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  2. Ack!

    The Wall 2020

    Original post updated. No new wallers from Hatsu. 8 MK with 2 to be determined means a much shorter list for Haru.
  3. Ryoshishokunin

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    So---yes, it's complicated. When everyone's getting underpromoted by the numbers, banzuke luck gets odd. The larger the numbers, the more that's true. In general 1 win = 2 ranks stops being true at large (or small) enough win totals in practice. (it's worth slightly less.)
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  5. Standings after Day 13. The competition continues. We have 34 Members in the "100+ Points Club". We also have 8 Members of "200+ Points Club". 1st place - Jejima made a bold pick and conquered the 1st place and the Yellow jersey with 246 pts. 2nd place - Profomisakari sled 3 days being on the Top slid to 2nd place with 242 pts. 3rd place - Oshirokita climbed from 4th to 3rd place with 234 pts. 4th place - Akogyokuseki leaped from 6th to 4th place with 231 pts. 5th place - ScreechingOwl stayed at 5th place with 219 pts. 6th place - Fujisan moved to 6th place, rounding up the Top-6 with 207 pts. Haidouzo is at the doorsteps of Top-6 with 205 pts. Here are the Standings: After Day 13 Ranking Gamer D 1 D 2 D 3 D 4 D 5 D 6 D 7 D 8 D 9 D 10 D 11 D 12 D 13 Total 1 Jejima 25 22 27 26 25 0 0 0 28 29 29 0 35 246 2 Profomisakari 25 22 19 20 25 0 0 20 28 29 29 0 25 242 3 Oshirokita 17 22 27 26 25 0 0 16 19 18 29 0 35 234 4 Akogyokuseki 17 22 15 20 11 0 13 17 19 22 18 22 35 231 5 ScreechingOwl 21 22 27 26 25 0 0 0 28 29 0 20 21 219 6 Fujisan 17 22 20 25 13 0 0 28 29 18 35 207 7 Haidouzo 25 22 27 26 0 0 0 0 19 0 29 22 35 205 8 Jakusotsu 25 22 27 26 25 0 0 16 19 0 18 22 0 200 9 Andrasoyamawaka 0 7 19 26 11 14 14 15 15 22 29 22 194 9 Karasukurai 17 22 19 26 13 0 0 19 19 22 0 0 35 192 9 Tenshinhan 0 22 19 20 25 17 0 15 19 0 29 22 0 188 12 Flohru 0 22 15 26 25 0 0 0 19 18 18 18 25 186 13 Wamahada 21 22 19 0 0 0 0 15 23 0 29 22 35 186 14 Chishafuwaku 17 22 27 0 11 0 14 0 15 0 18 22 35 181 15 Achiyama 17 22 0 26 25 0 0 0 19 0 18 18 35 180 16 RaeucherLax 21 21 27 16 0 0 13 0 23 13 18 0 26 178 17 Benihana 21 22 0 20 25 0 0 27 28 0 29 0 0 172 17 Atenzan 25 22 27 20 13 0 0 15 28 0 0 22 0 172 19 Bolo 0 0 19 0 25 0 14 0 19 23 18 20 24 162 20 Philioyamfuji 21 22 15 0 15 16 0 16 19 0 35 159 21 Shimodahito 25 7 0 20 0 0 0 0 28 29 0 22 24 155 22 Mmikasazuma 21 27 0 0 18 0 0 19 18 29 18 0 150 23 Pitinosato 17 22 19 0 0 17 0 16 19 18 0 22 0 150 24 Yoohoo 25 0 27 20 11 0 0 15 28 0 0 22 0 148 25 Kishikaisei 17 21 19 0 0 0 0 7 19 18 0 22 21 144 26 Joaoiyama 0 22 26 0 0 14 20 19 18 0 22 0 141 27 Wakatake 0 0 0 20 0 14 14 20 23 13 0 12 20 136 28 Sawamura 11 0 19 0 0 11 7 28 0 18 22 20 136 29 Gansekiiwa 17 22 15 12 11 0 0 16 19 0 0 18 0 130 30 Reijinguoshan 0 22 19 0 11 0 0 7 19 0 29 18 0 125 31 Gaijingai 17 0 27 12 0 0 0 0 15 29 0 18 0 118 31 Holleshoryu 0 0 19 0 13 17 0 0 19 0 29 20 0 117 33 Sakura 17 0 0 26 0 13 0 0 17 0 18 22 0 113 34 Kyoju 0 7 19 12 13 0 14 0 11 0 18 18 0 112 35 Andonishiki 0 27 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 18 35 99 36 Athenayama 0 0 0 0 25 13 0 0 19 0 0 22 0 79 37 Houmanumi 0 0 19 26 0 17 0 0 15 0 0 0 77
  6. since_94

