Sakura

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  1. Sakura

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Haru 2022

    Entries received Day 14 Gansekiiwa Takayasu Kiribayama Yutakayama RaeucherLax Takayasu Kiribayama Yutakayama Fujisan Wakatakakage Takayasu Kiribayama Athenayama Wakatakakage Takayasu Ichiyamamoto Jakusotsu Takayasu Chiymoaru Ichiyamamoto Gaijingai Wakatakakage Kiribayama Ichiyamamoto WAKATAKE Takayasu Ishiura Tochinoshin shimodahito Takayasu Kiribayama Shimanoumi
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    RotoSumo Natsu 2022

    I hadn't spotted that I was an Ozeki.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    I'm not saying that Wakatakakage's wasn't harder. I was saying that they were comparable. One can be harder whilst being comparable enough. My contention is with the idea that Wakatakakage's schedule was considerably more difficult than Takayasu's. Takayasu had a tough Sanyaku slate, so if he had won the Yusho, no one would be able to asterix it and say that he didn't fight anyone important. They both had legitimate yusho winning schedules, but Wakatakakage won because he was better. It's a lot different from Tokushoryu who only faced Takakeisho on Day 15. I'm not so bothered by the exact Maegashira that the rikishi face as long as the Sanyaku schedule is reasonable. Even if the Sanyaku are not in contention they can at lest act as gatekeepers to any Maegashira that have yusho hopes.
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    Chaingang Haru 2022

    I was rooting for her to go 15-0. She picked some great picks with those Juryo match-ups when others went for easier choices.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    You mean like Meisei and Ura? Their Sanyaku slates were pretty similar except that Wakatakakge got to face Takanosho and Takayasu had to face, well Wakatakakage. They both had to fight weaker opponents in the first third as part of the usual rotation, but they moved Takayasu up to face the sanyaku quite early. I think the schedules are pretty comparable. I'm not willing to throw words like `epic collapse' out there even though Takayasu lost three bouts in the last two days. He was facing the top ranked rikishi and two Sekiwake with a lot to fight for. Last year, when he lost a two-win cushion fighting and losing to guys like Aoiyama, was an epic collapse. This was him just being the second best rikishi this basho.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - March 2022 edition

    Thank you for the game as always. Whilst I am happy with the yusho, I am hard on myself. I misread the Mitakeumi line which cost me a day, and I failed to spot to the Tamawashi possibility. I will have to consider seriously whether I am performing my duties as a Yokozuna before next basho.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Haru 2022

    A 4-3 Nishikawa with two wins over Juryo opponents could be above a 5-2 Hokuseiho.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Haru 2022

    Potentially, a 7-8 would make him less demotable than a 6-9 Atamifuji, and that only works if we have three or fewer being sent up.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    I wanted Shodai to fail to clear kadoban. The recent scheduling changes mean that he often doesn't get to face in-form sanyaku opponents at the end of a basho. His bouts are often skipped because he himself has performed poorly in the first week. It feels like he has only hung on to the rank because he has been bad enough to avoid certain matchups. It's like they've been watching Bench Sumo. One thing Jejima does, is move up some of the mandatory matchups so that the under performing sanyaku have already met their better performing colleagues and the genki sanyaku are still available for Maegashira Yusho hopefuls. I agree. Takayasu not winning the yusho is not blowing it, he'd simply be the second best rikishi this basho. The one thing I don't like about Day 15 is that Takayasu's opponent will have a lot more motivation to win than Wakatakakage's.
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Haru 2022

    Entry Form Day 15
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Haru 2022

    Standings after Day 13 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total Gansekiiwa 51 48 99 RaeucherLax 43 48 91 Fujisan 45 42 87 Athenayama 35 45 80 Jakusotsu 41 39 80 Gaijingai 29 39 68 WAKATAKE 34 30 64 shimodahito 25 24 49
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Haru 2022

    Entries received Day 13 Gansekiiwa Takayasu Sadanoumi Aoiyama RaeucherLax Endo Ichinojo Aoiyama Jakusotsu Wakatakakage Takarafuji Aoiyama Athenayama Shodai Hokutofuji Chiyoshoma Fujisan Wakatakakage Sadanoumi Aoiyama WAKATAKE x x x Gaijingai Wakatakakage Sadanoumi Wakamotoharu shimodahito Takarafuji Hokutofuji Tsurugisho
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Haru 2022

    Standings after Day 12 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total Gansekiiwa 41 39 80 RaeucherLax 36 42 78 Jakusotsu 37 39 76 Athenayama 32 42 74 Fujisan 37 36 73 WAKATAKE 34 30 64 Gaijingai 25 36 61 shimodahito 22 21 43
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Haru 2022

    Entries received Day 12 RaeucherLax Abi Hoshoryu Kotoeko Fujisan Mitakeumi Daieisho Kotoeko Jakusotsu Mitakeumi Takarafuji Kotoeko Athenayama Mitakeumi Takarafuji Shimanoumi Gansekiiwa Shodai Takarafuji Kotoeko WAKATAKE Mitakeumi Kotonowaka Tochinoshin Gaijingai Mitakeumi Hoshoryu Nishikigi shimodahito Mitakeumi Takarafuji Shimanoumi
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Haru 2022

    Standings after Day 11 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total RaeucherLax 35 39 74 Fujisan 37 36 73 Jakusotsu 34 36 70 Athenayama 29 39 68 Gansekiiwa 33 33 66 WAKATAKE 34 30 64 Gaijingai 24 33 57 shimodahito 19 18 37
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Haru 2022

    Entries received Day 11 Athenayama Hoshoryu Takayasu Chiyoshoma RaeucherLax Takayasu Ichinojo Endo Fujisan Takayasu Ichinojo Tochinoshin Jakusotsu Onosho Ishiura Myogiryu Gansekiiwa Takayasu Ichinojo Myogiryu Gaijingai Hoshoryu Kotoshoho Nishikigi WAKATAKE Takayasu Onosho Endo shimodahito Takarafuji Onosho Endo
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Haru 2022

    Entry Form Day 14
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Haru 2022

    Yes. It is day 13.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - March 2022 edition

    I was an obvious pick that I missed. I went with M2e Ichinojo, but then realised that Ichinojo would be matched up with Hoshoryu and failed to spot that Tamawashi was available.
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Haru 2022

    Entry Form Day 13
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Haru 2022

    Standings after Day 10 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total Athenayama 27 36 63 RaeucherLax 30 33 63 Fujisan 33 30 63 Jakusotsu 28 30 58 Gansekiiwa 28 27 55 Gaijingai 22 30 52 WAKATAKE 28 24 52 shimodahito 13 12 25
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Haru 2022

    Entries received Day 10 Athenayama x x x Fujisan Endo Meisei Chiyomaru RaeucherLax Takanosho Meisei Chiyomaru Jakusotsu Endo Meisei Chiyomaru Gansekiiwa Endo Meisei Shimanoumi WAKATAKE Takarafuji Meisei Shimanoumi Gaijingai Hoshoryu Kiribayama Terutsuyoshi shimodahito Takarafuji Sadanoumi Ichiyamamoto