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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Standard Shouhouzan.
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    Kyokai Elections January 2020

    Already? Again? Yes indeed. The elections are coming. . Isegahama Ichimon met to discuss their candidates. 9 Oyakata of the 11 belonging to the Ichimon were present. . Two of them announced their candidacy. Current riji Takashima Oyakata and Isegahama Oyakata who was riji in 2017, until he resigned after the Harumafuji incident. Only one Oyakata from Isegahama can be chosen for the 10 member rijikai. It appears that of the 9 attending today, most were leaning towards Isegahama Oyakata. "Too early to say. The two oyakata who were missing are on Takashima's side. there will be some discussion during the basho and we will decide, " said an anonymous source who preferred to remain anonymous. So it seems the Ichimon will reconvene at some point to try to reach a unanimous decision. If they decide to go with 2 candidates, and that can happen, add that to the 2 apiece from Dewanoumi, Tokitsukaze, and Takasago and the 3 from Nishonoseki that would make 11 riji candidates. There are 10 places. So elections will be held. It happened before, of course.
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    Lower division celebs results

    Day 9: Motobayashi (3-1)- Chiyonoou
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    Lower division celebs results

    Sporadic attempt to keep tabs on lower ranked rikishi of note: All videos courtesy of the sumo channel, that excellent channel run by one and only.. Nice guy Amakaze (one Makuuchi basho) back at Makushita 55 after dropping all the way to Jonidan 50 due to injury wins his first bout by tsukidashi . 1-0 Taihou's grandson Naya (Makushita 5E) who is taking a bit more time than expected to become a sekitori, wins his first match of the basho, beating veteran Chiyonokuni by tsukidashi. Another ex- Taihou grandson makes his debut this basho. Mudouhou, on the right facing Iwata in the very first sumo bout of this decade. Asashouryuu's nephew Houshouryuu (on the right) faces Mongolian Sakigake who is back in Juryo after 5 years: Joukouryuu at Makushita 32E, ex-Makuuchi and at one point thought to become a huge star, wins by sotogake. Rouga, Russian/Mongolian- , on the right, a name to watch out for at Makushita 17E (career 35-8, never done worse than 5-2) faces Wakatakamoto . Hokahou (Makushita 16W), the guy that had a fistfight with Ishiura during training a few days ago, lost his first bout by uwatehineri. Kitanowaka (Makushita 57E, career 24-5, on the right), another great hope, ex-high school Yokozuna, 19, faces Narutaki:
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Terunofuji, ex-Ozeki with 10 straight wins in Juryo, leading the race alone: "I was aiming for double digit wins before the basho so I'm happy i achieved that. I want to do sumo where I use all my power." Chiyomaru, being tsukiotoshi'd by Tokushouryuu who has never beaten him in 6 Makuuchi bouts before: "I tried to force it and over-attacked.. This basho, Tokushouryuu is in better shape!" Terutsuyoshi, getting shoved back by Aoiyama after a matta: "When someone does that to me it lights a fire under me. it's like adding oil to an already burning fire.." Shouhouzan, beaten by red-hot Shoudai: "Nothing special about my opponent. Tomorrow is another day." Tochinoshin, throwing down Asanoyama who likes the same grip: "I was calm and that was good." Asanoyama, 4th loss: "I couldn't see it through. If I don't do the little things that need to be done, the important wins won't come." Takayasu, aimed to return to Ozeki after one basho and failed, but beat Abi in his first bout after that disappointment by hatakikomi: " I managed a good tachiai. I will concentrate and continue till the end!" Takarafuji, beating Goueidou in the final match of the day: "I went up there calmly, telling myself it was OK to lose, and that worked. A lot of kensho money.." Goueidou, 3-7 one more loss and he drops to Sekiwake: "I couldn't save myself. All I can do is give it my all and try to bring to the dohyo the things I have done till now.. I can't generate much power, but I'm not impatient. " Yutakayama, 8-2 and in the race. "Aiming for the yusho is natural. I will follow the guy with one loss. I've been pretty stable so far. One bout a day. All I can do is do my own brand of sumo.." Takakeishou, beating Enhou: "I lost yesterday, so I felt deep inside this was an important match. If I had lost today it would have been three losses, and maybe I might suffer my fourth as well.. I didn't give much though to my opponent's tactics. " Enhou, losing to Takakeishou: "I wasn't planning anything in particular. This is my ability at the moment.. My opponent was manifold better than me. " Shoudai, still in the lead with one loss: "My body is responding well. My opponent likes a left hand grip so I had to keep him away. The rest came with the flow. I still have top ranked opponents to face, so.. I just need to do sumo that would connect to tomorrow and the results will come.."
  6. Day 1: Maegashira 3W Kotoyuuki Juryo 1E Tomokaze
  7. Mr. Hardy: http://www.yomiuri.c...122TDY24104.htm
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    I'm guessing it will be skewed in one direction but we shall see..
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    Fukurou memorial kyujo rikishi list - Hatsu 2020

    Makushita 49 E Asakishin did not arrive for his match today.
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    Fukurou memorial kyujo rikishi list - Hatsu 2020

