Kashunowaka

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  1. Kashunowaka

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Good bout in juryo between Wakamotoharu and Churanoumi, who are now both 5-1. Two contrasting styles, yotsu vs oshi. Both looks set to enter a new highest rank next basho.
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    UDH July Basho 2020

    Yes, but that basho was cancelled.
  3. Kashunowaka

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    +1 And I just learned who he is related to. No wonder I got a familiar feeling watching him.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    If he says so... He looks powerful but yet frail at the same time, with all those bandages.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I enjoyed watching the action today, especially juryo and lower makuuchi. For some reason I felt that the overall quality of sumo dropped in the upper half of the top division... Daieisho, Shodai and Takakeisho all lost awkwardly. Okuridashi is seldom a sign of good sumo.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I don't know if this has been answered already, but from what I have been able to find, it's a first. Two ex-Ozeki in the maegashira ranks isn't that uncommon. The first example I could find in the 20th century is 1921.05 (Kyushuzan, Tsushimanada) and there are plenty more. In 2002-2004 we had the trio of ex-Ozekis Takanonami, Dejima and Miyabiyama. They each made returns to sanyaku now and then, but in 5 of those bashos they shared the maegashira ranks. They were never ranked together at the bottom of makuuchi though. In Kyushu 2003 they are ranked between M4 and M14. Then we have last basho with 4 ex-Ozeki between M1 and J3, and now this basho with the 4 between M11 and M17. Unlikely to ever be repeated - at least I hope so...
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    There is still some room for the oshi-dash.
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    Games Bugs

    It did!
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    Games Bugs

    Is there someone who could "unlock" my shikona so that I can enter Sekitori-Toto? @Doitsuyama?
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    Games Bugs

    Great, thanks! I guess I have a few days until deadline to think about my picks? I would be awesome if some forum admin could wave their magic wand over the "Sumo Games Deadlines" topic, since this shows all deadlines as passed.
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    Games Bugs

    When I try to register to RotoSumo, it says "The shikona is previously registered. / Please enter a different shikona." For BenchSumo, the entry form is greyed out. Any idea?
  12. Kashunowaka

    Re-introducing myself

    Hello fellow Forum members, This is an introduction to many of you, and a re-introduction to some of you. As you can see from my profile, I used to be quite active in this forum back in the days. During a couple of years in the mid-00s, I maintained a site called hakkeyoi.net - perhaps you could call it a precursor to sumodb.sumogames.de. The site also hosted a few of the games, such as Sekitori-Quad and Sekitori-Oracle. In mid-2006 I went AWOL and suddenly stopped participating in the sumo community. Without going into details, in the summer of 2006 I was kind of depressed mainly due to a faltering career, and sumo didn't seem very important at the time. So I left the online sumo community and stopped maintaining my site. Eventually things turned around for me, but by then I had lost the sumo bug and frankly felt a little awkward about returning to the forum again, considering how I left without notice. I don't know what prompted me to browse sumoforum.net a couple of weeks ago, for the first time in years. I noticed that although the software has changed, all the old posts are still retained, which is fantastic. And many of the old hands are still around. To those of you who wondered what happened to me: please accept my humble apologies for disappearing like that and not getting in touch earlier. I don't plan to be as active as I used to be, but I'll at least take a shot at GTB.
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    GTB Natsu 2020- 106 entries and results!

    I look forward to seeing how many players got Nishikigi right. I sure didn't, I made quite a mess of the lower half. Have to be satisfied with kachi-koshi, I have done worse.
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    Sumo Reference

    What is the status of Sumo Reference - is @Doitsuyama still maintaining it? I sent him a PM but I don't think he is very active in the forum anymore. After being away from the online sumo community for quite a long while, over the last couple of weeks I have spent some time trying to catch up a little. For that, Sumo Reference is an invaluable resource as I am sure many of you agree. If I am not mistaken, Sumo Reference is *the* reference for sumo results. Practically every Wikipedia page on sumo seems to link to it. From what I understand from browsing this forum and the Internet Archive (please fill me in), the site was originally launched by Doitsuyama in 2007 at sumodb.sumogames.com. At some point in time (2012?) it was moved to its current address. The site looks remarkably similar to what it did in 2007. In case someone wonders why I care about this: here is an early incarnation of a different but similar site called hakkeyoi.net... I am not sure how it happened, but it feels like watching the small seed that I planted 17 years ago having become this big oak tree. Amazing. @Doitsuyama, if you are reading this: I feel incredibly honoured to have inspired the design of Sumo Reference. But I would also like to see the site evolve. Browsing the site today, I get lots of ideas for improvements. I have also noticed that although the site is clearly maintained, there are intermittent technical problems. If I can get involved in the evolution and maintenance of the site, I would like to do so.
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    Hakuhou win streak videos

