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Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2020

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10 minutes ago, Asashosakari said:

so the yusho went to Rocks! Well done.

Thank you! It's great to win something this basho. :-D

Thanks for the game! (Clappingwildly...)

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Time to close this out properly...

Day 15

Young Kotonowaka came through for his senshuraku kachikoshi and may or may not have scored his top division debut with that, but most importantly (ahem...) he gets to stick around the LKS ballot for another edition.

The final standings:

Day 15:
13/13 Decisions, TB 16
Pos Player Pts TB
1 Rocks 12 13
2 Athenayama 12 18
3 Profomisakari 11 13
3 Tenshinhan 11 14
5 Jejima 10 16
6 ryafuji 10 15
6 Asashosakari 10 13
6 Joaoiyama 10 18
6 Pandaazuma 10 12
10 Holleshoryu 9 14
10 Ryoshishokunin 9 14
12 Achiyama 8 13
12 robnplunder 8 17
12 Sakura 8 13
15 Tsuchinoninjin 7 13
15 WAKATAKE 7 11
17 chishafuwaku 6 11

TB bonus for Jejima who thus moved out of that big pack just above the KK line.


The new ballot for Haru 2020:

 1. Kotoshoho       8
    Abi             6
 2. Kotonowaka      7
 3. Roga            7*
 4. Terunofuji      6
    Yamatoarashi    5
 5. Amakaze         6
 6. Suzuki          6
 7. Daikisho        6
 8. Kotosusumu      6
    Ayakaze         5
    Kotoyuki        4
 9. Yutakayama      5
10. Akua            5
11. Tokisakae       5*
12. Kitanowaka      5*
13. Shoji           5
14. Toma            5*
15. Yoshii          5*
16. Ito             5*
---
17. Enho            4
18. Hidenoumi       4

I think I forgot to mention on Day 14 that Yoshii had become the last successful new addition to the ballot. Anyway, back to a large number of KK-streaking rikishi for us to predict, made rather weird by the complete lack of sanyaku rankers. (Takakeisho and Asanoyama will reappear if Haru basho yields a fourth KK for them.)

Will this game be overrun by Enho fans now? Presumably not.

Edited by Asashosakari

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Scores for banzuke purposes:

Rocks 13 (12+top)
Athenayama 13 (12+top)
Profomisakari 11
Tenshinhan 11
Jejima 11 (10+tb)
ryafuji 10
Asashosakari 10
Joaoiyama 10
Pandaazuma 10
Holleshoryu 9
Ryoshishokunin 9
Achiyama 8
robnplunder 8
Sakura 8
Tsuchinoninjin 7
WAKATAKE 7
chishafuwaku 6

Total: 161 / 17 = 9.47 ---> -2 wins

The kachi/make cut doesn't get much more clean than that.


The new banzuke for Haru 2020:

Asashosakari (Ye 8-7)    Y   ---
Mmikasazuma (Oe kosho)   O   chishafuwaku (Ow 4-11)
Athenayama (M1e 11-4 D)  S1  ryafuji (Se 8-7)
---                      S2  Rocks (M3e 11-4 Y)
Tenshinhan (M2e 9-6)     K   Pandaazuma (M1w 8-7)
Profomisakari (M4w 9-6)  M1  Ryoshishokunin (Kw 7-8)
Jejima (M6w 9-6)         M2  Sakura (Sw 6-9)
Joaoiyama (NR 8-7)       M3  Holleshoryu (M5w 7-8)
robnplunder (M3w 6-9)    M4  WAKATAKE (M2w 5-10)
Achiyama (M5e 6-9)       M5  Tsuchinoninjin (M4e 5-10)
wolfgangho (Ke 0-0-15)   M6  ---

A decent enough start for the newly minted yokozuna, even if the game's unforgiving scoring turned his yusho challenge into a minimum KK with just one unfavourable rikishi result at the end.

The co-tsunatori by our two ozeki, who had both been runner-up back-to-back in Aki and Kyushu, has sadly ended in kadoban for chishafuwaku with the basho's red lantern score, while Mmikasazuma will get her opportunity when she's hopefully back in action next time.

ryafuji will be sekiwake for the 5th straight basho - I don't have easily accessible stats for that, but that strikes me as very unusual for LKS. Unfortunately he's not particularly close to ozeki promotion as this streak has come about courtesy of three 8-7's and a kosho. The yusho winner and the narrowly defeated doten runner-up are of course up for promotion in March, with Athenayama in the stronger position due to a KK lead-in from Kyushu basho.

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