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Day one is generally a lottery, but today was an upset-day lottery, which almost always translates to 'total waste of time' for the Panda. Managed at least to squeak through in Chain and to win TTT. Everything else was a write-off. The pre-basho games look a lot rosier, and I am already quite confident in those.

And to add insult to injury, Scott got a slightly less awful score than me to go 1-0 up in the Baka Cup.

At least now I know the condition of the lads...I will improve.

GAMBARIMASU!

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Wins only in Chaingang and TTT.  (And TUG.)  (And the Baka Cup.)

Here's hoping the Machine catches up with present conditions quickly.

GANBARIMASU

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3 unbeaten players left. Gary has taken advantage of the second-worst opponent on day one and the worst opponent on day 2 to waltz to easy wins. Owl is the TB king...specifically the 6-6 TB king. And Stefan's superb scoring is rewarded with deserved perfections. We have five 0-2s in Makuuchi so...some waking up to be done.

Day 2:

Rank    Wins Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona
EY1 1-1 13-15 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 Simon Pandaazuma
WS1 2-0 11-8 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 Gary Chocshoporyu
ES2 0-2 11-15 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 Miyako Chankoyama
EM3 1-1 13-11 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 Scott Haidouzo
WM4 0-2 11-13 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 Eric Sebunshu
EM5 0-2 12-14 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 Rupert Rupatengu
EM8 0-2 10-13 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 Jan Kuroimori
WM12 2-0 12-12 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 Douglas ScreechingOwl
EM15 1-1 12-13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Sergio Chishafuwaku
WM16 1-1 12-12 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 Renaud Kotononami
EM17 1-1 12-14 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 Alexander Ganzohnesushi
WM17 0-2 12-15 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 Mark Fujiyama
*                      
EJ4 1-1 12-11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Hal Chisaiyama
WJ4 2-0 15-10 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 Stefan Sagi
WJ11 1-1 13-14 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 ????? Unkonoyama
*                      
Wms24 1-1 12-13 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 Ronnie Gawasukotto
Wms53 1-1 13-11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Steve Chelseayama

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After a miserable day yesterday, things went a lot better. If Tochinoshin hadn't somehow contrived to lose from that position, it would have been almost perfect. Nice bet in Odd to go top ten. Strong wins in SG and Bench to go 1-1. Lucky in Toto to claw to parity. Low score in Tipspiel but it keeps me in the top twenty. Quad and ISP are rubbish. And I survived Chain to get to a rare day 3.

Pre-bashos still look good. Flying in almost all of them and it's looking fairly good if my main lads can avoid injury. Will have an absolutely monster score in Hoshitori...could easily be leading there. As for Oracle, it's looking like the players who predicted 1 win for Kise will be smiling tonight.

And another TB loss in the Baka Cup. 0-2. Hmmm.

Gambarimasu!

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I, also, am somehow still alive in Chaingang.

A fairly good day, with wins also in Quad, Toto, SG, DST (well, above the total average but below makuuchi average, but I'm counting it anyway), and Bench (with a perfect day).  And also TUG.

And, of course, the Baka Cup!

Too early for me to take a serious look at the pre-bashos.

GANBARIMASU!

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Another day of insanity. The riskier players are going to be loving this tournament. Gary keeps being thrown softballs and duly won again to go 3-0. Owl won strongly to stay perfect. Stefan was even better with an excellent 9. If he keeps this up, he'll be back in Makuuchi very soon. Plenty of bad luck flying around too. Ganzo, Seb, Mark and Miyako have all had a very tough slate of opponents so far.

Day 3:

Rank    Wins Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona
EY1 2-1 19-20 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 Simon Pandaazuma
WS1 3-0 18-13 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 Gary Chocshoporyu
ES2 1-2 19-21 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 Miyako Chankoyama
EM3 1-2 19-19 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 Scott Haidouzo
WM4 0-3 16-21 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 Eric Sebunshu
EM5 0-3 18-20 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 Rupert Rupatengu
EM8 1-2 18-21 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 Jan Kuroimori
WM12 3-0 20-18 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 Douglas ScreechingOwl
EM15 2-1 20-19 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 Sergio Chishafuwaku
WM16 2-1 19-18 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 Renaud Kotononami
EM17 1-2 18-22 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 Alexander Ganzohnesushi
WM17 1-2 19-21 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 Mark Fujiyama
*                      
EJ4 1-2 17-18 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 Hal Chisaiyama
WJ4 3-0 24-16 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 Stefan Sagi
WJ11 1-2 19-21 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 ????? Unkonoyama
*                      
Wms24 2-1 19-19 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 Ronnie Gawasukotto
Wms53 1-2 18-17 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 Steve Chelseayama

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From a gaming perspective, I absolutely hate upset tournaments, as it makes everything ludicrously unpredictable, so I'm counting my stars for some serious luck so far. I actually play a lot more riskily in the pre-bashos as a rule, and that's paying off very well so far. Still in Chain but I have run out of Takakeishos! Who else is there? Overall it is going well, but I may need to adjust tactics soon because this luck will not last all basho.

