Rocks

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    Ichinojo in 2020 - on the way back?

    He'll come back. Joi in January.
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    Hakuho - 16th time of asking

    Yes, it will. I think there is 0% chance he is on the banzuke in January 2021. I think he'll get 1 more Yusho in July, then gone not long after.
  3. He'll be yokozuna and in the running for the Yusho most of the time. The herd is thinning out and he's the last standing. It will take most of the year for the younger guys to catch him on average.
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    Kiribayama - New Kid on The Block

    Mid maegasira. 3 KKs but they'll be balanced by some low numbers near the top. Averages less than a KK for the year.
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    Kotoshogiku *and* Shohozan - the veterans poll

    Shohozan has been fine but not great. He'll hang on through the end of the year and get 2KKs I think. Kotoshogiku has been in steady decline with 5 straight MKs. I predict he'll get another in March and follow Goeido's lead right after. Outside of Terunofuji the future is no shaping up well for former Ozeki.
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    GTB Haru 2020- 118 entries- and Results!!

    Well, I'm in. Barely. This is going to be a very rough game for a while.
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Boom! First match 10 players out of Chain gang, 1 safe. Second match, 29 more safe.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Well, you already have Goeido and Arawashi going intai. I would not be surprised to hear the same from Sokokurai and Toyonoshima although the later sounds like he's on the fence. Also, there's Gagamaru, who pulled out midway through this basho and with no wins is likely to drop far from promotion range. Given how he's been fairing that could mean a year or more to get back to Juryo. A tall order.
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    Goeido to Retire

    I can not say I was a huge Goeido fan but he was a good ozeki. Especially when you consider the era. Facing Kisenosato, Kakuryu, Harumafuji and Hakuho for most of those basho getting a yusho meant going 3-1, at least, against them. A tall order. Yes, he had far too many 8s when he should have had 9s or 10s, but he was no slouch.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    I would agree with Daiamami being stronger by the numbers Tomokaze's kyujo makes Kotonowaka a de facto J1 for this basho with a KK. Plus Kotonowaka had an exchange match against Kiribayama, who went 11-4 with a sansho, and won. I thikn Kotonowaka gets the edge. I think it likely they may demote Kotoyuki too so Daiamami will go up. Didn't they say Kotoyuki had surgery? If so he is kyujo for March too probably.
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    Goeido to Retire

    Really shocked to see he wouldn't give it a shot in March.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    I don't know. I'm probably wrong but I think they will make a 3rd Sekiwake slot for Shodai and slot Hokutofuji and Endo into the Komusubi slots. With only 1 Ozeki and it highly unlikely both Yokozuna will compete the whole basho they are going to need all the sanyaku they can get.
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Congrats to @Sakura on her yushos (plural) ! And thanks for all the game runners!
  14. Well, at least I didn't finish 6-9 like I did almost everywhere else. Congrats to @Jejima on this and the Oracle Yusho! And thanks for the game @Achiyama !
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    Norizo Cup 2020.1

    I won the Makushita yusho! And thanks @Susanoo
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Don’t forget, there will be only one ozeki next basho. The standards are loosened in such cases. Yes, and 10 wins next basho would give him double digit wins in 5 of the last 6 basho along with a yusho. That's ozeki level sumo. With only 1 ozeki left it's an easy decision. When it suits their purposes, like Kisenosato's Yokozuna promotion, I think you will see them talking about the past year more than concentrating on 2 or 3 basho.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I would agree. He finished matches much better last basho, even the losses. Seemed nervous a bit.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Wow. I expected him to at least go for the 10 wins as Sekiwake.
  19. And congrats to @ScreechingOwl with a helluva 10-5 in SG considering he was 4-4 on Day 8. Also to @chishafuwaku on his Juryo yusho in SG. Just realized @Pandaazuma did the same as Screech in SG, congrats to him too. But he's a Yokozuna so that is expected of him. Plus he gave up 4 kinboshi. I expect him to retire after the Olympics.
  20. 6-9s in both SG and Bench. My worst record ever in either. Inexcusable. But at least I finished both with a win and my best single day score for the basho. 6-9 in Oracle too, which is not acceptable. Those will change next basho. Comeback to 3rd in DST and a top 10 in Juryo along with a Yusho in LKS. So it wasn't a complete loss anyway.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    And the runaway top pick to have the worst record in UDH
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Ugggh. 6-9s everywhere. I'm glad this basho is over.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I'll bet. I'm sure when he won he thought there would be a playoff and he wasn't going to lose to Tohosoryu twice.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    macaroon was pink.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    $20K cash right there.