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#1 Asashosakari

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 23:10

(I miss topic subtitles...)

Welcome once again to the game that shamelessly objectifies successful rikishi! Everybody with a current streak of at least 5 kachikoshi (or even just 4 if they're sekitori) is who we're concerned with here at LKS headquarters - and as a player you're cordially invited to predict if they'll manage to have another successful performance this basho. Here's our 17-strong lineup for Haru 2012:

1.Hakuho30[13-2]
2.Baruto15[12-3]
3.Kotoshogiku8[11-4]
4.Myogiryu8
5.Kisenosato7[11-4]
6.Chiyonokuni7
7.Harumafuji6[11-4]
8.Kakuryu6[11-4]
9.Kotoyuki6
10.Tenkaiho5
11.Tokushinho5
12.Tatsu5
13.Haruhikari5
14.Sadanofuji4
15.Ikioi4
16.Chiyotairyu4
17.Kitaharima4

outalready:
Amuru5

The ballot continues to be dominated by sekitori, but at least we do have two toriteki wildcards with Tatsu and Haruhikari again. Compared to last basho Hakuho has reduced his target record, while Baruto/Kisenosato/Harumafuji/Kakuryu have all gone up one win. Only Kotoshogiku is going for the same record again, ironically despite posting the worst Hatsu result of them all.

The scoring and thus your game assignment:
- For yokozuna, ozeki and sekiwake: One point each for correctly predicting if he will achieve at least the listed record (based on his 5-basho average) or finish worse.
- For lower-ranked rikishi: One point each for correctly predicting if he will finish KK or MK.

(BTW, feel free to use Y/N style entries consistently if you want; I know you mean KK/MK for rikishi without a personalized target record. :-))

First tie-breaker: From among those 17 guys up there and the further 18 rikishi who are currently just shy of a 5-KK streak (10 'veterans' and 8 'rookies'), please guess how many KK you expect in total. Your tie-breaker guess may be anything from 0 to 35. Only exactly correct guesses qualify at this tie-breaker stage. Note: Yokozuna, ozeki and sekiwake count as correct for the tie-breaker if they achieve KK, they do not need to meet their target records.

Next 17 tie-breakers if needed: Correctly predicted rikishi, one-by-one in reverse order, i.e. starting at Kitaharima.

Penultimate tie-breaker, should two or more players have entered identical ballots: Proximity of their tie-breaker guesses to the correct number.

Final tie-breaker, should two or more players with identical ballots have entered identical tie-breaker guesses as well or be at the same distance from opposite sides: earliest entry.

Note: Rikishi who show up on the before-shonichi kyujo list will be excluded from scoring (even if they end up joining the basho later), so it is not necessary to re-submit your entry if you picked such a rikishi as a KK / Yes; he will not count for points anyhow. You may, however, notify me if you'd like to reduce your tie-breaker guess by one point to compensate for the "missing" rikishi. Your position on the entry list (for final tie-breaker purposes) will be deemed unchanged in this special situation. Any other changes to a ballot will be considered a new entry, with correspondingly lower priority for the final tie-breaker.

Deadline: Shonichi 12am JST.

#2 Asojima

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 00:38

1. Y
2. Y
3. N
4. N
5. N
6. N
7. N
8. Y
9. Y
10. N
11. N
12. Y
13. Y
14. N
15. Y
16. Y
17. N

And a total of 20 KK to make a really interesting game in May.

Edited by Asojima, 07 March 2012 - 00:48.

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#3 Fay

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:25

1. Hakuho y
2. Baruto n
3.
Kotoshogiku y
4.
Myogiryu KK
5.
Kisenosato n
6.
Chiyonokuni mk
7.
Harumafuji y
8.
Kakuryu y
9.
Kotoyuki KK
10.
Tenkaiho MK
11.
Tokushinho MK
12.
Tatsu KK
13.
Haruhikari KK
14.
Sadanofuji KK
15.
Ikioi KK
16.
Chiyotairyu MK
17.
Kitaharima MK


Edit: TB 20

Edited by Fay, 07 March 2012 - 22:40.

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#4 Pandaazuma

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 13:49

One of my favourite games, despite being useless at it!

