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Intrasanyaku match skipping - Natsu 2022

Skipped Intrasanyaku matches Natsu 2022  

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  1. 1. How many intrasanyaku matches will be skipped in order to make a more exciting yusho race the last few days?

    • 0
      0
    • 1 involving Terunofuji
      0
    • 1 not involving Terunofuji
      2
    • 2 with all those from the skipped matches among the Yokozuna and Ozeki
      1
    • 2 with at least one rikishi from the skipped matches not a Yokozuna or Ozeki
      0
    • 3
      1
    • 4 or more
      0

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  • Poll closed on 14/05/22 at 06:13

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Predict how many potential matches between sanyaku rikishi in Natsu 2022 will not be scheduled, other than those involving at least one rikishi who has left the tournament.  I'm not going to get into trying to determine intent for why they are skipped, so I assume that if they're skipped it will be for the yusho race for the purposes of this poll and you can basically ignore the actual question that suggests that the yusho race needs to be the reason behind skipping a match.

If a sanyaku rikishi leaves the tournament and rejoins, then none of his matches will be considered skipped for the purpose of this poll; typically in such situations the returning rikishi would not be given any remaining matches against other sanyaku in contention anyway, and trying to schedule them against other sanyaku not in contention may run into scheduling issues since the schedule had to evolve multiple times due to their withdrawal and return.

If a match is on a released scheduled for a day and the schedule is then redone (due to a very late withdrawal) without including the match, the match does not count as scheduled for this poll.

As a bonus, leave in the comments a prediction which matches will be skipped.  I don't feel like making all 28 matches poll options in a second question.

Note this poll will be open for most of the first week, so feel free to consider the state of the tournament at that point when making a decision.

 

Edited by Gurowake
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Just out of curiosity, given how things have gone, are you thinking of any intrasanyaku matches being skipped as counting for this, or do the replacement matchups matter? For example, if Waka and Abi end up not fighting but they keep getting paired with contenders, is that a match skipped for a more exciting yusho?

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And the correct answer is 0!  Thanks to the 4 people who answered the poll, but you were all wrong!

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Curse the evil traditionalists back in the torikumi committee! (/j, obviously)

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