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  1. yorikiried by fate

    The Graph

    Firstly, you're welcome. The bottom part usually fills up with delay, as entries back in the timeline are added with any new Ozeki promotion. So assuming, whatever, Asanoyama will reach the rank, there will be a couple of entries added further left (i.e. his debut, his sektitori and Makuuchi debuts, plus his most recent Komusubi and pending future Sekiwake debut).
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    The Graph

    Another trivia thing that I just now happened to have simply counted out with the help of the visual timeline is Ozeki yusho droughts (spells of consecutive basho without Ozeki yusho). Turns out we are in the midst of the second biggest one just now. Ozeki yusho droughts (10+ basho) since 1958 [in very pedestrian format as no-one bothered to answer my how-to-make-tables-these-days question that I posted a few months ago...]: 1. VII/77 - V/81 -> 24* 2. III/17 - ? -> 17+ 3. III/70 - IX/72 -> 16 4. III/65 - I/67 -> 12 5. VII/09 - V/11 -> 11** 6. XI/61 - V/63 -> 10 6. III/88 - IX/89 -> 10 6. VII/99 - I/01 -> 10 6. V/14 - XI/15 -> 10 * These were insane four years of Yokozuna dominance (initially Kitanoumi & Wajima, then Wakanohana II & Mienoumi on the way; both of the latter pair were promoted without a yusho win in their Yokruns). The sole non-Yokozuna yusho in the spell came in basho 22 by the hands of Sekiwake Chiyonofuji who finally broke the drought three basho later as Ozeki. ** 10 if you discount the hon-basho-hood of V/11, the infamous Technical Examination Tournament. For which one can surely argue, as Kaio for instance certainly chose not to end his career there (picking up a totally epic and absolutely non-orchestrated final Yokozuna bout win instead [in his final Tokyo bout, in the last bout of the basho]).
  3. yorikiried by fate

    The Graph

    So, proper correction for my point about many Ozeki demotions within a short period of time: In 2019, we had 3 demotions but 4 demotion constituting events (Takayasu's second consecutive MK at Kyushu which will lead to his demotion for I/2020). So going back to 2017, we saw/will see 6 demotion triggers between I/2017 and XI/2019 or 6 demotions between III/2017 and I/2020. This is a span of 18 basho or three years (-> 0.33). The previously most dense phase was 3 demotions between I/2000 and IX/2000, though the year had only two trigger events as Takanonami had his second consecutive MK at Kyushu 1999. But with events in 2001 we reach 5 demotions between I/2000 and IX/2001 (the triggers being between XI/1999 and VII/2001). So the span back then is 12 basho (-> 0.42).
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    The Graph

    Caught. Well done.
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    The Graph

    Another year in the books. All those moments will be lost in time like grains of salt on a dohyo. (Or grains of rice in Akiseyama.) The new wallpaper. As per tradition (which I started last year), a couple of notes about the past year in regards to trivia that is easily accessible through The Graph: The main graph line, which represents Makuuchi yusho wins on the banzuke, has reached an alltime high with Kyushu at 57. This means we had the experienciestest banzuke of all time. Or it means Hakuho is still there. Pick one. (If this trend continues I am going to run into layout problems pretty soon, so time to start some anti-Hakuho petitions/propaganda; is Giuliani available?) September saw the first Sekiwake-only playoff in human history (i.e. post-58) Takakeisho's promotion to Ozeki has the unique pattern of "result basho #1 > #2 > #3". This has not happened before. Takakeisho started his Ozrun with a yusho from sanyaku ranks. The last time this happened was in March 1993, courtesy of Wakahanada (soon-to-be Wakanohana). Note that Tochinoshin's Ozrun in 2018 also started with a yusho. He was ranked M3w, though. Takakeisho's absence in July was the first absence of a kadoban Ozeki since V/2004 (Tochiazuma). The year saw 4 Ozeki demotions*, which is a new record (previously 3 in 2000); if you expand the period to three years (back to 2017) we stand at 6 demotions, which is decent. It doesn't beat the two year period of 2000/01, though, which featured 5. Takakeisho's repromotion was the best try ever at 12-3D (previous holder was Tochiazuma in I/2005 at 11-4). Tochinoshin's repromotion was the first one since Tochiazuma's in January 2005. Seeing 2 repromotions in 3 basho is unprecedented. Kyushu also brought us 4 Komusubi, the first time this happened since XI/2006. Coincidentally, this is exactly the same gap as between the two most recent Tool releases, so is it a coincidence after all?! Anyhow, 2006 is also the year Hakuho started to win yushos, so that is that. Foreigners I: The bleed-out seems to slowly stabilize. The last three basho saw 31 foreigners on the whole banzuke, which is the lowest number since January 2001 (30). Between XI/2000 and III/2001 there was a big influx of foreigners, constituting the second Mongolian wave (including Ama, Hakuho, Mokonami, Shotenro). Foreigners II: The 7 foreigners listed in Makuuchi for Kyushu was the lowest number since V/2004 (6). It might be (but that is tough to really access through the graph without developing a squint) that Takakeisho is the first and only guy ever to have seen the exact same Yokozunae on the banzuke at the time of his Ozeki promotion as at the time of his banzuke debut. The link will work for two months, so go for it! *Or rather "demotion trigger events", as Takayasu fulfilled the requirements for a demotion for the January banzuke at Kyushu. That is the actual meaning of the stat and record I quoted. If demotion as in "new Banzuke" is meant, I will have to look for that once more...** **See my post further down.
  6. yorikiried by fate

