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  1. Ryoshishokunin

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    M18W is possible--only 6 rikishi are required in the Three Ranks.
  2. Ryoshishokunin

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    HAHAHAHA. We all so smrt. I considered Yutakayama, but I couldn't figure out a combination of results that would make it happen. (Also, this torikumi is super weird. Good thing they saved all those San'yaku bouts for the last day...)
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    I think enho is slightly more likely, but i have to 15. Tokushoryu
  4. Ryoshishokunin

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    So---yes, it's complicated. When everyone's getting underpromoted by the numbers, banzuke luck gets odd. The larger the numbers, the more that's true. In general 1 win = 2 ranks stops being true at large (or small) enough win totals in practice. (it's worth slightly less.)
  5. Ryoshishokunin

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    It depends on slots. Shodai is 'ahead' of Endo--1 win is two full ranks. On the other hand, all KK rikishi should be promoted if possible (which seems to especially happen at 'important' points). I.e. If they both make San'yaku, Shodai will be ahead of Endo. But if they don't, Endo makes it in and Shodai doesn't---unless they make extra slots or decide that Endo is "too far" behind Shodai to deserve the promotion. Clear as mud?
  6. Ryoshishokunin

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    I expect that to happen. They've been pretty consistent about it lately, and this situation calls for it more than most. Makes our lives harder. (I'm still thinking about my pick. I tried yesterday to dodge the train, but all the Enho picks came in after mine. Sorry if I was the pied piper to doom.)
  7. Ryoshishokunin

    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    In the current state of things the yokozuna withdrawals have a huge amount of leverage: they can plausibly get 0-2 wins, or 11-14 wins, and almost nothing in between. If you guess right, you get a huge margin over those who do not. (~9 points) On the other hand, most other rikishi are worth a point, maybe two, over the field: if people mostly predict 7s and 8s for rank-and-filers (which they do) it's basically just a KK/MK picking competition for a point. That means you have to get ~9 rikishi right to make up for getting one yokozuna wrong. Teh Oops.
  8. Ryoshishokunin

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    14. Enho
  9. Ryoshishokunin

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Per the sumodb, no, he's not. However, there may be an arrangement in place somewhere---for instance "everyone" knows that Sokokurai will inhert Arashio-beya on 29 March when current holder retires. (I don't know if "everyone" is correct, but that was reported somewhere.) Goeido might have something lined up for eventually, or his stock might just not be known publicly.
  10. Ryoshishokunin

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    Would wager large amounts of money that's wrong. Try again.
  11. Ryoshishokunin

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    I don't think so 13. Mitakeumi
  12. Ryoshishokunin

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Same reason there's two sekiwake and two komusubi. There's three ranks and someone's gotta be in 'em.
  13. Ryoshishokunin

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    Nope, I just forgot that Abi had dibs on Mitakeumi between deciding that and getting to figuring out Hokutofuji's aite. Oopsie. 12. Endo
  14. Ryoshishokunin

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    If you click through, you'll see that Waka's listed as Y1wYO in the db. ( http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=4095 ) I assume that the display formatting for YO ranks is flaky on account of it doesn't get used very much.
  15. Ryoshishokunin

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    11. Mitakeumi