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Guess Kisenosato's Aite (M3W Hokutofuji) - November 2017

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Jejima    254

Hi everyone!

Please select in order of preference from the following three rikishi to be this basho's 'Kisenosato'...

K1W Onosho

M1W Takakeisho

M3W Hokutofuji

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Sakura    172

Hokutofuji!

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Gurowake    1,421

1. Takakeisho

2. Onosho

3. Hokutofuji

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McBugger    468

Hok

Tak

Oun

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Jejima    254

Bump - last chance to vote!

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Jejima    254

I make the most popular choice to be Hokutofuji.  I will set up the game now....

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Jejima    254

Announcing the November 2017 edition of Guess Kisenosato's Aite.... But for M3W Hokutofuji....

All you have to do is guess M3W Hokutofuji'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:-

Kuroimori (Y1W 8-6-1) Y1 Jakusotsu (Y1E 7-8)
Gurowake (O1W 10-5) O1 Gernobono (O2E 6-8-1)
Andonishiki (O1E 5-5-5) O2    
chishafuwaku (S1E 8-7) S1 McBugger (M2E 10-2-3
Ryoshishokunin (M1W 7-6-2) K1 Sakura (S1W 6-8-1)  

Tenshinhan (K1E 6-7-2) M1 Jejima (S2W 5-10)  
orandashoho (K1W 5-10) M2 Profomisakari (M1E 5-10)

shimodahito (M3E 3-12) M3 The Kyokai (M2W 2-13) 
WAKATAKE (mz 7-8) M4  

Comments:
Ozeki Gurowake will be considered for promotion to Yokozuna with a Yusho, (or a very good Jun-Yusho) in November.
Ozekis Gernobono and Andonishiki are both kadoban , and so require KKs to keep their Ozeki ranks.
Sekiwake McBugger will be considered for promotion to Ozeki, if he wins the Yusho in November.

The rules are as follows:-
1. Guess M3W Hokutofuji'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 M3W Hokutofuji goes kyujo during the basho, we switch to M3E Shohozan (M2W Tochiozan, then M2E Chiyotairyu 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 - it is an official second league © game!

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Sakura    172

Just to get something in.

1. Chiyonokuni
2. Ichinojo

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Jakusotsu    1,617

Agreed (as long as nobody above goes kyujo):

Day 1 - Chiyonokuni
Day 2 - Ichinojo

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Profomisakari    147

Before I forget it:

Forget it and read my new pick on the next page!

Profo

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Gurowake    1,421

1. Chiyonokuni
2. Ichinojo

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Jejima    254

Unless somebody withdraws, this does look likely....

1. Chiyonokuni
2. Ichinojo

 

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Jejima    254

Unless somebody withdraws, this does look likely....

1. Chiyonokuni
2. Ichinojo

1. Terunofuji
2. Yoshikaze

 

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Sakura    172

Just to get something in.

1. Chiyonokuni
2. Ichinojo

Sigh

1. Shohozan
2. Onosho

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Gurowake    1,421

Until someone else withdraws...

1. Terunofuji

2. Yoshikaze

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McBugger    468

Ozeki run, you say? Might give my traditional kyujo of the first two days a miss then. 

1. Terunofuji 

2. Yoshikaze 

These may well change depending on the actual rikishi kyujos that may be. 

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