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Kensho November 2020

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Nikkan this basho has not published the Nikkan banzuke with the kensho totals, so there will be no complete list, both for last and for this basho.

This basho has about 1100 applied for kensho so far, 4 new sponsors. o Last basho had 1152 kensho, but it was a proper Tokyo basho.

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There is no extra Morinaga-sho this Tokyo-basho - for July it was a replacement for the Natsu basho, so Morinaga put it there. The next will be at the Hatsu-basho, as is the norm, but it is undecided yet if it again will be a digital Morinaga-sho or as usual voted for by the spectators in the kokugikan. https://ap.morinaga.co.jp/talk/tweet/tweet/22440/ - Corona will decide

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Day 2 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2011_02.pdf

32:    Takakeisho
17:    Shodai
16:    Terunofuji
16:    Endo
9:    Asanoyama
7:    Daieisho
6:    Yutakayama
5:    Chiyonokuni
5:    Okinoumi
4:    Mitakeumi
4:    Hokutofuji
4:    Kaisei
4:    Takayasu
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Day 3 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2011_03.pdf

45:    Takakeisho
36:    Shodai
24:    Endo
17:    Terunofuji
10:    Mitakeumi
9:    Asanoyama
8:    Hokutofuji
8:    Chiyonokuni
8:    Hoshoryu
7:    Daieisho
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Day 6 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2011_06.pdf

112:    Takakeisho
36:    Shodai
31:    Endo
30:    Terunofuji
20:    Daieisho
20:    Mitakeumi
19:    Chiyonokuni
13:    Ryuden
11:    Hokutofuji
9:    Takarafuji
9:    Yutakayama
9:    Asanoyama
9:    Kotoshoho
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3 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

112:    Takakeisho

36:    Shodai

31:    Endo

30:    Terunofuji

So Takakeisho breaks the 100 kensho barrier on day 6.  As the lone Ozeki, he'll be fighting in the lucrative final bout for the rest of the tournament.  Ka-ching!

Perhaps, the question now is, will Terunofuji end up cracking the 100 kensho barrier?  He'll only get one shot at the final bout purse, and if he ends up winning that, chances are good for him.  He got a nice purse on day 2 after upsetting Asanoyama.  But in general, his regular bouts have been attracting limited kensho sponsorship.  Today there was a notable jump from 4 to 6 kensho, although at least one of the extra 2 came from Kiribayama.  So let's say that he has a steady income of 5 kensho for the next eight days (factoring in for an increase in 'free-agent' kensho).  That will produce 40 kensho bringing him to 70 (assuming he keeps winning).  The final-day purse could easily be more than 30, so Terunofuji definitely has a shot at breaking 100.

That said, if Takakeisho keeps winning, he has a shot at breaking 300!  

When the "elite" cats are away, ... the lone Ozeki goes KA-CHING!

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Day 10  http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2011_10.pdf

180:    Takakeisho
49:    Endo
37:    Terunofuji
37:    Daieisho
36:    Shodai
35:    Mitakeumi
25:    Tobizaru
22:    Takayasu
21:    Chiyonokuni
16:    Kotoeko
16:    Ryuden
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I always enjoy following the kensho totals each basho. I am always interested to see how many rikishi get to 100 or more, sometimes as many as five of them. This basho, it may be that Takakeisho is the only rikishi to win over 100.

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Place your bets now on how many kensho there will be on the day 13 bout between Takakeisho and Shimanoumi.  And while you're at it, how many will be placed on the subsequent Takakeisho v. Terunofuji bout?  The most for any bout so far this tournament was 27 on day 5 (the day Shodai withdrew) for Takakeisho v. Daieisho.

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3 minutes ago, Amamaniac said:

Place your bets now on how many kensho there will be on the day 13 bout between Takakeisho and Shimanoumi.  And while you're at it, how many will be placed on the subsequent Takakeisho v. Terunofuji bout?  The most for any bout so far this tournament was 27 on day 5 (the day Shodai withdrew) for Takakeisho v. Daieisho.

Okay, 23 v. Shimanoumi; 50 v. Terunofuji 

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Nagatanien is regularly placing 200 kensho per basho, they have continued with that also in Corona times. http://www.nikkan-gendai.com/articles/view/money/278118

The company in the first half of this fiscal year (April till September) had increased the consolidated net profit to be 2.5 times that of the same time last year, mainly due to cost reduction, but they emphasized that they hadn't cut on the expenses for kensho: "Our stance to support the kokugi (ozumo) doesn't change." http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGKKZO66231940T11C20A1DTE000/

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2 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

No need to bet, you just have to count them: http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2011_13.pdf

Betting is the fun part.  Cheaters are free to check the website...  And Day 14's sheet isn't out yet.  Plus the fact you need patience and good eyesight to count all the sponsors.

3 hours ago, Oshirokita said:

Okay, 23 v. Shimanoumi; 50 v. Terunofuji 

I'll go with 26 v. Shima-chan; 30 v Terunofuji.

(And no, I didn't check the website...yet).

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Day 14 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2011_14.pdf

275:    Takakeisho
60:    Terunofuji
59:    Endo
44:    Daieisho
39:    Takayasu
37:    Tobizaru
36:    Shodai
35:    Mitakeumi
27:    Chiyonokuni
26:    Hokutofuji
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On 19/11/2020 at 10:44, Oshirokita said:
On 19/11/2020 at 10:40, Amamaniac said:

Place your bets now on how many kensho there will be on the day 13 bout between Takakeisho and Shimanoumi.  And while you're at it, how many will be placed on the subsequent Takakeisho v. Terunofuji bout?  The most for any bout so far this tournament was 27 on day 5 (the day Shodai withdrew) for Takakeisho v. Daieisho.

Okay, 23 v. Shimanoumi; 50 v. Terunofuji 

 

On 19/11/2020 at 13:54, Amamaniac said:

I'll go with 26 v. Shima-chan; 30 v Terunofuji.

(And no, I didn't check the website...yet).

OK, for the sake of limited interest, I can now reveal the actual the results: 22 v. Shimanoumi and 31 v. Terunofuji tomorrow. (The 31 is based on kensho listed on the torikumi sheet and may not include multiples so the jury is not out.)

If the listing and my counting skills are correct, I'll give Oshirokita the win with respect to the Takakeisho v. Shimanoumi bout, but I'll take the honours for the Takakeisho v. Terunofuji bout.  50 seemed high to me considering we are not living in the Hakuho-Asashoryu era, plus the fact that the pandemic + pseudo-Kyushu-factor may have dampened sponsors' enthusiasm...

And further to my prediction re Takakeisho breaking 300 and Terunofuji 100, at this stage, only Takakeisho has a shot at breaking 300.  Sadly, Terunofuji went and lost two bouts which pretty much spoiled things... Sigh.

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