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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - May 2022 edition

    Well, I was going to go initially with Tobizaru, but research showed that 5-6 M5 and M6s have recently been regularly matched against other sanyaku contenders despite probably not having much of a chance, while the few M1-M3 rikishi who were 3-8 were always matched up against other MK joi rikishi or those well outside the joi. So I'm begrudgingly boarding the train. I hate to do that as the leader this late both in the basho and in the day, but I'm showing my work. 13. Takarafuji
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    Kabu-worthy Sekitori

    Only because I took the data in the database at face value. If he's borrowing, it's not indicated as such in the place where the information is from.
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    Kabu-worthy Sekitori

    And the final pieces of the puzzle: Borrowing from active rikishi: Name Rikishi Heya Ichimon Owner Kitajin[20] Sho M2 Shotenro Taishi Fujishima Dewanoumi K Endo Shota Kimigahama[12] Kazuyoshi S Kotoyuki Kazuyoshi Sadogatake Nishonoseki S Okinoumi Ayumi Borrowing from retired rikishi: Otowayama[23] Takayuki M8 Tenkaiho Takayuki Onoe Dewanoumi S Masurao Hiroo Dekiyama[16] Akihiro M2 Sadanofuji Akihiro Sakaigawa Dewanoumi S Dewanohana Yoshitaka Furiwake[17] Kokan M14 Hochiyama Yukimi Sakaigawa Dewanoumi M10 Ushiomaru Motoyasu Kiriyama[21] Kota M11 Asahisho Kota Oshima Tatsunami K Kurosegawa Kuniyuki Izutsu[15] Daiki S Toyonoshima Daiki Tokitsukaze Tokitsukaze S Sakahoko Akihiro Borrowing time: Y Kakuryu - retired March 2021 - Michinoku-beya - Tokitsukaze-ichimon
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    Kabu-worthy Sekitori

    Here's a list of kabu that might become available until the end of 2027, with only the top sections being certain as the rest may become sanyo. Name Birth Date Heya Ichimon Tomozuna[12] Takanori 12.06.1952 Oshima Tatsunami Oyama[12] Susumu 16.10.1952 Hakkaku Takasago Minezaki[7] Nobutake 11.05.1956 Shibatayama Nishonoseki Minatogawa[13] Tadamitsu 29.10.1956 Hanaregoma Nishonoseki Araiso[17] Mutsuo 12.01.1957 Hanaregoma Nishonoseki Oguruma[8] Koichi 26.04.1957 Oshiogawa Nishonoseki Nishikijima Vacant Takasago? Takasago? Tatsutayama[12] Hirokazu 07.06.1957 Michinoku Tokitsukaze Takashima[13] Daizo 15.08.1957 Miyagino Tatsunami Miyagino[12] Seiji 21.08.1957 Miyagino Tatsunami Kagamiyama[8] Shoji 15.02.1958 Isenoumi Tokitsukaze Irumagawa[16] Tetsuo 25.04.1958 Irumagawa Dewanoumi Michinoku[9] Kazuhiro 03.04.1959 Michinoku Tokitsukaze Hanakago[15] Tadaaki 08.04.1959 Takadagawa Nishonoseki Isegahama[9] Seiya 06.07.1960 Isegahama Tatsunami Otake[17] Tadahiro 30.09.1960 Otake Nishonoseki Jinmaku[19] Tetsuya 06.11.1960 Hakkaku Takasago Shiratama[16] Katsuyuki 06.12.1960 Sadogatake Nishonoseki Tokiwayama[17] Takakatsu 01.03.1961 Tokiwayama Nishonoseki Kumegawa[13] Yoshihiro 26.04.1962 Sadogatake Nishonoseki Kasugano[11] Kiyotaka 22.05.1962 Kasugano Dewanoumi Sakaigawa[13] Hideaki 30.07.1962 Sakaigawa Dewanoumi Katsunoura[13] Toshiro 31.08.1962 Isenoumi Tokitsukaze Nishikido[10] Masayuki 02.09.1962 Nishikido Takasago Shibatayama[12] Yasushi 09.10.1962 Shibatayama Nishonoseki
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    Kabu-worthy Sekitori

