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    Day 1 - Thank you Fay Thank you Fay Thank you Fay Thank you Fay Thank you Fay Thank you Fay Thank you Fay Thank you Fay Thank you Fay !!
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    Hokutoryu has announced his retirement after 31 years on the ozumo dohyo, signing off with a win which secured his kachi-koshi. He made his debut in March 1986 as one of the earliest recruits to the new heya established by former Yokozuna Kitanoumi. With his retirement, Hanakaze stands alone as the last remaining rikishi to have made his debut in the Showa era. As the ironman of the lower divisions, Hokutoryu chalked up 1,169 consecutive bouts which is a record for a rikishi without sekitori experience. That came to an end in 2014 after he suffered diabetes-related problems with his left foot, requiring surgery to remove the big toe. With the encouragement of Kitanoumi he overcame that and we saw the unlikely occurrence of a 43-year-old participating in maezumo. Hokutoryu's intention was to continue until Kitanoumi reached the mandatory retirement age (which would have been in May 2018), but sadly Kitanoumi passed away in November 2015. Hokutoryu pledged to continue at least until the first anniversary of his death and then carry on if he felt able. However, in January this year he suffered the first zenpai (0-7) record of his career, which made him realise that the end was near. He shed a few tears when discussing his former shisho with the reporters in the hanamichi. A few pictures in the box.
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    Final Day Haru 2017. If you have a few bob, please support by bobbing me at paypal.me/motisumo
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    Day 7 -glorious HD which is causing me extra time..
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    From tomorrow on-I am away on gigs and stuff so I don't know how I'll manage till Saturday-probably very late at best, a few days late-at worst.. Day 9:
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    Ex- Kyokutenhou will officially take over Tomozuna beya after the May 2017 basho, it was announced today, with the retirement of the current Tomozuna. He will swap kabus with him then. He will be the first Mongolian to head a heya.
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    Day 6 PROPER full video with underwater effects and in glorious HD (Hydro Dubbing):
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    Easy enough. Just get a bunch of people with relationships ranging from brotherly love to barely disguised contempt. Then put them in a room until they agree on a single outcome. For added reality assign them various competing vested interests in that outcome as well as differing opinions on what actually constitutes a good outcome. Give them varying levels of power and influence within the group. Oh and also make sure you don't have any concrete rules. You should stroll to victory next GTB
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    Day 6- partial (partial arts?), as the going gets tougher and tougher.. Hopefully will do a full one later.
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    The cliff-notes version for today due to certain outage-imposed time constraints... Day 10 (results, text-only results): 2-3-5 Hakuho Y1 Kakuryu 7-3 7-3 Harumafuji Y2 Kisenosato 10-0 1-5-4 Goeido O Terunofuji 9-1 You know what's up - shin-yokozuna and sekiwake stablemate unbeaten in the lead, rejuvenated kadoban ozeki giving chase, demoted ozeki battling hard to get back, and dai-yokozuna and that one guy Benevolance likes to crack wise about sidelined with injuries. With the - very, very slim - chance of Takayasu getting promoted to ozeki and Kotoshogiku perhaps putting together his personal 10-count, the makeup of the next sanyaku is very much in flux. Third sekiwake