    Observations from Ryogoku January 2020

    Day 14, partially sunny through the clouds, 6 degrees. I lined up at 0550 and drew number 126. Saw latecomers who were lined up get the bad news tickets were sold out at 0815. There is extra security in place for the Emperor's attendance (metal detectors and bag inspections) so expect delays when entering. Tokushoryu and Shodai go head to head today, so we'll get to see what's up! See you at the fights!
  7. kuroimori

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    D15 - Enho
  8. Gospodin

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Shodai is a bit of an enigma, always good for a surprise win or, (way) more often, an unexpected, terrible loss. If he keeps wrestling like he did in this basho however, Tokushoryu has no chance.
  9. Asashosakari

    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2020

    Day 13 Today brought forth lots of new decisions and the field of LKS yusho contenders got reduced significantly. All in all it was possible to score 4 points today, and 4 different players managed to do so, while scores as low as just one point were also seen. A pair of Sadogatake rikishi clinched their kachikoshi today with Kotoshoho up in juryo and Kotosusumu in sandanme, and furthermore it was also done by high school rookie Suzuki. Conversely, the day saw the end of komusubi Abi's year-long KK streak. Only Kotosusumu's result was a minority expectation. The add-on squad, being entirely composed of toriteki, is nearly done as usual, with only one more rikishi still 3-3 at this time. Three others decided their fates: Collegiate dropout newcomer Ito will be joining the ballot for Haru basho, while Sadanogo and Yabugasaki have fallen short. The updated standings: Day 13: 10/13 Decisions, TB 12-16 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Rocks 10 13 2 Tenshinhan 9 14 3 Asashosakari 9 13 4 Athenayama 9 18 5 Holleshoryu 8 14 6 Profomisakari 8 13 6 ryafuji 8 15 8 Pandaazuma 8 12 9 Joaoiyama 8 18 10 Ryoshishokunin 7 14 11 Achiyama 7 13 11 Sakura 7 13 13 Jejima 7 16 14 Tsuchinoninjin 6 13 15 robnplunder 6 17 16 chishafuwaku 5 11 16 WAKATAKE 5 11 Pursuer Tenshinhan actually has the most promising tie-breaker selection, but he can no longer win or even tie as his remaining three predictions are identical to those made by leader Rocks. Athenayama can still tie for the lead, but would unfortunately lose all possible bracket comparisons to either Rocks or Asashosakari. So it's down to these two, and the deciding score will be provided by makushitan Daikisho: If he goes makekoshi in a few hours, the yusho will be Asashosakari's, while with a kachikoshi Rocks' lead will hold. The other two remaining rikishi are Kotonowaka, who was unanimously selected for kachikoshi and so his result won't affect anything, and Akua (currently 7-6) whose outcome will only decide whether or not Athenayama will be co-leading the final standings on points as well (needs a KK for that).
  10. On Day 13 good scoring - 29 (55.6%) Gamers have scored. RaeucherLax achieved Golden Bonus points to keep the tradition alive. Congratulations! Pick of the Day: 35 pts. for Shimanoumi defeating Tamawashi and Kotoshogiku defeating Myogiryu. 7 (seven) Gamers picked Shimanoumi and 4 (four) Gamers picked Kotoshogiku and all added 35 pts. to their Overall score. Congratulations! Day 13 Gamer Main pick Points GoBP Total Achiyama Shimanoumi 35 0 35 Jejima Kotoshogiku 35 0 35 Philioyamfuji Shimanoumi 35 0 35 Wamahada Shimanoumi 35 0 35 Haidouzo Shimanoumi 35 0 35 Karasukurai Shimanoumi 35 0 35 Akogyokuseki Shimanoumi 35 0 35 Fujisan Shimanoumi 35 0 35 Oshirokita Kotoshogiku 35 0 35 Chishafuwaku Kotoshogiku 35 0 35 Andonishiki Kotoshogiku 35 0 35 RaeucherLax Kaisei 21 5 26 Profomisakari Ikioi 25 0 25 Flohru Ikioi 25 0 25 Shimodahito Tokushoryu 24 0 24 Bolo Tokushoryu 24 0 24 Kishikaisei Kiribayama 21 0 21 ScreechingOwl Kiribayama 21 0 21 Wakatake Enho 20 0 20 Sawamura Enho 20 0 20 Jakusotsu Terutsuyoshi 0 0 0 Houmanumi Shohozan 0 0 0 Athenayama Tochinoshin 0 0 0 Yoohoo Tochinoshin 0 0 0 Sakura Tochinoshin 0 0 0 Gaijingai Tochinoshin 0 0 0 Holleshoryu Shohozan 0 0 0 Mmikasazuma Shohozan 0 0 0 Reijinguoshan Tochiozan 0 0 0 Pitinosato Tochiozan 0 0 0 Joaoiyama Tochinoshin 0 0 0 Kyoju Mitakeumi 0 0 0 Benihana Shohozan 0 0 0 Tenshinhan Tochinoshin 0 0 0 Atenzan Tochinoshin 0 0 0 Gansekiiwa Tochinoshin 0 0 0 Andrasoyamawaka 0 0 0
  11. Randomitsuki

