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Takakeisho in 2023 (used to be the 'youngster's poll....)

Takakeisho - 2023 - time to shine?  

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  1. 1. What will be Takakeisho's rank on the January 2024 banzuke?

    • Yokozuna
    • Ozeki
    • Sekiwake
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    • Komusubi
    • M1 or lower
      0
    • He won't be ranked on the January 2023 banzuke.
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  2. 2. What will be Takakeisho's longest winning streak in 2023? This may include fusensho wins, but does not include any yusho play-offs. After the end of November 2022 basho, he is currently on a 6 win streak.

    • 6
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    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
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    • 11
    • 12
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    • 13
    • 14
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    • 20
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    • 40
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    • 41 or more (say how many in the comments below)
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  3. 3. How many yushos and jun-yushos combined will Takakeisho win in 2023?

    • six
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    • five
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    • four
      0
    • three
    • two
    • one
    • zero
      0

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  • Poll closed on 07/01/23 at 23:59

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Takakeisho began his Makunouchi career in January 2017 at the age of 20.  He began his sanyaku career in January 2018.  He won his first ever yusho in November 2018. He became an Ozeki (twice!) in 2019. In 2020, he won his second Makunouchi yusho, and his fourth Makunouchi jun-yusho. In 2021, he won his fifth and sixth jun-yushos. In 2022, he won two more jun-yushos.  It is now two years since his last yusho - has he already peaked?

He was the youngest rikishi in Makunouchi for every time that this poll was created for the first four years - but no longer from 2021 onwards. As of January 2023, I think he will be sixth youngest in Makunouchi.....  

How will this ?youngish? man (aged 26) do in 2023?

Please expand on your votes in the comments below. Please say how many yushos and how many jun-yushos you think that he will win.

Comments will be used as a tie-breaker for deciding yushos at the end of the year, if required.

Previous Takakeisho polls:

2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017

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Eh, we'll give him one yusho and two jun-yushos.

 

Now that I've predicted this he'll win two and get the rope, so you're welcome, Takakeisho.

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1 yusho (where he will be 2 wins ahead)

2 jun-yusho (one where he will have lost a playoff and one without a playoff where he is tied with somebody else)

Edited by Kyokufuji

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One yusho with 13-2

Two jun-yusho (13-2, 11-4)

One kyujo

Two other kachi-koshi (10-5, 9-6)

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I can't see much changing. He'll be a solid ozeki, will win a yusho, but his style won't allow him to be consistent enough to get the rope. I had hopes for that before, can't see it happening now (unless he yushos in January....)

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Barring injury, he's a perma-zeki.  Don't see him ever getting the tsuna.  I see him being more consistent this year and will go with 1Y, 3JY.  13-2 in the yusho (prior to return of the Yokozuna) and split 11-4/12-3 in the JY.  I see a pair of 9-6 in there to round out the totals.

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If he is ever going to get his tsuna, this could be his year. Two yushos early on, and one jun-yusho, after he has become Yokozuna, and has eased off the gas a bit.  

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Poll closed.

Most of us think that Takakeisho will tread water at Ozeki this year, with slightly over 25% thinking that he will go all the way to taking the tsuna.

It looks like a couple of people think that he might have a zensho-yusho at some stage - but most of us think he will end up with less than a 15 day streak. As his streak (after day 1 of the first basho) is now 7, he will need to lose sometime this week , or else most of us are already out of the running.

We all think that he gets at least one yusho/jun-yusho - but nobody thinks that he will be a serious yusho contender in more than half the bashos. 

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