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Enho has made it: he has more personal kensho now than Hakuho, with 62 ranked forth, 4 fix each day, 4 companies as his new sponsors, one of  them Seibu/Sogo department stores, for which he is campaign character this year, another O-fukumochi (below). Hakuho only has 28.

The total of applied-for kensho is 2021 (near miss - one less would be swell this year), last year had 2127. Most as usual has Takakeisho, 218 (Chunichi etc.) or 220 (Jiji). He's the only one above 100, next is Goeido with 90 or 92 (Sanspo etc.). 3rd is Ryuden with 85 (Daily). Asanoyama has 48, 400 in total are on the last bouts of each day (Sponichi).

the new kensho this basho from O-fukumochi

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Day 1

33:    Hakuho
22:    Takakeisho
16:    Endo
11:    Asanoyama
10:    Hokutofuji
8:    Enho
7:    Chiyomaru
5:    Takanosho
5:    Okinoumi
4:    Tamawashi
4:    Kiribayama
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On 10/01/2020 at 11:48, Akinomaki said:

Enho has made it: he has more personal kensho now than Hakuho, with 62 ranked forth, 4 fix each day, 4 companies as his new sponsors, one of  them Seibu/Sogo department stores, for which he is campaign character this year, another O-fukumochi (below). Hakuho only has 28.

If Enho has 62 personal kensho, how does that translate to 4 fix(ed) for each day?

4 kensho x 15 days ≠ 62 (where do the extra two come from?  I was under the impression that sponsors had to commit to 15 straight days)

And how do Hakuho's personal kensho get explained?  1 fixed (i.e., 15 total) + 13 mysterious/bonus kensho from the one company that is providing the daily fixed personal kensho, or do those perhaps come from another sponsor that is not required to provide a minimum of 15?

The obvious solution, I suppose, is that some sponsors split their 15 (or multiple of that) among more than one rikishi...  That would mean that one or two sponsors have decided to provide a kensho or two on a random Enho bout.  Whereas for Hakuho, let's say a handful of companies want to offer personal kensho to Hakuho, but don't feel he warrants their kensho every time he steps up onto the ring...

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3 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

If Enho has 62 personal kensho, how does that translate to 4 fix(ed) for each day?

4 kensho x 15 days ≠ 62 (where do the extra two come from?  I was under the impression that sponsors had to commit to 15 straight days)

It means Enho has 4 different new personal sponsors, who put the minimum of 1 each day on his bouts every day. Any of them can chose to put more on him on a specific day, these are traditionally the Sundays, shonichi, nakabi and senshuraku. These extra 2 may also be from bulk sponsors, who have dozens of kensho for the basho and multiple on any day. A rikishi may have less than 15 fix on him, if he has no personal sponsor, but has attracted some bulk sponsor like Nagatanien for specific days. Also, a sponsor doesn't have to put his minimum 1 kensho per day each day on the same rikishi.

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An Endo+Hakuho win is nearly as valuable as an Hakuho+last bout+day 1 win. Kakuryu and Hakuho both have not many sponsors now. Kakuryu got the slightly smaller bunch for an ordinary day, not shonichi like Hakuho, we don't know though what the value of the opponents was (Daieisho / Abi). It shows that Takakeisho is the leader in personal kensho - Hokutofuji is just 1 behind. Asanoyama has attracted maybe as much fix as Mitakeumi, but even combined and with a day 1 bonus, for a simple Tamawashi win he now has reached just as much as Mitakeumi by winning the last ozeki bout against fix no. 2. Shodai profited from the big Enho bunch(same size as on day 1), he had 2 from day 1.

Juryo Kotonowaka got his first ever kensho pack today: 4. o

Day 2

33:    Hakuho
32:    Endo
29:    Kakuryu
28:    Hokutofuji
22:    Takakeisho
15:    Asanoyama
15:    Mitakeumi
10:    Shodai
8:    Takayasu
8:    Enho
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Day 3

44:    Endo
40:    Takakeisho
36:    Hokutofuji
33:    Hakuho
29:    Kakuryu
23:    Myogiryu
19:    Asanoyama
17:    Takayasu
15:    Mitakeumi
13:    Enho
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Day 4

62:    Takakeisho
45:    Myogiryu
44:    Endo
36:    Hokutofuji
33:    Hakuho
29:    Kakuryu
22:    Mitakeumi
19:    Shodai
19:    Asanoyama
18:    Ryuden
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On 12/01/2020 at 10:43, Akinomaki said:

Day 1

33:    Hakuho

I just rewatched this day's bout, and I noticed that when Hakuho went to take his stack of 33 kensho envelopes, it slipped out of his hands.  I think Shikimori Inosuke's gunbai blocked the stack from falling to the ground, but then when he stood up, Inosuke lost one of his slippers.  I have nothing against the current tategyoji, but I have seen plenty of examples of him losing control of his simple on-ring duties, and, with this, the list gets longer.  At this rate, they won't be promoting him to Kimura Shonosuke (... ever), and we fans will have to wait a long time before we get to see two tate-gyoji on the banzuke.  Sigh.