    Invitation Makushita Game Hatsu 2020

    Wow, that was early. Andrasoyamawaka already sealed the yusho on Day 13! Congratulations!!
  12. Kaninoyama

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Me three days ago: "He's done great so far. That said, I'd be surprised if he gets past Kagayaki tomorrow." Me two days ago: "He's done great so far. That said, I'd be surprised if he gets past Yutakayama tomorrow." The guy keeps defying all expectations. That said, I too will be surprised if he gets bast Shodai today. (Cue Takashoryu easily waltzing past Shodai.)
  13. Benevolance

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    It's like nobody trusts Goeidou to finish off Takakeisho on senshuraku...
  14. Akinomaki

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Sanspo mentions the possibility of Tokushoryu getting paired against Takakeisho on day 15 - I said I don't think they'll do this, so it should be quite likely they'll do it. Takakeisho is the highest ranked rikishi active in the basho and Tokushoryu the lowest ranked in makuuchi. Since the start of Showa, only 2 times a maegashira was in the final bout of the tournament, last time had the (first) yusho of m5 Tochiazuma I, Hatsu 1972, with a win over ozeki Kiyokuni. If Takakeisho wins tomorrow, then he should be given the direct opportunity to wrestle the yusho from Tokushoryu - if he wins as well, in 2 attempts with the same opponent, else Asanoyama could be enough as a test for the makujiri man, since Takakeisho is then out of it anyway. Shodai could win tomorrow and lose the next day, in that case this extremely rare top-bottom last senshuraku bout would serve to decide who meets Shodai in the ketteisen - and rule out a tomoesen with 3. So they'll have to wait till after the 2nd to last bout of the day to decide and then publish the day 15 torikumi - expect them to be really late.
  15. But, case in point, Hokutofuji (9-6, M1e in Aki) beat out Asanoyama (10-5, M2w in Aki) for K2e in Kyushu. I don't believe this is an aberration. I can check for more examples later.
  16. Naganoyama

    Day 13 pics overview Hatsu 2020

    Ura: Yessss!!!
  17. Naganoyama

    Sumo Reference Updates

    I like the fact that you could just have accepted the praise but were too honest...
  18. Kaminariyuki

