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  1. kumoryu

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Am I missing something? They've met on numerous occasions before....
  2. kumoryu

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I was really hoping the four ex-ozeki would have a full round-robin against each other, but only four of the six matches will have happened this basho. So long as all four remain I aim to keep monitoring this. The results this time: Takayasu 2-0 Terunofuji 1-1 Tochinoshin 1-1 Kotoshogiku 0-2
  3. kumoryu

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    So we now have four who are confirmed and theoretically Terunofuji could still join them, so can I ask again, what is the record?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    What is the record for the number of former Ozeki in Makuuchi at any one time? We could, just conceivably, have five next basho, if Terunofuji gets promoted, Goeido gets demoted, and Kotoshogiku survives, plus Tochinoshin and Takayasu.
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    Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    What are the chances of Kotoshogiku retiring now after a make-koshi, and loss of his sanyaku status, at his "home" basho?
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    Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Thank you so much. I'll enjoy playing with that for a while. Is there any way to exclude basho where the guy was in juryo?
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    Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    This is a back-of-the-envelope calculation (and I'd love to know if there's a way to get the database to do this for me), but this I think is the list of the top-10 winningest makunouchi so far this year (* denotes currently kyuyo):: 1. Harumafuji 45 2= Takayasu 44* 2= Mitakeyumi 44 4= Hakuho 42* 4= Takakeisho 42 6 Yoshikaze 41 7 Tamawashi 40 8 Hokutofuji 39 9 Ichinojo 38 10 Kotoshogiku 36 These numbers look really low to me -- even if Harumafuji was to win every remaining bout this year he would only get to 62, and we only recently saw Hakuho getting consecutive years numbering in the 80s. Who is going to end the year on top? And how will that compare to a typical year -- if there is such a thing? Can the database show me this?
  8. kumoryu

    Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Don't know what you're seeing there???? No more chances to give up a kinboshi, I think
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    Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I think Kotoshogiku will retire the day he gets his eighth loss - not much point for him to drop down into the maegashira ranks.
  10. kumoryu

    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    It's possible the last two days will give us: D14: Harumafuji v Takayasu; Hakuho v Terunofuji D15: Terunofuji v Takayasu; Harumafuji v Hakuho and they could all still be yusho candidates going into those last two rounds
  11. kumoryu

    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    Ranked as komusubi or above, Goeido has never, not even once, put together 33 wins in a three-basho sequence.
  12. kumoryu

    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    I'd expect him to be more focused on one last bout against his old pal and rival, Kisenosato -- I'm assuming that will be on Day 10.
  13. kumoryu

    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    I see. Thank you so much. That fits with my idea of it being a totally manufactured term. Cheers.
  14. kumoryu

    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    Thanks. Fascinating stuff, isn't it. The only Japanese usage of "douboshi" I can find in any of my dictionaries means "uterine sisters" -- probably not what you had in mind. Are you certain it isn't something some gaijin made up? Anyway, I'll keep looking.