Yet ANOTHER TB loss in the Baka Cup. Amazing. 0-3. Time for the comeback to begin!

GAMBARIMASU!

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Wins only in Quad, Chaingang, and Bench.  (And the Baka Cup--and THAT'S only thanks to my overruling the Machine on Kise.) (And TUG.)

Missed the withdrawal, but thankfully it made no difference, except perhaps way down the line in Quad.

GANBARIMASU!

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6 hours ago, Pandaazuma said:

Still in Chain but I have run out of Takakeishos! Who else is there?

Have to get off one train? Get on another, Kaisei.

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Owl caught Scott with his trousers down and stayed perfect to lead the yusho race with a couple of other lads. Gary's luck caught up with him and he dropped a bout today but he is still 3-1. Panda is the same after that poor day 3. Renaud also advances to that score with a strong win over a leader today. The bad luck continues for Jan, Rupe and Ganzo.

Juryo was remarkable today. First, Hal scored an excellent 10. Then Stefan won 9-3!! He is leading the yusho hunt. And Unko walked into another 10. Very unlucky. Ronnie improved to 3-1 and Steve beat a strong player with a good score to go 2-2.

Day 4:

Rank    Wins Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona
EY1 3-1 27-27 2 2 0 2 1 1 1 Simon Pandaazuma
WS1 3-1 26-21 3 1 0 1 1 2 1 Gary Chocshoporyu
ES2 2-2 27-28 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 Miyako Chankoyama
EM3 1-3 25-27 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 Scott Haidouzo
WM4 1-3 24-28 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 Eric Sebunshu
EM5 0-4 26-29 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 Rupert Rupatengu
EM8 1-3 27-30 2 3 0 2 2 1 0 Jan Kuroimori
WM12 4-0 28-24 3 1 0 2 0 2 2 Douglas ScreechingOwl
EM15 2-2 26-27 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 Sergio Chishafuwaku
WM16 3-1 27-26 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 Renaud Kotononami
EM17 1-3 25-30 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 Alexander Ganzohnesushi
WM17 1-3 26-29 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 Mark Fujiyama
*                      
EJ4 2-2 27-25 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 Hal Chisaiyama
WJ4 4-0 33-19 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 Stefan Sagi
WJ11 1-3 27-31 3 4 0 1 0 1 1 ????? Unkonoyama
*                      
Wms24 3-1 27-27 3 2 0 1 1 2 2 Ronnie Gawasukotto
Wms53 2-2 27-24 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 Steve Chelseayama

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Mixed bag really, but things are still going pretty well. And I pulled a crucial win back in the Baka Cup for 1-3.

GAMBARIMASU!

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17 hours ago, Rocks said:

Have to get off one train? Get on another, Kaisei.

Yeah he was the obvious pick today. I actually had Chiyonokuni higher in SG, but he is vulnerable to Aminishiki's shenanigans. Both won anyway. Hardly anyone lost today though so this could be a bit of a slog.

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Another missed "withdrawal," and I even checked the NSK page in time last night.  After seeing at the start of the basho that retirements are not announced there, I should have known better.  Thankfully, once again, not accounting for it doesn't seem to have made a difference anywhere.

Wins in Chaingang, ISP (to finally get on the board), TTT (a fairly strong 2-2), and Quad (3-1, good enough to tie for 9th).  Losses everywhere else.

GANBARIMASU

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13 hours ago, Pandaazuma said:

Owl caught Scott with his trousers down

I could have sworn my webcam was off!

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Simon, could you please check with the guy who runs SG. He's got the teams in my bout the wrong way round. I should be showing as winning 7-6 and I definitely didn't pick Shohozan!

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Owl and Stefan march on in Makuuchi and Juryo respectively. The scores are looking a bit more respectable after our poor start.

Day 5:

Rank    Wins Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona
EY1 3-2 33-34 2 3 0 2 1 1 1 Simon Pandaazuma
WS1 3-2 32-28 3 2 0 1 1 2 1 Gary Chocshoporyu
ES2 2-3 35-36 3 3 0 3 1 1 0 Miyako Chankoyama
EM3 2-3 32-34 2 4 0 1 1 1 1 Scott Haidouzo
WM4 2-3 29-32 1 3 0 1 3 0 0 Eric Sebunshu
EM5 1-4 33-35 3 3 0 1 0 2 0 Rupert Rupatengu
EM8 1-4 34-37 3 4 0 2 2 2 0 Jan Kuroimori
WM12 5-0 35-31 4 2 0 2 0 3 3 Douglas ScreechingOwl
EM15 3-2 34-34 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 Sergio Chishafuwaku
WM16 3-2 33-33 3 3 0 1 1 1 1 Renaud Kotononami
EM17 2-3 32-37 2 4 0 0 1 1 1 Alexander Ganzohnesushi
WM17 2-3 34-36 3 4 0 1 0 1 0 Mark Fujiyama
*                      
EJ4 2-3 32-31 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 Hal Chisaiyama
WJ4 5-0 39-24 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 Stefan Sagi
WJ11 2-3 35-37 4 4 0 2 0 1 1 ????? Unkonoyama
*                      
Wms24 3-2 33-34 3 3 0 1 1 2 2 Ronnie Gawasukotto
Wms53 3-2 34-28 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 Steve Chelseayama