Here goes:

1. Hakuho Y
2. Baruto Y
3. Kotoshogiku N
4. Myogiryu MK
5. Kisenosato N
6. Chiyonokuni MK
7. Harumafuji Y
8. Kakuryu N
9. Kotoyuki KK
10. Tenkaiho MK
11. Tokushinho MK
12. Tatsu MK
13. Haruhikari MK
14. Sadanofuji KK
15. Ikioi KK
16. Chiyotairyu KK
17. Kitaharima MK

TB: 19

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 16:49

.1. Hakuho. . . y
.2. Baruto. . . y
.3.
Kotoshogiku y

.4. Myogiryu. . MK
.5. Kisenosato. y
.6. Chiyonokuni KK
.7. Harumafuji. y
.8. Kakuryu . . y
.9. Kotoyuki. . MK
10. Tenkaiho. . MK
11. Tokushinho. MK
12. Tatsu . . . MK
13. Haruhikari. KK
14.
Sadanofuji. MK

15. Ikioi . . . KK
16.
Chiyotairyu MK

17. Kitaharima. MK

TB: 18

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Edited by Profomisakari, 07 March 2012 - 16:53.


#6 Holleshoryu

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 18:50

1. Hakuho Y
2. Baruto Y
3. Kotoshogiku N
4. Myogiryu KK
5. Kisenosato N
6. Chiyonokuni KK
7. Harumafuji N
8. Kakuryu Y
9. Kotoyuki MK
10. Tenkaiho MK
11. Tokushinho MK
12. Tatsu KK
13. Haruhikari MK
14. Sadanofuji KK
15. Ikioi KK
16. Chiyotairyu KK
17. Kitaharima MK

TB: 16

#7 Mmikasazuma

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 21:51

1. Y
2. Y
3. N
4. N
5. N
6. Y
7. Y
8. Y
9. Y
10. Y
11. Y
12. N
13. N
14. N
15. Y
16. Y
17. N

Tb 19

Edited by Mmikasazuma, 07 March 2012 - 21:53.


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:06

1. Hakuho Y
2. Baruto Y
3. Kotoshogiku N
4. Myogiryu N
5. Kisenosato N
6. Chiyonokuni N
7. Harumafuji N
8. Kakuryu Y
9. Kotoyuki N
10. Tenkaiho Y
11. Tokushinho N
12. Tatsu N
13. Haruhikari N
14. Sadanofuji N
15. Ikioi Y
16. Chiyotairyu Y
17. Kitaharima Y

Tiebreak: 21

#9 kuroimori

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 23:44

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. No
4. No
5. Yes
6. No
7. No
8. No
9. Yes
10. Yes
11. No
12. Yes
13. Yes
14. No
15. Yes
16. Yes
17. No

Tiebreaker 20
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 23:58

My picks are:

1. Hakuho 30 [13-2] Yes
2.
Baruto 15 [12-3] Yes
3.
Kotoshogiku 8 [11-4] No
4.
Myogiryu 8 MK
5.
Kisenosato 7 [11-4] Yes
6. Chiyonokuni 7 MK
7.
Harumafuji 6 [11-4] No
8.
Kakuryu 6 [11-4] Yes
9.
Kotoyuki 6 KK
10.
Tenkaiho 5 KK
11.
Tokushinho 5 MK
12.
Tatsu 5 KK
13.
Haruhikari 5 MK
14.
Sadanofuji 4 MK
15.
Ikioi 4 MK
16.
Chiyotairyu 4 KK
17.
Kitaharima 4 MK

Tie-breaker: 20

Edited by Achiyama, 09 March 2012 - 23:58.


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Posted 10 March 2012 - 14:13

1. Hakuho 30 [13-2] Y
2. Baruto 15 [12-3] Y
3. Kotoshogiku 8 [11-4] N
4. Myogiryu 8 N
5. Kisenosato 7 [11-4] N
6. Chiyonokuni 7 N
7. Harumafuji 6 [11-4] N
8. Kakuryu 6 [11-4] Y
9. Kotoyuki 6 Y
10. Tenkaiho 5 N
11. Tokushinho 5 Y
12. Tatsu 5 Y
13. Haruhikari 5 N
14. Sadanofuji 4 N
15. Ikioi 4 Y
16. Chiyotairyu 4 Y
17. Kitaharima 4 N
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 22:12

1. Hakuho Y [13-2]
2.
Baruto N [12-3]
3.
Kotoshogiku Y [11-4]
4.
Myogiryu mk
5.
Kisenosato N [11-4]
6.
Chiyonokuni mk
7.
Harumafuji N [11-4]
8.
Kakuryu N [11-4]
9.
Kotoyuki KK
10.
Tenkaiho KK
11.
Tokushinho KK
12.
Tatsu KK
13.
Haruhikari mk
14.
Sadanofuji mk
15.
Ikioi KK
16.
Chiyotairyu KK
17.
Kitaharima mk

TB 22 (to offer us a record field)
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#13 Asashosakari

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:55

Ack, always forgot about my own game and deadline...

