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  1. Masunofuji

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    OBSC is back!
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    Hatsu 2022 Promotion & Yusho blather

    Same here.
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    Hatsu 2022 Promotion & Yusho blather

    Day 13 Yusho race continues with Terunofuji and Mitakeumi in the lead, Abi trailing by 1 win, having lost today to Mitakeumi. As Ross Mihara correctly pointed out on today's NHK stream, it's a round robin between the three rikishi on the last 3 days. Terunofuji vs Abi tomorrow and Terunofuji vs Mitakeumi on senshuraku. Meisei complicated his sanyaku life by losing today. One more loss will definitely cost him his rank, but it is already shaky as it is with no shortage of rikishi gunning for KK in the joi. However, Kiribayama, Endo and Hokutofuji are not among those after today's losses. 11-2 Terunofuji Y 1-3-9 Takakeisho O Shodai 5-8 11-2 Mitakeumi S Takanosho 6-7 (?) 5-8 Meisei K Daieisho 5-8 (x) 7-6 Wakatakakage M1 Kiribayama 5-8 (x) 7-6 Ura M2 Ichinojo 7-6 7-6 Tamawashi M3 Endo 5-8 (x) M4 Hokutofuji 5-8 (x) 9-4 Onosho M5 9-4 Hoshoryu M6 Abi 10-3 M7 Takarafuji 9-4 Today's win by Chiyotairyu puts him into the safe territory by the numbers. Oho - Akua are matched up on Day 14, and a win by either rikishi would guarantee them safety from demotion. Nishikigi and Ichiyamamoto will fight an exchange bout. Kaisho and Azumaryu are no longer in contention for promotion after losing today. (x) 0-0-13 Hidenoumi M8 (1) 2-11 Chiyonokuni M9 M10 Akua 3-10 (1) M11 M12 Chiyotairyu 5-8 (o) M13 Yutakayama 5-8 (1) M14 Ichiyamamoto 4-9 (2) (o) 7-6 Wakamotoharu M15 Tochinoshin 6-7 (1) (o) 8-5 Aoiyama M16 Tsurugisho 5-8 (2) 8-5 Kotoeko M17 Kaisei 5-7-1 (x) (1) 7-6 Oho M18 (o) 8-5 Kagayaki J1 (2) 7-6 Nishikigi J2 Kotoshoho 10-3 (o) (2) 7-6 Daiamami J3 J4 Kotokuzan 9-4 (1) (x) 7-6 Kaisho J5 Azumaryu 7-6 (x) J6 J7 (2) 10-3 Tohakuryu J8 Churanoumi and Enho pulled themselves into safety. Day 14 will see 3 exchange bouts between juryo and makushita: Chiyoarashi - Tochimaru, Kotoyusho - Atamifuji and Hiradoumi - Shimazuumi. A loss by Chiyoarashi will cement his trip back to makushita. Dewanoryu also won today, further complicating the promotion situation. It really is going to depend on how many slots are available in juryo. (x) 0-0-13 Asanoyama J4 ... J9 Churanoumi 5-8 (o) J10 Enho 6-7 (o) (1) 5-8 Hakuyozan J11 Chiyonoo 0-5-8 (x) (x) 0-0-13 Shiden J12 Kitanowaka 8-5 (o) (1) 6-7 Kotoyusho J13 Chiyoarashi 4-9 (x) (2) 6-7 Hiradoumi J14 Ms1 Atamifuji 3-3 (1) Ms2 Shimazuumi 4-2 (o) (o) 4-3 Takakento Ms3 (~) 3-3 Kairyu Ms4 Tochimaru 4-2 (~) (o) 6-1 Ryuden Ms5 (~) 4-3 Dewanoryu Ms6 (x) 3-4 Roga Ms7 (x) 3-4 Kotoozutsu Ms8 Fukai 4-2 Ms9 Kanno 5-1 (~)
  4. Masunofuji

    Hatsu 2022 Promotion & Yusho blather

    1.5 ranks difference and 2 wins against juryo opponents by Takakento should probably outweigh a 5-2 record with maybe 1 exchange bout won out of 2 (currently 0 out of 1) by Tochimaru. Though maybe this particular puzzle plays itself out in a more confidence-inspiring fashion.
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    Hatsu 2022 Promotion & Yusho blather

