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    The Wall 2021

    March final: Sorry, I did not have time these past two weeks for updates. Ms15w Hokuseiho: 5-2 (4* KK, 26-2) Ms21e Yoshii: 2-5 (10 KK, 48-29) Ms44w Shishi: 4-3 (5 KK, 28-6-1) Ms47w Shinohara: 5-2 (6 KK, 32-10) Ms53e Ofukasawa: 5-2 (5 KK, 28-7) Ms58w Hayatefuji: 3-4 (5 KK, 29-13) Sd19e Hagiwara: 4-1-2 (5 KK, 26-7-2) Sd32w Shimoyama: 4-3 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd70e Kirameki: 2-5 (6 KK, 26-23) Sd83e Akiyoshi: 5-2 (4 KK, 21-7) Jd24w Nishida: 2-5 (4 KK, 19-16) Jd34e Makio: 3-4 (4 KK, 19-16) Jd48w Atamifuji: 7-0 Y (2 KK, 13-1) Jd49e Arauma: 4-3 (2 KK, 10-4) Jd75 Kyoda: 4-3 (2 KK, 9-5)
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    Minimum Kachi-Koshi forever

    Current real-world example: Makio!
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    The Wall 2021

    Never-makikochi rikishi (final): Four of the 3-3 rikishi were successful in achieving KK in their final match. There was a posting about a hypothetical rikishi earning a minimal 4-3 KK in every basho. Well, truth being stranger than fiction, Makio is a living demonstration of that after 4 basho. Ms15w Hokuseiho: quarantined (3 KK, 21-0) Ms26e Yoshii: 4-3 (10 KK, 46-24) Ms59w Dewanoryu: 3-4 (5 KK, 29-13) Sd9w Hayatefuji: 4-3 (5 KK, 26-9) Sd15e Ofukasawa: 5-2 (4 KK, 23-5) Sd17w Taiyo: 1-6 (4 KK, 23-12) Sd18e Nabatame: 1-1-5 (4 KK, 23-7-5) Sd23e Shishi: 6-0-1 (4 KK, 24-3-1) Sd29w Shinohara: 6-1 (5 KK, 27-8) Sd47e Hagiwara: 5-2 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd56w Osuzuki: 3-4 (2 KK, 16-5) Sd90e Kirameki: 4-3 (5 KK, 22-13) Sd91w Shimoyama: 6-1 (3 KK, 18-3) Jd13e Setonoumi: 3-4 (3 KK, 17-11) Jd19w Akiyoshi: 5-2 (3 KK, 16-5) Jd24w Nishida: 4-3 (4 KK, 17-11) Jd31w Suzaki: 3-4 (3 KK, 15-13) Jd34e Makio: 4-3 (4 KK, 16-12) Honorable mention: M3e Kotoshoho: 2-13; only one career MK, current streak 12 KK, 111-68 career
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    The Wall 2021

    Never-makichochi rikishi (Day 12): Our two winless rikishi both finally achieved victory! The last two days found 3 wallees achieving KK and 2 falling to MK. Among them, Yoshii recovers after opening with 2 losses to earn his tenth KK. Does this make him a dai-wallee? Four rikishi hang on with 3-3 records, notably including the bottom-ranked 3. Ms15w Hokuseiho: quarantined (3 KK, 21-0) Ms26e Yoshii: 4-2 (10 KK, 46-23) Ms59w Dewanoryu: 2-4 (5 KK, 28-13) Sd9w Hayatefuji: 4-2 (5 KK, 26-8) Sd15e Ofukasawa: 4-2 (4 KK, 22-5) Sd17w Taiyo: 1-5 (4 KK, 23-11) Sd18e Nabatame: 1-1-4 (4 KK, 23-7-4) Sd23e Shishi: 5-0-1 (4 KK, 23-3-1) Sd29w Shinohara: 5-1 (5 KK, 26-8) Sd47e Hagiwara: 5-1 (4 KK, 22-5) Sd56w Osuzuki: 2-4 (2 KK, 15-5) Sd90e Kirameki: 3-3 (4 KK, 21-13) Sd91w Shimoyama: 5-1 (3 KK, 17-3) Jd13e Setonoumi: 2-4 (3 KK, 16-11) Jd19w Akiyoshi: 4-1 (2 KK, 15-4) Jd24w Nishida: 3-3 (3 KK, 16-11) Jd31w Suzaki: 3-3 (3 KK, 15-12) Jd34e Makio: 3-3 (3 KK, 15-12) Honorable mention: M3e Kotoshoho: 1-11; only one career MK, current streak 12 KK, 111-68 career
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    The Wall 2021

