8 matches .. as from 9 teams only 1 will win , rest 8 teams must lose , in knockout tournament 1 team goes out in 1 match .
522 matches in a minimum of 10 rounds. *The number of rounds required for from 512 to 1023 players is 10 rounds (512 = 29)
i think it is 132 matches but im not sure.
A Basho is a tournament. There is one about every two months in Japan. There are smaller exhibition matches that occur in many places around Japan in between the Basho.
142 legue matches
126 Matches were Played between srilanka and Pakistan till 27-11-2011
they have won 105 matches
228 matches were played between them out of which real Madrid won 92 and Barcelona 88.
Assuming that a knock out is a single elimination tournament, where each player/team plays until they lose, there are 38 games. Only one team will not lose.