Kintamayama

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  1. No phone calls this time. Lockdown. Also, not in the mood for funny today. It's a "do or die" basho, after all. Please play properly. No pulling. Gambarize. Your own sumo. Forward. Concentrate day by day. This is serious stuff here. No mah-jong. Only mah-ssage. No socializing. Masks. I lost because i am weak. Give it your all. Listen to your body. If it says something, call a neighbor. Sunscreen. Shinitai. Shin gi tai. Kachinanori. That lady in the corner. Akiseyama's amiuchi. OK, you get it, I'm losing it. The lockdown ate my dingo. This is an invitation to play the "Guess the Banzuke" game!! 23 years, 136 bashos. Please play. Game rules: Guess the Banzuke. Simple. You get two points for a bulls-eye and one point for just getting the rank right. You get no points for being part of the world-wide conspiracy. Tiebreakers - Most total guesses, then we check the banzuke backwards - getting the lower half right will be important. The most correct guesses in the last ten places will win the tiebreaker. If still tied, we go up a ranking at a time like a penalty shootout. It's up to you to check if you are on the list of entries. It's going to be your fault if you don't notice that your entry went missing in the Internet void. No late entries will be expected or accepted. And rules will never be changed. Just like the dohyo will never be lowered. It's an axiom. For rules, standings and PCR tests: http://www.dichne.com/Guess.htm For the nifty entry form: http://sumodb.sumoga...b/GTBEntry.aspx For the "new" archives: http://sumodb.sumoga...gtbarchive.aspx See if you are on the entry list: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/gtb/GTBEntryList.aspx Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at 18:00 GMT ("Go Mah-jong, Tokitsukaze!!") - PLEASE NOTE-THIS IS ONE WEEK BEFORE THE OFFICIAL BANZUKE ANNOUNCEMENT!! Special thanks to Andoreasu who runs it, Doitsuyama who automates and maintains it and to James Worthy, the only person I know who cannot ever say "I am not worthy!!"
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    Banzuke for Haru 2021

    It's because he's a foreigner.
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    Banzuke for Haru 2021

    Topics: Tokushouryuu broke the record for least number of bashos to fall to Juryo after a yusho - 5. The record was 7 held by Wakanami. He's the 14th rikishi to fall to Juryo with yusho experience. Hidenoumi back in Makuuchi after 17 bashos and joins his brother Tobizaru there. 9th time we have brothers in Makuuchi, and first time since March 2014 with Chiyomaru and Chiyoootori. Ichiyamamoto back in Juryo after 7 bashos. Nishikifuji after 2 bashos. Sadogatake beya has the most rikishi - 30, though they are three less than last basho, followed by Kise with 28. 652 rikishi from 44 heya in all, 13 less than last basho. Tokyo shusshin rikishi are in 1st place - 55. then Osaka with 36 and Aichi with 35. 21 Mongolians - 11 sekitori.(8 Makuuchi, 3 Juryo). The rest of the foreigners are one each from Brazil, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Georgia, Bulgaria and the Philippines..
  4. Interesting banzuke indeed-excellent results at the top. The yusho winner did it for the third time. 73 points. It's Itachiyama!! Congratulations and jubilations. Not one single player got Daieishou right. No less than 17 new players, five kachikoshi, two in the top ten, one of them in third place!! Cheesofuji, what a first basho.. 124 players in all made the effort. Incredible. And at the top of the banzuke now sits Reonito. Milestones, and what milestones indeed!!: Ullishimaru- 120th basho!! (20 years more or less..) Yubinhaad- 120th basho!! Takanorappa- 120th basho!! Jakusotsu - 100th basho!! Pitinosato- 90th basho!! Korinokoishi- 30th basho To see how you did, go here. Thank you all for playing, and thank you Andoreasu for running it and Doitsuyama for maintaining it. And now- on with the Ba-show!!
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    March basho 2021

    Will be held in Tokyo, is the decision made today.
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    New sumo between the basho game!

    Rikishi anagram. Yes, that's right, you heard it right. I will name a rikishi, you will make a clever anagram of his shikona. Special rule :For this game and for this game only, the shikona will be spelled the Kyokai way. Don't get used to it, though.. The anagram that gets the most likes will be the winner. One shikona each week, one entry per player. Japanese words related to sumo allowed. If the game totally sucks we shall never mention it again. We shall commence with Hakuho. Hail A King Unprecedented! He's Original!
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    New sumo between the basho game!

    OK, someone please pick a rikishi for the next game.
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    New sumo between the basho game!

    Samoan.
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    New sumo between the basho game!

