Kashunowaka

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  1. Kashunowaka

    Nagoya 2022

    And yet it was just the same two basho ago, when Shodai was kadoban and started even worse with 1-5, to finish 9-6.
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    Trivia bits

    Thanks! I only searched makuuchi and juryo, should have said that.
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    Which Waka hypothetical is more likely?

    12-9-11 is too weak for an ozeki promotion, even with the lax standards applied over the last ~10 years. After the 60s, the only rikishi to promoted with just 20 wins over the last two basho is Goeido, at which time he had 14 consecutive basho as sekiwake. W10e would have 3. 12-9-12 is borderline considering the 9-6 in the middle. If that happens, I don't think it's an automatic promotion.
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    Trivia bits

    Katasukashi is to Midorifuji what yorikiri or oshidashi is to other rikishi - he wins 25% of the time with it. The closest I could find is 13%.
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    Trivia bits

    There is also https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Results.aspx?b=197507&d=15, where none of the rikishi had cleared kachikoshi when the soroibumi was performed, but two of them won their bout to go 8-7.
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    Trivia bits

    When I saw the west side perform the sanyaku soroibumi today - Mitakeumi, Shodai and Abi - I thought that it was an unusually sorry lot. None of them had reached kachikoshi and Abi then went on to lose his bout. This is the first time* that a "soroibumi group" (i.e. three rikishi fighting the last bouts on senshuraku from either the east or the west side) all finish with a losing record. *in the modern era
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    No entirely unexpected. Takanosho has the tools to become an ozeki from the neck down. Hopefully he can learn from the experience and be better mentally prepared next time.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    I also think Takanosho should get a sansho. But if they hand out more, I'd rather see Daieisho got one.
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    Trivia bits

    Thank you. I startled when I got to that bout in Sekitoto, didn't expect to see another makushita rikishi.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Is this Kaisei's final basho? He can still save himself in juryo but it's starting to look dicey. When he retires, I think Shodai wants to take over the A/B kabu.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    This is only the fourth time in the modern era that the leading result after day 8 is no better than 6-2. The previous three times the basho has been won with 13-2 (twice) and 12-3. The last time was when Shodai managed to win out in the second week to go 13-2. Somehow I very much doubt that anyone will be able to repeat that in this basho. But stranger things have happened, Tamawashi has even done it before. As it stands, I would happily take a 12-3 yusho, 11-4 in makuuchi is really meh.
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    Next Ozeki?

    True, but I think that the potential is about the same. Plenty of time to prove me wrong, of course.
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    Next Ozeki?

    I expect Kotonowaka.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    I'd say that his record over the last two years is already ozeki level. If he can be a yusho-challenging ozeki: good, but not all ozeki have to be that.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    Colour me unsurprised.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    Shodai - Chiyoshoma was a surprisingly good meaningless bout.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    Takanosho saves his place in sanyaku after a dismal basho.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    Ishiura gives the finger to the sansho committee by easily disposing of M3e Tamawashi and finishing 11-4.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    Sure, but I have seldom seen a rikishi so not ready to get back into the dohyo.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    What was the point with Myogiryu's return for two final bouts?
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    Games Bugs

    Yes, works again.
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    Games Bugs

    ISP is down for me with "Server Error in '/' Application." etc.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    M11e Sadanoumi (7-7) M18e Oho (7-7) M15w Tochinoshin (7-7) M2w Ichinojo (7-7) M2e Ura (7-7) M13e Chiyomaru (7-7) Bench Sumo torikumi makers wouldn't have done it better... Tough matchups for the low-rankers!
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    I will be rooting for Mitakeumi to win outright tomorrow, for several reasons: a) it would be a slam-dunk ozeki promotion, b) the yusho would be won by someone in the joi meaning no "easy" schedule, c) the winning result would be 13-2 which I regard as the hallmark of a quality yusho. That said, if it becames a three-way playoff it will involve Terunofuji, Mitakeumi and Abi/Kotonowaka. For Terunofuji to win he must beat Mitakeumi twice, plus Abi (whom he lost to) or Kotonowaka. For Mitakeumi to win a playoff, he must beat Terunofuji (whom he has just lost to), plus Abi (again) or Kotonowaka. And for Abi or Kotonowaka to get to playoff and win, they must beat all the other three. In either case the yusho will be deserved, even if it's Kotonowaka. I will however be rooting hard against the latter due to his low rank and generally unimpressive sumo, despite 11-3.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    2 KK from the entire sanyaku is indeed a record low in the modern era, tied with Hatsu basho 2020 when Tokushoryu won the cup. Of course, it helps that the number of sanyaku rikishi is also at an all-time low (7). But these things tend to even out in the long run. Less sanyaku means that it is easier to break into the top ranks, and of course under-performing sanyaku will be replaced. In Haru 2021 we had the opposite situation, with 7 out of 9 sanyaku rikishi getting KK including all komusubi and sekiwake, which made it very difficult to get promoted to komusubi.