+ Hakuho
+ Baruto
- Kotoshogiku
- Myogiryu
- Kisenosato
- Chiyonokuni
- Harumafuji
+ Kakuryu
- Kotoyuki
- Tenkaiho
- Tokushinho
- Tatsu
- Haruhikari
- Sadanofuji
+ Ikioi
+ Chiyotairyu
- Kitaharima

TB 17

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#14 Asashosakari

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 21:09

Here are the selection stats for Haru 2012:

Player

Haku

Baru

Giku

Myo

Kise

Ch'kuni

Haru

Kaku

Koto

Ten

Toku

Tatsu

Haru

Sada

Ikioi

Ch'tai

Kita

TB

Cons

Asojima

+

+

-

-

-

-

-

+

+

-

-

+

+

-

+

+

-

20

1.22

Fay

+

-

+

+

-

-

+

+

+

-

-

+

+

+

+

-

-

20

2.20

Pandaazuma

+

+

-

-

-

-

+

-

+

-

-

-

-

+

+

+

-

19

1.63

Profomisakari

+

+

+

-

+

+

+

+

-

-

-

-

+

-

+

-

-

18

2.12

Holleshoryu

+

+

-

+

-

+

-

+

-

-

-

+

-

+

+

+

-

16

1.78

Mmikasazuma

+

+

-

-

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

-

-

+

+

-

19

1.68

ryafuji

+

+

-

-

-

-

-

+

-

+

-

-

-

-

+

+

+

21

1.63

kuroimori

+

+

-

-

+

-

-

-

+

+

-

+

+

-

+

+

-

20

1.63

Achiyama

+

+

-

-

+

-

-

+

+

+

-

+

-

-

-

+

-

20

1.63

Jejima

+

+

-

-

-

-

-

+

+

-

+

+

-

-

+

+

-

16

1.29

Vikanohara

+

-

+

-

-

-

-

-

+

+

+

+

-

-

+

+

-

22

1.87

Asashosakari

+

+

-

-

-

-

-

+

-

-

-

-

-

-

+

+

-

17

1.29

12:0

10:2

3:9

2:10

3:9

3:9

4:8

9:3

8:4

5:7

3:9

7:5

4:8

3:9

11:1

10:2

1:11


Just one unanimous selection, and that was probably unavoidable after Hakuho's target decreased to just 13-2. He'll need to finish zensho to put it back up to 14-1 for May, so I suspect we're stuck with the 13-win target for a while. Let's hope he finishes 12-3 again to put a bit more doubt on the next basho. ;-)

Other than Hakuho running the table, our 17 picks have managed to produce all possible selection totals from 11:1 to 1:11...except 6:6. Huh. At the lopsided ends we find Baruto expected to easily post 12 wins in his tsunatori, predicted KK bids by shin-maku Ikioi and almost-shin-maku Chiyotairyu, and tough tournaments for joi-jin debutant Myogiryu and juryo sophomore Kitaharima.

Somewhat more in doubt with 9:3 and 8:4 votes of confidence are Kakuryu's 11 wins and Kotoyuki's KK (with likely associated makuuchi debut from J1). The most common total is the skeptical 3:9, however, placed on the 11-win targets for the Japanese ozeki pair of Kotoshogiku and Kisenosato, as well as the KK's by injury returnee Chiyonokuni and heavyweights Tokushinho and Sadanofuji. At 4:8 we have another 11-win chasing ozeki in Harumafuji and one of our two toriteki picks, makushita debutant Haruhikari. Finally, two rikishi ended up being picked almost evenly, with the other lower-division deshi Tatsu at 7:5 in slightly positive territory and maegashira Tenkaiho at 5:7.

All in all we're fairly pessimistic this basho with 98 thumbs up and 104 thumbs down. All tie-breaker scores from 16 to 22 were predicted at least once, so chances are that somebody's going to grab the bonus win for the banzuke. Of course, it'll help win the yusho only if the 17 actual selections are good, too. By far the most favoured tie-breaker total is 20 with four nods; the average prediction is exactly 19, however.