    I personally think listing them by birthdate is the best way. Including ichimon is also helpful for those who don't have heya to ichimon memorized. Rikishi Heya Ichimon Birth Date non-Japanese Shohozan Hanaregoma Nishonoseki 09.02.1984 Tamawashi Kataonami Nishonoseki 16.11.1984 Working on it Akiseyama Kise Dewanoumi 18.07.1985 Okinoumi Hakkaku Takasago 29.07.1985 Aoiyama Kasugano Dewanoumi 19.06.1986 Tokushoryu Kise Dewanoumi 22.08.1986 Myogiryu Sakaigawa Dewanoumi 22.10.1986 Kaisei Oshima Tatsunami 18.12.1986 Takarafuji Isegahama Tatsunami 18.02.1987 Fujiazuma Tamanoi Dewanoumi 19.04.1987 Sadanoumi Sakaigawa Dewanoumi 11.05.1987 Azumaryu Tamanoi Dewanoumi 12.05.1987 Yes Tochinoshin Kasugano Dewanoumi 13.10.1987 Yes Jokoryu Kise Dewanoumi 07.08.1988 Chiyotairyu Kokonoe Takasago 14.11.1988 Hidenoumi Kise Dewanoumi 11.06.1989 Kyokutaisei Oshima Tatsunami 18.10.1989 Ishiura Miyagino Tatsunami 10.01.1990 Takayasu Tagonoura Nishonoseki 28.02.1990 Chiyonokuni Kokonoe Takasago 10.07.1990 Nishikigi Isenoumi Tokitsukaze 25.08.1990 Endo Oitekaze Tokitsukaze 19.10.1990 Ryuden Takadagawa Nishonoseki 10.11.1990 Chiyomaru Kokonoe Takasago 17.04.1991 Chiyonoo Kokonoe Takasago 29.05.1991 Daishomaru Oitekaze Tokitsukaze 10.07.1991 Chiyoshoma Kokonoe Takasago 20.07.1991 Yes Tsurugisho Oitekaze Tokitsukaze 27.07.1991 Shodai Tokitsukaze Tokitsukaze 05.11.1991 Kotoeko Sadogatake Nishonoseki 20.11.1991 Terunofuji Isegahama Tatsunami 29.11.1991 Hokutofuji Hakkaku Takasago 15.07.1992 Daiamami Oitekaze Tokitsukaze 15.12.1992 Mitakeumi Dewanoumi Dewanoumi 25.12.1992 Ichinojo Minato Nishonoseki 07.04.1993 Yutakayama Tokitsukaze Tokitsukaze 22.09.1993 Daieisho Oitekaze Tokitsukaze 10.11.1993 Asanoyama Takasago Takasago 01.03.1994 Abi Shikoroyama Nishonoseki 04.05.1994 Kagayaki Takadagawa Nishonoseki 01.06.1994 Takanosho Tokiwayama Nishonoseki 14.11.1994 Wakatakakage Arashio Tokitsukaze 06.12.1994 Terutsuyoshi Isegahama Tatsunami 17.01.1995 Meisei Tatsunami Dewanoumi 24.07.1995 Kiribayama Michinoku Tokitsukaze 24.04.1996 Yes Onosho Onomatsu Nishonoseki 04.07.1996 Takakeisho Tokiwayama Nishonoseki 05.08.1996 Hoshoryu Tatsunami Dewanoumi 22.05.1999 Yes
  6. Gurowake

    Kabu-worthy Sekitori

    You should also include Kakuryu in any list of potential kabu holders, since he'll need one eventually.
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    Kabu-worthy Sekitori

    I'm not sure what the purpose of this thread is. That is, I can't find a thesis statement in the opening post that the information you provided tends to support. You don't seem to be actually compiling the list, only counting, and I don't see any particular request for more information. You apparently have a list of eligible rikishi, but you haven't provided it. If you are going to show such a list for the edification of others, you should include Japanese citizenship status, birth date, and current rank. All of those have influence on whether and when a kabu will be needed.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - May 2022 edition

