Kaito

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  1. Kaito

    Invitation to the Haru basho 2021 GTB - 124 entries

    My 1st draft alongside my 3rd and final draft. I don't know if my tinkering was any good, but I went from very close to Asashosakari to very close to Reonito. Colored groups represent tiers I was unsure about how to order.
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    New sumo between the basho game!

    Terutsuyoshi ensures ring's unhaunted. The salt's unstintingly yeeted, ousting spirits hiding inside.
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    New sumo between the basho game!

    Tokiwayama ace Keisho adapted Karate elements, inventing Spherical Hamster oshi.
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    Bench Sumo news

    Looks like pretty great luck to me!
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    A friend messaged me some stills of it.
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    Games Bugs

    This always happens, unfortunately. It gets fixed after the basho.
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    Ridiculous Predictions January 2021 basho

    I think you're in the wrong place. This thread is only for ridiculous predictions.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    My response was in reference to Hoshoryu/Midorifuji the day before. I saw Hoshoryu step out against Sadanoumi yesterday clear as day.
  9. Hey, I got the prize today. Pretty sweet masks! Between this and Christmas, I've got so many cool masks now, I hope the pandemic drags on for a while.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    That's one way of looking at it. To my eyes, both men were working their offense. Hoshoryu was looking for the throw the whole time and executed it well enough to get Midorifuji to hit the ground first and flip off the dohyo. I thought it was at least worth a mono-ii, but the judges seem to hate backward sumo and Hoshoryu didn't quite get out from underneath enough to receive credit for his move.
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    New sumo between the basho game!

    Amateur bullfrog impersonator.
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    Metasumo 2021

    I'll make a couple last minute changes to my earlier entry. Gansekiiwa to Tenshinhan and Ruziklao to Balon. 1-5 Pandaazuma6-10 Susanoo11-20 Kaito21-40 ScreechingOwl41-80 Konosato81-120 Tenshinhan121-200 Balon201+ Mariohana
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    Hokuseiho - Shot at a record?

    The 2 extra months should increase his chances of keeping the streak going, but it's hardly unfair. Normally the people contesting this record are university grads that have had several extra years to train and mature physically before going pro. If he were to go 7-0 next basho, I think it'd be the most impressive start to a career ever, and by a lot.
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    Invitation to GTB- Hatsu 2021- and RESULTS!!

    41, I think. Lots of zeroes throughout the middle.
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    Invitation to GTB- Hatsu 2021- and RESULTS!!

    Your score for each basho is Your Total Points / The Average Total Points. Your ranking is comprised of your last 6 scores, with the most recent carrying its full weight, your 2nd most recent score * 9, your 3rd most recent score * 8, down to your 6th newest score * 5. So for the provisional rankings, everyone's oldest score has been dropped off and the existing results have been downgraded in weight. Your provisional score + your score from this upcoming basho will equal your score on the new rankings.
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    New sumo between the basho game!

    Oh, I thought there was a rule about only posting one, but now I don't see it. This game's not really about winning anyway, I think. Got some more. Shameful! His oyakata's demoted after illness. Smiles happily on dohyo, attracting ire. Slow hitter, once. Dude's always improving. Spikes his own drinks. Always imbibing! "Shot his oyakata's dog," alleged investigator. Sucks his own... Okay, they started getting a bit less true towards the end and increasingly heinous. I'll stop while I'm still potentially ahead.
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    New sumo between the basho game!

    Spoiling his Ozeki debut, ankle injury.
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    Invitation to GTB- Hatsu 2021- and RESULTS!!

