Sakura

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  1. Welcome to Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) It's an easy game to play, but you have to pick wisely. In this daily game, you have to choose three Makuuchi bouts where you think a rikishi with a losing head-to-head record against his opponent will win. Post you guesses either here with spoiler tags or PM me on this forum. Rules 1) Every day, choose three Makuuchi bouts listed for that same day. The bouts must follow this form: A) The first bout must contain a rikishi from Sanyaku (any bout with a Y/O/S/K can be chosen). B) The second bout must contain a rikishi ranked M1 through M8. C) The third bout must contain a rikishi ranked M9 or lower. A lower ranked Makuuchi rikishi against a Juryo rikishi can be chosen. 2) Some bouts will fit in multiple categories (e.g. a Y vs M1 bout can be chosen for the first or second bout). However, you may not choose the same bout twice (or more). If you do, the second (or third) instance of the bout will score you 0 points. 3) Any bouts that do not fit the criteria will not score points. 4) You will score points if the rikishi with the losing record in head-to-head wins. E.g. if RIKISHI A has a 30-20 winning record over RIKISHI B and RIKISHI B wins, then you score points. If RIKISHI A wins, then you score 0 points. 5) The number of points you score is calculated by the difference in head-to-head score prior to the bout. E.g. if RIKISHI A has a 30-20 winning record over RIKISHI B and RIKISHI B wins, then you score 30-20=10 points. These points are called base points. 6) When determining points, any previous bouts between the two rikishi that were in a playoff or decided by fusen do not count. I'll be using the head-to-head stats from the database, so if it gives a head-to-head of 5[-1]-8[+1], then that will be used as a 4-8 record in the calculations. 7) Fusen: If your rikishi wins by fusen, then you get half of all points (including the bonus points in rule 9) rounded up to the nearest integer. 8) The Kotoshogiku Rule. This rule has been named in honour of Kotoshogiku's extremely lopsided head-to-head result with Hakuho. The maximum number of base points on any match-up is 20. If RIKISHI A has a head-to-head winning record of 50-5 over RIKISHI B then the base points will be 20, not 45. 9) In addition to the points given as described above there will be an additional 3 points for picking a winning rikishi. This should make some of the lower scoring but low risk bouts more attractive to pick. 10) For any day, due to timezones, it may be that I cannot get to posting the points scores until well after the torikumi is out. You may choose to wait for me or calculate them yourselves. 11) Promotion Rules for Ozeki 33 wins over last three basho of which last two in Sanyaku. All those bahso must have a winning record. 30 wins over last three basho of which last two in Sanyaku. All those bahso must have a winning record. AND a Yusho in those three. 2 Yusho over the last three basho (last two basho in Sanyaku) or a Yusho/Jun-Yusho back-to-back combination (in Sanyaku) 12) Entry deadline is start of Juryo Winning The winner is the one with the most points and the end of the basho. The tiebreaker is decided by the bonus points system. The entry form is an anonymous survey that I post links to here.
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2022

    Base points Day 13 1 - Takakeisho (vs Terunofuji) 3 - Shodai (vs Mitakeumi) 2 - Wakatakakage (vs Takanosho) 1 - Ura (vs Abi) 1 - Sadanoumi (vs Hoshoryu) M1-M8 2 - Wakatakakage (vs Takanosho) 1 - Ura (vs Abi) 5 - Endo (vs Takayasu) 1 - Tochinoshin (vs Kiribayama) 5 - Takarafuji (vs Hokutofuji) 2 - Tamawashi (vs Chiyotairyu) 1 - Azumaryu (vs Wakamotoharu) 1 - Kotoeko (vs Yutakayama) 1 - Aoiyama (vs Shimanoumi) M9+ 1 - Tochinoshin (vs Kiribayama) 2 - Tamawashi (vs Chiyotairyu) 1 - Azumaryu (vs Wakamotoharu) 1 - Kotoeko (vs Yutakayama) 1 - Aoiyama (vs Shimanoumi) 1 - Meisei (vs Kotoshoho) 1 - Nishikigi (vs Midorifuji) 3 - Kagayaki (vs Hidenoumi)
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - May 2022 edition

    They set them before the day's action. in the last couple of years they waited until after Day 14 was over to set the Day 15 matches.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - May 2022 edition

