Reonito

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  1. On 25/01/2021 at 12:02, Reonito said:

    It's funny, I watched the whole things thinking it was the more usual format, and everything that unfolded was perfectly consistent with 8+bye, 4+bye, tomoe-sen, so I was none the wiser at the end. I can only imagine how surprised I would have been if Shiba had won the bout against Sakigake and been declared the champion!

    Chris Gould's video gives yet another interpretation of the playoff: 8-man first round + bye, one of the 4 winners chosen by lot to fight an elimination bout against the bye, then a straight elimination tournament among the 4 remaining rikishi.


  2. 15 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

    The same rikishi tested positive in December as well. "According to the doctor, he may never have actually fully recovered and was still ill.. More than investigating where he caught it, they are interested in where in his body the virus settled.. It seems it is not a new infection, " explained Shibatayama PR man. He is asymptomatic. 

    You can keep testing positive by PCR for quite a while after an infection. The virus is gone, but some RNA hangs around and the test is sensitive enough to pick it up.

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  3. 12 hours ago, Asashosakari said:

    Interpret at your leisure.

    And then there's Onishiki. Makes komusubi in his second top-division tournament due to a combination of good banzuke luck and what looks like an odd over-promotion (how did he get the slot over Mienoumi/Takamiyama?), promptly goes 3-12, spends the next 15 years bouncing between Makuuchi and Juryo, never reaching san'yaku again.


  4. On 24/01/2021 at 12:42, Gurowake said:

    A glimpse into the madness that will be the next juryo banzuke...

    If they're allowing demotions of up to a rank for the absent guys, they could do something like this, which is a lot less crazy. Only Ura would have any real cause to complain.

    Tokushoryu(3-12 M8e)    J1    Akua(5-10 M13e)
    Ishiura(0-0 J1e)                J2    Daishomaru(11-4 J8w)
    Chiyomaru(0-0 J2e)         J3    Chiyonoo(0-0 J2w)
    Enho(0-0 J3e)                   J4    Churanoumi(7-7 J3w)
    Kyokushuho(0-0 J4w)     J5    Sadanoumi(5-10 M17e)
    Wakamotoharu(0-0 J5e) J6    Chiyootori(0-0 J5w)
    Ura(10-5 J10e)                  J7    Kyokutaisei(0-0 J7e)   

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  5. 4 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

    That Day 13 loss to Nishikifuji was mighty costly to Shohoryu!  Would Nishikifuji have been promoted back to Juryo if he had lost that bout and ended the tournament with a 5-2 record?  Or would Shohoryu have taken that spot with a 7-0 record and a championship under his mawashi?  Could he have also have bumped Nishikifuji out of Juryo promotion if he had won the playoff?  

    The playoff is irrelevant for the purposes of the banzuke. But a 7-0 would have guaranteed promotion for Shohoryu. Whether that would have bumped a 5-2 Nishikifuji or Ichiyamamoto, 4-3 but two ranks higher, I'm not sure.

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  6. 14 hours ago, Asashosakari said:

    The surprises arguably started early, however, with the schedulers opting for a straight knockout bracket instead of the double-bye format playing down to a tomoe-sen final that has been more commonly used for 9-man playoffs.

    It's funny, I watched the whole things thinking it was the more usual format, and everything that unfolded was perfectly consistent with 8+bye, 4+bye, tomoe-sen, so I was none the wiser at the end. I can only imagine how surprised I would have been if Shiba had won the bout against Sakigake and been declared the champion!


  7. 46 minutes ago, Kintamayama said:

    Arauma, new Mongolian, 6-1 in his first basho, Jonokuchi 25W, first ever foreigner in Isenoumi beya!

    I'd also add 18 year old Atamifuji, 6-1 in his first basho, Jonokuchi 25E, who beat Arauma for the Jonokuchi yusho in a playoff.

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  8. 40 minutes ago, Kintamayama said:

    Russian Rouga - is 3-4 at Makushita 2W, his highest rank. A good kachikoshi will find him in Juryo in March.

    The way the other results shook out, I think 4-3 would have found him in Juryo. As it is, that (last) slot should go to Ichiyamamoto. And there are lots of candidates for the Makushita promotion zone, so the 3-4 will probably drop Roga below it, meaning he's likely to need a 7-0 in March to make Juryo. What a difference one win makes!