Sakura

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  1. Welcome to Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PWJNY39 Dummy Form (see rule 13): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PWBB9L8 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 3 points for picking a winning rikishi. This should make some of the lower scoring but low risk bouts more attractive to pick. NOTE: Points change down to 3 from 4. 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.
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2022

    Standings after Day 15 Congratulations to @Achiyama on a narrow victory and the yusho! That's #2 for him! Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total Achiyama 76 65 141 Sakura 76 63 139 Gansekiiwa 73 65 138 Athenayama 73 63 136 gernobono 75 60 135 shimodahito 61 68 129 Jakusotsu 69 56 125 Gaijingai 56 66 122 RaeucherLax 59 63 122 Tsunamiko 68 48 116 chishafuwaku 52 56 108 WAKATAKE 53 48 101 Fujisan 31 48 79
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2022

    Entries received Day 15 shimodahito x x x Sakura Mitakeumi Chiyoshoma Wakamotoharu Achiyama Mitakeumi Ichinojo Wakamotoharu Gansekiiwa Mitakeumi Ichinojo Wakamotoharu Athenayama Mitakeumi Ichinojo Wakamotoharu gernobono Mitakeumi Ichinojo Wakamotoharu RaeucherLax Mitakeumi Takarafuji Wakamotoharu Jakusotsu Mitakeumi Ichinojo Ichiyamamoto Tsunamiko Takarafuji Ichinojo Wakamotoharu Gaijingai Mitakeumi Ichinojo Wakamotoharu chishafuwaku Mitakeumi Chiyoshoma Ichinojo Fujisan x x x WAKATAKE Mitakeumi Ichinojo Wakamotoharu
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2022

    Standings after Day 14 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total shimodahito 61 68 129 Sakura 64 57 121 Achiyama 57 56 113 Gansekiiwa 54 56 110 Athenayama 54 54 108 gernobono 56 51 107 RaeucherLax 47 57 104 Jakusotsu 52 47 99 Tsunamiko 58 39 97 Gaijingai 37 57 94 chishafuwaku 36 50 86 Fujisan 31 48 79 WAKATAKE 34 39 73
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2022

    Entries received Day 14 shimodahito Kotonowaka Endo Wakamotoharu Athenayama Takarafuji Okinoumi Kotoeko Achiyama Myogiryu Wakamotoharu Okinoumi Sakura Onosho Wakamotoharu Nishikigi Gansekiiwa Onosho Wakamotoharu - Jakusotsu Onosho Ura Okinoumi Gaijingai Myogiryu Shodai Okinoumi gernobono Myogiryu Endo Chiyotairyu RaeucherLax Kotonowaka Wakatakakage Wakamotoharu Tsunamiko Myogiryu Wakamotoharu Chiyotairyu chishafuwaku Shodai Endo Wakatakakage Fujisan Onosho Wakatakakage Tsurugisho WAKATAKE Myogiryu Takarafuji Wakamotoharu
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    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
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2022

    The database has been 404ing me. Please use the dummy form for day 15 entries
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - January 2022 edition

    So, no pressure then. Give me a while to think about this.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - January 2022 edition

    At least we can be wrong together
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - January 2022 edition

    All depends on how they do the final intra-sanyaku bouts. Do they do Terunofuji-Mitakeumi on the proper day (14) or save it for 15. I've started 13-0, which equals my best, which I did once before. but I ended up 13-2. Anyway, I'm betting on the change in inta-sanyaku schedule 14 Kiribayama
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2022

    Standings after Day 11 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total shimodahito 40 51 91 Achiyama 40 44 84 Sakura 43 39 82 Athenayama 35 42 77 Gansekiiwa 36 41 77 Jakusotsu 40 35 75 Gaijingai 25 45 70 chishafuwaku 28 39 67 RaeucherLax 27 36 63 gernobono 30 33 63 Fujisan 25 36 61 WAKATAKE 27 33 60 Tsunamiko 33 24 57
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2022

    Entries received Day 11 shimodahito Meisei Takarafuji Chiyotairyu Achiyama Daieisho Abi Takarafuji Jakusotsu Daieisho Tamawashi Shimanoumi Athenayama Daieisho Abi Oho Gansekiiwa Daieisho Abi Oho Sakura Daieisho Abi Chiyotairyu chishafuwaku Daieisho Takarafuji Kaisei Gaijingai Daieisho Abi Oho RaeucherLax Shodai Tamawashi Takarafuji gernobono Daieisho Tamawashi Takarafuji WAKATAKE Daieisho Tamawashi Takarafuji Fujisan Daieisho Abi Oho Tsunamiko Daieisho Shimanoumi Chiyotairyu
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Hatsu 2022

    Entry Form Day 13
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - January 2022 edition

    13. Daieisho. Slightly worried because Daieisho already has a MK, but I don't see a better opponent for the Komusubi.