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  1. Oortael

    Aki'20 Gaming Banter

    Regarding Juryo game, a few players, including myself, have Ishiura in their lineup as their weak Maegashira pick. The rule says he should score 0 points because he was kyujo. Now that he's back in, how does it work : - is he still an ineligible pick, thus scoring 0 all basho even if he gets a regular lose ? - does he become a regular pick from day 8 forward, thus scoring points for each regular lose, but still scores 0 before ? - how about if he re-injures himself before the end of the basho ?
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    Heya Watch Aki Basho 2020

    Naruto-beya boys swept the day Thursday going 8-0. Even their non-prospects (Oshozan, Yamane) won. If things go right tomorrow, they could have SEVEN guys at 3-0 entering the weekend ... out of 13 active rikishi ! Please root for Kawamura, half-Turkish Hagiwara, and Osuzuki.
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    Videos (all days) - Aki 2020

    Shishi actually looks far better this basho than last (from an rather untrained eye), where he had trouble beating guys who will likely never reach high-makushita. Compared to July, he seems stronger, has better taichi-ai and a better idea of what he's trying to do when he grabs his opponent. Maybe the weird summer played a part, and now more training helped. Also worth noting, he is 23 fighting mostly 16 to 20yo. In terms of sumo, he should be light-years better than Torakio, who himself had no trouble getting out of Jonidan.
  4. Oortael

    Videos (all days) - Aki 2020

    This is an awesome idea ! Looking foreward to seeing your recaps, for sure ! If you have room/time to add a few names, I'd like to suggest (in order of interest) : - Bolivian prospect Kirameki - former MIddle School Yokozuna Yoshii who reached Makushita at 16yo earlier this year - veteran Hungarian Masutoo who is still holding his ground in mid Makushita at 34yo and coming back from knee injury - and maybe, but really as a "had nothing else to do of my free time", maybe 200kg Hakuho-protegee Toma coming from a 0-7 in July. You've already put a interesting list of names. So any addition is just a bonus. Thanks for your work for the comunity. Cheers.
  5. Oortael

    Banzuke Surfing Aki 2020 (15th Wave)

    Ms13w Ichiyamamoto
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    Banzuke Surfing Aki 2020 (16th Wave)

    Jd14w Hokuseiho
  7. Oortael

    21 Aki 20, The Results

    1. A 2. A 3. A 4. A 5. A 6. B 7. A 8. B 9. A 10. A 11. A 12. B 13. B 14. A 15. A 16. A 17. B 18. B 19. A 20. A 21. X
  8. Oortael

    Games Bugs

    @Susanoo Sir, I guess you're the one who can help me here. I've tried to pre-register to Bingo Game and Paper Oyakata for a few months now but never received any email (not in spam neither). Now when I try to pre-register, it says "email already pre-registered" but I cant do anything. I've also tried to register with another email address but ended up with the same problem. Can you help me somehow, sir ?
  9. Oortael

    Number of Sekitori per Heya

    You should be able to find a bunch of informations below (edit : the Mz column is wrong, nobody is in Mz division as of now obviously). You're welcome. BTW, SumoDb is the best website ever. Some data may be inaccurate. Colors are personal preference. You mileage may vary. Some restrictions apply.
  10. Just last basho, Takayasu went 0-5-10 from M1, which is worse than 0-15 for banzuke purpose, and still ended up at M13. Or Meisei went 1-7-7 from M5 in January and wasn't demoted neither. So yeah, Onosho is totally safe. But you may wanna exclude him from you GTB entry, your call
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    Banzuke Surfing July 2020 (15th Wave)

    Ms14e Daiseido
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    Banzuke Surfing July 2020 (16th Wave)

    Jd16e Shinohara
  13. Oortael

    What other sports do you watch?

    I could watch pretty much any sport as long as I have a rooting interest in it : local or favorite player/team, betting interest, storytelling, heavy underdog (Enho, Tokushoryu in Hatsu) ... I'd rather watch a random handball match with the French team than say an Liverpool-ManCity FA cup final, even if I prefer soccer to handball overall. Tho, my go to sports are baseball and soccer. Pro wrestling is fun to watch sometimes too.
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    Yokozuna historic timeline

    Personnally I did this on Excel, as Excel is my "go to" for pretty much anything. Some personal preferences into it (in case you find some weird/inacturate stuff). The purpose was to learn some sumo history as I'm a newbie, and to have an idea of how many Y/O where active on average per basho.
  15. Oortael

    Hakuho & the Olympics - a dilemma.

    If that indeed happens, we are in far more trouble than just missing one event ...