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  1. Announcing the September 2020 edition of Guess Kisenosato's Aite.... Guess Hokutofuji's Aite All you have to do is guess M2E Hokutofuji's opponent each day, before the torikumi comes out. If you guess correctly, you get a shiroboshi. This is surprisingly more fun (or frustrating) and challenging than it should be. It also gets you to think a bit more about the 'inner-workings' of sumo. Here is the current banzuke:- Banzuke for September 2020 Sakura (Y1E 10-5) Y1 Jakusotsu (Y1W 8-7) Gurowake (Y2W 2-1-12) Y2 chishafuwaku (O1E 10-5) Kuroimori (Y2E kosho) YO O1 Ryoshishokunin (O1W 8-7)Jejima (K1E 8-7) S1 Tenshinhan (S1E kosho) WAKATAKE (M1W 8-5-2) K1 Oshirokita (K1W kosho) orandashoho (M2W 8-7) M1 Hakuhonofan (S1W 5-2-8)Andonishiki (M2E 6-6-3) M2 shimodahito (M1E 5-6-4)Profomisakari (M3E 6-8-1) M3 Houmanumi (M3W kosho)The Kyokai (M4E 3-12) M4 Katsunorifuji (M6E kosho ) Comments: Yokozuna Jakusotsu said he'll 'be able ganbarize once more this basho'. We wish him well.We hope Yokozuna Kuroimori will compete this basho and perform better than of late. The rules are as follows:-1. Guess M2E Hokutofuji's opponents on each day of the basho.2. Entries need to be in before 11:30 am Japan time on the previous day, except for the days 1 and 2 entries which need to be in before 11:30 am Japan time on the Friday prior to the start of the basho. If it turns out that the daily toriukumi is printed before these times, then any entry proved to have come afterwards is not allowed for that day (so enter early to be safe).3. Tie-breakers to decide the Yusho.... We look at the result of the day 15 prediction, then day 14, and so on back to day 1. If still a tie, then the highest ranked on the banzuke can claim the Yusho.4. If M2E Hokutofuji goes kyujo during the basho, we switch to M2W Tamawashi (M1W Takanosho, then M1E Terunofuji kept further in reserve, if needed due to a mass spate of kyujos) for the days after his fusensho loss (I.e. we can still guess who gets the freebie). For the immediate day afterwards, (unless it is known very soon after the event), everyone will get a 'kyujo'.5. Players that are leading the Yusho race (especially in the final few days of the basho), are requested / expected to get their picks in very early (before all the other players, if possible) - in order to avoid suspicions of 'tactical picking'.6. If the kyokai changes the originally posted torikumi for any day (such as for a late kyujo), the first version released will be used for the purpose of this game. (Highlighted, so that I will remember it, unlike the last basho!) Special prizes (many thanks to Yaochoyama): 1. Outstanding performance (shukun-sho) - the one who correctly picks the aite the most consecutive days. You have to have a minimum of three to win this prize. 2. Fighting spirit (kanto-sho) - the one who limits their incorrect aite picks to the shortest number of consecutive days (literally the one whose longest losing streak is the shortest). Any losing streak of 5 or more days would disqualify you from this prize. 3. Technique (gino-sho) - the one who is best at making correct picks when no one, or hardly anyone else does. A point system is used as follows and you need at least 3 points to claim this prize: 3 points if you're the only win to make the correct pick 2 points if you're one of two to make the correct pick 1 point if you're one of three to make the correct pick New players () are cordially invited to this game!
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite September 2020

    13. Terutsuyoshi
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    Happy Birthday Ganzohnesushi

    Hippo Birpleday!
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite September 2020

    11 - After reconsidering my pick (thanks Klaus!), I actually agree with Oshirokita, so I will join him on a tandem for Takarafuji. (NB: I do realise that it will be Kagayaki, because that is what Sakura says, but I want to do my own brand of sumo.)
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite September 2020

    11 - Takanosho
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite September 2020

    Day 10 - I prefer Myogiryu to Tamawashi, but it is close.
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    Aki'20 Gaming Banter

    I think that I might win the Makushita Yusho.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite September 2020

    9 - whoever Sakura picks, I mean Terunofuji
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite September 2020

    8 - Terunofuji
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite September 2020

    Day 7 - Kiribayama (I have just wasted 5 minutes working out who I think is most likely - but I might have well just bought a train ticket from Jakusotsu. If I were going to gamble - I'm not - I would consider picking Terunofuji....)
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite September 2020

    6 - feeling very silly about my day 5 pick. Okay, I agree with Takanosho.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite September 2020

    Day 5 - it looks very much like Shodai, but I want to pick differently, so I will gamble with Mitakeumi.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite September 2020

    4. Asanoyama
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    Superbanzuke Ranking for Aki 2020

    I seem to be in second place. I suggest checking my points.
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    Happy Birthday, Pandaazuma!

    Hippo Bobbleday!
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    East vs West (NEW GAME!!!) Aki 2020

    12-8-3 until future notice
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    Bench Sumo news

    Dear all, I have been rather busy of late, but the following message was delivered to me a few days ago by the venerable Marushiki, chair of the Bench Sumo Yokozuna Deliberation Council. **************** Venerable Richijo Firstly, the YDC sadly accept the intai of Randomituski from Yokozuna ranking. It was a short rein but memorable, we wish him well in future endeavours. One of the YDC members suggested instating "ichidai haridashi yokozuna" status. It is hoped that Randomitsuki will keep playing as Randomitsuki II in future Basho, his presence will be missed should he completely leave. In regard to Kitakachiyama, We are all very impressed with his performance over the last year. It is with honour that we offer Kitakachiyama the promotions to Yokozuna. The acceptance of this promotion is entirely up to his. Given the experiences of previous Yokozuna, and knowing the challenges faced in the BS game, (Not to mention the possible Wakanohana II curse) . Should he choose to decline promotion we fully understand. Marushiki (Chair YDC) **************** Of course Kitakachiyama will accept the promotion! (and will be ranked at Yokozuna on the next banzuke.) Omedetou! Back-to-back yushos is impressive! We look forward to reading Kitakachiyama's yusho acceptance speech, and his Yokozuna acceptance speech. It is a new era of Bench Sumo - the Kitakachiyama era! Jejima (BS rijicho)
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    This is the one that I think of... although (having just listened to it), those hands should be waving!
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    Sumo Game Deadlines

    Is it time to remove Fantasy Sumo and Maegashira Game from the lists?
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    Grand Sumo Preview (NHK World)

    That was excellent. Thanks for the link, John.
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    East vs West (NEW GAME!!!) Aki 2020

    Always a full slate of East for me. Is that okay?
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Aki 2020

    1. Kotoshoho KK 2. Terunofuji KK 3. Suzuki KK 4. Amakaze KK 5. Tokisakae KK 6. Kitanowaka KK 7. Yoshii KK 8. Asanoyama 11-4 9. Murata KK 10. Kaishin KK 11. Shodai 8-7 12. Terutsuyoshi KK 13. Tobizaru KK TB 16
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    Banzuke Surfing Aki 2020 (16th Wave)

    sd99E Tatsuki
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    Banzuke Surfing Aki 2020 (15th Wave)

    ms27W Hokutotsubasa