The most crowd wisdom-ish picks were provided by Asojima this basho (with the very first entry, no less), deviating from the majority votes only in his KK prediction for Haruhikari. Jejima follows right behind with just one deviation as well (but from a more lopsided opposite prediction, so his score is a bit higher than Asojima's), and Asashosakari duplicates Jejima's aggregate score with two deviating picks. At the other end we have highly unusual picks by Fay and Profomisakari, with Fay going against the crowd in 7 cases and Profo even in 8 (albeit in less dramatic overall fashion).

The most agreement is found between Asashosakari/ryafuji and Asojima/Jejima with 15 mutual picks in each pairing, the least with 6 picks between Fay/ryafuji and Profomisakari/Vikanohara. An interesting pairing that doesn't involve any of the 5 players with extremely average or extremely odd picks is Achiyama/Kuroimori who also share no less than 14 picks between them. Their opposites are Holleshoryu/Vikanohara with just 8 picks in common despite both featuring fairly average lineups overall.

But enough for now, let's get on with the game. :-) As usual we won't have anything to report until the middle weekend, unless one of the rikishi with special targets starts off very badly.

Edited by Asashosakari, 11 March 2012 - 21:10.


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Posted 18 March 2012 - 18:50

Nakabi:

Nothing of particular importance has happened yet, but we do have the first few qualifiers for next basho (and thus TB points) already: Hakuho has started 8-0 to easily maintain his spot, while youngster sensation Sasanoyama already improved to 4-0 yesterday for his 5th straight KK since turning pro.

At the other end of the spectrum last basho's sandanme yusho playoff contender Kenho won't be joining the ballot as he is 0-4 at the bottom of makushita as of today. Also winless and out of our future consideration is veteran Maegunzan, so all in all the tie-breaker range now stands at 2-33.

Tomorrow's action may yield the first points with Chiyotairyu knocking on the door to kachikoshi at 7-1 and young Tatsu trying to avoid falling to 1-4.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 21:59

Day 9:

The first result is in, and unfortunately it's a setback for talented Tatsu who finds himself makekoshi now. Just under half of us predicted that.

Some more KK/MK decisions without points attached have come in: Yusho-chasing Baruto and Kakuryu collected win #8, while lower-rankers Musashiumi and Chiyoraizan have dropped to 1-4 to end their KK streaks at four basho. The very early standings:


Day 9:
1/17 Decisions, TB 4-30

Pos

Player

PtsTB

1

Asashosakari

1

17

2

Profomisakari

1

18

3

Mmikasazuma

1

19

3

Pandaazuma

1

19

5

ryafuji

1

21

6

Holleshoryu

0

16

7

Achiyama

0

20

7

Asojima

0

20

7

Fay

0

20

7

kuroimori

0

20

11

Vikanohara

0

22



#17 Asashosakari

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 18:43

Day 10:

LKS is starting to go into overdrive now and with so many rikishi in the game this time it's probably going to be a frantic week throughout. For the start of the week it's the Kokonoe pair of Chiyonokuni (MK in his injury return) and Chiyotairyu (KK to secure his makuuchi debut) who have decided their fates. Eight players got both picks correct, three scored with one of them, and only Profomisakari failed to improve his position at all.

In additions to those two rikishi another five affected the tie-breaker with today's results. Harumafuji is the latest ozeki to secure an early KK, while in the backup ranks it was Sakumayama, Wakamisho and collegiate deshi Watanabe who confirmed their upwards trajectories. The day's only makekoshi was brought in by 34-year-old veteran Ogifuji in his first makushita basho in five years.

The updated and nicely symmetrical standings (now with all 12 players, oops):

Day 10:
3/17 Decisions, TB 9-28

Pos

Player

PtsTB

1

Asashosakari

3

17

2

Pandaazuma

3

19

3

ryafuji

3

21

4

Jejima

2

16

5

Mmikasazuma

2

19

6

Achiyama

2

20

6

Asojima

2

20

6

kuroimori

2

20

9

Vikanohara

2

22

10

Holleshoryu

1

16

11

Profomisakari

1

18

12

Fay

1

20



#18 Asashosakari

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 17:01

Day 11:

Another two majority votes have been confirmed: Myogiryu's first foray into the meatgrinder has ended in the expected makekoshi (although with more feisty sumo than many others in their first attempts), and Kisenosato collected loss #5 today which means he can no longer reach his 11-4 target. 7 doubly-correct predictions this time, with the other 5 players picking up one point each.

More action was seen in the backup ranks again, where Kotokawazu, Aratoshi and Okoryu dropped to 2-4, while nondescript collegiate entrant Irie secured his makushita debut and 5th KK from debut with a win today. We also have our first special ballot entrant (not counting for the tie-breaker) with Asahisho whose 8-3 means a streak of 4 KK in sekitori territory.