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Not a bad day overall, but it is always ruined when I lose SG - hate losing that. I have been poor so far - my system is not adapting well to the current state of things. Hopefully it will correct itself (as it is designed to). Lost the Baka Cup too to go 1-4. Grrr. But otherwise, no complaints.

GAMBARIMASU!

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Wins in DST, Quad (4-1), Toto, SG, TTT, Chaingang, and TUG.  7 out of 10 ain't bad.  (Especially when one "loss" is Odd.)

GANBARIMASU!

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an upset day at an upset basho with not a lot of time at hand to follow all the unbelievable and highly dramatic action doesn't help much out of my sumo gaming miseries...

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Owl won again (against someone who got 3!!) and is 6-0 with Andonishiki. Stefan sadly fell to a first loss. Sergio and Renaud are going OK too. Makushita is our best division. Both Ronnie and Steve are well into positive territory.

Day 6:

Rank    Wins Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona
EY1 3-3 38-42 2 4 0 2 2 1 1 Simon Pandaazuma
WS1 3-3 37-34 3 3 0 1 2 2 1 Gary Chocshoporyu
ES2 2-4 40-42 3 4 0 3 2 1 0 Miyako Chankoyama
EM3 3-3 39-39 3 4 0 1 1 1 1 Scott Haidouzo
WM4 2-4 35-40 2 4 0 1 3 0 0 Eric Sebunshu
EM5 2-4 39-40 4 3 0 1 0 2 0 Rupert Rupatengu
EM8 1-5 39-43 3 5 0 2 3 2 0 Jan Kuroimori
WM12 6-0 41-34 5 2 0 2 0 3 3 Douglas ScreechingOwl
EM15 4-2 40-39 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 Sergio Chishafuwaku
WM16 4-2 39-38 4 3 0 1 1 1 1 Renaud Kotononami
EM17 2-4 38-44 3 5 0 0 1 1 1 Alexander Ganzohnesushi
WM17 3-3 41-41 4 4 0 1 0 1 0 Mark Fujiyama
*                      
EJ4 2-4 38-38 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 Hal Chisaiyama
WJ4 5-1 44-30 4 2 0 3 1 0 0 Stefan Sagi
WJ11 2-4 41-43 5 5 0 2 0 2 1 ????? Unkonoyama
*                      
Wms24 4-2 38-39 3 3 0 1 2 3 3 Ronnie Gawasukotto
Wms53 4-2 40-33 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 Steve Chelseayama

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I absolutely hate tournaments like this. Total chaos that makes prediction pretty much meaningless on many days. I might as well take possession of the Baka Cup right now because I won't be winning many more in SG and I am certain to be hard kadoban in March if these shenanigans keep up. Managed a top ten finish in Chain (for one nineteenth of a point!!) and am top ten in Tipspiel, Toto and TTT. The rest of the dailies are pretty much write-offs, with a combination of bad luck and dohyo insanity. The pre-basho scene is a lot better, as I lead Hoshitori and Roto. Looking very promising in FS, UDH and Salarycap as well. The Mitakeumi injury won't affect my games much, but it was a setback in Oracle, where I probably won't win now.

Gambarimasu!

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Also 1/19th of a Chaingang point for me.

Killed it in DST, but still below KK/MK.    Rolling in Quad, now tied for 4th at 5-1.  Won in Toto for a perfectly predictable 3-3.  A recovering win in SG for 3-3.  A good win in TTT for a large tie for 5th.

1-5 in ISP.  Lost in Bench (2-4).  Can't make anything happen in Odd.  Missed in TUG.

GANBARIMASU!

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6 hours ago, Pandaazuma said:

I lead Hoshitori and Roto

Keeps you eyes peeled for @Tenshinhan there. That's looking like one heck of a lineup he's got now.

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40% of Hatsu'19 are in the bag. And 2019 seems to be not really better than 2018 for me. After Day 6 it is a mix between some promising intermediate results and a couple of mishaps. Most promising games are Bench (currently 5-1 co-leader), S4 (shared 4th with a 5-1 record), Roto Sumo (7th) and Fantasy Sumo (shared 10th). On the other hand we have the early exit on Day 1 in Chain, a disappointing 2-4 in Sumo Game and a complete disaster in Hoshitori... Scores in Toto, ISP and TTT are mediocre (3-3), so is DST and Odd. I don't expect more than 20 SB masters points, on the contrary, as of now I would be glad to achieve this.

Ganzohnesushi

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