Tamawashi and and returning komusubi Mitakeumi are 5-5, while recent sekiwake Shodai appears headed to makekoshiland again. The top five maegashira all have at least 7 losses already, so whichever number of slots are going to open up, they'll be filled from a bit further down. Takarafuji and Yoshikaze are the contenders who are at least seeing some sanyaku action, the rest could be moving on in with much weaker slates. Way down at M10, Tochiozan is lurking on the fringes of the yusho race. 5-5 Tamawashi S1 Takayasu 10-0 7-3 Kotoshogiku S2 5-5 Mitakeumi K Shodai 3-7 (x) 2-8 Takekaze M1 3-7 Sokokurai M2 Takanoiwa 2-8 (x) M3 Takarafuji 5-5 6-4 Yoshikaze M4 6-4 Endo M5 Hokutofuji 4-6 7-3 Chiyonokuni M6 Aoiyama 4-6 (x) M7 Chiyoshoma 7-3 M8 Okinoumi 6-4 M9 M10 Tochiozan 9-1 Ailing Kaisei inexplicably has found two beatable opponents since joining the basho on Day 6 (what the heck was Shohozan doing?!), but he'll likely need a couple more to make his gamble pay off. Kotoyuki has no (reported) injuries, but has hardly looked better and could be headed to juryo for a spell after more than two years. Plenty of others are also in significant danger, so we could be seeing a lot of spots opening up here. Over in juryo the pace has been set by high-ranked Toyohibiki, just one win away from returning to the top division, and perennially injured Osunaarashi, competing at his lowest position in nearly four years. Prospect Oyanagi trails them by one win and is arguably also the third-best promotion contender at the moment. With the state of the low maegashira ranks there could be luck to go around again, so any small kachikoshi might be very valuable. (2) 2-3-5 Kaisei M8 M9 Kotoyuki 2-8 (3) (1) 4-6 Tochinoshin M10 M11 Ishiura 5-5 (1) (3) 3-7 Sadanoumi M12 Ura 5-5 (1) M13 Daishomaru 6-4 (1) (3) 4-6 Myogiryu M14 Kyokushuho 3-7 (4) (4) 3-7 Chiyoo M15 Tokushoryu 7-3 (1) (4) 4-6 Nishikigi M16 --- (5) 3-4-3 Chiyootori J1 Chiyotairyu 4-6 (4) (4) 5-5 Gagamaru J2 Onosho 6-4 (3) (3) 6-4 Hidenoumi J3 Toyohibiki 8-2 (1) (5) 5-5 Chiyomaru J4 Oyanagi 7-3 (3) (~) 4-6 Kotoeko J5 (~) 5-5 Yamaguchi J6 Kyokutaisei 5-5 (~) (3) 8-2 Osunaarashi J7 Amakaze 5-5 (~) J8 (~) 6-4 Daiamami J9 Azumaryu 6-4 (~) Bottom-ranked Fujiazuma is nearly toast already, and fellow Haru promotee Kitaharima might be joining him on the way down. Beyond those two it's looking pretty sunny for everyone, so there might not be much space for makushita contenders here. Consequently it's far from a certainty yet that yusho-leading Meisei will actually get promoted, but of course he's in the best position to get there. The only already-MK rikishi in the promotion zone is, sadly, Toyonoshima. J5 Homarefuji 2-8 (1) ... J8 Ryuden 4-6 (1) J9 (2) 4-6 Satoyama J10 Seiro 5-5 (1) (2) 4-6 Kitataiki J11 Kitaharima 3-7 (3) (2) 5-5 Asanoyama J12 Aminishiki 6-4 (1) (2) 5-5 Asahisho J13 Rikishin 6-4 (1) (2) 6-4 Terutsuyoshi J14 Fujiazuma 3-7 (5) 2-3 Amuru Ms1 Takagenji 3-2 Ms2 Kizenryu 3-3 3-2 Iwasaki Ms3 Meisei 5-0 2-3 Akiseyama Ms4 Asabenkei 2-3 3-2 Wakanoshima Ms5 Goshi 2-3 Explanation of symbols used: numbers = wins needed until favourable outcome (getting promoted / not getting demoted) o = favourable outcome achieved x = favourable outcome definitely missed ~ = favourable outcome missed "by the numbers", but still achievable through banzuke luck
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    When your opponent has a glaring and consistent weakness in their sumo, you exploit that to your advantage. To do any less would be dishonest. Kotoshogiku has shown time and again that he is blind when he does his tachiai, and has refused to correct this weakness for more than a few matches after he gets caught out. Regrettably, he reverted to the same tachiai when his return to ozeki was on the line. That is the nature of shōbu. Whether it is a single bout, or a rank on the line. He made a critical error, and he paid. That is sumo.