    He actually came back immediately the next time and is now 1-4.
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Can you pick tomorrow's bout please? Thank you.
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    No, I never attempt to break logjams, since if it backfires, it's a bigger logjam. I don't look for the lopsided ones. I look for the more or less even ones the way I see it, or the interesting ones that would not be too lopsided. As I have repeatedly stated, I never dreamed it would be so lopsided. And Day 6, Takakeishou-Mitakeumi. 143-33? Really?
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Well explained. I still disagree since where you lose interest, I gain it. I don't think anyone regards isp as a game you play against someone else, compared to tipspiel, say. I play the games and none of my guesses make me more or less interested in that match.Except maybe bench where I get more involved than in the rest as I have a direct opponent. And as I have explained. I don't choose bouts that I think would be lopsided. I choose the ones I think are interesting. I think you put a lot of effort in your picks judging by what you wrote. Me, it takes me a second. I see the head to heads, current scores and that's it. I think most players do. All the stuff you wrote about Enhou beating Meisei a few days ago etc, I highly doubt there are many players who check out this stuff. Props to you and those that do. But bottom line, are they winning, or is that not important? Check out the ISP splits over the first 9 days, you might be surprised. I am constantly surprised. And if I would have thought Enhou stood no chance I wouldn't have picked that bout . I thought he could pull it off, and he did. He also beat Goueidou today. Even though he beat Meisei a few days ago.And even though Goueidou is taller. And even though there are no visible injuries. And even though Goueidou is a veteran Ozeki. And Enhou just arrived. Anyhow YMMV. A few PS: Not allowing Y/O picks is for Chaingang, not ISP, and ISP is the subject here. If you go by parameters like who is stronger or who is taller I don't think you'll get far in these games. It's not two bouts out of three-it's one bout and anything can happen in one bout. As for not changing the status quo, well, three of the 10 leaders that day got it right, changing their status quo, one of them jumping into second place . Of course for others nothing much changed since a huge majority lost , but regarding the yusho arasoi, no status quo there, as players dropped back a win. So it did change. The unbeaten leader went with Enhou, so maybe it wasn't that off the wall after all. Today (day 9)-the split was 89-86. Status quo? Six of first ten places remained in the top ten.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Terutsuyoshi, third loss: "I just floated upright.. I couldn't generate any power in my body. Huge damage.." Kiribayama, beating ex-Ozeki Kotoshougiku: "I used to watch him on TV growing up in Mongolia so I'm happy.. At the shikiri-sen, I was so scared I couldn't look him in the eye.." Tsurugishou, unable to use his left foot due to the knee injury, getting his sixth loss: " I guess someone who can't do sumo is facing someone healthy.. It probably is an uncomfortable situation.." Kagayaki, remaining with only two losses: "I'm going forward so that leads to wins. All I can do is do my own sumo!" Yutakayama, facing Ounoshou who had beaten him in all 6 previous bouts between them, wins and remains with two losses: "I didn't intend to think about that too much. It was good sumo. If I can continue like this I won't be complaining.." Ounoshou, getting his face flattened by Yutakayama's tsuppari attacks: "It was OK. I remember only till the middle.. After the bout everything was blurred.." Shouhouzan, facing leader Shoudai tomorrow: "Our head to heads are in his favor (4-10) but that doesn't mean a thing.. No use thinking about that. I'll be going all out!" Abi, beating Endou by tsukidashi and now with more wins than losses: " I'm happy. He went for my arm but I managed to counter that, and I feel I'm gradually improving."
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    Games Bugs

    Day 5 of Juryo still not updated. Just FYI..
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Honestly, I didn't think it would be THAT one-sided. I picked Enhou here because i had a feeling he would win, but picked against him everywhere else. And not picking the first ever Enhou-Endou bout seems to me a crime..
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    Lower division celebs results

    Mudouhou (4-0, on the right) the other grandson, Jonokuchi 27E, faces Daigonishiki (3-1, Jonokuchi 15W):
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Ok.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Good point.
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    Fukurou memorial kyujo rikishi list - Hatsu 2020

    Asabenkei did not show up for work today.
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    Terunofuji's health problems

    9-0, beats Takagenji
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Except everyone picked the one who lost.
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    I am not blessed with foresight. Ideally, you are right. And you would have guessed that this bout would be an even split? Have a go at picking tomorrow's bout. Let me know what you chose and that will be the bout of the day. Interesting to see how that split goes.
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Yokozuna-Ozeki picks were initially allowed in CG. This caused a lot of people to play on forever, which in your world I guess is good for the game. We disagree on this. I want to make CG as difficult as possible to make it past day 5. It's a question of your outlook . I'm happy that your hindsight is good. Try guessing the split before the results are in. I bet you get 90% of the bouts wrong. In a perfect world, I should pick even splits every day. See how many bouts are close to being even splits every day. I also try to pick the interesting bouts. Picking Shimanoumi- Kiribayama bouts on a daily basis is BORING and the game will be BORING. Dead horse, but I don't mind beating it endlessly.