    I think I know why they did Hoshoryu-Takanosho on Day 11, but I'm not sure how that reasoning applies to the future. I'm really torn between Daieisho and Endo, so I decided to do a full Makuuchi torikumi and found it was much easier to come up with something good if I went with... 12. Endo
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    Trivia bits

    Intended as a repository of pointless bits of trivia I or others find, particularly while browsing the database. It happens a lot between basho. In a total of 5 basho since the 15-day era began, the last match was between two undefeated rikishi. Twice it was Taiho vs. Kashiwado, and they split the matches. All matches featured Y1e. No such match was a playoff (theoretically possible between stable members). Harumafuji is the only one to appear in such a bout that was not a Yokozuna at the time. No other Day-15 matches involving 2 14-0 rikishi have occurred. In Haru 1996, there was a 6-0 match in Jonidan on Day 15, but two other rikishi were also 7-0 from previous days. Incidentally, a few basho in each direction in that time period there were many Day-14 6-0 matches in the lower divisions, but none that basho and one on Day 15 instead. Only one Day-14 6-0 match took place outside that 1995-1996 window.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    I really don't have a problem with near instantaneous incidental contact with the inside of the dohyo. IIRC this isn't the first of these not called in the recent past. It might not be what the rules technically say (or said), but it's reasonable to believe that the essence of the rules requires more significant contact (or they've been secretly amended). That doesn't explain why mage touching the dohyo is considered a loss, although, when was the last one of those that was called? It could be a recent change. It obviously open to interpretation, but so is the dead body rule.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - May 2022 edition

    Keep in mind this game is called "GUESS Hokutofuji's Aite", and not "Logically conclude who will be Hokutofuji's aite". There's nothing wrong with the picks that everyone else has, and they'd be my second pick. But I'm guessing things will go slightly differently.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    After Day 7, all joi rikishi participating have at least 2 wins - except Shodai.
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    Trivia bits

    Yeah, I seem to recall when I first started watching that it was fairly normal for near the end of the tournament to always do one extra set of cross-division matches. Then suddenly, I'm guessing after a change of personnel, they decided they would only do the absolute minimum required, which for that tournament worked out to 1 match on two days..
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    Highest ranked brothers in makuuchi?

    Top 2 of the banzuke in this one. Can't get any higher than that. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Banzuke.aspx?b=199905
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - May 2022 edition

    The non-breakup of the M2 match is the first joi match that was wrong on my pre-basho sketch. 7. Shodai
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    So I take it he rotates through the 3 heya-mates at various times? I had assumed he would always have Terutsuyoshi and Takarafuji, but I forgot about Midorifuji being back until I looked at a list of Makuuchi rikishi with heya - last time he was active in Makuuchi was before Terunofuji was Yokozuna.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - May 2022 edition

    6. Mitakeumi
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - May 2022 edition

    5. Terunofuji
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Kotonowaka has beaten 3 Ozeki. Tamawashi hasn't faced them yet. Although given the records of the Ozeki one might say Tamawashi has had the harder schedule so far...
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    Scheduling question

    This doesn't really explain the issue that Jakusotsu brought up. There's no reason to make that change even if they are making the other change. It only affects the two matches involving the M10s and nothing else. The first issue of skipping Wakakmotoharu vs. Ura can be "solved" easily by saying that they backtracked after discovering Kotoeko-Kotoshoho would be in the pattern if they continued. But the normal way around that forbidden matchup would have had the exact same torikumi for the lower part of the banzuke, so there's no readily apparent reason for the M10 switch being done other than someone goofed, and since it's not that big of a deal, it's not worth changing after initially being done. It doesn't make much sense to suggest they went from the bottom up, because the very bottom of the banzuke is paired just like it normally would be, with an adjustment needing to be made to the last (well, first in reality, last on the banzuke) couple matches. If they were going from the bottom up, why wouldn't Kagayaki face Ichiyamamoto?
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - May 2022 edition

    We'll see if they continue in the tradition of making this one weird rule... 4. Onosho