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  1. Sakura

    Happy Birthday, Fujisan!

    Are We Related I can't find the really good video that explains the number of ancestors thing. We were doing an ancestory thing for my father-in-law over winter and we were excited to find proper evidence that he was descended from Charlemagne. Unfortunately, so is everyone else of European descent.
  2. @Asashosakari will not be able to provide coverage of this topic this basho. I've covered before, and I am willing to do so again. It'll be about 8 hours before I get Day 8 up though, but it will come. Thanks for your patience.
  3. Welcome to Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5DNSLXH Dummy Form (see rule 13): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/52T755S NOTE to all players: I have moved time zones and now the torikumi announcements may be too late for me to make a form each day. If that is the case then you'll have to use the dummy form. I'll try to create a way for it to be easier for everyone. Maybe the true form will be later, or maybe I'll create points scoring in the mornings and append them to this topic. Thank you for your understanding. 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. 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 4 points for picking a winning rikishi. This should make some of the lower scoring but low risk bouts more attractive to pick. 10) Day 15. Since the torikumi for day 15 (and sometimes now Day 14) comes out well after I've gone to bed I've provided a dummy form (see link above). 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 13) Dummy Form: Due to technical difficulties in the past, I have created a dummy entry form. This form allows you to select the day as well as writing in your own rikishi entries. If you do use the form, it is up to you to make sure the entries are correct. Note: If the sumoforum is down, you can always use the dummy form. There will be no technological reason for missing an entry. Here are some reasons why you might want to use the form. Sumoforum is down. Please keep the link to the dummy form somewhere so you can access it. Sumodb is down. If the database is down when I need to create the form, then the dummy form will be posted. Day 15. Since the Day 15 torikumi comes out after I go to bed, the dummy form will be posted. I mess up the entries. If I make a mistake in the entry form, and you are unable to wait for me to change it, you can always use the dummy form. This way no player should have to miss a day. 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.
  4. Sakura

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Aki 2021

    First of all I'd like to congratulate @chishafuwaku on the win. I think it's his second yusho in this game. His first came back in either the second or third competition (my records of the earliest games have been lost). I'd also like to acknowledge properly the intai of @ChickyStarr. He was the dai-Yokozuna of this game. At one point he won four in a row and five out of six in 2019. A drop by his standards followed but still he picked up more yusho in both 2020 and in fact the first one of 2021 as well. Thank you for playing my game. You will be missed.
  5. Sakura

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Aki 2021

    Standings after Day 15 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total chishafuwaku 84 98 182 Achiyama 86 96 182 fujisan 73 106 179 Sakura 81 98 179 RaeucherLax 79 94 173 Jakusotsu 75 90 165 Gaijingai 72 84 156 Athenayama 65 90 155 WAKATAKE 68 84 152 gernobono 64 74 138 Gansekiiwa 48 52 100 ChickyStarr 44 48 92
  6. Sakura

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Aki 2021

    Entries received Day 14 Achiyama Myogiryu Daieisho Chiyomaru chishafuwaku Daieisho Hoshoryu Shohozan fujisan Daieisho Tokushoryu Kotoeko RaeucherLax Daieisho Hoshoryu Myogiryu Sakura Daieisho Takarafuji Shohozan Athenayama Myogiryu Hoshoryu Terutsuyoshi WAKATAKE Myogiryu Shimanoumi Chiyonoo Jakusotsu Daieisho Takarafuji Shohozan Gaijingai Daieisho Hoshoryu Takarafuji gernobono Daieisho Hoshoryu Takarafuji Gansekiiwa Myogiryu Tokushoryu Hoshoryu ChickyStarr x x x
  7. Sakura

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Aki 2021

    Standings after Day 14 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total Achiyama 82 92 174 chishafuwaku 77 90 167 fujisan 68 98 166 RaeucherLax 75 90 165 Sakura 71 86 157 Athenayama 65 90 155 WAKATAKE 66 80 146 Jakusotsu 65 78 143 Gaijingai 65 76 141 gernobono 57 66 123 Gansekiiwa 48 52 100 ChickyStarr 44 48 92
  8. Sakura

