Kashunowaka

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  1. Kashunowaka

    Happy Birthday, Asashosakari!

    Happy birthday Asashoryu! And @Asashosakari too, of course.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Really exciting torikumi on senshuraku. So many 7-7 vs 7-7s, several exchange bouts, 7-7 vs yusho hopeful and so on.
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    What are you watching (if anything) on Youtube lately?

    Such a variety of interests! This is my current list, which is subject to change: people who talk about music and music theory in interesting and/or amusing ways: Adam Neely, David Bruce, Rick Beato and of course: TwoSetViolin, ... and many others. cooking, wine: Epicurious, How To Cook That, Italia Squisita, Wineking, ... other interesting things: Tom Scott, WIRED, Olympics (sports), ClojureTV, Continous Delivery (computer science), clips from talk shows, e.g. Graham Norton, ... and of course sumo!
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    I think it's too harsh to call an 8-0 start "lacklustre", unless he goes on to finish 11-4 or worse. Having a shaky first basho as yokozuna is the norm, yokozunae who started with a great basho are actually quite rare.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Yeah, what do they know. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query_bout.aspx?show_form=0&day=8&rank1=y&wins1=8&debutr1=on Edit: perhaps it should include the usual caveat "in the modern era". 8-0 is 8-0 though, regardless of era.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    I think you should not only group by basho, but also by rikishi. Akua has indeed set a new record - and counting!
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Some impressions from today's juryo bouts: Ms1e Terasawa did not get an easy opponent in on-form Daishoho, but pulled out a nice win to go to 3-1, looking really pumped after the bout. Sekitorihood is looming. Shin-sekitori Asashiyu on the other hand looks outmatched in juryo and I would be surprised to see him stay in the salaried ranks after the basho. Azumaryu finally won. Very lackluster basho, looks injured. Sadanoumi might actually still return to makuuchi once more if he keeps it up. He hobbled after today's loss against Kaisho though, hope it's nothing serious. Wakamotoharu is at his highest rank J3e for the third time. This can't be his upper limit, can it? Surely it's just a matter of time before we see him in makuuchi. Shohozan vs Akua was amusing to watch, all the way from Akua's feigned start which caused Shohozan to do a matta, giving his opponent a little pat on the shoulders. And then the bout, with four (!) kakenage attempts from Akua, the last being successful. Akua is becoming a favourite.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2021

    The global peak is in 1969. Can be hard to see that from the graph.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2021

    Let's have a look at kachi-koshi among junior sanyaku. Looks like a rising trend if you look at the last 10 years, but historically there is nothing abnormal going on. Yes, it's a rather crude comparison since the number of sanyaku varies, so does heya affiliations etc.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2021

    I don't think it's even hypothetically possible, since there are four other rikishi who are legitimate candidates for a sekiwake slot. Hence no need to under-demote Takayasu. Number of kachi-koshi per basho for M1-M5 Average number of KK per basho, grouped by year looks something like this. No visible indication of any trend that I can see.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Except this one of course: https://www.redbubble.com/i/t-shirt/Gambarize-一生懸命-Light-by-theplumwolf/43875332.88ZX2 (Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with this site, but it's a nice T-shirt.)
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    To my mind, this type of discussion isn't particular to sumo. It applies to other sports as well. Take football (soccer) as an example. A team which faces a better team are often forced to use an overly defensive strategy, basically playing for 0-0 and hoping for a lucky goal, or penalties. It's the 90-minute equivalent of a henka. Both fans and pundits will typically criticize both teams - the weaker team for their ineptness to attack and the stronger team for failing to score. And there will always be individual players who are trying to bend the rules to gain advantages. So in football, you can win or lose with dignity and in the spirit of the game, or you can try to win at all costs. The former will attract fans in the long run, and the latter will alienate the fans. So I am opposed to the viewpoint "if it's not prohibited, it's allowed". And even when there are sanctions available, handing out lots of yellow cards doesn't turn an ugly game into a good game.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

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    Natsu basho 2021

    The right winner in the end. Abysmal sumo.
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    Natsu basho 2021

    And if you include the preceding basho, you'll see that none of those cases would have become a double promotion today: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query.aspx?show_form=0&columns=3&rowcount=5&group_expand=on&group_by=basho&having=2&form1_basho_nr=2&form1_rank=m,k,s,o&form2_basho_nr=3&form2_rank=y
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Natsu 2021

    1. Terunofuji 11-4 2. Murata MK 3. Ura KK 4. Tosamidori KK 5. Takanosho 7-8 6. Ichiyamamoto KK 7. Tochimaru KK 8. Shinohara KK 9. Takayasu 8-7 10. Meisei KK 11. Kotokuzan MK 12. Ofukasawa KK 13. Shishi KK 14. Fujikawa MK 15. Kawabuchi KK 16. Hagiwara KK 17. Chiyonokuni MK
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    Invitation to play Bench Sumo

    Perhaps you should not change your winning ways, but you *are* allowed to change your lineup.
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    Norizo Cup 2021.3

    I get this message after logging in. Is the entry form not ready, or is there something else wrong? Sorry, question prepartion....please wait.
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    Invitation to play Bench Sumo

    Lycka till!
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    Kimarite Statistics - 2021 Hatsu

    Five katasukashi wins from a single rikishi in a makuuchi basho is a new record; the previous record was 3. Incredibly enough, it's only a tied all-division record, with Taketoba who went 5-2 in jonidan in 2012.
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    Games Bugs

    It's fixed so I'll be able to play next basho.
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    Games Bugs

    I would like to play Juryo Game next basho, but my shikona Kashunowaka is reserved by another player, namely myself. Could someone help me unlock my player account?
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    Akiseyama

    And he seems like a nice guy as well!