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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    If I count correctly, 11 wrestlers have already missed at least one bout. It's almost 25% of the Makuuchi It leaves you wondering, because with the Covid, tournaments are less frequent, whereas it was often thought that exhibition tournaments, in particular, encouraged injuries by multiplying the fights...
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    Aki talkie

    My take on it: "A bout is not an invitation to dance, you idiot!" or: "Your bout was more like a f** invitation to dance, you idiot!"
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I'm not too worried about him. We should not forget that he had the toughest program during these first 10 days, fighting all wrestlers between Y and M2. His sumo is not particularly bad. He could even finish with a 5-10 if he's not too stressed by this 1st victory that escapes him. Edit 30.07: His sumo is was not particularly bad... Hum, I jinxed him
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    Mongolian Seirou retires

    Did he apply for Japanese citizenship? If not, with Arawashi, that's two Mongolians in a row without kabu, even though they meets the numbers.
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    Retirees after Haru 2020

    If I summarize, we have 5 ex-sekitori retirement compared to the last tournament: > Toyonoshima > Tochiōzan > Tokushinhō > Sōkokurai > Seirō I know we had a tournament cancellation, but still, that's a lot... With Gōeidō and Arawashi after Hatsu basho, that's 7 ex-sekitori before the start of the July tournament. How does this number compare with recent years?
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    General Corona Banter

    Minimizing the epidemic by testing few people is possible, indeed. But how do you explain the low number of deaths in Japan? Are they fudging the numbers?
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    Banzuke for Haru 2020

    It's amazing how reluctant they are, currently, to put Makushita promotees high up the Banzuke. 5 years ago, Asabenkei did Ms1 > J9 with 6 wins. Between 2000 and 2005, 6 consecutive Ms1 with 6 wins went between J9/J10. And now, J14 8-7, J7 4-11 and J10 7-8 is better than Ms1 6-1?! How can that be explained?
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    Olympic jungyo 2020

    So we went from a demonstration sport integrated into the Olympics (at the very beginning), to a shabby two-day jungyo for tourists? It is rather disappointing
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Thanks! Strictly speaking, all these results are better than 11J-10-10 (they have either a yusho or an ascending order), except Kyokuni's 10-9-12J who is somewhat similar, but was 50 years ago. But after all, maybe it's not unthinkable for Asanoyama.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    That's right, I forgot all 3 cases I was speaking about were M1w. By the way, is this not the only situation when the difference between West and East is so important? From M1e, so far, 8 wins were enough to get an extra-slot. From M1w, not enough even with 9 wins!
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    How long ago was the last more or less comparable case of loosened conditions?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    It's really going to have to be 10 very great wins, then. I don't see him promoted with 31 wins (2 less than the guideline), because he won't have an ascending series (11-10-10) and a he won't have a Yusho-or-similar result in the last-3 to to counterbalance these two shortcomings (11-4 J but 3 wins behind Hakuho does not count imho). But I agree 11 convincing wins may be OK.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    I'm not sure to understand. If Goeido does not retire, he will be Sanyaku. Then there will be 4 wrestlers with better numbers than Endo: Asanoyama (S1e), Goeido (S1w), Shodai (K1e) and Hokutofuji (K1w). Why would they automatically create an extra Komusubi spot for Endo? In the last three comparable cases, the 9-6 M1 wrestler was stucked at M1. In this situation, even if Goeido does not retire, we will have 7 sanyaku, thus an M18e rank. Where am I wrong?
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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)