    Bout 1 should be Hatsu 2010 day 14, uwatenage against Kotooshu. Looks like kotenage to me and is that really Kotooshu? Bout 2 should be Hatsu 2010 day 15, yoritaoshi against Asashoryu and it's not. Good effort but no cigar. :)
  16. Kashunowaka

    Re-introducing myself

    My favourite: http://www.anasuya.com/sfi/anthem.html
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    Sumo Reference

    Fair enough. :) Yes, I remember that you were way ahead with collecting data back then, and I got a lot of data from you to hakkeyoi.net. Glad to have been an influence! Edit: typo.
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    Re-introduction

    Antipodal greetings from another member who's been away for a long time and recently returned to the forum. Welcome back @Sasanishiki!
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    New ozeki Asanoyama

    Thank you for the link! Minor factual error: yes, 8 rikishi have won yusho in their ozeki debut, but Terukuni isn't one of them. A successful ozeki debut does not one yokozuna make, as the very talented but ultimately under-achieving Tochiazuma became well aware of.
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    Re-introducing myself

    Yes, I remember Hakuho. Is he any good?
  21. Kashunowaka

    Re-introducing myself

  22. Hello fellow Forum members,

    This is an introduction to many of you, and a re-introduction to some of you.

    As you can see from my profile, I used to be quite active in this forum back in the days. During a couple of years in the mid-00s, I maintained a site called hakkeyoi.net - perhaps you could call it a precursor to sumodb.sumogames.de. The site also hosted a few of the games, such as Sekitori-Quad and Sekitori-Oracle.

    In mid-2006 I went AWOL and suddenly stopped participating in the sumo community. Without going into details, in the summer of 2006 I was kind of depressed mainly due to a faltering career, and sumo didn't seem very important at the time. So I left the online sumo community and stopped maintaining my site.

    Eventually things turned around for me, but by then I had lost the sumo bug and frankly felt a little awkward about returning to the forum again, considering how I left without notice.

    I don't know what prompted me to browse sumoforum.net a couple of weeks ago, for the first time in years. I noticed that although the software has changed, all the old posts are still retained, which is fantastic. And many of the old hands are still around. To those of you who wondered what happened to me: please accept my humble apologies for disappearing like that and not getting in touch earlier.
     

    1. Zenjimoto

      Zenjimoto

      Great, I see you got back in!  (Holidayfeeling...)

    2. Zenjimoto

      Zenjimoto

      Incidentally, I can't seem to find a valid working page for Sekitori-Quadrumvirate these days.  Am I looking in the wrong place, or has it been taken offline?

    3. Kashunowaka

      Kashunowaka

      I am still "Archived" so I cannot post though. (Matta...)

      S4 seems to be here: http://www.sumogames.de/Golynohana/QUAD/Default.aspx but the page doesn't work ATM.

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  23. Kashunowaka

    Banzuke Topics

    Ahh, Banzuke Topics are here. ;-) Lots of interesting stuff for stattos. Wakanosato now ties Kaio's record for most consecutive sanyaku basho. He will likely break the record next basho. And yet he has never won more than 11 wins in a makuuchi basho. Kotomitsuki has done that four times. BTW, after seeing Kotomitsuki on the Eurosport Hatsu basho broadcast recently, I am upping my bet on him for Haru basho. Who was the fourth rikishi? So that's why Kyokushuzan wasn't promoted to komusubi - got to keep that streak alive. :-O Yo, Wakanojo! Hello? Time to retire.
  24. When I opened my Dagens Nyheter today (Sweden's biggest morning daily), starting with the sports pages, to my surprise there was a full-spread article about sumo, under the heading of 'Sumo's future depends on an Estonian' and with a big picture of Baruto getting his hair done. The article contains a lot of basic facts about professional sumo, visit to Mihogaseki-beya, interview with Baruto, interview with Doreen Simmons, etc. A very well-written article. After perusing the article, the only glaring mistake that I could find is that the expression 'a sumo' is used a lot throughout the article. Unfortunately, it does not seem to be available at http://dn.se. Edit: I found out that as a paying subscriber, I can download the paper in PDF format. So for you to have a look at the article, I have made it available here. See pages 4-5.
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    Sumo article in Swedish newspaper

    Here is the translated article. A Swedish Krona (SEK) is about 15 Japanese Yen. For other conversions: http://www.xe.com/ucc/ Sumo's future depends on an Estonian Baruto is an example of foreigners having an increasing influence on the more than 1500 year old Japanese national sport of sumo. Baruto, whose real name is Kaido H