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Aki 2021

    Entries received Day14 fujisan Onosho Kagayaki Aoiyama Achiyama Terunofuji Chiyomaru Aoiyama RaeucherLax Onosho Wakatakakage Aoiyama chishafuwaku Terunofuji Wakatakakage Endo Sakura Terunofuji Wakatakakage Aoiyama Athenayama Terunofuji Kiribayama Terutsuyoshi Jakusotsu Terunofuji Kiribayama Aoiyama Gaijingai Terunofuji Wakatakakage Endo WAKATAKE Terunofuji Wakatakakage Chiyomaru gernobono Endo Chiyotairyu Kiribayama ChickyStarr x x x Gansekiiwa Endo Chiyomaru Aoiyama
  9. Sakura

    Most underappreciated rikishi

    He lost to Tochinoshin. He didn't face Hakuho since he was a Maegashira chaser.
  10. Day 15 (results, text-only results) 13-2 Yw Terunofuji 11-4 M10w Myogiryu, M11e Endo Yusho and Sanyaku race A tough final day opponent for Myogiryu in rank-saving Meisei. Meisei was determined and was just too much for the veteran in the end. That result solidified Meisei at Sekiwake West for November, and confirmed the yusho for Terunofuji before he had even fought. The Yokozuna's own bout was a non-event. At 8 wins and nothing to play for, Shodai seemed to be there just to make up the numbers and was defeated easily. Takakeisho also had nothing to gain by trying, and so didn't, beaten in short order by Mitakeumi who only had marginally more to gain (one more win for an Ozeki run, should he ever put one together). Finally, Ichinojo was beaten soundly by a determined Daieisho. After the basho, it was announced that Hakuho is going to retire. Should this happen before the banzuke making session on Wednesday, the Sanyaku will shrink to 7 (counting also Asanoyama's drop), one more than the absolute minimum (given the fact that there were only 7 participating Sanyaku members this time around, we have a good idea as to what it will look like torikumi wise). Hakuho's achievements are superlative and there really is no need to list his many accomplishments and records here. He at least retires after a last zensho-yusho (being forced to sit this one out due to COVID) and at the rank of East Yokozuna. Only two candidates remain for the open sanyaku slot vacated by Takayasu, Kiribayama and Daieisho who have equivalent rank-record combinations. Kiribayama is ranked higher, but Daieisho wouldn't be new to Sanyaku. Whatever way they go, the one that didn't make Komusubi should be the highest ranked maegashira. ky-COVID Hakuho Y Terunofuji 13-2 8-7 Shodai O Takakeisho 8-7 9-6 Mitakeumi S Meisei 8-7 (x) susp Asanoyama S (x) 4-8-3 Takayasu K Ichinojo 8-7 M1 Takanosho 7-8 (x) M2 Kiribayama 9-6 (x) 9-6 Wakatakakage M3 M4 Daieisho 10-5 M5 M6 Onosho 10-5 (x) M7 (x) 10-5 Okinoumi M8 M9 M10 Myogiryu 11-4 (x) Makuuchi-Juryo In the two crucial matches down here we had Kaisei save his rank against Daiamami, who was condemned to a make-koshi and no chance of promotion. Shohozan overcame cellulitis-sufferer Tsurugisho. In theory this should exchange the two, division-wise. However, Hakuho's retirement, should it become official before the banzuke creation will create an extra Makuuchi slot and I assume that it'll go to Tsurugisho instead of J3e Wakamotoharu (8-7). We'll gain at least an M17w due to Asanoyama dropping out from the Sanyaku ranks and Hakuho's retirement should create an M18, which we last saw in March 2020. ky-COVID Ishiura M12 M13 Tsurugisho 5-10 (~) (o) 6-9 Kaisei M14 (x) 4-11 Ichiyamamoto M15 Chiyonoo 4-11 (x) M16 Tokushoryu 4-11 (x) M17 J1 Akua 9-6 (o) (x) 7-8 Daiamami J2 J3 Sadanoumi 10-5 (o) (o) 10-5 Shohozan J4 (o) 13-2 Abi J5 Juryo - Makushita Kyukushuho suffered a last day defeat to Kotoshoho and now has a demotable record. However it is not unheard of for a J12 with a 6-9 record to stay in Juryo, especially if the next best promotion candidate is an Ms4 with a 4-3 record, as is the case here. However, Hakuho's retirement (if official before the banzuke meking meeting) should mean that Jokoryu is back in the sekitori ranks and the decision then becomes Kyukushuho vs Kotoyusho, which I imagine will be inJuryo-man's favour. J9 Takagenji removed (x) J10 ky-COVID Enho J11 (?) 6-9 Kyokushuho J12 Hokuseiho ky-COVID (x) 3-12 Takakento J13 Asashiyu 1-13 (x) J14 (o) 5-1 Terasawa Ms1 (o) 5-2 Hiradoumi Ms2 Kotokuzan 4-3 (o) Ms3 (~) 4-3 Jokoryu Ms4 Kotoyusho 4-3 (?) Ms5 Explanation of symbols. (x) Target missed (#) Number of wins required to reach positive outcome (o) Target number of wins achieved (whether or not the positive outcome actually happens or not is another matter) (~) Need banzuke luck
  11. Sakura