    I'm more pleased that I got Takanosho-Ichiyamamoto and Hoshoryu-Kotonowaka right.
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2022

    Base points Day 12 Sanyaku 7 - Wakatakakage (vs Terunofuji) 6 - Ura (vs Takakeisho) 6 - Abi (vs Mitakeumi) 1 - Tobizaru (vs Shodai) 2 - Daieisho (vs Tamawashi) M1-M8 6 - Ura (vs Takakeisho) 1 - Tobizaru (vs Shodai) 2 - Daieisho (vs Tamawashi) 13 - Takarafuji (vs Takayasu) 1 - Hokutofuji (vs Endo) 1 - Ichiyamamoto (vs Takanosho) 5 - Nishikigi (vs Kotoeko) 1 - Kotokuzan (vs Terutsuyoshi) 2 - Shimanoumi (vs Sadanoumi) M9+ 1 - Ichiyamamoto (vs Takanosho) 5 - Nishikigi (vs Kotoeko) 1 - Kotokuzan (vs Terutsuyoshi) 2 - Shimanoumi (vs Sadanoumi) 5 - Tochinoshin (vs Myogiryu) 3 - Midorifuji (vs Kotoshoho) 5 - Yutakayama (vs Okinoumi) 3 - Chiyoshoma (vs Meisei) 1 - Aoiyama (vs Azumaryu) 3 - Kagayaki (vs Chiyotairyu) 1 - Oho (vs Ryuden)
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - May 2022 edition

    12 Endo. I think Daieisho will be needed for match-ups against contenders.
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    Kabu-worthy Sekitori

    I would argue that they should be included on your list, as they may well be more likely to get a kabu.
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    March Madness (makushita) - May version

    I think that might be the record. Assuming I did the query right.
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2022

    Base points Day 11 Sanyaku 3 - Shodai (vs Tamawashi) 2 - Endo (vs Takakeisho) 5 - Wakatakakage (vs Mitakeumi) 2 - Takanosho (vs Hoshoryu) 2 - Daieisho (vs Kotonowaka) M1-M8 3 - Shodai (vs Tamawashi) 2 - Endo (vs Takakeisho) 2 - Takanosho (vs Hoshoryu) 2 - Daieisho (vs Kotonowaka) 3 - Hokutofuji (vs Takayasu) 4 - Kiribayama (vs Tobizaru) 1 - Aoiyama (vs Ura) 4 - Wakamotoharu (vs Sadanoumi) 5 - Kagayaki (vs Takarafuji) 1 - Kotoeko (vs Oho) 1 - Ichiyamamoto (vs Shimanoumi) 2 - Myogiryu (vs Terutusyoshi) M9+ 1 - Aoiyama (vs Ura) 4 - Wakamotoharu (vs Sadanoumi) 5 - Kagayaki (vs Takarafuji) 1 - Kotoeko (vs Oho) 1 - Ichiyamamoto (vs Shimanoumi) 2 - Myogiryu (vs Terutusyoshi) 1 - Chiyotairyu (vs Kotoshoho) 1 - OKinoumi (vs Midorifuji) 2 - Nishikigi (vs Meisei) 3 - Yutakayama (vs Mitoryu)
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2022

    Entries received Day 10 tsunamiko Hoshoryu Daieisho Azumaryu Gernobono Daieisho Hokutofuji Azumaryu Jakusotsu Hokutofuji Meisei Chiyoshoma Fujisan Daieisho Meisei Azumaryu Achiyama Daieisho Meisei Sadanoumi Gansekiiwa Daieisho Meisei Sadanoumi Athenayama Hokutofuji Daieisho Chiyoshoma SumoSpiffy Wakatakakage Daieisho Azumaryu RaeucherLax x x x Gaijingai Daieisho Okinoumi Azumaryu WAKATAKE Daieisho Endo Kotoshoho Standings after Day10 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total tsunamiko 93 45 138 Gernobono 82 42 124 Fujisan 64 48 112 Jakusotsu 67 45 112 Achiyama 65 42 107 Athenayama 47 51 98 Gansekiiwa 52 45 97 SumoSpiffy 54 42 96 RaeucherLax 50 33 83 Gaijingai 42 36 78 WAKATAKE 44 33 77
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2022

