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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Even if we are not going down that road, I think it's still a little too early to rule out a "legitimate" ozeki promotion for Asanoyama. A 12-3 Yusho, I think, would more or less put everyone in agreement. Still, Shodai would have to lose twice, but he's capable of it, so to speak... Since everyone sees a yusho for Takakeisho (at least until yesterday), I'm going to take a risk and bet on a yusho from Asanoyama In the case of a Kadoban Goido, plus Asanoyama clearly outside of the usual Ozeki promotion criteria, plus Hakuho and Kakuryu both Kyujo for the next basho (first two conditions are fairly likely to happen, third one is much less), what are your predictions? > An exception to the "at least 2 Ozeki" rule > Asanoyama promoted to Ozeki with a KK (regardless of his score) > Goeido reteined at the rank of Ozeki with a MK > Best Sekiwake (Asanoyama?) becoming an "Ozekiwake" (temporary Ozeki)
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    Fukurou memorial kyujo rikishi list - Hatsu 2020

    Kyujo means back to Juryo, exactly 5 years after his last visit there, unfortunately (already because of an injury)
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    Kimarite Map!

    Highly interesting statistic, thank you! It made me want to try to find a ranking of the use of a given kimarite by rikishi (in terms of percentage, not number of uses). With the database, I was able to find this percentage for each rikishi individually, but not to make a query that gives a ranking. Can someone help me?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    ...What is exactly cricket?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Kyushu 2019

    If they promote Abi, who will get the second Komusubi spot? Are they going to save Mitakeumi's record?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Kyushu 2019

    It looks like there will be some disappointments in Juryo, because despite 5 relegated to makuuchi (or 6 with Tomokaze), there may not be room for everyone! If I'm not mistaken, there are already 5 good candidates for promotion (Azumaryu, Tochiozan, Ikioi, Kaisei, Kiribayama). And 4 other rikishi will have a claim if they win tomorrow: Chiyoshoma, Kotonowaka, and Tokushoryu (Hidenoumi barely). One of them can take poor Tomokaze's spot, but what if 2 or 3 of them win tomorrow? >> Between Tokushoryu J1w 8-7, Chiyoshoma J3w 9-6 and Kotonowaka J7w 11-4, who do you think will get Tomokaze's spot and who will stay in Juryo? In the Juryo-Makushita exchange, it's the opposite. We have a lot of good candidates for demotion (5), and 2 more tomorrow if they lose (Hoshoryu, Irodori). In the upper part of Makushita, we finally won't have enough candidates left if there are 7 demotees. >> Could Sakigake claim spot #5 even if he lose tomorrow against Hoshoryu? >> If Hoshoryu or Irodori lost, who will be promoted? A 6-1 Shiba at ms7w, a 4-3 Chiyonoumi at ms6e, or nobody? Enho get promoted from ms6e with 4 wins in January 2018 (it is the only regular occurence). Promotion from Ms7 with 6 wins was common in the 70'-80'-90' (11x), but last time was Tamanokuni in 1999... Anyway I have the feeling that Hoshoryu and Irodori will both win, Sakigake will be promoted with 4-3 and Shiba will stay in Makushita with 6-1 or 5-2. Not very fair as Sakigake's schedule was not tougher than Shiba's... The most logical thing would have been an Irodori-Shiba bout, no?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    When you say other injuries may become more frequent with a padding, at what kind of fall are you thinking about?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    And why not an absorbent coating around the dojo, as seen for example on the floor of children's playgrounds?
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2019

    I also find it hard to believe that a city of 1.6 million people in a country at the forefront of medicine like Japan cannot handle a case like this...
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Who will be Terutsuyoshi's opponent on day 15? Tomokaze? Mitakeumi? Abi? One of the "maybe 7-7" high maegashira?
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    Promotion Discussion thread - Natsu 2019

    What happened to Asashosakari's topic? And what surprises me even more, given the popularity of his signature topic: why doesn't anyone ask the question?! Did I miss something?
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    He's still going to be able to claim a Kabu, because he reached sanyaku once in 2014, if that's what you're worried about. Concerning his current state of form, isn't he dragging an old wound that doesn't heal?
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    Retirees after Haru 2019

    He has only 29 sekitori basho, right? Did he benefit from the Hochiyama rule? (Guarantor: an active oyakata + the shisho + former holder) Looks like he fought hard to try to get this 30th tournament, for 3 years, but couldn't get back higher than ms8.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2019

    I may be wrong, but I think they create an extra Sekiwake or Komusubi spot only if a rikishi really deserves it (by the numbers), or if there is absolutly nobody to take his sanyaku spot . Here, it seems to me that neither of the two conditions is met for Mitakeumi to stay.