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  1. Nantonoyama

    Corona and sumo

    There are rules against loud cheering? The whole point of going to the stadium is to cheer as loudly as possible (otherwise I'd just stay home and watch the game on TV), do they really expect people to watch football quietly and sitting down? LOL
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    Juryo promotions for Aki 2022

    Agree, he looks Central Asian rather than Eastern European, particularly when his shussin is Almaty, which is way closer to the other central Asian republics and 200km away from the Chinese border, in this big central Asian turkic area. This is the area where the Europe/Asia "border" has been put by geographers, and the line linking Ural mountain range and Caspian sea cuts a chuck of Kazakhstan into geographical Europe. Of course, some ethnic Europeans live in Kazakhtan, mainly as a result of being a former Soviet Republic, and he may have some level of European admixture. Best thing is probably to ask him how he feels about his own identity
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    GTB invite- Aki 2022- 67 entries so far, 6 days to go

    For sure one of the most exciting GTBs ever. Good luck everyone!
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    Nagoya 2022 day After pics overview

    I am pretty sure it would be the exact same facial expression. Even possibly a bit more cheerful!
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    Games Talk - Nagoya Basho 2022

    I agree with the order, but for point number one, I would say lowest number of ANTE spent, rather that highest. OK, it is true that in case of a tie, if you have spent less, it means that you have won less in absolute value. But it also means that you have obtained the same result with a more frugal approach, which can be rewarded. @Golynohana What do you think? Also, it would only be for yusho purposes? Or for all other positions also?
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Nagoya Basho

    He is not responsible for the opponents not to show up. Weak sansho I agree, but the double digit is here to stay in the records
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    Games Talk - Nagoya Basho 2022

    I am not worrying (anyways, I am P21, so not in contention for win), but it is a question worth asking. Even improbable, I'd like to know how ties can be broken (could be fewest ANTE bet) @Golynohana if it is not already written somewhere, I can volunteer to remove the dust out of the old set of rules before next basho, and make it public on your website
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    Games Talk - Nagoya Basho 2022

    I went to read the rules and it seems they are so very old... They don't event state that the winner is the player that gets more points across the basho (sounds obvious but could be otherwise... like getting closer to 100 without getting over, or whatever stupid/funny rule)
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Nagoya 2022

    Let's be creative! I would say that the 2-5 of Mitakeumi would need a 9-6 in Aki to cancel out => 11-11 across both basho, one of the losses being the fusen. A 8-7 in Aki could then be a demotable record. Wouldn't that be fair?
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    Farcical basho?

    Is he? Wasn't a stablemate that was infected and pulled the whole heya out?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Nagoya 2022

    They should have done the playoff right away... There is no reason to wait until one of their stablemates gets covid (or worse, for BOTH, and what happens then?)
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    Games Talk - Nagoya Basho 2022

    I am feeling very hard-done-by this basho, as my work hours practically prevent me from checking kyujos and play accordingly. But this is part of the game, I accept it, even if it is costing me kachi-koshis or championship points...
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    Farcical basho?

    The purpose here, in my eyes, is to prevent someone positive to compete, because with limited capacities it may be harmful for himself to do his job (which is a sport). Given the current rate of infections and the fact that the guys live in communities, it is highly probable they all will be infected at some point. But I am a bit ill-at-ease about this policy of preventing someone that has not been tested positive from doing his job (and win kensho money, and possibly win sansho, kinboshi or even a yusho, aside from the simple rank protection, the very existance of which could be discussed from now on)
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    Farcical basho?

    It will go on, and the winner will be legitimous as long as the rules are followed and not changed mid-basho. Then, we can get rid of those rules for next basho, clearly they do not make sense anymore. Perhaps they could only sideline the guys that test positive and not the WHOLE HEYA!
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Nagoya Basho

    This thing is getting more and more ridiculous... How will they treat all those rikishi? Will the rikishi absent from the begenning be granted rank protection? And those already make-koshi? (for sure they should be demoted, but to which extent?) And those already kachi-koshi? From now on they should either stop rank protection or mid-basho tests... covid is here to stay (who knows for how long, but in any case those exceptionnal temporary measures cannot be considered as exceptionnal temporary anymore)