    Spirited rikishi Hatsu 2020

    Veni, vidi, vici?
  19. orandashoho

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    Day 15 -- Tokushoryu
  20. Tenshinhan

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    Day 15 - Tokushoryu
  21. Akinomaki

    Sumo Reference Updates

    I didn't notice - my sorting routine failed to put the pics to the proper bout, although (at first sight) the correct name was in the caption. Same with Tokushoryu, for that I found a post in this thread that mentioned the differences, so it had to be the same cause and I had to look closer.
  22. Jakusotsu

    Sumo Reference Updates

    You scare me by even noticing these. I had to look thrice...
  23. Ryoshishokunin

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    It depends on slots. Shodai is 'ahead' of Endo--1 win is two full ranks. On the other hand, all KK rikishi should be promoted if possible (which seems to especially happen at 'important' points). I.e. If they both make San'yaku, Shodai will be ahead of Endo. But if they don't, Endo makes it in and Shodai doesn't---unless they make extra slots or decide that Endo is "too far" behind Shodai to deserve the promotion. Clear as mud?
  24. robnplunder

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I'd think Tokushoryu and Shodai will grab a majority of sansho awards. Enho's Gino-sho? A long shot, IMO.
  25. Akinomaki

    Day 13 pics overview Hatsu 2020

    o O1e Takakeisho (11-2) oshidashi S1w Takayasu (4-9) o ooo o o o oo o oo oo O1w Goeido (5-8) yorikiri M6w Tochinoshin (5-8) o o o ooo S1e Asanoyama (8-5) yorikiri M6e Takarafuji (5-8) o ooo o o M5w Enho (8-5) ashitori K1e Abi (5-8) ooo o o oo o o o o o oo o oo o o oo oo o kk o K1w Daieisho (5-8) yorikiri M7e Shohozan (6-7) oo o M1e Endo (8-5) shitatehineri M4e Okinoumi (7-6) o oo M2e Hokutofuji (10-3) yorikiri M2w Mitakeumi (7-6) o oo M4w Shodai (12-1) yorikiri M11w Kagayaki (9-4) ooo oo oo o oooo oo oo o o o Shodai's locals: at the koenkai, his father in the middle; the kohai at his old Kumamoto nogyo high school o o M7w Onosho (7-6) oshidashi M13w Kotoeko (2-11) o M8w Ryuden (9-4) hatakikomi M14e Terutsuyoshi (8-5) oo M12w Chiyomaru (6-7) tsukitaoshi M9e Takanosho (6-7) oo M17w Tokushoryu (12-1) tsukiotoshi M9w Yutakayama (9-4) oooo o o oo oooo o ooo o o J1w Chiyoshoma (6-7) uwatenage J7w Yago (4-9) o J2w Hidenoumi (7-6) yorikiri J9e Kyokushuho (8-5) o J13w Terunofuji (13-0) kimedashi J2e Kotonowaka (7-6) oo o o o oooo juryo yusho o o J3w Kizakiumi (2-11) oshidashi J11e Toyonoshima (4-9) o o J14e Hoshoryu (8-5) yorikiri J5w Daishoho (9-4) o J8w Kotoshoho (8-5) yorikiri J13e Chiyootori (5-8) o Ms51w Kaito (7-0) kotenage Ms1w Wakamotoharu (6-1) oo o makushita yusho o oo Sd16e Yuma (7-0) hatakikomi Sd26e Sadanohana (6-1) ooo sandanme yusho - both he and jk Nihonyanagi for Onomatsu-beya b o oo o Jd28e Ura (7-0) oshidashi Sd82e Tatsukaze (6-1) ooo ooo o o o o o Jd84w Kyokuyuko (7-0) yoritaoshi Jd49e Otsuji (6-1) o o o Jk26e Nihonyanagi (7-0) yorikiri Jk27e Mudoho (6-1) o o o o jonkuchi yusho o o oo the last to sign his chocolate is Ikioi o o
  26. Jejima

    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Don't be coy. ☺
  27. Tamanaogijima

    UDH Hatsu Basho 2020

    Day 12 Standings Day 13 Standings
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