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  1. Nantonoyama

    Trivia bits

    You are right! So in each precedent, the highest ranked of the 6-2 rikishi got the yusho with no kettei-sen
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    Trivia bits

    After the nakabi of this Aki 2020, there is no makuuchi rikishi at 8-0 or 7-1. According to the database, in the 15-days era, it is only the third time it happens, after - Nagoya 1975, 4 rikishi tie at 6-2, Kongo eventually gets his only yusho with 13-2 (no kettei-sen) - Nagoya 2003, 10 rikishi tie at 6-2, Kaio eventually gets the yusho with 12-3 (no kettei-sen) This time, 9 rikishi tie for the lead.
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    Games Bugs

    That is correct. Given the current situation (Ishiura entering the tournament on nakabi), let me precise that the rules clearly state that Ishiura will not be eligible to score points this basho.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Now you tell it it is very obvious, I read an uncountable amount of articles mentioning Isegahama ichimon, how stupid I am But I remember very clearly the "shock" of this election
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Tatsunami-beya is historically linked with Tatsunami-ichimon, obviously, but since the Takanohana election affair, it got kind of kicked out their namesake ichimon, and joined Takanohana's. Since Takanohana-ichimon vanished, Tatsunami-beya is now part of Dewanoumi-ichimon. I guess they could have change the name of the ichimon to Isegahama, since it is now the most important of the ichimon, but I would say that it is a personal matter against Tatsunami oyakata for this election thing, and the heya will reintegrate the ichimon when a new oyakata takes over this prestigious name around the year 2033.
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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    I think this is a very good yardstick indeed. But if we take uncertainty into consideration here we could go: Aki banzuke = [M11-M15] November banzuke = [J6-J11] Hatsu banzuke = [ms5-ms12] Haru banzuke = [ms45-ms52] A lot depends on Aki banzuke position, but I still have to do my GTB
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    Trivia bits

    Last instance of a honbasho day on a even-numbered month was Nagoya 1965, when the basho started in late June. Day 14 ended a 4929 streak of hon-basho days taking place on odd-numbered months (day 5 Nagoya 1965 - day 14 July basho 2020) (4914 if you remove Natsu 2011 as not technically a hon-basho) At least we can say that no hon-basho day took place in August since 1909
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    He is still in the yusho race, and I cannot see the NSK not promoting him if he goes Y-Y (even D-Y may be enough)
  9. Nantonoyama

    Tochiozan Retirement

    To be honest it doesn't come that much as a surprise, since former Bushuyama switched from Kiyomigata to Kasugayama last May. Possibly Tochiozan already took the decision after his terrible Haru but enjoyed some extra rikishi salary in the meantime. Wish him a successful oyakata career!
  10. Nantonoyama

    General Corona Banter

    One co-worker and one family member got infected by the virus, tested positive and subsequently sick, aged 40 and 32. An additional friend, 28, ticked most boxes for symptoms (shortness of breath, loss of smelling and tasting capabilities) but was denied testing because of test shortage in the last weeks of March One of them remained positive for an interminable 35 days. Thankfully they are young and went through it without going to the hospital, but they all told me it was a dreadful experience, they were particularly afraid to endanger their older family members (and patients, one of them is a medical doctor, so on the frontline)
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I can stress what RabidJohn just said on the non-tournament nature of those bouts is that standard procedure doesn't apply for the east/west sides. Turing the tournament the higher ranked rikishi gets to keep its side and the lower ranked fills the gap. In kettei-sen, the higher rankes goes east and the lower rank goes west. However, the lower division kettei-sen take place before the yumitori-shiki, and the makuuchi one before the dohyo is desacrated, but that may be for practical reasons, I don't know enough of this matter
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Those bouts are just tie-breakers, nothing more. In a tournament you cannot face heya mates, family members or twice the same rikishi. None of those rules apply to tie-breakers, because of their very nature. It will not affect banzuke moves, there is no kensho on this bout and it comes after the yumitori-shiki. It is just there to break the tie. In football, penalty shoot-out goals are not proper goals, they do not count for the best scorer award nor are reflected in the score of a game (which remains a draw for one-legged games) It must not been confused with the 8th bout one lower-ranked rikishi has to do every other tournament to even the number of involved rikishi, which actually matters for banzuke purposes.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Both are correct. It just depends whether or not you take into consideration kettei-sen bouts (Haru 2012, Hatsu 2014, both Hakuho wins).
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    General Corona Banter

    I do. The hint is: I cheer for the only French side to have ever won the CL (which is not going to change anytime soon imho) I am amazed that Italy is actually planning to resume its championship. I like going to the stadium but watching empty stadiums on tv... meh...
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    General Corona Banter

    The Champions League game between Atalanta and Valencia, played in Milan, is believed to have been a catalyser of the spread of covid in Lombardy PSG have disgracefully been awarded the French league title, while they do not deserve it at all, as 2nd, 3rd and 4th ranked teams in the rankings could still possibly win the title, so I would not hope too much for Liverpool...