    Day 12 Meisei made a step towards protecting his komusibi slot and made the championship race more interesting by beating Terunofuji, after Mitakeumi dropped his bout to Onosho, who is KK. Mitakeumi and Abi, both at 10-2, are scheduled to meet on Day 13. Hoshoryu is KK, Chiyoshoma is MK after today. 10-2 Terunofuji Y 1-3-8 Takakeisho O Shodai 5-7 10-2 Mitakeumi S Takanosho 6-6 5-7 Meisei K Daieisho 4-8 (x) 6-6 Wakatakakage M1 Kiribayama 5-7 6-6 Ura M2 Ichinojo 6-6 7-5 Tamawashi M3 Endo 5-7 M4 Hokutofuji 5-7 8-4 Onosho M5 Chiyoshoma 4-8 (x) 8-4 Hoshoryu M6 Abi 10-2 M7 Takarafuji 8-4 Wakamotoharu removes all doubts that existed in my head whether he would be demoted with a 6-9 record by winning his 7th bout. So did Aoiyama, who has now entered a safe harbour. Barring a return and winning at least 2 of the 3 remaining bouts, Kaisei will be heading to juryo after today's withdrawal. Picking up a default win against Kaisei, Kagayaki ensured his promotion back to makuuchi. Asanowaka is removed from contention after today's loss to Chiyoarashi. (x) 0-0-12 Hidenoumi M8 (1) 2-10 Chiyonokuni M9 M10 Akua 3-9 (1) M11 M12 Chiyotairyu 4-8 (1) M13 Yutakayama 4-8 (2) M14 Ichiyamamoto 4-8 (2) (o) 7-5 Wakamotoharu M15 Tochinoshin 5-7 (2) (o) 7-5 Aoiyama M16 Tsurugisho 5-7 (2) M17 Kaisei 5-7 (x) (1) 7-5 Oho M18 (o) 8-4 Kagayaki J1 (3) 6-6 Nishikigi J2 Kotoshoho 10-2 (o) (2) 7-5 Daiamami J3 J4 Kotokuzan 8-4 (2) (3) 7-5 Kaisho J5 Azumaryu 7-5 (3) (x) 7-5 Asanowaka J6 J7 (3) 9-3 Tohakuryu J8 Churanoumi, Enho and Hakuyozan draw one win closer to safety. Takakento confirms his repromotion to juryo after 2 tournaments today by winning his exchange bout with Hiradoumi. The fourth juryo promotion still undecided so far. Atamifuji has not been scheduled to fight on Day 13, and neither have been Kairyu or Tochimaru. (x) 0-0-12 Asanoyama J4 ... J9 Churanoumi 4-8 (1) J10 Enho 5-7 (1) (1) 5-7 Hakuyozan J11 Chiyonoo 0-5-7 (x) (x) 0-0-12 Shiden J12 Kitanowaka 7-5 (o) (1) 6-6 Kotoyusho J13 Chiyoarashi 3-9 (x) (2) 6-6 Hiradoumi J14 Ms1 Atamifuji 3-3 (1) Ms2 Shimazuumi 4-2 (o) (o) 4-3 Takakento Ms3 (~) 3-3 Kairyu Ms4 Tochimaru 4-2 (~) (o) 6-0 Ryuden Ms5 3-3 Dewanoryu Ms6 3-3 Roga Ms7 3-3 Kotoozutsu Ms8 Fukai 4-2 (x) Ms9 Kanno 5-1 (~) *** In addition to what Reonito pointed out, Hakuho's promotion in 2003 has also been noted earlier in the topic. Fair enough. I wasn't very comfortable with counting Wakamotoharu as safe, considering M18 is the border between makuuchi and juryo, and might not even exist next tournament. I'll adjust the method starting from this post.
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    Hatsu 2022 Promotion & Yusho blather

