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    GTB January 2019 Hanukka edition

    Question about scoring - for Yokozuna picks, is a wrong Y2e pick worth 1 or 0? E.g. If I guess Kakuryu as Y2e but he actually ends up staying at Y1W. I had assumed 0, but comments in the forum elsewhere suggested 1.
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    This benefit caused performance mouthpieces to be banned by the PGA where balance and force of golf swing improvement were considered an unfair advantage.
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    Pick The Yusho Winners Kyushu 2018

    That 92 pointer by Vikanohara in Aki 2014 was pretty special. Many players scored well that basho, but V was only 4 points off the best possible score for that basho of 96. Got 5 of 6 yusho winners (missed Sandanme Takagi) and one of his Makushita picks scored 5 wins where a 6 winner was available. So 6 of 8 picks were best possible and the other 2 were each 1 win short of best possible.
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    Pick The Yusho Winners Kyushu 2018

    Nope, never happened. Your results this basho were still very impressive.
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    Top 10 Sumo Records Kyushu 2018 Edition

    From what I have seen of official record counts, the first basho of a rikishi (in Maezumo or as Tsukedashi entrant) IS counted towards totals even though they are not actually 'on the banzuke'. Hanakaze and Hokutoryu both fell off the bottom and had an additional basho in Maezumo, so I would count them for sure. Neither of them were actually 'banzuke gai'. I would think that 'banzuke gai' should be a special case and either not counted in totals or footnoted to indicate those basho with banzuke gai status.
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    Top 10 Sumo Records Kyushu 2018 Edition

    Is this the same rikishi as Sawaisamu? http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=673 If so, maybe there should be an asterisk beside his name with a note that the total number of basho includes 9 basho as banzuke gai. Also, he would be at 158 basho, I think.
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Takayasu twirls Takakeisho thrusts at air Yusho slips away?
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I am totally surprised by Tochiozan this basho. I had written him off a year ago as never again doing well in the joi-jin and yet here he is.
  9. I recall Doreen posted some info about the swords a couple of years back which I found very interesting. I too would like to learn more about the swords (symbolism, smiths, uses) and other esoterica about the tachimochi and tsuyuharai.
  10. Really great article. One of my faves in recent years.
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    Weeks between Honbasho

    But aren't we ignoring the requirement to perform the dohyo iri at the Olympics? Is it even certain that the Olympic committee will want sumo in the opening ceremony this time - have they said that this will happen? If there is more than one active Yokozuna, wouldn't the honor go to the highest ranked (healthy) Yokozuna on the banzuke? If so, then Hakuho would need to compete and do well in the antecedent basho. Best that he wins the yusho 2 basho before the Olympics to ensure he is atop the banzuke.
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    Top 10 Sumo Records Aki 2018 Edition

    Well, longevity of career would be a factor in yusho production. Hakuho has remained competitive but has endured past his prime when others before him might have retired. I am by no means suggesting he should retire now. I would be more interested in comparing the Dai - Yokozuna in terms of their best years. How many basho did it take from their first yusho to get to their 20th yusho, for example.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Does Hakuho always stand on the tawara to receive his kensho? I wondered if he stubbed his injured toe during today's match and was trying to avoid putting any pressure on it...
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    ISP Flabbergast..

    My personal rating system has Mitakeumi at 41.75 and Goeido at 41.05, so basically a pick'em, I picked wrong on the day...
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    GTB- Aki (nomaki) Basho 2018- Results!

    Well, I did make an entry, so if there is no Oshirokita entry, then I guess I must be 'Oshirokit' this time. Oops.