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    Day 14 (results, text-only results): 2-3-9 Hakuho Y1 Kakuryu 9-5 10-4 Harumafuji Y2 Kisenosato 12-2 1-5-8 Goeido O Terunofuji 13-1 The hits keep on coming as the basho has turned from possibly monumental to somewhat farcical in the span of two days, at least as far as the yusho race goes. Kisenosato tried to tough things out but wasn't much of a match for Kakuryu in the last bout of the day. Terunofuji, meanwhile, moved into the sole lead with a well-timed henka win over Kotoshogiku, whose repromotion quest has ended on that sour note. His decision about his career continuation remains to be seen. Elsewhere in sanyaku we saw Takayasu improving to 11 wins to set up a credible ozeki run for May, Tamawashi clinching kachikoshi with an impressive performance against Harumafuji, and Mitakeumi also getting his 8th versus Chiyonokuni. The general makeup of the Natsu sanyaku ranks is settled with that, with Takayasu and Tamawashi (plus/minus Kotoshogiku) at sekiwake, and Mitakeumi + a promotee to be named at komusubi. Takarafuji, Endo and Tochiozan said goodbye to that particular opportunity with losses today, leaving only Yoshikaze, Chiyonokuni and Chiyoshoma in the race - and Yoshikaze may even have the upper hand here already, given that he's the only one to face significant sanyaku opposition. His position may be strong enough that he might even be picked if he finishes with a loss tomorrow and the Chiyos win. 8-6 Tamawashi S1 Takayasu 11-3 8-6 Kotoshogiku S2 8-6 Mitakeumi K Shodai 4-10 (x) M1 M2 M3 Takarafuji 6-8 (x) 8-6 Yoshikaze M4 (x) 7-7 Endo M5 8-6 Chiyonokuni M6 M7 Chiyoshoma 9-5 M8 M9 M10 Tochiozan 10-4 (x) The makuuchi yusho will be nominally decided in tomorrow's Kisenosato-Terunofuji bout, although it's hard to see past the ozeki given that Kisenosato would need to win twice in his injured state. Kakuryu and Harumafuji will then conclude the basho action in the competitively rather meaningless musubi no ichiban. Takayasu may have the biggest motivation of the day as a win over fellow sekiwake Tamawashi would give him his first 12-win record in the joi and improve his ozeki run even further. (And possibly give him a share of the jun-yusho if his stablemate Kise loses in the regulation bout.) Kotoshogiku may or may not have the final bout of his career against promotion hopeful Yoshikaze. Turning things around in the makuuchi<->juryo race, I'll start out with mentioning that today's wacky juryo results have brought about no less than three credible promotion candidates: Chiyotairyu, Onosho and Toyohibiki all sport sufficient W-L's now and will certainly be moving up to the top division. Oyanagi and Osunaarashi may still get there despite Day 14 losses, as can Chiyomaru who maintained his hope for a more lucky promotion. We already knew that Chiyoo and Nishikigi will be headed down no matter what, and Kyokushuho also made sure of his fate with another loss, so that's 3 up and 3 down accounted for. Kotoyuki saved himself today, sending higher-ranked Hokutofuji to his career-first makekoshi. Sadanoumi had a victory over Ichinojo that defied all rational explanation, and is hanging in there for a possible lucky stay (dare I mention his perennial good banzuke luck?), though he definitely needs another win on senshuraku for that. Kaisei and Myogiryu are placed exactly one win better - losses today have left them one win short of definite safety, and in position to be lucky-safe regardless. (1) 3-6-5 Kaisei M8 M9 Kotoyuki 5-9 (o) M10 M11 (~) 4-10 Sadanoumi M12 M13 (1) 6-8 Myogiryu M14 Kyokushuho 4-10 (x) (x) 3-8-3 Chiyoo M15 (x) 5-9 Nishikigi M16 --- J1 Chiyotairyu 8-6 (o) J2 Onosho 9-5 (o) (x) 6-8 Hidenoumi J3 Toyohibiki 9-5 (o) (~) 8-6 Chiyomaru J4 Oyanagi 9-5 (1) J5 J6 (~) 9-5 Osunaarashi J7 Chances are that at least one more maegashira will be sent down anyway as Oyanagi's rank/record combo is pretty decent even at 9-6. Chiyomaru could put himself into much the same position with a 9th win as well. Keep in mind that the banzuke makers tend to be pretty aggressive about dropping maegashira who are demotable by the numbers. So, still quite a bit to play for here (in addition to the juryo yusho race!). In any case, the key up/down bouts will be Osunaarashi-Satoyama, Aminishiki-Oyanagi and Chiyomaru-Kyokutaisei in juryo, and Sadanoumi-Okinoumi, Myogiryu-Aoiyama and Kaisei-Ikioi in makuuchi. The