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  1. Oortael

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    The Good : Shodai using the exact good timing to send Takakeisho pushing the void and staying on top of the leaderboard. Shodai's smile while running back to the locker room was fun to watch. The bad : Aoiyama, what was that ? Your usual 2-hands-to-the-throat tachiai is what you do 99% of the time and you decide to go lean-forward-shoulder-blast against a guy known for his henka ? Have you ever heard about strategy and matchups ? Geez ... The ugly : The poor rikishis having to soldier up and compete with one leg, one arm or concused. Stayed motionless after falling on your head off the dohyo ? I suggest banging your head against 200kg men for the next 10 days, that will do wonders. Teared you UCL, MCL and/or whatever-CL ? Let's do multiple squats and try to push 200kg men for a week. The NFL is under the spotlights cause they don"t care about the health of their players, NSK says 'hold my beer'. /RantOver
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I'm not the best at sumodb queries, but here is what I found : Makuuchi bout from J5, 366 occurrences, last time was in Kyushu 2015 Makuuchi bout from J6, 96 occurrences, last time was in Natsu 2011 Makuuchi bout from J7, 36 occurrences, last time was in Natsu 2011 Makuuchi bout from J8, 9 occurrences, last time was in Natsu 2011 also (I think we have a pattern here) 2011.05 9 J8w Fujiazuma 6-3 (9-6) okuridashi M13w Tokitenku 3-6 (8-7) Makuuchi bout from J11, 7 occurrences, last time was in 1933 Haven't find any bout from lower (I've done query up to J15). So here are your answer, I guess : J8 is the lowest for the modern era, but overall it went as far as J11.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    The high makuuchi lineup this time seems a lot harder than the previous basho : Endo, Myogiryu, Hokutofuji, Mitakeumi ... that's a hell of appetizer. The matchups become far easier in the middle part : Tamawashi, Okinoumi, Shodai, Meisei, Enho (and Takarafuji if it goes this far). If they decide to stay active, our yokozuna and ozeki should get a few wins. Not that a 9-6 Kakuryu gives much hope for the futur.
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    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2020 (*new* 16th Wave)

    Ok my friends, Dewanoryu trolled us all. But at least NSK gave him Hattorizakura to make sure we don't go berserk on this forum. @Wamahada congratz, you won the 1st leg of this wave.
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    Metasumo 2020

    Unfortunately, we have better chance to see you back if France wins the Superbowl, Kaio wins the song contest and the entire Chicago Bears offensive line turns to sumo.
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    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2020 (15th Wave)

    Ms17e Roga
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    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2020 (*new* 16th Wave)

    Jk25w Dewanoryu
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    New recruits for Hatsu 2020

    Finally, Sergey ! The last hope of Europe's pro sumo ! No pressure kid, but all our hope is on you now that Torakio threw the towel ...
  9. Oortael

    68th All Japan championships

    As a baseball fan, I find it even more interesting to follow the young prospects and see them climb the ladder before the become established in the upper levels. And that's the case with amasumo and all the work you guys do here. My 2 favorites prospects now are Kitanowaka (aka Saito Daisuke) and Tokisakae, with an eye on Yoshii and how Toma will respond to Hakuho's coaching. Also, wouldn't it be fun if during jungyo they were doing heya vs heya tournaments for instance with teams of 1 sekitori, 1 makushita and 1 sandanme (or w/e, just to keep enough heya eligible) ?
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    GTB Hatsu 2020- 102 players, results

    This one seems to be really hard, and I mean far worse than the 4 komosubi ambush one. With a decent chance to score a big fat 0 between M7 and M14. Might as well give the GTB yusho toAsashosakari and call it a day . At least, with the John Gunning's GTB reference during the Kyushu basho, we can hope for some new players.
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    Bench Sumo news

    I don't think this is necessary. You just have to look at the quality of my sumo ... from the seat of your brand new Tesla Cybertruck that should be arriving at your location any hours now !
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    Bench Sumo news

    So with the help of some banzuke luck, I'll start compiling QoS points as soon as Hatsu.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Really like this kinda idea. Mainly because we know it's just a waste of time for an injured sekitori to climb back from Sd or below. I was thinking about setting a maximum demotion at the bottom of the division below where the rikishi went kyujo (so J14-ish for a makuuchi, Ms60ish for a juryo ...). But the TD equivalent seems even easier to set up and closer to an already existing system which the NSK may accept (and that's a BIG 'may').
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    UDH Kyushu Basho 2019

    The UDH deadline is in the middle of the night in Europe, no chance to change our picks in case of a last minute kyujo. It would have been "fairer" had it been 24h before the 1st makuuchi bout, when everyone has the same level of information. Anyway, I agree the replacement system is better when the sub takes the last spot on you lineup and everyone else is bumped upwards.
  15. At first sight, Kachiclash looks 99% the same as Fantasy Sumo. Picking 1 riskishi among a group of rikishi in a banzuke section (Y+O, S+K, M1-5, ...) and scoring 1 point per win. I don't recognize any names in the top scorers this basho (after day 3 when I looked), so I don't know if there is a large overlap between their player pool and the SB usual suspects.