    Playing catch-up first. Entries received Day 9 tsunamiko Hoshoryu Endo Shimanoumi Gernobono Abi Shimanoumi Nishikigi Fujisan Hoshoryu Nishikigi Shimanoumi Jakusotsu Wakatakakage Hoshoryu Shimanoumi SumoSpiffy Abi Daieisho Nishikigi Gansekiiwa Hoshoryu Nishikigi Oho RaeucherLax Daieisho Nishikigi Oho Achiyama Wakatakakage Endo Shimanoumi Athenayama Wakatakakage Shimanoumi Nishikigi Gaijingai Hoshoryu Nishikigi Oho WAKATAKE Tobizaru Endo Shimanoumi Standings after Day 9 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total tsunamiko 88 42 130 Gernobono 74 36 110 Jakusotsu 64 42 106 Fujisan 59 45 104 Achiyama 60 39 99 Gansekiiwa 47 42 89 Athenayama 39 45 84 SumoSpiffy 47 36 83 RaeucherLax 50 33 83 Gaijingai 37 33 70 WAKATAKE 39 30 69
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2022

    Just reposting the above in case it gets lost in amongst the standings updates.
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2022

    Entries received Day 8 Gernobono Daieisho Tamawashi Terutsuyoshi tsunamiko Daieisho Kotonowaka Terutsuyoshi Fujisan Daieisho Kotoeko Azumaryu SumoSpiffy Abi Kotoeko Sadanoumi Jakusotsu Endo Kotonowaka Terutsuyoshi RaeucherLax Daieisho Tamawashi Sadanoumi Achiyama Daieisho Kotoeko Terutsuyoshi Gansekiiwa Daieisho Chiyoshoma Sadanoumi Athenayama Kotonowaka Shimanoumi Nishikigi Gaijingai Daieisho Tamawashi Nishikigi WAKATAKE Daieisho Tochinoshin Nishikigi Standings after Day 8 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total tsunamiko 75 33 108 Gernobono 68 33 101 Fujisan 50 39 89 Jakusotsu 52 33 85 SumoSpiffy 47 36 83 Gansekiiwa 42 36 78 RaeucherLax 48 30 78 Achiyama 47 30 77 Athenayama 30 39 69 Gaijingai 32 27 59 WAKATAKE 29 24 53
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2022

    Entries received Day 7 Fujisan Tamawashi Shimanoumi Sadanoumi tsunamiko Hokutofuji Okinoumi Shimanoumi Gernobono Daieisho Hokutofuji Yutakayama Gansekiiwa Tamawashi Okinoumi Kotoshoho SumoSpiffy Tamawashi Hokutofuji Okinoumi Jakusotsu Hokutofuji Okinoumi Shimanoumi Achiyama Hokutofuji Okinoumi Shimanoumi RaeucherLax Daieisho Hokutofuji Nishikigi Gaijingai Tamawashi Okinoumi Kagayaki Athenayama Tamawashi Okinoumi Sadanoumi WAKATAKE Tamawashi Okinoumi Nishikigi Standings after Day 7 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total Gernobono 68 33 101 tsunamiko 71 30 101 Fujisan 50 39 89 SumoSpiffy 46 33 79 Jakusotsu 48 30 78 RaeucherLax 48 30 78 Achiyama 47 30 77 Gansekiiwa 41 33 74 Athenayama 24 33 57 Gaijingai 30 24 54 WAKATAKE 27 21 48
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2022

    Base Points Day 10 Sanyaku 6 - Hoshoryu (vs Terunofuji) 2 - Tobizaru (vs Mitakeumi) 2 - Wakatakakage (vs Shodai) 3 - Hokutofuji (vs Takakeisho) 1 - Kiribayama (vs Abi) 6 - Daieisho (vs Takayasu) M1-M8 2 - Tobizaru (vs Mitakeumi) 3 - Hokutofuji (vs Takakeisho) 1 - Kiribayama (vs Abi) 6 - Daieisho (vs Takayasu) 1 - Kotonowaka (vs Tamawashi) 2 - Endo (vs Takanosho) 1 - Okinoumi (vs Wakamotoharu) 2 - Meisei (vs Terutsuyoshi) 1 - Yutakayama (vs Shimanoumi) M9+ 1 - Okinoumi (vs Wakamotoharu) 2 - Meisei (vs Terutsuyoshi) 1 - Yutakayama (vs Shimanoumi) 1 - Sadanoumi (vs Tochinoshin) 2 - Kotoshoho (vs Ichiyamamoto) 3 - Chiyoshoma (vs Kagayaki) 1 - Myogiryu (vs Kotokuzan) 6 - Azumaryu (vs Tsurugisho)
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2022