promotions to juryo were settled altogether one day early after Amuru failed to get his KK win against Kitataiki. The latter will now be staying in juryo, while Takagenji (despite losing today) and Meisei are moving up to replace Kitaharima and Fujiazuma. It'll be Takagenji's debut in the sekitori ranks - will he keep the shikona? (o) 6-8 Kitataiki J11 Kitaharima 3-11 (x) J12 J13 J14 Fujiazuma 5-9 (x) (x) 3-4 Amuru Ms1 Takagenji 4-3 (o) Ms2 Kizenryu 3-3 3-3 Iwasaki Ms3 Meisei 5-2 (o) Ms4 3-3 Wakanoshima Ms5 Goshi 3-4 (x) The unlikely possibility mentioned "yesterday" has materialized, as they're sending Iwasaki up into juryo tomorrow, against Asahisho (J13e 7-7). I can only speculate, but it may be because he's a bit further down than Kizenryu and so this matchup is less likely to be misconstrued as an actual exchange bout (which it isn't; they're not going to overdemote Asahisho). A possible wildcard here is provided by Kotoshogiku's decision to continue or not, which would of course open up an additional promotion slot if he decides to hang up the mawashi. Even Wakanoshima could get the ultra-lucky promotion in that scenario if he beats Kizenryu, and Iwasaki loses in juryo. (Or heck, why not yusho winner Abi at Ms16e?)
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    Day 13-very partial as I'm not me and the broadcast is the broadcast:
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    Makuuchi videos are in the database, missed Daishomaru ...
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    Day 11: Tokushouryuu, got his first Makuuchi kachikoshi in a year: "I got married in February so I was afraid that if I didn't win properly some one would have something to say about that.." Day 12: Chiyoshouma, on losing badly to veteran Yoshikaze: "The guy is 35 so how can he be this fit?? I'm only 25.. His speed after the initial collision is incredible.." Day 13: Shouhouzan, facing equally angry looking Hokutofuji: "Come on, his face is scarier than mine..He was moving around a lot on the dohyo and all.." Day 14: Harumafuji, losing today, after hearing the loud booing directed at Terunofuji as he was mounting the dohyo: "I've never ever heard such booing. I totally lost my concentration because of that..'' Tamawashi, on beating Harumafuji: "I'm still shaking all over from the win. I won't be able to sleep tonight.."
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    If the dohyo is unsafe, it's because the yokozunae aren't stamping hard enough to drive the evil spirits out. If you must blame someone, blame Kise for his lackluster dohyo iri!
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    Just as much as I hate "Kak" and "Yok".
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    And we're back up! I can't stand a day without the forum
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    Hiya! The newest, latest edition of the Superbanzuke is there for your viewing pleasure. Some banzuke topics: After winning back-to-back Green Mawashi, Susanoo managed the Yokozuna promotion for the first time in his long career! Omedetou! He even received the coveted Y1e spot! Konosato returns to the Yokozuna rank after a single basho as Ozeki. Gurowake and Flohru lost the Yokozuna rank, and find themselves as O1 and O2, respectively. The other two Ozeki spots are taken by Kitakachiyama and Randomitsuki. Norizo rises to Sekiwake, while Pandaazuma drops to Sekiwake. ScreechingOwl drops to Komusubi while Taka moves up to Komusubi. There are relatively few Maegashira news: andonishiki repeats on a career high M4. Mmikasazuma improves her highest rank from M9 to M6 (including a new points record). Haidouzo returns to his career high M8. Taxinohana moves up to a new career high M14. Finally, Nantonoyama becomes the 145th player to be listed in Makuuchi of the Superbanzuke. His first outing on the ranking was in Natsu 2016. He only had his sekitori debut in Hatsu Basho. In Juryo, we have a couple of new career highs for: Senkoho (J1), Unkonoyama (J3), and ayagawa (J10). Furthermore, we had no less than three shin-sekitori: congrats to Hokuranzan (J8), Tikozan (J12), and Wamahada (J13). Finally, some good news: with the increased interest in sumo comes a slight upwards tick in the number of sumo gamers. This is particularly evident on the Superbanzuke which goes down to Sandanme 12. This is our "longest" banzuke since Kyushu 2013. Great!
