Kashunowaka

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    Sekitori Quad for Hatsu with so many kyujo ?

    On the third hand - I still think that the best strategy is to pick 4 rikishi per day for as many days as possible. If you run out of rikishi after day 12, so be it. You could of course elect to skip days earlier in the basho to save your picks. Day 1 might be a good candidate for that, but other than that my feeling is that the last days are usually the hardest anyway.
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    Sekitori Quad for Hatsu with so many kyujo ?

    On the other hand, it's a fair game for everyone. You can either skip certain days, or try to get a win with 3 rikishi on some days.
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2021

    1. Kotoshoho MK 2. Terunofuji 12-3 3. Yoshii MK 4. Murata KK 5. Jokoryu KK 6. Ura KK 7. Tosamidori KK 8. Takakento KK 9. Nakazono MK 10. Dewanoryu KK 11. Watanabe MK 12. Takanosho 8-7 13. Ichinojo KK 14. Oho KK TB 17
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    Invitation to GTB- Hatsu 2021- and RESULTS!!

    Perhaps it's just me. I managed to get the page by other means. Quite disastrous but it seems I was not alone.
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    Invitation to GTB- Hatsu 2021- and RESULTS!!

    I cannot access http://www.dichne.com/. Checked with https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/dichne.com?proto=http&www=1 and it also says the site is down. Edit: and now the check site says that the site is up, but I still cannot reach it. Edit 2: it seems to be flapping.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bhgZG9eNyk0sk8AGEO4-eYty5idJAIh1/view?usp=sharing
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    Makunouchi yushos in 2020

    Judging from this poll, Asanoyama seems to be underachiever of the year. His result of 10-11-12-10-kyujo is actually pretty good, but almost everyone thought he would win at least one yusho.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    To be fair, Kaio and Wakanohana each won one yusho as komusubi as part of their ozeki runs, and 4 yusho as ozeki. And it took Kaio 25 basho as ozeki to get 4 yusho while Wakanohana took 29, so Kaio didn't actually need twice the number of tournaments to get to five yusho - it's just that their paths diverged at that point. Their careers could so easily have been reversed, and were ultimately decided by a couple of 12-3 results. If Wakanohana's 12-3 in Natsu 1998 had been good for the usual jun-yusho or third place, he might have spent 7 more years as ozeki going 8-7. And if Kaio hadn't tumbled to his third loss on day 12 in Kyushu 2004 against Miyabiyama, he might have been promoted at age 32 and would in all likelihood have been a short-lived yokozuna.
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    The Graph

    You probably need either patience or a more powerful computer.
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    Shohozan goes it alone - the veteran poll 2021

    Final rank J9e.
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    Ozekis and Yokozunas for January 2022 - Here we go again!

    Hakuho Y Takakeisho Terunofuji O Asanoyama Takanosho O Hakuho will start in four basho in 2021, win two yusho, go kyujo twice, sit out two whole basho, and decide to postpone retirement until the Paris Olympics 2024.
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    Ozekis and Yokozunas for January 2022 - Here we go again!

    Last question also has 2021 in the options.
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    SalaryCap Sumo Kyushu 2020

    I think SalaryCap is a fun concept and I enjoy trying to spend my ¥1000 wisely. However, the way the scoring is done puts a lot of emphasis on simply trying to guess the yusho and sansho winners, since the bonus points can be bigger than the regular score. A 13-2 yusho winner already has 39 points for the wins, but gets another 40 for the yusho, which seems a little unbalanced. Perhaps smaller bonuses would make the other picks more meaningful, i.e. selecting rikishi with a good score but without yusho/sansho.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion November 2020

    Why not five sekiwake, so that Kotoshoho can get his long overdue sanyaku debut.
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    UDH Kyushu (?) Basho 2020

    Let me guess: you had Kotoeko, Okinoumi and Mitakeumi.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion November 2020

    Not promoting Hokutofuji to sanyaku from M4 with 11-4 would be a first. Usually there is no need for an extra komusubi in that situation since there are free slots, so it might be a coincidence. But it has opened up an extra slot in the past, the latest being after Nagoya 1995. On that occasion, Kenko was in fact ranked higher than Kotonishiki, so you could argue that 8-7 from M1e opened the extra slot. (And there are of course counter-examples where even M1e with 8-7 wasn't promoted, although that was back in the 60s.) Edit: OTOH, the very same Hokutofuji was denied promotion after 11-4 from M3 in Kyushu 2017, so my argument goes out the window.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    I hope that Takakeisho can continue to improve his defensive skills to be a more well-rounded rikishi, pardon the pun. Great to see an ozeki winning the yusho.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Wow, I didn't expect that! Well done Takakeisho!
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    With the same logic, Takakeisho (if he wins) will have won one of the easiest yusho ever. However, you cannot fight someone who isn't there so we shouldn't hold that against him.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Shukun-sho normally goes hand-in-hand with beating the yokozuna, no yusho required. An example is Mitakeumi in Natsu 2017 who went 8-7, didn't yusho, didn't beat the yusho winner, but did beat two yokozuna. In the absence of yokozuna, it is harder to predict the shukun-sho IMHO. It would certainly have helped Shimanoumi had he defeated either of the two yusho candidates. But your sansho guess is as good as mine.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    I think that's a good prediction. Hokutofuji has been mentioned in this thread as well but I don't think he will get a sansho this time, although I hope I'm wrong.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    I'd really love to see him getting the kanto-sho. But I think he needs to get a few more wins, especially with a 1-4 record vs sanyaku.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Nishikido-oyakata (aka moto-Mitoizumi aka Big Salt) sure likes to interrupt bouts which seem to have started with mutual consent from the rikishi, gyoji and everyone else.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    And two ozeki kadoban.
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    The forum is back!

    Makes you realize how much you miss it when it is down during a hon-basho. Thanks to whoever brought it back to life again. What happened?