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  1. Nantonoyama

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Tokushoryu post-bout reaction was very moving, and fully deserves the yusho after this magnificent win over an ozeki. I am very happy for the guy Out of the 42, he would be #41 (courtesy of Kotoyuki) if I had to rank the guys with yusho winning odds prior to the tournament, and it is truely refreshing to see that this can happen in sumo. He is having the spotlight time of his career, I hope he will enjoy the celebrations as much as he can. Besides that, I still think he will never make it to sanyaku, and this yusho might me his better card to get a kabu. Well done, big guy
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Last time a yusho winner faced a juryo was Takatoriki in Haru 2000 The fact that almost all top ranked rikishi did not compete at their "expected" level is not something to blame on hiramaku. Overall there is a brunch of entertaining bouts this basho And in Natsu 1961 there was a lower hiramaku that won a yusho, facing and losing to a juryo wrestler, and only meeting one sanyaku, on senshuraku. Then M13 Sadanoyama ended up with a big rope around his belly Rikishi do not pick up their opponents, and Tokushoryu was virtually bound to meet at least once a juryo opponent given his rank. Even if he does not win the yusho, only the fact to appear in a kettei-sen whilst meeting a juryo opponent is equally remarkable (there is this Orochiyama/Nishikinada case in Natsu 1926 but it was in the east/west division time and it is unclear to me if there were kettei-sen as we know them at that time)
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    Trivia bits

    Hatsu 2020 is only the fourth basho of the 6-basho era to feature no bouts between ozeki (incl. yokozuna) It happened before in: Natsu 1992 (1Y intai, 1O early kyujo, only Konishiki went through senshuraku, yusho sekiwake Akebono) Kyushu 1992 (no Y, 2O early kyujo, only Akebono went through senshuraku, yusho ozeki Akebono) Aki 2001 (1Y and 3O early kyujo, only stablemates Musashimaru and Musoyama went through senshuraku, yusho M2 Kotomitsuki) So Hatsu 2020 is unique in the sense that two ozeki made it to day 15 whilst not being stablemates, and yet no torikumi was scheduled between them
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    That looks like a low-rank record for senshuraku musubi-no-ichiban, or sanyaku soroibumi
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    So far GTB entry only goes to M17, and a M18e is not impossible next tournament
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    Games Bugs

    Juryo Game standings are now up to date, many thanks to the Grand Wizard
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    It is also conceivable, depending on the final record of lower sanyaku and joijin maegashira, that a M18e spot would be created. Last time a M18 existed was Aki 1959, when makuuchi had 46 wrestlers.
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    Games Bugs

    I know. The same issue occurred like two years ago in one of my first basho in charge. The other bug also still appears every now and then. No need to scream, no one's life is in danger here. It will be fixed eventually.
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    Games Bugs

    This issues often pops out. Usually it comes back in order on its own. If it does not, I will ask Doitsuyama to kick the automation in the balls. The scoring system is quite unstable sometimes but I always check that the final standings are correct, at least for the top 10 players.
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    Metasumo 2020

    1-5 Pandaazuma 6-10 Andoreasu 11-20 Gurowake 21-40 Flohru 41-80 Athenayama 81-120 Suwihuto 121-200 Hakajusakari 201+ Kasamatsuri
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    Trivia bits

    Takayasu is, sur sure, an ex-ozeki. The Hatsu 2020 situation is no different from the Nagoya 1976, is which Mienoumi succeded in getting the 10 wins for immediate promotion. As he ended up yokozuna, I hope the same path for Takayasu. As for having 4 ex-ozeki, Terunofuji could be promoted with 13, might with 14 and will be with 15 wins this Hatsu, so the scenario is not impossible
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    Banzuke for Hatsu 2020

    Abi has just an amazing bad luck. Three time at least one sekiwake spot is freed, but each time a demoted ozeki comes in the way and Abi falls in the next-in-line spot. This three ozeki demotions in a row makes him just amazingly unlucky
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    TORCHBEARER 2019: the picks, torch match notices, results

    Congrats to the winner! At least I didn't finish with 0... But shouldn't I get some final rikishi points since my pick was Akiseyama?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Kyushu 2019

    Usually on Monday, 13 days before the first day of the tournament (being in general the second Sunday of each odd-numbered month) For Hatsu basho, it differs a bit. This year, rankings will be anounced on December 24th.
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    Recap of the decade?

    Ranked on banzuke in Makuuchi: All: Hakuho, Kakuryu, Kotoshogiku All but 1: Goeido, Tochiozan All but 2: Yoshikaze, Okinoumi All but 3: Tamawashi