    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    I have a lot of those books too.
  12. Day 14 Juryo race 12-2 J5e Abi, 10-4 J3w Sadanoumi, J9e Nishikifuji, J10w Nishikigi, J14w Daishoho A win by Abi over chaser Nishikigi, and a loss by Nishikifuji to promotion seeking Daiamami was enough to clinch the Juryo yusho with a day to spare. Abi's suspension dropped him to lower Makushita from Makuuchi, but he picked up two Makushita and one Juryo yusho and will find himself back in Makuuchi just 14 months after he was last ranked there.
  13. Day 14 (results, text-only results) 12-2 Yw Terunofuji 11-3 M10w Myogiryu Yusho and Sanyaku race There is a debate elsewhere on the forum as to whether or not Takakeisho was trying yotsu-sumo or just got pulled into a grip. Whatever he was doing, it didn't work, as he was rolled over quite decisively by Terunofuji. The Yokozuna remained the sole leader at the end of the day. However, no Day 14 Yusho for him thanks to Myogiryu upsetting a lacklustre Shodai. The other challengers faced much stiffer competition. Onosho only has himself to blame for Meisei's henka. He was too low and wasn't looking at his opponent. Endo was defeated by a determined Ichinojo. Okinoumi was able to beat week-two-Mitakeumi, but was dismissed from the Yusho race after Terunofuji won later in the day. Those Sanyaku results mean that Ichinojo will retain at least a Komusubi slot, as will Meisei. A win on the final day will see him retain his Sekiwake rank. That means we're confirmed to have just one slot open. At the moment Kiribayama, Daieisho and Onosho are nominally tied for the first place in that race, but that can change a lot, depending on Day 15 results. Terunofuji faces Shodai on senshuraku. If he wins then the cup is his. The cup is also his if Myogiryu loses his tough matchup to Meisei. Mitakeumi and Takakeisho still exist, and have been paired against each other. ky-COVID Hakuho Y Terunofuji 12-2 8-6 Shodai O Takakeisho 8-6 8-6 Mitakeumi S Meisei 7-7 (x) susp Asanoyama S (x) 4-8-1 Takayasu K Ichinojo 8-6 M1 Takanosho 7-7 M2 Kiribayama 8-6 8-6 Wakatakakage M3 M4 Daieisho 9-5 M5 Takarafuji 7-7 (x) M6 Onosho 10-4 M7 10-4 Okinoumi M8 M9 M10 Myogiryu 11-3 (x) 10-4 Endo M11 Makuuchi-Juryo Further losses by Ichiyamamoto and Chiyonoo condemned to the M15 pair to Juryo, with banzuke luck not even an option now. Two of the three slots in Makuuchi are spoken for by Abi and Sadanoumi, two Makuuchi veterans. At the moment, Akua has the lead for the third slot, but he could be overtaken by Shohozan if Shohozan wins and Akua loses. Interestingly, Shohozan has been paired against Tsurugisho for Day 15. Tsurugisho needs one more