All three leading players were among those who scored twice today. The new standings:

Day 11:
5/17 Decisions, TB 10-24

Pos

Player

PtsTB

1

Asashosakari

5

17

2

Pandaazuma

5

19

3

ryafuji

5

21

4

Jejima

4

16

5

Mmikasazuma

4

19

6

Asojima

4

20

7

Vikanohara

4

22

8

Achiyama

3

20

8

kuroimori

3

20

10

Holleshoryu

2

16

11

Profomisakari

2

18

12

Fay

2

20


Our collective tie-breaker expectations may have been too high after all as we currently seem headed for about 17 or 18 as the final score.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 16:15

Day 12:

Kakuryu is not only co-leading the yusho race, he has also now become the first rikishi to achieve his LKS special target with his 11th win. Most of us expected that to happen. The other two decisions of the day were also majority predictions, namely makekoshi for Sadanofuji and Kitaharima. In addition Kotoshogiku has reached KK to boost the tie-breaker score, but he'll still have to go 3-0 to reach his target.

Half of the dozen players got all three of today's decisions correct, the rest have to contend themselves with two points - except Pandaazuma who only got Kitaharima right. (Don't doubt the Kak.) That means a decisive exit from the yusho race for him, and as fellow co-leader ryafuji was also just in the two-pointer group we have our first sole leader of the basho now:

Day 12:
8/17 Decisions, TB 11-22

Pos

Player

PtsTB

1

Asashosakari

8

17

2

Jejima

7

16

3

Mmikasazuma

7

19

4

Asojima

7

20

5

ryafuji

7

21

6

Pandaazuma

6

19

7

Achiyama

6

20

8

Vikanohara

6

22

9

Profomisakari

5

18

10

kuroimori

5

20

11

Holleshoryu

4

16

12

Fay

4

20


Still more than half the game to go though.

#20 Asashosakari

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:48

Day 13:

Two more decisions today, courtesy of Kotoshogiku's 5th loss that served to put a fail mark next to his 11-4 target, and Ikioi's MK clincher. While Shogi's not-so-hot basho hasn't come as a big surprise to us, Ikioi's subpar performance was accurately predicted only by Achiyama.

In tie-breaker news we added one point in the plus column via Kisenosato's kachikoshi, while a trio of backup squadders (Saishin, Daishoiwa, Asanotosa) all fell to 3-4 today.

The updated standings, still with a sole leader but no longer exhibiting perfection:

Day 13:
10/17 Decisions, TB 12-18

Pos

Player

PtsTB

1

Asashosakari

9

17

2

Jejima

8

16

3

Achiyama

8

20

3

Asojima

8

20

3

Mmikasazuma

8

19

3

ryafuji

8

21

7

Pandaazuma

7

19

8

kuroimori

6

20

8

Vikanohara

6

22

10

Holleshoryu

5

16

11

Profomisakari

5

18

12

Fay

4

20


It rapidly looks as though we've not only managed to put the average tie-breaker prediction too high, but actually all of them. The 6 remaining rikishi include three 3-3's and three 6-7's, so chances are we might only see 3 or even fewer kachikoshi out of them. The lowest TB predictions of 16 would require 4 KK.

Edited by Asashosakari, 24 March 2012 - 19:18.


#21 Asashosakari

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 19:42

Day 14:

On the penultimate day of the basho more than half the remaining LKS decisions were settled - last and definitely not least of the day was Baruto's 4th loss, which not only killed all hopes he might have had of carrying over his tsunatori to Natsu, but also caused him to miss his 12-3 target for good. Only Vikanohara and Fay predicted that correctly, but alas, they're deeply buried in the standings. In more regular news both Tenkaiho and Kotoyuki fell to 6-8, for a pretty good mix of scores (3x both correct, 4x only Yuki, 1x only Xkaiho, 4x neither). And earlier on, down in makushita the second of our pair of toriteki, Haruhikari, scored the last-minute kachikoshi, which was good news for 4 players.

