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Guess Kisenosato's aite (K1E Yoshikaze) - May 2014

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Who is it to be?

Vote on these three in order of preference....

S1W Tochiozan

K1E Yoshikaze

M2W Takarafuji

Edited by Jejima

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preferably the shin-komusubi

1.Yoshikaze

2. Yoshikaze

3. Yoshikaze

4. Chiyootori

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Looks like a tie. I prefer Yoshikaze, so I get the casting vote... Yoshikaze it is!

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'Guest gyojis' (Sign of approval...) are requested to continue with their excellent help this basho.

Announcing the May 2014 edition of Guess Kisenosato's Aite.... But for Yoshikaze....


All you have to do is guess K1E Yoshikaze's opponent each day, before the torikumi comes out. If you guess correctly, you get a shiroboshi. This is surprisingly more fun (or frustrating) and challenging than it should be. It also gets you to think a bit more about the 'inner-workings' of sumo.

Here is the current banzuke:-

Profomisakari (Y1E 4-11) Y1 Yaochoyama (Y1W 4-11)

Gernobono (O1E 6-9) O1 Jakusotsu (O1W 3-12)

Kuroimori (S1E 6-9) S1 Jejima (K1W 7-8)

chishafuwaku (M1W 6-8-1) K1 Shimodahito (M1E 5-8-2)

Andonishiki (K1E 4-11) M1 XiaoTan (S1W 2-10-3)

hoshihitomi12 (M2E 4-9-2) M2

Comments:

Both Profomisakari and Yaochoyama went MK in March. It is hoped that they will regain their Yokozuna form in May.

Jakusotsu will be kadoban for May.

Kuroimori will be promoted to Ozeki with a Yusho in May, (and will be considered for promotion with a good Jun-Yusho).

The rules are as follows:-
1. Guess K1E Yoshikaze's opponents on each day of the basho.
2. Entries need to be in before 11:30 am Japan time on the previous day, except for the days 1 and 2 entries which need to be in before 11:30 am Japan time on the Friday prior to the start of the basho. If it turns out that the daily toriukumi is printed before these times, then any entry proved to have come afterwards is not allowed for that day (so enter early to be safe).
3. Tie-breakers to decide the Yusho.... We look at the result of the day 15 prediction, then day 14, and so on back to day 1. If still a tie, then the highest ranked on the banzuke can claim the Yusho.
4. If Yoshikaze goes kyujo during the basho, we switch to K1W Chiyotori (S1W Tochiozan, then S1E Goeido kept further in reserve, if needed due to a mass spate of kyujos) for the days after his fusensho loss (I.e. we can still guess who gets the freebie). For the immediate day afterwards, (unless it is known very soon after the event), everyone will get a 'kyujo'.
5. Players that are leading the Yusho race (especially in the final few days of the basho), are requested / expected to get their picks in very early (before all the other players, if possible) - in order to avoid suspicions of 'tactical picking'.

Special prizes (many thanks to Yaochoyama):

1. Outstanding performance (shukun-sho) - the one who correctly picks the aite the most consecutive days. You have to have a minimum of three to win this prize.

2. Fighting spirit (kanto-sho) - the one who limits their incorrect aite picks to the shortest number of consecutive days (literally the one whose longest losing streak is the shortest). Any losing streak of 5 or more days would disqualify you from this prize.

3. Technique (gino-sho) - the one who is best at making correct picks when no one, or hardly anyone else does. A point system is used as follows and you need at least 3 points to claim this prize:

3 points if you're the only win to make the correct pick
2 points if you're one of two to make the correct pick
1 point if you're one of three to make the correct pick

New players (Order, order!) are cordially invited to this game.

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Are the guesses for one's entry posted to this thread?

Are scores usually much better than they were last time?

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Are the guesses for one's entry posted to this thread?

Are scores usually much better than they were last time?

Yes, guesses are posted to this list.

Check the previous basho at this thread http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=32415

Scores vary. Check the historical results for all bashos at this thread http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=18157

Give it a try!

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Seeing the compilation thread and its KK line for each basho, the scoring makes a lot more sense.

Day 1 - Harumafuji

Day 2 - Kisenosato

(totally had my mind made up before the previous post came in)

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Intai

(Weeping...) (Weeping...) (Weeping...) (Weeping...) (Sad goodbyes...)

Nevertheless, here is my guess:

1. Hakuho

2. Endo

Profomisakari

Edited by Profomisakari

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Intai

otsukaresama!

Day 1 - Hakuho

Day 2 - Endo

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Quite tricky with 3 Yokozuna...

Day 1 - Harumafuji

Day 2 - Kisenosato

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Quite tricky with 3 Yokozuna...

Yes! and I just noticed that the complete sanyaku - 9 rikishi - come from 9 different heya!

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this game starts too early,

another 0-0-2 start is unavoidable.

quick look at results:

nil 2-0, but quite a few 1-1 starters

Yoshikaze's aites: Day 1: Harumafuji, day 2: Kakuryu

Edited by Andonishiki

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After day 2:

Jakusotsu (1-1)

Jejima (1-1)

chishafuwaku (1-1)

shimodahito (1-1)

Gurowake (1-1)

Ayagawa (1-1)

Profomisakari (0-2)

Gernobono (0-2)

kuroimori (0-2)

hoshihitomi12 (0-2)

Andonishiki (0-0-2)

XiaoTan (0-0-2)

Yoshikaze's aites: 1. Harumafuji, 2. Kakuryu

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