    Never-makekoshi rikishi (Day 10): Day 8 left five rikishi one win away from KK and five one loss away from MK. However, only 3 rikishi realized their fates after their fifth bout: Shishi, Osuzuki, and Akiyoshi. Taiyo and Kotoshoho seem to be in a race with each other for the bottom since neither has achieved a win to date – a remarkable reversal for both. Ms15w Hokuseiho: quarantined (3 KK, 21-0) Ms26e Yoshii: 3-2 (9 KK, 44-23) Ms59w Dewanoryu: 2-3 (5 KK, 26-10) Sd9w Hayatefuji: 3-2 (4 KK, 25-8) Sd15e Ofukasawa: 3-2 (3 KK, 21-5) Sd17w Taiyo: 0-5 (4 KK, 22-11) Sd18e Nabatame: 1-1-3 (4 KK, 23-7-3) Sd23e Shishi: 4-0-1 (3 KK, 21-3-1) Sd29w Shinohara: 4-1 (4 KK, 25-8) Sd47e Hagiwara: 4-1 (3 KK, 21-5) Sd56w Osuzuki: 1-4 (2 KK, 14-5) Sd90e Kirameki: 2-3 (4 KK, 20-13) Sd91w Shimoyama: 5-0 (3 KK, 17-2) Jd13e Setonoumi: 2-3 (3 KK, 16-10) Jd19w Akiyoshi: 4-1 (2 KK, 15-4) Jd24w Nishida: 3-2 (3 KK, 16-10) Jd31w Suzaki: 3-2 (3 KK, 15-11) Jd34e Makio: 2-3 (3 KK, 14-12) Honorable mention: M3e Kotoshoho: 0-10; only one career MK, current streak 12 KK, 110-67 career
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    The Wall 2021

    Never-makekoshi rikishi (Day 8): Nakabi found Shinohara and Hagawara joining Shimoyama in extending their hat tricks to a perfect 4-0 KK. Honorable mention Kotoshoho continued his surprising reversal, going 0-8 for only his second career MK. Numerous rikishi are now on the brink with either 3 wins or 3 losses. Ms15w Hokuseiho: quarantined (3 KK, 21-0) Ms26e Yoshii: 2-2 (9 KK, 43-23) Ms59w Dewanoryu: 2-2 (5 KK, 26-9) Sd9w Hayatefuji: 3-1 (4 KK, 25-7) Sd15e Ofukasawa: 2-2 (3 KK, 20-5) Sd17w Taiyo: 0-4 (4 KK, 22-10) Sd18e Nabatame: 1-1-2 (4 KK, 23-7-2) Sd23e Shishi: 3-0-1 (3 KK, 21-3-1) Sd29w Shinohara: 4-0 (4 KK, 25-7) Sd47e Hagiwara: 4-0 (3 KK, 21-4) Sd56w Osuzuki: 1-3 (2 KK, 14-4) Sd90e Kirameki: 1-3 (4 KK, 19-13) Sd91w Shimoyama: 4-0 (3 KK, 16-2) Jd13e Setonoumi: 1-3 (3 KK, 15-10) Jd19w Akiyoshi: 3-1 (2 KK, 14-4) Jd24w Nishida: 3-1 (3 KK, 16-9) Jd31w Suzaki: 3-1 (3 KK, 15-10) Jd34e Makio: 1-3 (3 KK, 13-12) Honorable mention: M5w Kotoshoho: 0-8; only one career MK, current streak 12 KK, 110-65 career
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    The Wall 2020

    Never-makekoshi rikishi (Day 7): After 7 days, we already have two rikishi whose fate has been decided -- in opposite directions. Shimoyama being the fortunate one at 4-0, and Taiyo going the opposite way at 0-4. Our honorable mention Kotoshoyo seems to be hitting the wall hard for only the second time, currently 0-7. I'm guessing there must be an injury involved. Ms15w Hokuseiho: quarantined (3 KK, 21-0) Ms26e Yoshii: 1-2 (9 KK, 43-23) Ms59w Dewanoryu: 2-2 (5 KK, 26-9) Sd9w Hayatefuji: 3-1 (4 KK, 25-7) Sd15e Ofukasawa: 2-2 (3 KK, 20-5) Sd17w Taiyo: 0-4 (4 KK, 22-10) Sd18e Nabatame: 1-1-1 (4 KK, 23-7-1) Sd23e Shishi: 2-0-1 (3 KK, 20-3-1) Sd29w Shinohara: 3-0 (4 KK, 24-7) Sd47e Hagiwara: 3-0 (3 KK, 20-4) Sd56w Osuzuki: 1-3 (2 KK, 14-4) Sd90e Kirameki: 1-3 (4 KK, 19-13) Sd91w Shimoyama: 4-0 (3 KK, 16-2) Jd13e Setonoumi: 1-3 (3 KK, 15-10) Jd19w Akiyoshi: 2-1 (2 KK, 13-4) Jd24w Nishida: 2-1 (3 KK, 15-9) Jd31w Suzaki: 3-1 (3 KK, 15-10) Jd34e Makio: 1-3 (3 KK, 13-12) Honorable mention: M5w Kotoshoho: 0-7; only one career MK, current streak 12 KK, 110-64 career
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    The Graph