win to stay in Makuuchi and Shohozan one more to return, so this seems to be an exchange bout. Such a scheduling arrangement should secure Akua a Makuuchi return. Either Shohozan will lose and Akua will be ahead of him in the queue, or Shohozan will win creating a fourth slot and room for both of them. Daiamami is also up in Makuuchi, facing Kaisei. This can also be considered an exchange bout. Kaisei still needs the one win for safety. Daiamami needs some banzuke luck, but an 8-7 promotion from J2 is not uncommon. The scheduling means that everyone else who needed banzuke luck is not going to get it. ky-COVID Ishiura M12 M13 Tsurugisho 5-9 (1) (1) 5-9 Kaisei M14 (x) 4-10 Ichiyamamoto M15 Chiyonoo 4-10 (x) M16 Tokushoryu 3-10 (x) M17 J1 Akua 8-5 (o) (~) 7-7 Daiamami J2 (x) 7-7 Wakamotoharu J3 Sadanoumi 10-4 (o) (1) 9-5 Shohozan J4 (o) 12-2 Abi J5 Bushozan 8-6 (x) J6 (x) 8-6 Daishomaru J7 J8 (x) 10-4 Nishikifuji J9 J10 Nishikigi 10-4 (x) Juryo - Makushita Struggling Hakuyozan was able to secure his sekitori status with an oshidashi win over Yago. Earlier, there were a number of cross-divisional bouts that had promotion/demotion implications. First up, Churanoumi beat Kotokuzan. This ensured the Juryo man's eighth win to stay in the division. A win for Kotokuzan would have been his fifth and a guaranteed slot in Juryo. He had to settle for kachi-koshi and to wait on other results. Next up was Kyokushuho against Jokoryu. This time the Makushitan won. This leaves Kyokushuho still needing one more for safety and gives Jokoryu a kachi-koshi. Finally, Tohakuryu beat Chiyoarashi. This secured the Tamanoi-beya rikishi his sekitori status, and condemned Chiyoarashi to a make-koshi and a drop in Makushita. It also meant that Kotokuzan would be secure in the third promotion slot. The only person left on the bubble is Kyokushuho. If he wins, he stays. If he loses, he may give up his slot to Jokoryu, but the committee may decide a 6-9 J12 is better than a 4-3 Ms4. Kotoyusho goes for kachi-koshi against Asashiyu, but barring some retirements, shouldn't be promoted this time around even with a win. J6 Hakuyozan 4-10 (o) J7 Tohakuryu 4-10 (o) J8 J9 Takagenji removed (x) J10 ky-COVID Enho J11 (1) 6-8 Kyokushuho J12 Hokuseiho ky-COVID (x) 3-11 Takakento J13 Asashiyu 1-13 (x) (o) 8-6 Churanoumi J14 (o) 5-1 Terasawa Ms1 Chiyoarashi 3-4 (x) (o) 5-2 Hiradoumi Ms2 Kotokuzan 4-3 (o) Ms3 4-3 Jokoryu Ms4 Kotoyusho 3-3 Ms5 Explanation of symbols. (x) Target missed (#) Number of wins required to reach positive outcome (o) Target number of wins achieved (whether or not the positive outcome actually happens or not is another matter) (~) Need banzuke luck
  14. Sakura