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    Nikkan has provided a list of 16 time periods that there have been four yokozuna (names in order of promotion): - 1917 Natsu to 1918 Haru (2 basho): Tachiyama, Otori, Nishinoumi II, Onishiki I - 1918 Natsu (1 basho): Otori, Nishinoumi II, Onishiki I, Tochigiyama - 1938 Haru to 1938 Natsu (2 basho): Tamanishiki, Musashiyama, Minanogawa, Futabayama - 1943 Haru to 1945 Aki (7 basho): Futabayama, Haguroyama, Akinoumi, Terukuni - 1949 Haru to 1949 Aki (3 basho): Haguroyama, Terukuni, Maedayama, Azumafuji - 1951 Aki to 1953 Hatsu (5 basho): Haguroyama, Terukuni, Azumafuji, Chiyonoyama - 1953 Haru to 1953 Aki (3 basho): Haguroyama, Azumafuji, Chiyonoyama, Kagamisato - 1954 Haru to 1954 Aki (3 basho): Azumafuji, Chiyonoyama, Kagamisato, Yoshibayama - 1955 Hatsu to 1958 Hatsu (14 basho): Chiyonoyama, Kagamisato, Yoshibayama, Tochinishiki - 1961 Kyushu to 1962 Hatsu (2 basho): Wakanohana I, Asashio, Kashiwado, Taiho - 1965 Haru to 1966 Kyushu (11 basho): Kashiwado, Taiho, Tochinoumi, Sadanoyama - 1979 Aki to 1980 Kyushu (8 basho): Wajima, Kitanoumi, Wakanohana II, Mienoumi - 1987 Kyushu to 1988 Hatsu (2 basho): Chiyonofuji, Futahaguro, Hokutoumi, Onokuni - 1990 Aki to 1991 Natsu (5 basho): Chiyonofuji, Hokutoumi, Onokuni, Asahifuji - 1999 Nagoya to 2000 Haru (5 basho): Akebono, Takanohana, Wakanohana III, Musashimaru - 2017 Haru to ?: Hakuho, Harumafuji, Kakuryu, Kisenosato This will be the first basho since 1980 Kyushu that all four yokozuna have the chance of facing each other (previous three times had two yokozuna from the same heya). This will be the 74th basho featuring four yokozuna on the banzuke. 48 out of the previous 73 basho had yokozuna winning the yusho. Since the start of the 15 day basho era in 1949, there have been only four instances where all four yokozuna finished with at least 10 wins. Only nine basho have seen all four yokozuna finish all 15 days. Only four times have we seen four yokozuna for at least one year. Also statistics wise the order of promotion seems to have quite an impact on retirements when bringing a close to a four yokozuna era: First yokozuna to retire: - First to be promoted: 6 times - Second to be promoted: 3 times - Third to be promoted: 5 times - Fourth to be promoted: 1 time http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1791056.html
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    Sekiwake Kotoshougiku who needs 10 wins to regain his lost Ozeki status was at the Nishonoseki rengo-keiko today, facing the other two Sekiwake Tamawashi and Takayasu, 13 bouts, 9-4 and looking favorable. "I've got to gambarize. My battle is with myself. It's time I showed what I'm made of.. I will gambarize from this difficult place," he declared. They were at the same rank last Basho. This basho- two ranks between them:
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    Because it's equally unsatisfying to see dominated rikishi winning on a technicality. There are lots more bouts that get implicitly decided on the shinitai basis than just those that become a matter of debate. Look closely for a few tournaments and you'll see plenty of winning rikishi touching down at the same time or even earlier than their opponent whom they just launched off the dohyo (and who doesn't actually hit the ground until he's way outside). Almost nobody wants to see those bouts be declared in favour of the rikishi whose kimarite would have to be "achieved sufficient hangtime", so kicking shinitai to the curb would probably create even more debate than we have now. Personally, I'm simply in favour of more rematches when the competitors' shinitai status is unclear or when the non-shinitai guy touches down significantly earlier. At times they're already handling it like that, but it's probably something that comes down to the individual personalities of the shimpan so there's very little consistency.
