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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
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    Games Talk Kyushu 2019

    That is indeed infortunate , even more since there was no way I could finish make-koshi. So banzuke climbing it is
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    Games Talk Kyushu 2019

    Looks like I forgot to press the X3 in odd, so I am stupidly not classified in the end. What does that mean rank-wise? Kosho-equivalent or 0-0-15?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Kettei-sen bouts are not considered when it comes to banzuke movements. 7-0Y or 7-0D will be treated exactly the same. In the non-impossible case where both Terunofuji and Midorifuji went to a 7-0 makushita yusho kettei-sen, both would have been promoted
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    Stable? Why?

    A Formula 1 team is called a stable in italian (scuderia) and French (├ęcurie). The origin in horseracing is pretty straightforward here. As a French speaker I can say the word ├ęcurie (stable) is used. Whether it is a direct translation from English or not I do not know.
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    UDH Kyushu Basho 2019

    In general, I think the deadline should be as late as possible. Also in this case I do understand that the guys putting Kakuryu as 6-pointer get full points. I live in Europe and I did not get up early a Sunday morning to see if I have to change my picks. But this is MY problem. The World is round and if some people can take advantage of it, good for them...
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Yes, that is what happened in Aki 1981. But if for some reason the yokozuna retire as well and there is only 1 (Y+O) remaining, I wonder what they will do... promote to ozeki the next-in-line? The best-of-the-other-guys?
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    GTB- Guess the Banzuke- Kyushu 2019 -and results!!

    I don't even dare to count my points. Will just see the final rank.
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    Another Sekitori Marriage

    According to the statistics published by the government of Japan, in 45% of cases the bride is the same age or older than the groom. I think I read somewhere that japanese society values the fact to have a slightly older wife. If someone living there has an opinion on that...
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    Games Talk Aki 2019

    I do not speak a single word of German, yet the use of their forum is pretty straightforward. At the beginning I used Google translate for some unclear words, then I learned how to do
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    Jacques Chirac RIP

    This is a very sad news indeed. He was a true fan of sumo, personnaly attended hon-bashos and was a personnal acquintance of several rikishi. He also invited the rikishi for a jungyo in Paris in the late 90's. I used to live in France and various Frenchmen I spoke to told me that Jacques Chirac was very popular amongst the French people, across all political preferences (which is rare enough to be highlighted)
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Terunofuji has droped by sitting out of tournaments, not by piling-up make-koshi records. It seems fine as long as he only gets kachi-koshi records on his way back. Hard to predict what kind of reactions and criticism he might get if in one of the upcoming tournaments he gets a make-koshi record as a "too low" rank
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    That is a very sad news indeed. I guess moto-Terao will kinda inherit the Fukuzono family affait of the Izutsu kabu... unless Kakuryu has plans