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite September 2021

    I think I remember once that he said that if he is out of the joi for two basho we'd move on to someone else. I might, of course, be mistaken.
  15. True, and that's a consideration. I wouldn't say that their behaviour toward exchange bouts when making the banzuke has been consistent however.
  16. Yes. Though I'm not convinced a 4-3 at Ms4 would necessarily be enough to force down a 6-9 J12.
  17. Sakura

    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    I'm delighted by the idea that a cat is called Bob.
  18. Sakura

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite September 2021

    Thank you to @Jejima and @Jakusotsu for running this game. It is always a pleasure. A bit upset with myself for not getting Day 13 right. I had Endo originally, but talked myself into Myogiryu. Other than that, we had to contend with Hokutofuji's absence and Hoshoryu's return, which messed everybody up. Day 14/15 are another matter. I'm assuming that there is a thought process there, but I haven't worked out what it is yet. Thanks again.
  19. Sakura

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Aki 2021

    Entry Form Day 15
  20. Sakura

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite September 2021

    I'm just glad that Jejima didn't use me as a genki Sanyaku player.
  21. Day 13 Juryo race 11-2 J5e Abi, 10-3 J9e Nishikifuji, J10w Nishikigi, 9-4 J3w Sadanoumi, J14w Daishoho Abi is now the sole leader of the Juryo race after defeating former Makuuchi Kotoshoho and Nishikifuji lost to promotion chasing Sadanoumi. It's his race to lose now, and I don't imagine he'll finish worse than 12-3. They've matched him up with Nishikigi for Day 14 however, with Nishikifuji a possibility for Day 15, so there is some possibility for shake-up yet. Match-ups for Day 14 Abi vs Nishikigi Nishikifuji vs Daiamami (J2e, 6-7) Sadanoumi vs Oho (J6e, 7-6) Daishoho vs Azumaryu (J8e, 5-8) Lower division action 6-1 Ms11e Kitanowaka (Hakkaku) 7-0 Ms43e Fukai (Takasago) 7-0 Sd21e Fujiseiun (Fujishima) 6-1 Sd73w Narutaki (isenoumi) 6-1 Sd82w Suguro (Fujishima) 6-1 Jd17w Kotakiyama (Futagoyama) 7-0 Jd63e Hitoshi (Oitekaze) 6-1 Jk13e Mifuneyama (Kise) 7-0 Jk20e Setonoumi (Takadagawa) We're down with the lower division races entirely now. There will be no playoffs below Juryo this time around. This is courtesy of Suguro failing to come through his bout with one-loss Asakishin in Sandanme meaning that his stablemate Fujiseiun's victory over Narutaki granted him that division's yusho. Fujiseiun has yet to drop a regulation bout in his career, his only defeat being a layoff in Jonidan to Osanai last time around. As mentioned previously, Kitanowaka lost the Makushita yusho, and promotion hope, to Fukai. Somewhat surprising, but Fukai was a deserved winner in that bout. No real surprise in Hitoshi taking the Jonidan yusho over Kotakiyama, but Setonoumi beating former Makushita stalwart Mifuneyama for the Jonokuchi yusho was.
  22. Day 13 (results, text-only results) 11-2 Yw Terunofuji 10-3 M6w Onosho, M10w Myogiryu, M11e Endo 9-4 M8e Okinoumi Yusho and Sanyaku race Mitakeumi is often all talk and no result. It's an odd thing to say about someone with two yusho and a soon to be 17th Sekiwake appearance. He mentioned a secret strategy to beat Terunofuji, but it came to nothing and the Yokozuna remains one win ahead of the chasing pack. The pack was thinned slightly after Okinoumi lost to a resurgent and kachi-koshi chasing Ichinojo to fall back to two-off-the-pace. After being given the gift of not facing each other on day 13, the Ozeki thanked the committee by losing their matches. Shodai almost pushed Onosho out, but Onosho rallied from the edge and drove Shodai right across the dohyo and out. Takakeisho's loss to Myogiryu, to whm he had never lost, was even more surprising. He looked a bit tentative, which was taken advantage of by Myogiryu, who pulled a nice sukuinage at the edge. Onosho and Myogiryu remain in the chasing group and are joined there by Endo who dispatched Kiribayama in short order. The results mean that the Ozeki are now out of contention for the yusho. Ichinojo just needs one more win to remain in Sanyaku, as does Meisei who beat Takarafuji comfortably. So, we still only have one confirmed open Sanyaku slot (and it's looking like it'll stay that way). Kiribayama is now only the third best candidate at the moment (jointly with Daieisho), behind Onosho and Takanosho. Day 14 action sees Terunofuji take on Takakeisho. The scheduled Shodai-Mitakeumi matchup has been set aside to give the yusho challenging Maegashira some tests. Shodai gets Myogiryu and Mitakeumi faces Okinoumi. Onosho has to face make-koshi avoiding Meisei and Endo gets his first sanyaku opponent in Ichinojo. None of these matchups will be easy for the chasers, so we could see Terunofuji clinch the yusho by the end of the day. Assuming they stick with waiting for Day 14 to play out before making the torikumi then I suspect Terunofuji will face one of the challengers, only if he's tied with them after the day's action. If that is the case then we'll probably see the Ozeki matchup after all. However, I think it is much more likely that he'll be the sole leader and so he'll face Shodai in the final regulation bout f the basho. ky-COVID Hakuho Y Terunofuji 11-2 8-5 Shodai O Takakeisho 8-5 8-5 Mitakeumi S Meisei 6-7 (x) susp Asanoyama S (x) 4-8-1 Takayasu K Ichinojo 7-6 M1 Takanosho 7-6 M2 Kiribayama 7-6 7-6 Wakatakakage M3 (x) 5-8 Tamawashi M4 Daieisho 8-5 M5 Takarafuji 6-7 M6 Onosho 10-3 (x) 6-7 Shimanoumi M7 9-4 Okinoumi M8 M9 (x) 7-6 Chiyotairyu M10 Myogiryu 10-3 10-3 Endo M11 Makuuchi-Juryo Losses for both Ichiayamamoto and Chiyonoo both lost and now have demotable records. I've left them as (~) needing banzuke luck for now, because it's conceivable that they win out and end up with better records than say Kaisei. On current form, that seems unlikely however. Kaisei himself only needs one ore win after beating Tobizaru, and I've marked Chiyomaru as safe, given that there are now three proper demotion candidates. On the Juryo side of things, Sadanoumi now has a promotable record after beating yusho challenger Nishikifuji. With a reasonable number of promotion candidates, I suspect that anyone marked as needing banzuke luck won't get that luck, but I've held off from declaring them to have no hope for now. Important bouts for Day 14 on the Makuuchi side are Ura-Kaisei, Chiyonoo-Terutsuyoshi, Shimanoumi-Tsurugisho and Ichiyamamoto-Tobizaru. On the Juryo side we have Daiamami-Nishikifuji and Shohozan- Daishomaru to keep an eye on. ky-COVID Ishiura M12 Kagayaki M13 Tsurugisho 5-8 (1) (1) 5-8 Kaisei M14 (~) 4-9 Ichiyamamoto M15 Chiyonoo 4-9 (~) (o) 7-6 Chiyomaru M16 Tokushoryu 3-10 (x) M17 J1 Akua 8-5 (o) (~) 6-7 Daiamami J2 (~) 6-7 Wakamotoharu J3 Sadanoumi 9-4 (o) (2) 8-5 Shohozan J4 Kaisho 6-7 (x) (o) 11-2 Abi J5 Bushozan 7-6 (~) J6 (~) 8-5 Daishomaru J7 J8 (2) 10-3 Nishikifuji J9 J10 Nishikigi 10-3 (~) Juryo - Makushita Azumaryu picked up a fifth win, over Bushozan, to secure his sekitori status. It didn't look like that after the first week, so congratulations to him. Hakuyozan moved on step closer to safety by beating Takakento, who'll certainly be heading back to the unsalaried ranks now. Kyukoshuho continued his resurgence by beating high-ranked Wakamotoharu and needs just one more himself. Tohakuryu was beaten by yusho chasing Nishikigi and Churanoumi succumbed to Makushitan Hiradoumi who should finish second in the promotion queue and therefore secured his spot. The only other promotable Makushitan in action on Day 13 was Kitanowaka. Unfortunately, he lost his bout against Fukai, and along with it the Makushita yusho and a Juryo promotion. The promotion picture might be cleared up after Day 14. We'll have three visitors to the second division. Already kachi-koshi Makushita 2 Kotokuzan faces Churanoumi. A win here should secure him the third open slot. Jokoryu has a kachi-koshi/make-koshi on the line against Kyokushuho. Chiyoarashi has the same, but against Tohakuryu. For the record Hakuyozan goes against Yago. J6 Hakuyozan 3-10 (1) J7 Tohakuryu 3-10 (1) (o) 5-8 Azumaryu J8 J9 Takagenji removed (x) J10 ky-COVID Enho J11 (1) 6-7 Kyokushuho J12 Hokuseiho ky-COVID (x) 3-10 Takakento J13 Asashiyu 1-12 (x) (1) 7-6 Churanoumi J14 (o) 5-1 Terasawa Ms1 Chiyoarashi 3-3 (o) 5-2 Hiradoumi Ms2 Kotokuzan 4-2 Ms3 3-3 Jokoryu Ms4 Kotoyusho 3-3 Ms5 ... (x) 6-1 Kitanowaka Ms11 Explanation of symbols. (#) Number of wins required to reach positive outcome (o) Target number of wins achieved (whether or not the positive outcome actually happens or not is another matter) (~) Need banzuke luck (x) Target missed
  23. Sakura

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite September 2021

    Half the division is a reasonable candidate. 15. Aoiyama