    Does the makuuchi experience level account for Terunofuji's demotion/repromotion? It's an aberration, I know...
  9. I figured once I posted that someone would find an exception. Not sure how I missed the case of Kotoshogiku, or Ichinojo for that matter. I think you might have found the perfect counterexample with Kyushu 2017.
  10. The banzuke committee would set unprecedented levels for promotion stinginess if komusubi slots are not created for Daieisho and Hokutofuji. This would still be the case if each had one less win because no M2 with 9 wins nor M4 with 10 wins has ever been denied sanyaku promotion. There is precedent for demoted sekiwake with 7 wins to be ranked K2w. The results of Aki 1999 and Nagoya 1997 show similar scenarios to this basho. I haven't gone through every case since then to see if that holds up over the past 20 years, though.
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    The Wall 2020

    Never-makekoshi rikishi (Nov final): In the final day, we see Hozan go kyujo and thus MK, while Nishida ekes out a KK. The wall claims the top 4 rikishi, leaving 17-year-old Yoshii as the leader and sole surviving makushita. Kotoshoho improbably garnered his 12th KK with an 8-7 record against the joi, albeit weakened by yokozuna and ozeki absences. Ms9w Kitanowaka: 3-4 (8 KK, 44-19) Ms11w Suzuki: 2-5 (9 KK, 46-24) Ms25e Fukai: 2-4-1 (3 KK, 19-8-1) Ms32e Mudoho: 3-4 (4 KK, 27-8) Ms33w Yoshii: 4-3 (9 KK, 42-21) Sd10e Dewanoryu: 4-3 (5 KK, 26-9) Sd21e Hokuseiho: 7-0 Y (3 KK, 21-0) Sd22e Hayatefuji: 4-3 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd44w Nabetame: 5-2 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd61w Shinohara: 5-2 (4 KK, 21-7) Sd72w Taiyo: 6-1 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd81w Shishi: 6-1 (3 KK, 18-3) Sd84w Hozan: 3-3-1 (2 KK, 15-5-1) Jd6w Ofukasawa: 7-0 (3 KK, 18-3) Jd8w Hagiwara: 6-1 (3 KK, 17-4) Jd9w Kirameki: 4-3 (4 KK, 18-10) Jd15w Shori: 0-0-7 (2 KK, 10-4-7) Jd42e Kotetsu: 3-4 (2 KK, 13-8) Jd47e Setonoumi: 5-2 (3 KK, 14-7) Jd48e Nishida: 4-3 (3 KK, 13-8) Jd60e Suzaki: 4-3 (3 KK, 12-9) Jd64w Makio: 4-3 (3 KK, 12-9) Jd65w Chiyotaisei: 3-4 (2 KK, 11-10) Honorable mention: M5w Kotoshoho: 8-7; only one career MK, current streak 12 KK, 110-57 career
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    The Wall 2020

    Never-makekoshi rikishi (records updated for Day 14): Ms9w Kitanowaka: 2-4 (8 KK, 43-19) Ms11w Suzuki: 2-4 (9 KK, 46-23) Ms25e Fukai: 2-4 (3 KK, 19-8) Ms32e Mudoho: 3-4 (4 KK, 27-8) Ms33w Yoshii: 4-3 (9 KK, 42-21) Sd10e Dewanoryu: 4-3 (5 KK, 26-9) Sd21e Hokuseiho: 7-0 Y (3 KK, 21-0) Sd22e Hayatefuji: 4-3 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd44w Nabetame: 5-2 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd61w Shinohara: 5-2 (4 KK, 21-7) Sd72w Taiyo: 6-1 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd81w Shishi: 6-1 (3 KK, 18-3) Sd84w Hozan: 3-3 (2 KK, 15-5) Jd6w Ofukasawa: 7-0 (3 KK, 18-3) Jd8w Hagiwara: 6-1 (3 KK, 17-4) Jd9w Kirameki: 4-3 (4 KK, 18-10) Jd15w Shori: 0-0-6 (2 KK, 10-4-6) Jd42e Kotetsu: 2-4 (2 KK, 12-8) Jd47e Setonoumi: 4-2 (3 KK, 13-7) Jd48e Nishida: 3-3 (2 KK, 12-8) Jd60e Suzaki: 4-3 (3 KK, 12-9) Jd64w Makio: 4-3 (3 KK, 12-9) Jd65w Chiyotaisei: 3-4 (2 KK, 11-10) Honorable mention: M5w Kotoshoho: 8-6; only one career MK, current streak 12 KK, 110-56 career
  13. Yes, and even Ms6e Takakento and Ms8w Ichiyamamoto could be considered longshots IMO.
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    The Wall 2020