In the tie-breaker column the last two remaining rikishi Tamadaiki and prospect Hakuyozan also achieved a 4-3 KK today. All that has resulted in the following standings:

Day 14:
14/17 Decisions, TB 15-16

Pos

Player

PtsTB

1

Asashosakari

11

17

2

Asojima

10

20

3

Jejima

9

16

4

ryafuji

9

21

5

Achiyama

8

20

5

Mmikasazuma

8

19

5

Pandaazuma

8

19

5

Profomisakari

8

18

9

Holleshoryu

7

16

10

Fay

7

20

10

kuroimori

7

20

10

Vikanohara

7

22


Still to be settled are the scores for Hakuho and Harumafuji (could reach their targets with a win), and for Tokushinho who's bringing his KK/MK decision to senshuraku for the second basho running. Incidentally, altogether it's the 7th basho in a row that he comes into his final bout with the decision on the line - final results were a 3-4, followed by four 4-3's and last basho's 8-7.

With three remaining decisions there could be some suspense in the yusho race, however:

- Hakuho was picked unanimously,
- Asojima shares both other picks with the leader,
- Jejima only has one pick different,
- ryafuji also shares both other picks.

Mmikasazuma is the only one to have picked both differently, but is three points off the lead. In other words, congrats to Asashosakari. :-)

The jun-yusho decision is still up. With wins by Harumafuji and Tokushinho it's Jejima (by tie-breaker over Asojima and Mmikasazuma level on points), with Harumafuji only it's Asojima, with Tokushinho only it's again Jejima by tie-breaker (over Asojima), with losses by both it's Asojima again. In other words, the decision turns on Tokushinho's quest for KK. Holleshoryu was the only other player to pick 16 for the tie-breaker so a 'shinho win would give an extra win for the banzuke to him along with Jejima.

In the final news of the day we collected our second special entrant to the ballot for May as Chiyootori achieved his 4th straight KK.

The win-loss adjustments for the banzuke will likely be -1 if Harumafuji and Tokushinho win, -2 in the other three scenarios. (This is with Hakuho losing - if he wins and scores a point for everyone, the adjustments go to -2 and -3, of course.)

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:34

Well done on winning your own game!

I thought I was doing OK this time...but obviously not!

#23 Asashosakari

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:08

Senshuraku:

Both target-chasing high rankers finished their basho with a win (well, Hakuho finished it with two...), while Tokushinho fell at the final hurdle this time, giving us these final standings:

Day 15:
17/17 Decisions, TB 15

Pos

Player

PtsTB

1

Asashosakari

13

17

2

Asojima

12

20

3

Pandaazuma

11

19

3

Profomisakari

11

18

3

ryafuji

11

21

6

Achiyama

10

20

6

Fay

10

20

6

Jejima

10

16

6

Mmikasazuma

10

19

10

Holleshoryu

9

16

10

kuroimori

9

20

12

Vikanohara

8

22


Sadly for Jejima, Tokushinho's loss not only caused him to miss out on the jun-yusho but sent him straight to the lower half of the standings. I don't think it'll come as a surprise that 11+ points will be a kachikoshi, 10 and under a makekoshi. Congrats to perennial contender Asojima on the runner-up performance!

Outside the Hakuho/ozeki/Kakuryu squad we've been handed a massive wipeout with just 2 KK rikishi (out of 11) on the ballot, and 7 (out of 18) on the pretenders list - which itself splits into a depressing 1/10 among the veterans (Tamadaiki's the successful one) and a more promising 6/8 among the rookies (only last basho's sandanme 7-0'ers Kotokawazu and Kenho failed here). With the all-around miss on the TB score no bonus wins will be handed out for the banzuke.

In addition to our 15 official picks as represented by the tie-breaker score we'll be having the aforementioned two special ballot entries Asahisho and Chiyootori - possibly to be joined by Takanoiwa as #18 if the banzuke makers allow him to sneak a lucky juryo promotion. I'll use those circumstances as a welcome excuse to delay the posting of the official new ballot, new banzuke etc. until Wednesday.

Many thanks as always for sticking with this little game! (Bye, bye...)

Edited by Asashosakari, 25 March 2012 - 11:10.


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 13:16

Sadly for Jejima, Tokushinho's loss not only caused him to miss out on the jun-yusho but sent him straight to the lower half of the standings.


Do the tie-breaker rules only count for deciding the yusho? Might it be worth considering for all results? ;-) Either way, I end up in 6th place, which I believe is (just) in the upper half of the standings, as there are 12 players.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 13:20

Do the tie-breaker rules only count for deciding the yusho?

I'm a firm believer in using tie-breakers only for determining prize winners, so no. :-)

Either way, I end up in 6th place, which I believe is (just) in the upper half of the standings, as there are 12 players.

Feel free to consider yourself 6th-placed...it's going to be a makekoshi anyway though.


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