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Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2021

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Announcing the January 2021 edition of Guess Kisenosato's Aite....

Guess Hokutofuji's Aite

All you have to do is guess M1E 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:-

Banzuke for January 2021

Kuroimori (YO 8-4)                   Y1 Sakura (Y1E 6-6)
Gurowake (Y1W  5-7)           Y2  Jakusotsu (Y2E 5-7)
chishafuwaku (Y2W Kosho)   YO
                                                    O1 Ryoshishokunin (O1W Kosho)

Hakuhonofan (K1E 5-5-2)         S1  Jejima (M1E 5-7)  
shimodahito (M1W 5-5-2)     K1   orandashoho (K1W Kosho)
Profomisakari (M2E 5-7)       M1  WAKATAKE (S1E 4-6-2)
Oshirokita (S1W 4-8)          M2  Andonishiki (M2W 1-6-5)
The Kyokai (M3E 4-8)          M3  sahaven111 (M3W Kosho
Reonito (mz 6-6)                   M4

Comments:
Gurowake and Jakusotsu are expected to do performances worthy of their rank.
It is hoped that chishafuwaku and Ryoshishokunin will be active.

The rules are as follows:-
1. Guess M1E 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 M1E Hokutofuji goes kyujo during the basho, we switch to M1W Daieisho (K1W Mitakeumi, then K1E Takayasu 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'.
6. If the kyokai changes the originally posted torikumi for any day (such as for a late kyujo), the first version released will be used for the purpose of this game. (Highlighted, so that I will remember it, unlike in a previous basho!)

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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1. Takakeisho

2. Kakuryu

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Posted (edited)

GHA! as in "Gee, Hakuho Absent!" 

I think GHAtsubasho 2021 now also is  

Guess the car

(corona absent rikishi) 

 

... or Guess if there is a basho at all :-/

 

Edited by kuroimori
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On 03/01/2021 at 19:07, Sakura said:

1 Takakeisho
2 Kakuryu

That.  Pending kyujo annoucements, of course.

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1. Takakeisho

2. Kakuryu

Why do I get the feeling this will be another wild kyujo-fest...?

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Presuming no Hakuho, and that Kakuryu turns up...

1. Takakeisho
2. Kakuryu

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rolling the corona dice... 

D1 Takakeisho 

D2 Kakuryu 

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No. But the deadline has not passed yet.

3 minutes ago, Reonito said:

Any chance of extending the deadline, given the torikumi delay?

 

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Seems like either the basho is cancelled or Kakuryu has to show up, so:

1. Takakeisho

2. Kakuryu

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3 hours ago, Ryoshishokunin said:

If it's not past the deadline 

It is, see Jejima above.

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Welcome to the game, Totorofuji - excellent debut! (Applauding...)

shimodahito (2-0)
Totorofuji (2-0)
WAKATAKE (1-1)
kuroimori (0-2)
Sakura (0-2)
Gurowake (0-2)
Jakusotsu (0-2)
chishafuwaku (0-2)
Ryoshishokunin (0-2)
Hakuhonofan (0-0-2)
Jejima (0-2)
orandashoho (0-0-2)
Profomisakari (0-2)
Oshirokita (0-2)
Andonishiki (0-2)
sahaven111 (0-0-2)
Reonito (0-2)
The Kyokai (0-2)

Hokutofuji's aites: 1. Shodai, 2. Asanoyama

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