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    Sumo Meetup in San Francisco

    I have yet to meet another sumo fan in Scotland. Surprising given half the population wouldn't look out of place on the dohyo...
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    Preparations of the Y/O Haru 2018

    Oh I hope beyond hope that Kise sits out until truly ready (if that is ever..), he only has one more shot by his own ultimatum, let's hope he makes it count. Shall we agree that it will be one Yokozuna max starting Haru?
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    Preparations of the Y/O Haru 2018

    My gut tells me that one of them will start, probably Kak, advised by the powers that be that he has a free pass on this one and will only be told that next one he enters after this has to be yokozuna level, that way they have a Yokozuna in the basho. Don't see Hak entering, ditto Kise if he has any sense. But this is just my tin hat speaking :)
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    21 Har Har 18 - The Results

    1. B 2. A 3. B 4. B 5. A 6. A 7. X 8. A 9. B 10. A 11. A 12. A 13. A 14. B 15. A 16. A 17. B 18. B 19. B 20. B 21. B
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    GTB- the game that plays you..

    Thanks, guess I should have done a search for that answer first, sorry. Will let you know if I have further questions!
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    GTB- the game that plays you..

    I should probably be able to work this out but i'm not that good at stats etc yet. Are these figures derived from the correct guesses, rank or MK/KK score? Any chance of a quick lesson in how to work them out?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2018

    Although I posed the question, I do think Chiyotairyu will get the nod. I have a sneaking suspicion that if he had never been komosubi before, they may have kept Tamawashi in Sanyaku though. I guess we will never know... If Endo gets the nod I guess my theory gets blown out the water mind you.
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    Hatsu 2018 Masters Results

    Aaah, I see! And thank you
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    Hatsu 2018 Masters Results

    Please excuse my ignorance but what game is TH? I can't find my entries emails and can't figure it out!
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Mitakeumi Tamawashi Takakeisho Onosho Hokutofuji Ichinojo Yoshikaze Tochinoshin Shodai Abi Ryuden Asanoyama Ura Enho Gagamaru Think that covers the speculation, but how many are realistic...
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2018

    I only got one hit for 1952 with this query, so I imagine beyond highly unlikely, but is it even possible do you think that Tamawashi could be demoted just to Komosubi?
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    So more than likely one of them will mess their tachiai up and tumble to the floor! Seriously though, I hope it lives up to the epic bout it has the potential to be.
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Horrible. Just watched NHK and Kinta, haven't read comments today yet but just horrible. Kakuryu, Mitakeumi and Tochinoshin (and Goeido) only positives on day 5. Also, Daiamami was robbed blind.
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    It could of course be argued that it did indeed develop from a Shrove Tuesday tradition (which in turn may have Pagan history), but that's a discussion for another place... Not that I disagree with what you are saying, just something people may find interesting to research, I recommend the books of Ronald Hutton.
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    Ichinojo Hokutofuji Takarafuji Kaisei Tochinoshin Daiamami Sokokurai Ikioi Yoshikaze
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    X15 Nishikigi X13 Tamawashi X11 Yutakayama X10 Onosho X9 Shodai X8 Chiyotairyu X7 Kotoshogiku X6 Daishomaru X5 Chiyonokuni
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    21 Hatsu 18, The Results

    1. A 2. B 3. A 4. B 5. A 6. B 7. B 8. A 9. A 10. A 11. A 12. A 13. X 14. A 15. B 16. B 17. B 18. A 19. B 20. A 21. B
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    Kakuryu Intai Speculation

    Same ultimatum? Come back in the next one and compete for the Yusho or else..?
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    Kakuryu Intai Speculation

    I'll agree with you on that, I think if Hak doesn't complete. Kak could be in the running for the Yusho. On Kisenosato, we pretty much know he won't get his strength back, but if he sits out this basho and continues to develop (maybe a slightly different style, a la Hakuho) and get back to as good health as possible, would the following scenario be possible/likely: Kise performs below recent level and hovers around 10-5 for most basho, knicking the odd one for the next couple of years whilst the new crop begin and go on Ozeki runs, by the time a couple of them may be ready for the rope he can retire as a successful Yokozuna, Kakuryu will probably be gone by then as well and the new guard ushers in a new era of sumo? Wishful thinking? My predictions are normally wrong anyway
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    Hatsu 2018

    Onosho is going either 7-8 or 8-7 I reckon, and i'm plumping for 7-8.
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    GTB- I Plumb forgot Hatsu 2018..and da results!!

    Thanks, I was beginning to doubt myself, lets see what next Tuesday brings!
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    GTB- I Plumb forgot Hatsu 2018..and da results!!

    I am not doing as well at GTB as I would have hoped. To a more skillfull player than I, is there anything fundamentally wrong with this guess? Yokozuna E: Hakuho Y1w (14-1) Yokozuna W: Kisenosato Y2e (4-6-5) Yokozuna E2: Kakuryu Y2w (0-0-15) Ozeki E: Goeido O1e (9-6) Ozeki W: Takayasu O1w (8-5-2) Sekiwake E: Mitakeumi S1e (9-6) Sekiwake W: Onosho K1w (8-7) Komusubi E: Tamawashi M1e (11-4) Komusubi W: Takakeisho M1w (11-4) Komusubi E2: Hokutofuji M3w (11-4) Maegashira E: Ichinojo M4w (10-5) Maegashira W: Yoshikaze S1w (6-9) Maegashira E2: Kotoshogiku K1e (6-9) Maegashira W2: Chiyotairyu M2e (7-8) Maegashira E3: Tochinoshin M6w (9-6) Maegashira W3: Arawashi M5w (8-7) Maegashira E4: Shodai M7w (9-6) Maegashira W4: Okinoumi M12e (11-4) Maegashira E5: Endo M9e (9-6) Maegashira W5: Takarafuji M5e (7-8) Maegashira E6: Ikioi M10w (9-6) Maegashira W6: Chiyonokuni M4e (6-9) Maegashira E7: Chiyoshoma M6e (7-8) Maegashira W7: Tochiozan M2w (4-11) Maegashira E8: Kaisei M10e (8-7) Maegashira W8: Chiyomaru M8w (7-8) Maegashira E9: Shohozan M3e (3-12) Maegashira W9: Terunofuji S2e (0-5-10) Maegashira E10: Aminishiki M13w (8-7) Maegashira W10: Kotoyuki M14e (8-7) Maegashira E11: Sokokurai J7w (14-1) Maegashira W11: Daishomaru M7e (4-11) Maegashira E12: Daieisho M9w (5-10) Maegashira W12: Kagayaki M12w (7-8) Maegashira E13: Takekaze M13e (7-8) Maegashira W13: Abi J5w (11-4) Maegashira E14: Asanoyama M11w (5-10) Maegashira W14: Ishiura J1w (8-7) Maegashira E15: Yutakayama J3w (9-6) Maegashira W15: Nishikigi M15e (7-8) Maegashira E16: Daiamami M14w (6-9) Maegashira W16: Ryuden J2w (8-7)
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    Takakeisho in 2018

    Komusubi > Sekiwake > M1 > M1 > Komusubi > Sekiwake
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    Goeido in 2018

    1 Yusho