    Since I said I might work out the provisional scores, I went ahead and did it. It was a little more trouble than expected though, so I don't know that I'll be doing it again! The provisional post-Hatsu ranking - current pre-Hatsu standings in brackets. The list includes all top 20 both pre and post: Players in red are kosho-absent and will keep their existing score, not get the listed provisional + Hatsu total. Pretty tight race the whole way down. Reonito and Gurowake drop pretty decent Aki '19 scores from their records, but Gurowake's was a little better, allowing Reonito to slip by into a provisional 1st place. Many are feeling the pain of expunging big Kyushu '19 results. Gooner loses touch with his 57-point yusho, while chishafuwaku (2nd, 54), Kobashi (3rd, 53) take a tumble as well. Atenzen and Okisuruga (tied 5th, 48) are also hit, but Okisuruga manages to hang onto a spot in the top 5. Jemuzu will delay losing his 46-point performance by taking this basho off. Asashosakari also loses a yusho from his record, from Aki '19, but seems untroubled by it, only losing 2 ranks. Heading in the other direction, Seki Haruaki drops a subpar Kyushu '19 score to make a leap from 12th to 6th. Kaito provisionally debuts in 7th after obtaining a 6th score. And SHiFT drops a 99th out of 100 Kyushu '19 result to make a huge shift into 8th. Shatsume gains some ground to round out the top 10 but will find it nigh impossible to progress further, with huge scores dropping off over the next 2 basho. Konosato, on the other hand, loses a rather bad Kyushu '19 score to advance from 22nd to 14th, and stands to drop an even worse score off his record next basho. There's certainly a platform here from which he can assault the top 5 in the near future. Korinokoishi is set to expunge a well-below average result as well, but it appears he'll wait to do so. Good luck to all competing!
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    Invitation to GTB- Hatsu 2021- and RESULTS!!

    I don't even want to post mine because this was my lowest-effort entry by a lot, but I hope you've got Midorifuji and Akiseyama 2 ranks too low. Of course, before that matters, I hope we're right about 2 komusubi.
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    New sumo between the basho game!

    He's alternating kyujos until hosting Olympics.
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    Metasumo 2021

    1-5 Pandaazuma (Still don't need to overthink this one.) 6-10 Susanoo (Tough 3-horse race, but I think Susanoo's perhaps the most consistent.) 11-20 Kaito (Even I had to seriously consider Ganz and Goly. I think as an outsider, I'd pick Ganz based the confidence he's displayed in this topic, his history, and his Makuuchi advantage in Bench and SG. But naaah, I'll back myself. I'm not satisfied with 11th either.) 21-40 ScreechingOwl (Plays all the games and plays them well. Very safe pick with good upside.) 41-80 Konosato (Finished 2nd in number of Top 10s in 2 of the last 5 years. I think he's just been a bit unlucky about picking up small change instead of the bigger chunks over the years. Great value here.) 81-120 Gansekiiwa (He's been MIA for a bit. I was looking at Chocshoporyu or Tenshinhan but Gansekiiwa has entered GTB for Hatsu, so I'll hope he's back in all games.) 121-200 Ruziklao (This again seems like the toughest place to find somebody with big potential. I was looking at Sukubidubidu and some of the others mentioned already but I dunno. Maybe this'll be the year Ruziklao rebounds.) 201+ Mariohana (Similar to Gansekiiwa. He disappeared after the cancelled basho, but he's in for Hatsu GTB. Maybe if I remember, I'll check if they sign up for other games and change picks if needed. But I'm not even sure who my 2nd choice would be here.)
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    SB Masters Points 2014 / 2020

    I actually first noticed this yesterday, but is there a reason Norizo chooses not to play GTB, TTT, and SCS? Seems like he's leaving a lot of points on the table.
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    Invitation to GTB- Hatsu 2021- and RESULTS!!

    I keep putting it off because I still have no idea how many komusubi. I was thinking about getting provisional GTB rankings together though, if Asashosakari's done with it.
  24. Sweet. I thought I'd missed my chance when neither Murata nor Tsukahara (ms14W) were able to stay perfect long enough to run into the torch in the last basho. Ah yes, the torch ended in Makushita thanks to only 5 basho this year, which I obviously totally predicted. After observing this year, I'm curious about how the torch has managed to finish in Makushita so often in the past. Anyway, thanks for hosting shimoda! It was fun tracking Murata's progress this year. I'll probably pick much differently next year and score a 0!