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  1. Ack!

    The Wall 2020

    So the 5 rikishi who finished yesterday at 3-3 went 2-3 on day 14, with the final result of an even split of 7 KKs and 7 MKs. The matches remaining for day 15 won't decide any winners or losers in our list. Among new additions, Nihonyanagi suffers his first career loss being pulled into the Sd yusho "semifinal" against Sd64e Nankairiki, while Dewanoryu takes the Jd yusho against Jd57e Ryubu. Ms8e Roga: 2-5 MK Ms10w Oshoryu: 2-4 MK Ms24 Tokisakae: 4-3 KK Ms34e Kitanowaka: 4-2 KK Ms59w Suzuki: 4-2 KK Sd1w Toma: 3-4 MK Sd4w Daikisho: 5-2 KK Sd19e Yoshii: 5-2 KK Sd23e Marusho: 1-6, MK Sd26e Hokutenkai: 2-4 MK Sd28e Ito: 3-4 MK Sd48w Kotosusumu: 3-4 MK Sd77e Araoyama: 4-2 KK Sd85w Mishima: 4-3 KK New additions: Jd15w Nihonyanagi: 6-1; undefeated Jd48e Dewanoryu: 7-0; yusho Jd49e Mudoho: 5-1 Honorable mention: J6e Kotoshoho: 11-3, KK, sole Juryo yusho leader; one career MK
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    The Wall 2020

    So far, we have 5 KKs, 4 MKs and 5 at 3-3. Anyone want to predict the final tally? There are 3 new additions to replace the 4 MKs to date. Looks like the list may not be much shorter for the next basho. Ms8e Roga: 2-4 MK Ms10w Oshoryu: 2-4 MK Ms24 Tokisakae: 3-3 Ms34e Kitanowaka: 4-2 KK Ms59w Suzuki: 4-2 KK Sd1w Toma: 3-3 Sd4w Daikisho: 4-2 KK Sd19e Yoshii: 4-2 KK Sd23e Marusho: 1-5, MK Sd26e Hokutenkai: 2-4 MK Sd28e Ito: 3-3 Sd48w Kotosusumu: 3-3 Sd77e Araoyama: 4-2, KK Sd85w Mishima: 3-3 New additions: Jd15w Nihonyanagi: 6-0; undefeated Jd48e Dewanoryu: 6-0 Jd49e Mudoho: 5-1 Honorable mention: J6e Kotoshoho: 10-2, KK, sole Juryo yusho leader; one career MK
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    The Wall 2020

    One new entry and a couple of KKs on day 11; lots of 2-3 records -- ganbatte! Ms8e Roga: 2-3 Ms10w Oshoryu: 1-4 MK Ms24 Tokisakae: 2-3 Ms34e Kitanowaka: 4-2 KK Ms59w Suzuki: 4-2 KK Sd1w Toma: 2-3 Sd4w Daikisho: 3-2 Sd19e Yoshii: 3-2 Sd23e Marusho: 1-5, MK Sd26e Hokutenkai: 2-3 Sd28e Ito: 3-3 Sd48w Kotosusumu: 2-3 Sd77e Araoyama: 4-2, KK Sd85w Mishima: 2-3 New additions: Jd15w Nihonyanagi: 6-0; undefeated Jd48e Dewanoryu: 6-0 Jd49e Mudoho: 4-1 Honorable mention: J6e Kotoshoho: 9-2, KK; one career MK
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    Who else besides me wants to see Aoiyama vs. Takanosho on day 12?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    I never thought I'd see Asabenkei nor Fujiazuma as sekitori again, and now the are both primed for promotion. What does it say that these old guys (to include Akiseyama) can get back into juryo after years in Makushita during this "changing of the guard" that everyone has been talking about?
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    The Wall 2020

    Several stepped up to a winning record on day 10 Ms8e Roga: 2-3 Ms10w Oshoryu: 1-4 MK Ms24 Tokisakae: 2-3 Ms34e Kitanowaka: 3-2 Ms59w Suzuki: 3-2 Sd1w Toma: 2-3 Sd4w Daikisho: 3-2 Sd19e Yoshii: 3-2 Sd23e Marusho: 1-4, MK Sd26e Hokutenkai: 2-3 Sd28e Ito: 3-2 Sd48w Kotosusumu: 2-3 Sd77e Araoyama: 4-1, KK Sd85w Mishima: 2-3 New additions: Jd15w Nihonyanagi: 5-0; undefeated Jd48e Dewanoryu: 5-0 Honorable mention: J6e Kotoshoho: 8-2, KK; one career MK
  7. I have had similar situations occur, so I learned to lead off with "I don't speak..." or "I only know a little..." Lessons learned.
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    The Wall 2020

    Original post updated. No new wallers from Hatsu. 8 MK with 2 to be determined means a much shorter list for Haru.
  9. But, case in point, Hokutofuji (9-6, M1e in Aki) beat out Asanoyama (10-5, M2w in Aki) for K2e in Kyushu. I don't believe this is an aberration. I can check for more examples later.
  10. I'm still trying to understand the priority for sanyaku promotion. If the basho ended on day 12, I would think Shodai would jump over Endo and Hokutofuji for K1e as well as Hokutofuji over Endo for K1w. However, it seems some priority is given to a KK M1e, being the top of the maegashira, and all others line up behind him.
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    The Wall 2020

    Good luck. I'll just keep your seat warm then.
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    Terunofuji Watch

    No offense intended to your prognostications, but I hope you are wrong again.
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    The Wall 2020

    It's arguable, I suppose. His situation is certainly regrettable. I hesitated to even mention Enho with 3 makekochi. The fact that Enho's current rank is higher than Kizakiumi's, and Kizakiumi's is greater than Kotoshoho's makes a neat progression. The bar (perfection) is set pretty high in this club! So I recall reading there is a trick to inserting tables into posts -- one of the reasons I haven't worked on that. Can anyone fill me in on that?
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    The Wall 2020

    Ms13w Shiraishi: 22-6 MK Ms14e Motobayashi: 21-0 -- undefeated through 3 basho KK Ms17e Roga: 34-8 KK Ms39w Tokisakae: 24-4 KK Ms57e Kitanowaka: 23-5 KK Sd10w Suzuki: 25-10 KK Sd12e Toma: 23-6 KK Sd16w Daikisho: 25-10 Sd33e Yoshii: 21-7 Sd41w Ito: 21-7 KK Sd48e Marusho: 17-4 KK Sd55w Hokutenkai: 13-1 -- only 1 loss through 2 basho KK Sd67w Kotosusumu: 22-13 KK Sd68e Tomiyutaka: 19-9 MK Sd82w Yabugasaki: 18-10 MK Sd90w Denuma: 17-11 Kyujo Sd94w Kiyota: 17-10-1 MK Sd95w Araoyama: 15-6 KK Jd4w Mishima: 14-7 KK Jd16e Ienoshima: 16-12 MK Jd20e Inaba: 16-12 MK Honorable mentions: J8w Kotoshoho: 63-29 -- 1 makekochi KK J3w Kizakiumi: 66-36 -- 2 makekochi MK M5w Enho: 112-72 -- 3 makekochi KK
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    And the 2020s is a 10-year period, hence a decade. A decade is simply a period of 10 years. 2011-2020 is a decade, but so are 2010-2019 and 2020-2029. It is far more common and convenient to refer to the "decade of the '20s" although it does cause accounting problems in counting backward. Both sides of this discussion are equally valid.