ryuden my choices were to pick someone else without much hope, or go with Ryuden and still not win the yusho.
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2023

    Day 14 torikumi Sanyakub 4: Hoshoryu (vs Takakeisho) 3: Wakatakakage (vs Shodai) 3: Midorifuji (vs Kotonowaka) 3: Myogiryu (vs Meisei) 1: Kiribayama (vs Onosho) M1-M8 3: Midorifuji (vs Kotonowaka) 3: Myogiryu (vs Meisei) 1: Kiribayama (vs Onosho) 1: Kotoshoho (vs Daieisho) 2: Tobizaru (vs Kagayaki) 4: Ura (vs Mitakeumi) 9: Endo (vs Abi) 9: Sadanoumi (vs Chiyomaru) 1: Nishikifuji (vs Oho) 1: Nishikigi (vs Aoiyama) 2: Ryuden (vs Chiyoshoma) 6: Takarafuji (vs Hokutofuji) M9+ 1: Kotoshoho (vs Daieisho) 2: Tobizaru (vs Kagayaki) 9: Endo (vs Abi) 9: Sadanoumi (vs Chiyomaru) 1: Nishikifuji (vs Oho) 1: Nishikigi (vs Aoiyama) 2: Ryuden (vs Chiyoshoma) 6: Takarafuji (vs Hokutofuji) 4: Takanosho (vs Mitoryu) 2: Kotoeko (vs HIradoumi) 1: Ichiyamamoto (vs Azumaryu) 1: Kinbozan (vs Tsurugisho) Welcome Kinbozan!
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    Chaingang Hatsu 2023

    My first (and probably only ) Chain-Gang Yusho. I looked at the rankings and saw that unlike me Shifuto is a competent player of this game. I noticed that like me Shifuto had mostly been picking amid to low Juryo rikishi. I wanted to pick a Maegashira wrestler, but I thought that could lose me my advantage so I felt compelled to pick a low Juryo rikishi even though I was not confident in any one rikishi winning. I thought Shifuto would also choose a Juryo wrestler so I had to hope that a) Shifuto lost or b) my low ranked rikishi won unexpectedly so that I could continue. Thankfully for me, it was a)
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2023

    Day 13 torikumi Sanyaku 8: Onosho (vs Takakeisho) 5: Ryuden (vs Shodai) 4: Hoshoryu (vs Wakatakakage) 1: Midorifuji (vs Kiribayama) 2: Tamawashi (vs Kotonowaka) 1: Nishikifuji (vs Meisei) 2: Wakamotoharu (vs Hokutofuji) M1-M8 8: Onosho (vs Takakeisho) 5: Ryuden (vs Shodai) 1: Midorifuji (vs Kiribayama) 2: Tamawashi (vs Kotonowaka) 1: Nishikifuji (vs Meisei) 2: Wakamotoharu (vs Hokutofuji) 3: Tobizaru (vs Mitakeumi) 2: Kotoshoho (vs Abi) 4: Oho (vs Sadanoumi) 1: Nishikigi (vs Takarafuji) 1: Tsurugisho (vs Myogiryu) 2: Kotoeko (vs Ura) M9+ 2: Kotoshoho (vs Abi) 1: Nishikigi (vs Takarafuji) 1: Tsurugisho (vs Myogiryu) 2: Kotoeko (vs Ura) 1: Takanosho (vs Chiyomaru) 3: Endo (vs Aoiyama) 5: Chiyoshoma (vs Azumaryu) 2: Mitoryu (vs Enho)
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    Promotion /Demotion and Yūshō Discussion Hatsu 2023

    You missed Ryuko from your list. Ms15 7-0 2020.11.
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2023

    Day 12 torikumi 4: Kiribayama (vs Takakeisho) 1: Ryuden (vs Hoshoryu) 1: Midorifuji (vs Wakamotoharu) 1: Meisei (vs Sadanoumi) M1-M8 1: Ryuden (vs Hoshoryu) 1: Midorifuji (vs Wakamotoharu) 1: Meisei (vs Sadanoumi) 4: Daieisho (vs Mitakeumi) 1: Myogiryu (vs Tobizaru) 1: Onosho (vs Tamawashi) 1: Ura (vs Abi) 1: Nishikigi (vs Kotoshoho) 5: Chiyoshoma (vs Hokutofuji) 5: Oho (vs Mitoryu) M9+ 1: Nishikigi (vs Kotoshoho) 5: Chiyoshoma (vs Hokutofuji) 5: Oho (vs Mitoryu) 2: Ichiyamamoto (vs Endo) 2: HIradoumi (vs Azumaryu) 2: Aoiyama (vs Kotoeko) 7: Kagayaki (vs Takarafuji) 1: Chiyomaru (vs Tohakuryu)
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2023

    Day 11 totikumi Sanyaku 4: Kotonowaka (vs Takakeisho) 2: Wakatakakage (vs Kiribayama) 1: Midorifuji (vs Meisei) 1: Daieisho (va Wakamotoharu) M1-M8 1: Midorifuji (vs Meisei) 1: Daieisho (va Wakamotoharu) 1: Tobizaru (vs Abi) 4: Mitakeumi (vs Ryuden) 5: Nishikigi (vs Tamawashi) 3: Takanosho (vs Hokutofuji) 7: Kotoeko (vs Myogiryu) 2: Ura (vs Kagayaki) 3: Kotoshoho (vs Onosho) M9+ 3: Takanosho (vs Hokutofuji) 7: Kotoeko (vs Myogiryu) 2: Ura (vs Kagayaki) 3: Kotoshoho (vs Onosho) 1: Azumaryu (vs Endo) 15: Takarafuji (vs Aoiyama) 2: Hiradoumi (vs Mitoryu) 1: Tsurugisho (vs Chiyoshoma)
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Takakeisho's greatest strength, in my opinion, is his self-confidence. It may have helped propel him further than he might have gone. I don't think he'd have made Ozeki if he were born 10 years earlier. However, he's here now and he's clearly the most consistent performer at the top of the banzuke, and that's all that matters.
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    I'm not a Takakeisho fan, but I'm expecting him to take the Yusho. I think any Yusho will also earn him the rope. On Shodai: It'd be just like him to get 6 losses to ensure a non-promotion and then run the table.
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    Promotion /Demotion and Yūshō Discussion Hatsu 2023

    I'd keep Asanoyama in until he's ruled out as a promotion candidate.
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2023

    Day 10 torikumi Sanyaku 3: Meisei (vs Takakeisho) 4: Sadanoumi (vs Wakatakakage) 2: Kiribayama (vs Hoshoryu) 4: Mitakeumi (vs Kotonowaka) 4: Wakamotoharu (vs Tobizaru) M1-M8 4: Sadanoumi (vs Wakatakakage) 4: Mitakeumi (vs Kotonowaka) 4: Wakamotoharu (vs Tobizaru) 4: Daieisho (vs Tamawashi) 1: Ryuden (vs Abi) 1: Nishikifuji (vs Onosho) 1: Nishikigi (vs Takanosho) 12: Aoiyama (vs Hokutofuji) 3: Kotoshoho (vs Ura) 2: Tsurugisho (vs Oho) M9+ 1: Nishikigi (vs Takanosho) 12: Aoiyama (vs Hokutofuji) 3: Kotoshoho (vs Ura) 2: Tsurugisho (vs Oho) 3: Takarafuji (vs Endo) 3: Hiradoumi (vs Ichiyamamoto) 4: Mitoryu (vs Chiyoshoma) 4: Kotoeko (vs Kagayaki)