    I've always liked these threads by Asashosakari, these have always been very insightful. So I'm going to give this a try. But, a fair warning, I only have a vague idea what I'm doing, so read further at your own peril. Though who knows, maybe this post is so bad that the senior members of this forum will wake up from their slumber and teach me how it's really done. *** One sanyaku slot has been opened up today with Daieisho losing his bout. The slot is anyone's game, really. This in theory favours the upper maegashira, since they are into their week 2 scheduling now, having met the sanyaku opponents. Abi might be in line for it as well. 10-1 Terunofuji Y 1-3-7 Takakeisho O Shodai 4-7 10-1 Mitakeumi S Takanosho 6-5 4-7 Meisei K Daieisho 3-8 (x) 5-6 Wakatakakage M1 Kiribayama 5-6 5-6 Ura M2 Ichinojo 5-6 7-4 Tamawashi M3 Endo 4-7 M4 Hokutofuji 5-6 7-4 Onosho M5 Chiyoshoma 4-7 7-4 Hoshoryu M6 Abi 9-2 M7 Takarafuji 8-3 One definite demotion from the top division so far is Hidenoumi, who is embroiled in a gambling scandal and might be facing bigger problems than just a demotion. Kotoshoho, on the other hand, is poised to return to makuuchi. Kagayaki might accompany him if he wins once more. (x) 0-0-11 Hidenoumi M8 (2) 1-10 Chiyonokuni M9 M10 Akua 3-8 (1) M11 M12 Chiyotairyu 4-7 (1) M13 Yutakayama 4-7 (2) M14 Ichiyamamoto 4-7 (2) (1) 6-5 Wakamotoharu M15 Tochinoshin 5-6 (2) (1) 6-5 Aoiyama M16 Tsurugisho 4-7 (3) M17 Kaisei 5-6 (3) (1) 7-4 Oho M18 (1) 7-4 Kagayaki J1 (4) 5-6 Nishikigi J2 Kotoshoho 9-2 (o) (3) 6-5 Daiamami J3 J4 Kotokuzan 7-4 (3) (4) 6-5 Kaisho J5 Azumaryu 6-5 (4) (4) 7-4 Asanowaka J6 J7 (3) 9-2 Tohakuryu J8 Things are a lot more spicy on the juryo-makushita border. With four definite departures from juryo there are just two definite promotions from makushita with 4 more rikishi in pursiut (and two more ranked further down, as a promotion from Ms9 to juryo with 6 wins is not unprecedented). (x) 0-0-11 Asanoyama J4 ... J9 Churanoumi 3-8 (2) J10 Enho 4-7 (2) (2) 4-7 Hakuyozan J11 Chiyonoo 0-5-6 (x) (x) 0-0-11 Shiden J12 Kitanowaka 7-4 (o) (1) 6-5 Kotoyusho J13 Chiyoarashi 2-9 (x) (2) 6-5 Hiradoumi J14 Ms1 Atamifuji 3-3 (1) Ms2 Shimazuumi 4-2 (o) (1) 3-3 Takakento Ms3 (1) 3-3 Kairyu Ms4 Tochimaru 4-2 (1) (o) 6-0 Ryuden Ms5 2-3 Dewanoryu Ms6 3-2 Roga Ms7 3-2 Kotoozutsu Ms8 Fukai 4-1 (2) 2-3 Mineyaiba Ms9 Kanno 4-1 (2) I also assumed that Takayasu and Mitoryu will be keeping their rank because of the covid forced kyujo.
  7. Masunofuji

    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    A gif file to make up for a still photo's shortcomings: https://i.imgur.com/jYNLbms.mp4
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    It was Chiyomaru who was pulling, though.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    The "clarified" hansoku rule might rival the concussion protocol in terms of how useless they both are in their application.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    First chance to apply the modified rule in Enho - Churanoumi bout has been blown.
  11. Kisenosato: 2 yusho, 1 as yokozuna, given ichimon-leading kabu not even 6 months after starting his own heya / 3 years being an oyakata. Hakuho: 45 yusho, 42 as yokozuna, denied ichidai-toshiyori kabu, conditionally given Magaki kabu.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    Hopefully Terunofuji makes it a zensho tomorrow.
  13. Masunofuji

    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    Hoshoryu seems to have been robbed.
  14. Masunofuji

    Hakuho retires

    Cool tie. Looking forward to seeing Hakuho in his winter attire, especially what his scarf choices would be.
  15. Masunofuji

    Hakuho retires

    I just realized that Hakuho is going to continue to dab on Kisenosato as an oyakata, too. This is going to be great. A bit of a shame that the greatest rikishi of all times is likely not even getting the ichidai toshiyori kabu. How about the NSK shows remorse for that first.