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From now on (till one goes kyujo), the 2 ozeki share the big pack chance of the last bout. Takakeisho is top magnet anyhow, and today he got a first taste of what he can earn now - and his last bout was not even a proper, just a substitute one. Tomorrow Tamawashi has an XXXL incentive to beat Goeido.

Day 5

96:    Takakeisho
59:    Endo
45:    Myogiryu
36:    Hokutofuji
33:    Hakuho
29:    Kakuryu
25:    Shodai
22:    Mitakeumi
19:    Asanoyama
19:    Enho
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I vote for a shikona change to Takakensho or 高懸賞. 

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The big last bout pack for Goeido was not a big as the one for Takakeisho - as the no. 2 kensho magnet he had definitely more than 3 kensho from his first win on day 4. Shodai is getting some numbers for his wins, but if he wants to stay in the rankings till the end, he'll have to keep winning. The Goeido pack would give him a bit of a leeway, but tomorrow he may be the old Shodai again. Endo on the other hand can be sure to get back the old sponsor support, especially for future basho, but also this basho his packs get refilled to the old Endo size.

Day 6

122:    Takakeisho
71:    Endo
45:    Myogiryu
36:    Hokutofuji
33:    Hakuho
29:    Kakuryu
29:    Goeido
26:    Shodai
24:    Asanoyama
23:    Abi
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Day 7

166:    Takakeisho
81:    Endo
45:    Goeido
45:    Myogiryu
36:    Hokutofuji
35:    Asanoyama
33:    Hakuho
29:    Kakuryu
28:    Mitakeumi
26:    Shodai
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Enho had 19 on day 5, so apart from the 9 10 shown on Abema and the Morinaga-sho, there was 1 more - at NHK, from above it was easier to spot them.

Day 8

188:    Takakeisho
81:    Endo
57:    Abi
54:    Myogiryu
47:    Hokutofuji
45:    Goeido
38:    Shodai
35:    Asanoyama
33:    Hakuho
31:    Enho
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It looks like it will be a new record for Takakeisho.
Previous was 262?

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11 minutes ago, Qwerry said:

It looks like it will be a new record for Takakeisho.
Previous was 262?

Yes, if he stays uninjured. 4 big packs of way above 30 to come (other days also above 20), if Goeido drops out after 8 losses, there may be even more chances.

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The big pack for Shodai. Enho for Geoeido with a meager 11 - though they are 2nd and 4th fix, after 12 with Endo - but that was on nakabi and had the people's kensho.

Day 9

188:    Takakeisho
81:    Endo
76:    Shodai
70:    Abi
54:    Myogiryu
50:    Hokutofuji
45:    Goeido
42:    Asanoyama
42:    Enho
36:    Mitakeumi
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Shodai is back to normal - leading the basho on day 9 does not at once attract new sponsors. More for a 10 lead? Daieisho has even less sponsors than Shohozan (the starflyer guy). Mitakeumi is catching up again with the combined Endo pack.

Day 10

213:    Takakeisho
81:    Endo
78:    Shodai
70:    Abi
54:    Myogiryu
54:    Hokutofuji
52:    Mitakeumi
45:    Goeido
42:    Asanoyama
42:    Enho
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Same lame duo pack for Shodai, a takara of 37 for Takakeisho and a baby pack of ten for Mitakeumi. Breaking of Mt.Morning got Enho the same eleven as Endo for slaying a strange dragon.

Day 11

250:    Takakeisho
92:    Endo
80:    Shodai
70:    Abi
62:    Goeido
62:    Mitakeumi
57:    Hokutofuji
54:    Myogiryu
53:    Enho
42:    Asanoyama
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Day 12

267:    Takakeisho
92:    Endo
88:    Shodai
71:    Asanoyama
70:    Abi
67:    Hokutofuji
66:    Enho
62:    Mitakeumi
62:    Goeido
55:    Myogiryu
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I thought he had the full standard limit of 50 in that pack, but it only were 48

Day 13

315:    Takakeisho
100:    Endo
92:    Shodai
78:    Asanoyama
76:    Enho
75:    Goeido
75:    Hokutofuji
70:    Abi
62:    Mitakeumi
55:    Myogiryu
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Shohozan takes the big pack and jumps into the rankings out of nowhere - he has regular kensho, but his win against Tochinoshin on day 1 got him less than 4, so likely he had 20 at best, most of them from the Mitakeumi win. Asanoyama snatched a very moderate pack, considering the importance of the bout. Hokutofuji only had his standard 3.

Day 14

315:    Takakeisho
105:    Asanoyama
100:    Endo
92:    Shodai
78:    Hokutofuji
76:    Enho
75:    Goeido
70:    Abi
63:    Shohozan
62:    Mitakeumi
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We'll have to wait for the reports to know the proper number for Tokushoryu today, 60 or 61 - he had the Morinaga-sho. Takakeisho had his most ever this basho, but he blew the last 2 chances for a much better number.

Day 15

315:    Takakeisho
119:    Asanoyama
112:    Endo
109:    Shodai
88:    Tokushoryu
78:    Hokutofuji
76:    Enho
75:    Goeido
70:    Abi
63:    Shohozan
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