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  1. Sakura

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - January 2022 edition

    Thank you everybody. Terutsuyoshi cost me a win in bench (and sent me to MK) and spoiled the day here too... But I am happy with with a win nonetheless
  2. Sakura

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2022

    The database has been 404ing me. Please use the dummy form for day 15 entries
  3. Sakura

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2022

    Standings after Day 13 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total shimodahito 50 59 109 Athenayama 54 54 108 Achiyama 52 53 105 Sakura 55 48 103 Gansekiiwa 48 50 98 Jakusotsu 51 44 95 Gaijingai 37 57 94 gernobono 46 45 91 RaeucherLax 40 48 88 Tsunamiko 48 33 81 chishafuwaku 30 44 74 Fujisan 27 39 66 WAKATAKE 29 36 65
  4. Sakura

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2022

    Entries received Day 13 Athenayama Onosho Abi Kotonowaka shimodahito Onosho Kiribayama Aoiyama Achiyama Abi Onosho Aoiyama Sakura Onosho Abi Aoiyama Gaijingai Takarafuji Okinoumi Chiyomaru Gansekiiwa Onosho Kiribayama Aoiyama Jakusotsu Onosho Kiribayama Aoiyama RaeucherLax Onosho Kiribayama Aoiyama chishafuwaku Abi Chiyoshoma Okinoumi gernobono Onosho Takarafuji Aoiyama Fujisan x x x Tsunamiko Onosho Chiyoshoma Aoiyama WAKATAKE Abi Chiyoshoma Chiyomaru
  5. Sakura

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2022

    Standings after Day 12 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total Athenayama 48 48 96 shimodahito 41 53 94 Achiyama 43 47 90 Sakura 46 42 88 Gaijingai 32 51 83 Gansekiiwa 39 44 83 Jakusotsu 42 38 80 RaeucherLax 31 42 73 chishafuwaku 29 41 70 gernobono 33 36 69 Fujisan 27 39 66 Tsunamiko 39 27 66 WAKATAKE 29 36 65
  6. Sakura

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2022

    Entries received Day 12 shimodahito Hokutofuji Takarafuji Kagayaki Achiyama Hokutofuji Takarafuji Aoiyama Sakura Hokutofuji Takarafuji Aoiyama Athenayama Hokutofuji Onosho Chiyonokuni Gansekiiwa Hokutofuji Takarafuji Aoiyama Jakusotsu Hokutofuji Kiribayama Ishiura Gaijingai Daieisho Takarafuji Chiyonokuni chishafuwaku Hokutofuji Takarafuji Kagayaki RaeucherLax Hokutofuji Daieisho Aoiyama gernobono Hokutofuji Takarafuji Aoiyama Fujisan Hokutofuji Takarafuji Ishiura WAKATAKE Hokutofuji Tobizaru Ishiura Tsunamiko Hokutofuji Takarafuji Chiyonokuni
  7. Sakura

    Hatsu 2022 Promotion & Yusho blather

    I agree. If it weren't for the (2) guys, I'd say it was impossible. As you say, I don't think they'd be better candidates for Makuuchi over any of the rikishi with a (1 - except maybe Oho). It'd take Ichiyamamoto, Tsurugisho, Oho, Nishikigi and Daiamami to lose their next two bouts for both to have a shot (and not guaranteed even then). As Nishikigi and Ichiyamamoto face each other, I'd say that only one really has a shot, albeit very unlikely. My point is that it's not impossible yet.
  8. Sakura

    Hatsu 2022 Promotion & Yusho blather

    I wouldn't say that completely. There have been instances of a J5 with a 9-6 record going up, including Ichinojo in 2020. Sometimes rikishi who don't have the numbers for promotion get promoted when there is a corresponding rikishi who has to be demoted. In this case it doesn't seem likely that they'd make it, given the records in lower Makuuchi.
  9. Sakura

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - January 2022 edition

    Ok, I'm bad at day 15 since I'm bad at predicting results (see me daily games performance). However, I think Takanosho will win and not face Hokutofuji. Aside from the fact that Takanosho may lose, he could still win and be given Hokutofuji anyway. Oh well, chips all in 15 Chiyotairyu.
  10. Sakura

    Hatsu 2022 Promotion & Yusho blather

    Not a bad thing, and I need to remember that for GHA in the future. However, it does mean that the potential for poorly performing Ozeki could miss out on tough bouts and waltz through to an easier 8 wins. That being said, it is true that Takarafuji was not completely out of the race, but given that 11 wins was the minimum yusho line, he could only do that via playoff. Ishiura was in the same position and was not given a sanyaku foe. It could be that they really needed a genki sanyaku opponent for Kotonowaka and therefore Shodai, Meisei and Daieisho were out. They could have done Mitakeumi - Kotonowaka, though.
  11. Sakura

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - January 2022 edition

    So, no pressure then. Give me a while to think about this.
  12. Sakura

    Hatsu 2022 Promotion & Yusho blather

    Since Takarafuji was out of the race, essentially, before the bouts started, why not Mitakeumi - Kotonowaka? (They could still do Takanosho - Takarafuji). My guess is that Takarafuji is in the same heya as Terunofuji and thus has motivation to perform against Mitakeumi. Even so, I'm not sure there was a need not to do Mitakeumi - Takanosho.
  13. Sakura

    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    I agree. Shodai becoming kadoban was the best thing about this basho for me. I am glad that they take lower ranked contenders seriously enough at the moment, but that means they have to break up a number of intra-sanyaku matches. (We've also lost Mitakeumi - Takanosho). The fact that Shodai's matches get sidelined because he's not performing well enough in the first week, and then gets easier opponents to lift him to eight wins was becoming very irritating.
  14. Sakura

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - January 2022 edition

    At least we can be wrong together