    That's it? Four attempts?
  10. Asanoyama started training today. Fundamentals and butsugari. "At my banzuke position, I should be aiming for the yusho. I have to remind myself that I have to get a good result all the time. These hiramaku yushos make the banzuke meaningless. As the top guys, getting the yusho goes without saying. I have to show good results!!" he said, emphatically. "I really wanted the Haru basho to be held in Osaka. Too bad.. It's an emergency situation so there is nothing to be done about that. if I do my own sumo properly at the Kokugikan I think the fans will be happy," he added. He was able to go out dining a lot during the one-week hiatus he had. "It's been a while and I enjoyed it thoroughly.. I have to be involved in the yusho race. I will be aiming for that!" he summed.
  11. There will be six days of training again, end of February, no fixed date yet.
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    Special Kyokai training before Haru

    Actually, his first born son was born back in October. He weighed 2500 grams, while Yutakayama weighed 4500 grams at birth, so he kind of was worried at that time that his kid was lacking in something. "It turned out that was total nonsense.." he said as the boy now weighs 7 kilos so all is well. After the birth of his child, he now feels he wants his active years to go on as much as possible. When he first entered sumo he felt he didn't mind when it ended. "I'm getting greedy.." he said. At home he takes turns taking care of the kid, cooking, bathing and all. Then a lengthy talk of being an ikumen, a man who enjoys child-rearing. There is a negative connotation that comes with that word in Japan. A stay at home dad. "I don't like that word, and it may annoy my wife since she's there as well. I'm pretty sure if there was no virus it wouldn't have happened, as I wouldn't be at home so much. but as it happened, it is what it is.." he said, mostly.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Haru 2021

    Ozeki Shoudai trained at home today under the watchful eyes of his new Oyakata. "I don't want anyone to say that our results are bad because we now have a new Oyakata. I shall gambarize so it won't happen," he said. He has started training against Yutakayama this week. Today, he was 8-1 against him. "I still think my sumo sense and my body are not in sync yet. I have to do more bouts," he summed. He did not take part in the Kyokai keiko, saying he's not ready yet.
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    Special Kyokai training before Haru

    Takayasu faced Ounoshou and Wakatakakage for 10 bouts and won nine. "I was able to patiently do good keiko. I feel I am building my body at my own pace," he said. He has gone 10-5, 10-5, 8-7 and 9-6 in his last four bashos. "I'm getting better each basho. Last basho I had nine wins so I want to achieve double-digit wins next basho. I'd like to do properly well this basho, and if that bears fruit (and leads to an Ozeki promotion) that would be grand," he summed.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Haru 2021

    Takakeishou trained today at his heya's new premises. Fundamentals, butsugari. He blew his tsuna run last basho big time and is facing Haru basho as kadoban. "Last basho will never come again. I can only try to turn things around and give it my all, " he stated emphatically. This is now the fourth different place he trains at, counting from when he was at Takanohana beya. "The content of the training and the things I need to do are unchanged. The keiko-ba is wide and you can even move your body outside of the dohyo, and that's nice.." he added.
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    Special Kyokai training before Haru

    Kakuryuu and Asanoyama did not show up today.
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    Special Kyokai training before Haru

    Ichinojou faced Wakatakakage and Kiribayama today and was 13-3. “It’s far better facing other sekitori than training at home, “ he said. Today was the last day of the Kyokai keiko. Ichinojou missed day four but was there all other days. “These are Corona days so there is no other way to face other sekitori in training. I just want to benefit from this, is how I see it. I intend to get my kachikoshi and keep climbing upwards..” he summed.
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    Tokitsukaze under house arrest

    Pretty bleak history. Involved in the baseball gambling scandal back in 2008, then some of his guys were involved in the yaocho scandal of 2011. He was punished in both cases and served eight years of no promotions as a combined punishment after being dropped from shunin to toshiyori.
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    Special Kyokai training before Haru

    “I’m truly thankful for being called out today by the Yokozuna. I just went out there and gave it all I got. I will be aiming for a kachikoshi and will properly train to that end...” said Wakatakakage.
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    New recruits Haru 2021

    36 35 new entrants this time, 10 less than last year.
  21. Mr. Hardy: http://www.yomiuri.c...122TDY24104.htm
  22. Indeed, but I never think of it that way, which probably explains my excellent history in this dumb game.
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    Tokitsukaze under house arrest

    I have a feeling he couldn’t care less. He sent in his papers really quickly after the story broke as if he wanted out right there and then. I’m pretty sure if he would have waited he would have been given a slap on the wrist and could have continued. I also remember him not being present at the celebrations when Shoudai got promoted to Ozeki and that itself was intriguing. I think there is much more to this episode.
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    Special Kyokai training before Haru

    Hakuhou arrived for the session today and faced Wakatakakage for 30 bouts, winning them all. Used a lot of uwatenage and did his experimental yobimodoshi he sometimes uses on lower-ranked rikishi in training and even some tsuridashi. "I've got things I need to deal with It's also a good thing to change the atmosphere. I know this guy has power so I was curious to see what he's got (you mean other than the virus and its after-effects he's still dealing with?). I mounted the dohyo planning to do 20 bouts, but when I reached that number, I decided to maybe try ten more.. First step, defensive attack, keeping a distance, using some pushing thrusting- I tried to see how they all felt.. I'm aiming for back to back Haru yushos!" he explained.