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    Metasumo 2021

    Thanks so I am not going to destroy the Metasumo year for anyone except myself
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    Sekitori Quad for Hatsu with so many kyujo ?

    But why hardest? Usually at least some people use "safe" picks early in the basho, not betting on 50:50 bouts, and safe picks in the beginning are usually based on the rank and head-to-head differences. Later in basho situation includes necessity to pick whomever-remains, of course, trying to select the best possible moment even for losers. And take into account also tiebreak considerationg for yusho favourites...
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    Metasumo 2021

    Choosing myself for more motivation... 1-5 Pandaazuma 6-10 Flohru 11-20 Unkonoyama 21-40 Athenayama 41-80 Konosato 81-120 Chocshoporyu 121-200 Ruziklao 201+ Damimonay
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    Turn The Tide - Banzuke Hatsu 2021

    Usually I am not complaining, but there seems to be a pile of bad banzuke luck falling on me (as well as Domichi and Tenshihan) this time. Finishing on the 12th place out of 90 participants in Kyushu, with 2 more real wins than median weak 6 and still advancing only 2,5 ranks in the lower Juryo... one time next time as the recent funny slogan in Slovakia goes. Thanks for all the work!
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Just a quick question, has anyone noticed there are 2 days left?
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    Potential New Game

    Sounds like late Fantasy Sumo (where one point was awarded for win) or current Rotosumo (where points are awarded based on the oponents rank) - see
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    They will start doing it as soon as former rikishi start to sue Kyokai for damages after retirement, just like former NFL players did for long-lasting effects of brain injuries. Until then... rikishi are adults and are responsible for their own actions, n'est-ce pas?
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    Videos July 2020- All days

    Time machine won in the Internet auction by misclicked bid?
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    My guess is that maegashira meet yokozuna more often that participate in musubi no ichiban, but if they enter the last fight of the day, then it is usually with yokozuna...
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    It was my first thought in live speed that there is some lesson in giving, but then in slow-motion it seemed in the flow - in the moment of final push Endo was still in, even if compromised. The run was more funny in slow motion as well, passionate hops...
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    UDH Hatsu Basho 2020

    Probably some stupid gambler...
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    Metasumo 2020

    Indeed, those crumbs were majority of my Masters points in 2019. I was seriously neglecting keiko this year... so we will see in 2020.
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    Metasumo 2020

    1-5 Pandaazuma 6-10 Konosato 11-20 Kotononami 21-40 Kitakachiyama 41-80 Tenshihan 81-120 Oortael 121-200 Takanorappa 201+ Kasamatsuri
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    Are you ready for some sumo !!? Predictions

    Yeah, but there is also time specification included in the bet - ozekihood should come within 10 basho...
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    Metasumo 2019

    Pandaazuma ScreechingOwl Andonishiki Ganzohnesushi Fujisan Itachi Yubinhaad Fukurou
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    Videos Aki 2018 - Promo and Days 1-15

    Some very entertaining bouts today, immense thanks for making this excellent digest.
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    Games Talk Nagoya 2018

    It probably never happened that I am leading for a day two different games, S4 and Fantasy of all. In the basho when I skipped most pre-basho games as well as Bench due to vacations. A day for history, tomorrow is another day.
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    SalaryCap Sumo Haru 2018

    (emphasis in quotation by me) I definitely support this now, in the situation when clear yusho candidates are not very expensive. Back in Hakuho domination days, picking him meant half of budget out. It was actually possible to gamble on set of surprise winners (and I had some good basho long time ago with this approach too, if I remember correctly). But now, when single competing yokozuna cost less than 100 and even previous yusho winner as well as competitive Oe both less than 300, it was enough to use 550 for trio Kakuryu, Takayasu, Tochinoshin. Obviously, I have put Kakuryu on 8 as both Takayasu and Tochinoshin looked more solid, but this did not do so much damage. Otherwise, I had an incredible amount of luck. I am basing my Salarycap sumo predictions on relationship between my Oracle predictions and Salarycap costs. As you can find, my Oracle result is very bad, as usual. Yet this time, most of my other choices outperformed my (mostly wrong) expectations: Kaisei 12 - 9 (at 6), Abi 10 - 8 (at 5), Tochiozan 5 - 10, (at 7), Yutakayama 10 - 7 (at 4). All in all, to win you need either deep understanding of what is going on or large amount of good luck. I had a bit of former and a lot of latter. Not expected next time, but let's celebrate now.
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    SalaryCap Sumo Haru 2018

    Correct, thank you!
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Forum Board turned into mere chat, as I see it here. Not good. Well, if admins read this, I complain. You know, I appreciate for many years the excellent and information rich service provided by many members, with insights, polemics, speculations, fun, it is all fine for me. Even one liners can be on point. But this is ridiculous.
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    Metasumo 2018

    1 to 5 Gurowake 6 to 10 Norizo 11 to 20 Andonishiki 21 to 40 Andoreasu 41 to 80 Bill 81 to 120 Ruziklao 121 to 200 Getayukata 201 + Tsupparitaro Finally, thanks to very bad 2017, it makes sense to include myself in the selection as I am sure I am able to get more... and so I motivate myself!
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    Games Bugs

    TTT entry page at is not working for me. Do I do something wrong or is it down for everybody?
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    Bench Sumo news

    It worked for me, e-mail confirmation received too.
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    How long have you been interested in sumo?

    Around 2002, while sharing a flat with friends, one of them introduced me to Eurosport coverage of honbasho. It was soo weird, but so interesting... so I started to read a lot about sumo wherever I could. A few basho later I was hooked and enjoyed every one of basho digests. And rest is history...
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    Bench Sumo Quiz Part 2 (of 5)

    Just as I read this Terarno's complaint, I wanted to point that there are many people not nominated at all. But then came the very last question in the 5th part and I have found it rather flattering that someone might consider me as a person possibly sharing some positive record with Randomitsuki (one has already voted for me, and no, I was not the one). Sorry...