    How to code a sumo game? I have an idea...

    As a non-coder for most of my life, I entered a phase a couple of years ago, where I tried to learn it through video courses. The aim was to get enough understanding to be able to employ some pro without getting ripped off. I really grew into it and also started some decent projects. Nevertheless, I have to warn you that even with a clear idea, everything will take ages if you are beginner or even aspiring amateur. At least that was my impression. What I learned (a bit) was Java, which I liked very much. It's cross-platform, has zillions of open libraries, excellent documentation (very important for me, as I didn't bring the pedigree). On the downside, it's Java, i.e. you need to have the runtime environment installed, which everyone hates, because it's supposedly very unsafe and open to external threats. Good luck with the project, though.
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    YDC comments Aki 2019

    OK, it's a translation, but that is one of the weirdest things I have read in a while. Uuuaaagh...
  8. yorikiried by fate

    Next Yokozuna??????

    It always is. Then again, Hoshoryu already sports Uncle Asa's Death Ray Stare. Which speaks for his fortitude and ambition. I wouldn't be surprised seeing him explode result-wise in the 15-bout schedule and make it to a threatening sanyaku within the next 18 months.
  9. yorikiried by fate

    Forum Update Feedback, version 4.3

    Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere, but how are actual tables done in the forum these days? I wanted to update some posts of mine that lay dormant since 2015, but fiddling with the Thing They Called Editor left me clueless after about 10 seconds as I ran out of actual editing options. Lists/tables that have been created before the 4.0 apocalypse seem to be lost for reusage, at least within the context of my limited skillset. Help?
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    Aminishiki injured/ Intai

    Aaah, the home crowd farewell tour. The basho equivalent of an onion in the hanky...
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    Tokoyama news

    That is very simple to answer: The barber's heir!
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    Aminishiki injured/ Intai

    Exceptional technical gift. Needed to beef up to compete with the big boys, which he did. Then his knees blew up. And he still somehow managed to stay so long on the top floor. Big career. With a little bit more physical stability, he would have been a candidate for higher merits.
  13. yorikiried by fate

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Count me in on the match. Let's hope that Endo has finally overcome the suffocation he endured during the Next-Japanese-Hope-V14 hype. He is a very skilled guy, if he has the head free. Recently, he seems more clever and even hard-boiled. If he can keep this up, I wish him a long sanyaku stay.
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    First of all, he's probably cute, as in not-just -another-random-fat-blob-with-a-rash. Secondly, his style can be seen as appealing. Everyone knows whats coming, nevertheless not many find the counter. That he is successful is even more surprising for the length of his legs. His shape is a bit like Miyabiyama after a hunger crisis. I didn't like the henka either, mainly because Kotoshogiku had earned his wins and even lost a couple of 50/50s. On the other hand, I appreciate Abi's KK, because he has visibly hardened and improved, which was not necessarily to be expected.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2019

    Agreed. This is where I disagree as I see no real evidence for that. Hey, good discussion, though.