    Never-makekoshi rikishi (records updated for Day 10): One of our Makushita wallees has fallen and the others stand on the edge of the tawara hoping to pull off the miracle of winning out. Hokuseiho has extended his undefeated streak to 19 bouts. Kotoshoho has now won 3 straight and 5 of the last 6 bouts to overcome a shaky start. Ms9w Kitanowaka: 2-3 (8 KK, 43-18) Ms11w Suzuki: 2-3 (9 KK, 46-22) Ms25e Fukai: 1-4 (3 KK, 18-8) Ms32e Mudoho: 2-3 (4 KK, 26-7) Ms33w Yoshii: 2-3 (8 KK, 40-21) Sd10e Dewanoryu: 2-3 (4 KK, 24-9) Sd21e Hokuseiho: 5-0 (2 KK, 19-0) Sd22e Hayatefuji: 3-2 (3 KK, 21-5) Sd44w Nabetame: 3-2 (3 KK, 20-6) Sd61w Shinohara: 3-2 (3 KK, 19-7) Sd72w Taiyo: 5-0 (3 KK, 21-5) Sd81w Shishi: 4-1 (2 KK, 16-3) Sd84w Hozan: 2-3 (2 KK, 14-5) Jd6w Ofukasawa: 5-0 (2 KK, 16-3) Jd8w Hagiwara: 5-0 (2 KK, 16-3) Jd9w Kirameki: 2-3 (3 KK, 16-10) Jd15w Shori: 0-0-5 (2 KK, 10-4-5) Jd42e Kotetsu: 1-4 (2 KK, 11-8) Jd47e Setonoumi: 3-2 (2 KK, 12-7) Jd48e Nishida: 2-3 (2 KK, 11-8) Jd60e Suzaki: 2-3 (2 KK, 10-9) Jd64w Makio: 3-2 (2 KK, 11-8) Jd65w Chiyotaisei: 2-3 (2 KK, 10-9) Honorable mention: M5w Kotoshoho: 6-4; only one career MK, current streak 11 KK, 108-54 career
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    The Wall 2020

    Never-makekoshi rikishi (records updated for Day 8): We have a very long list for November, and it's a bit troubling because all of the Makushita wallees currently have losing records as of day 7. In fact Kitanowaka, Suzuki and Yoshii with three losses each must win out to earn kachikoshi. It is less surprising that six of the bottom seven on the list also have losing records. New addition Hokuseiho boasts an undefeated career record through day 7 while Chiyotaisei, thanks to an 0-3 record this basho, actually has a losing career record thus far. Our honorable mention Kotoshoho is now part of the joi due to the absence of both yokozunae and two of three ozekis gone kyujo now also. With a 3-4 record and expecting to face off against the top of the division, he is likely to finally see only his second career makekoshi, which would put him on par with Hoshoryu (4-3 at M13e) in that respect. Hokutenkai (3-1 at Ms15e) is the next highest ranked rikishi with only one makekoshi. While laudable, he has a long way to go to earn an honorable mention IMO. Ms9w Kitanowaka: 1-3 (8 KK, 42-18) Ms11w Suzuki: 1-3 (9 KK, 45-22) Ms25e Fukai: 1-3 (3 KK, 18-7) Ms32e Mudoho: 2-2 (4 KK, 26-6) Ms33w Yoshii: 1-3 (8 KK, 39-21) Sd10e Dewanoryu: 2-2 (4 KK, 24-8) Sd21e Hokuseiho: 4-0 (2 KK, 17-0) Sd22e Hayatefuji: 3-1 (3 KK, 21-4) Sd44w Nabetame: 2-2 (3 KK, 19-6) Sd61w Shinohara: 2-2 (3 KK, 18-7) Sd72w Taiyo: 4-0 (3 KK, 20-5) Sd81w Shishi: 3-1 (2 KK, 15-3) Sd84w Hozan: 2-2 (2 KK, 14-4) Jd6w Ofukasawa: 4-0 (2 KK, 15-3) Jd8w Hagiwara: 4-0 (2 KK, 15-3) Jd9w Kirameki: 2-2 (3 KK, 16-9) Jd15w Shori: 0-0-4 (2 KK, 10-4-4) Jd42e Kotetsu: 1-3 (2 KK, 11-7) Jd47e Setonoumi: 2-2 (2 KK, 11-7) Jd48e Nishida: 2-2 (2 KK, 11-7) Jd60e Suzaki: 1-3 (2 KK, 9-9) Jd64w Makio: 3-1 (2 KK, 11-7) Jd65w Chiyotaisei: 1-3 (2 KK, 9-9) Honorable mention: M5w Kotoshoho: 3-4; only one career MK, current streak 11 KK, 105-54 career