    Entries received Day 6 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total Fujisan 47 36 83 tsunamiko 56 24 80 Gernobono 52 27 79 Gansekiiwa 32 27 59 SumoSpiffy 31 27 58 Jakusotsu 33 24 57 Achiyama 32 24 56 RaeucherLax 32 24 56 Gaijingai 24 21 45 Athenayama 15 27 42 WAKATAKE 21 21 42 Standings after Day 6 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total Fujisan 47 36 83 tsunamiko 56 24 80 Gernobono 52 27 79 Gansekiiwa 32 27 59 SumoSpiffy 31 27 58 Jakusotsu 33 24 57 Achiyama 32 24 56 RaeucherLax 32 24 56 Gaijingai 24 21 45 Athenayama 15 27 42 WAKATAKE 21 21 42
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - May 2022 edition

    10. Takakeisho Though low confidence given the current arasoi.
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2022

    Sorry about the lack of results. It has been a busy weekend. Base points Day 9 3 - Sanyaku 3 - Tobizaru (vs Terunofuji) 3 - Wakatakakage (vs Takakeisho) 1 - Takanosho (vs Mitakeumi) 2 - Abi (vs Shodai) 3 - Hoshoryu (vs Takayasu) 2 - Daieisho (vs Kiribayama) M1-M8 3 - Tobizaru (vs Terunofuji) 1 - Takanosho (vs Mitakeumi) 3 - Hoshoryu (vs Takayasu) 2 - Daieisho (vs Kiribayama) 4 - Endo (vs Tamawashi) 2 - Nishikigi (vs Takarafuji) 6 - Shimanoumi (vs Myogiru) 1 - Terutsuyoshi (vs Yutakayama) M9+ 2 - Nishikigi (vs Takarafuji) 6 - Shimanoumi (vs Myogiru) 1 - Terutsuyoshi (vs Yutakayama) 1 - Chiyoshoma (vs Ichiyamamoto) 3 - Kagayaki (vs Sadanoumi) 1 - Meisei (vs Chiyotairyu) 2 - Oho (vs Kotokuzan) 1 - Midorifuji (vs Chiyonokuni)
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - May 2022 edition

    That's what I play, though this basho has been more guess as we see what this new committee does in certain situations. 9. Kotonowaka
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2022

    Base Points Day 8 Sanyaku 2 - Takanosho (vs Terunofuji) 3 - Shodai (vs Hoshoryu) 6 - Daieisho (vs Takakeisho) 4 - Endo (vs Mitakeumi) 1 - Abi (vs Takayasu) 4 - Kotonowaka (vs Wakatakakage) M1-M8 2 - Takanosho (vs Terunofuji) 4 - Endo (vs Mitakeumi) 1 - Abi (vs Takayasu) 4 - Kotonowaka (vs Wakatakakage) 1 - Hokutofuji (vs Kiribayama) 2 - Tamawashi (vs Tobizaru) 1 - Tochinoshin (vs Ura) 2 - Kotoeko (vs Okinoumi) 1 - Chiyoshoma (vs Takarafuji) 7 - Terutsuyoshi (vs Shimanoumi) M9+ 1 - Tochinoshin (vs Ura) 2 - Kotoeko (vs Okinoumi) 1 - Chiyoshoma (vs Takarafuji) 7 - Terutsuyoshi (vs Shimanoumi) 2 - Nishikigi (vs Kagayaki) 1 - Sadanoumi (vs Ichiyamamoto) 2 - Yutakayama (vs Myogiryu) 1 - Azumaryu (vs Chiyotairyu)
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    Sumo ‘Ranfurly Shield’ for 2022

    Natsu 2022 so far K Hoshoryu -> M4 Endo (1) -> M5 Onosho (2) -> M3 Tamawashi (3) -> M4 Takanosho (4)
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - May 2022 edition

    And yet, the pairing up of same-rank Maegashira on even-numbered days (including joi ones early on) has not been unusual. The non-pairing of the M3s on Day 4 was unusual however.