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    Kintamayama means "Exceptionally Handsome Warrior With Extremely Lush Hair."
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    Kakuryu sends his respects to Kisenosato for competing, knowing as soon as they hit at the tachi-ai that his opponent had no power to move forward. "I probably would have competed if I was in the same position too. It might get worse, but he's come this far and can't give up." http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1797765.html
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    Some real sumo spirit was on display today from Hanakaze and Amamidake. They got locked in a yotsu-zumo battle, and after 4 minutes 12 seconds a halt was called by the shimpan, who ordered a ni-ban-go torinaoshi. In the second attempt, 46-year-old Hanakaze got an uwate grip and managed to force Amamidake out for an okuridashi win, securing his kachi-koshi as a result. Not a henka in sight. Pictures and (linked) videos. It's the second basho in a row in which a ni-ban-go torinaoshi has happened early in the day, in January it was Kyonosato who eventually prevailed over Daishiryu on Day 12.
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    Day 9: Hokutofuji, gets dizzy after his bout: "When the bout ended I was so dizzy I was afraid I would collapse.." Day 10: Nishonoseki Oyakata is saying that if Takayasu gets the yusho, an immediate Ozeki promotion is "possible" regardless of the November 7-8 makekoshi. A zensho would make it 33 wins over three tournaments. But it seems a yusho would be enough. Okinoumi, gets the win after a monoii reverses the gyoji's decision, and after losing on a monoii a few days ago: "I've been thinking a lot about the monoii. Do they refer to the video after their discussion? Do they discuss stuff based on the video? Do they say that the shinitai thing is really hard to explain?"
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    Day 3: Hakuhou, allowing 37 year old Takekaze get a morozashi but winning by yorikiri in the end: "At some point I thought of throwing him, but I felt sorry for him.. Because he's 37.." Takekaze, losing today to Hakuhou and tomorrow facing Harumafuji, his 4th straight Yokozuna opponent: "My sumo is good but if I don't win it's worth nothing. It's my last chance for a kinboshi. I can only give it my all.."
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    Moti, you don't need to apologise for anything because you spend the time to do the work to provide the rest of us lazy bastards with high quality coverage of the sumo. Great work
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    A final appetizer ahead of the basho, an asageiko triple header starting with Shibatayama-beya. Now a visit to Dewanoumi-beya. Finally to Tokitsukaze-beya, with a degeiko delegation from Isegahama-beya, and Ichinojo was there as well.
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    New Makuuchi promotee Ura trained at home and faced visiting Juryo Azumaryuu and Fujiazuma and others for 12 bouts and was seen doing quick, forward-moving sumo. "I've got a lot to worry about.." he said, although it did not look like that at all. He has become famous for his unorthodox and varied style and has many fans. This basho will be his local basho and amid the flurry of interest and pressure surrounding him he is still able to concentrate on doing serious training. "It's difficult but I am trying to go about it as usual," hinting that he isn't being swept away by all the festivities. .
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    Day 9 - Day 13: Makuuchi & Juryo bouts added to the database Edit: Day 14 - Juryo
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    Speaking of which, 35 year old Shunba, Terunofuji's buddy and last remaining Magaki stable mate, has ended Haru 6 - 1 in his Makushita debut basho... 14 years after entering sumo! A nice memory from Terunofuji's 1st yusho ;o) hugging Shunba just as the yusho was confirmed.
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    (Day 12 update gone due to author stupidity, sorry.) Edit: The barebones version reconstructed: Day 12 (results, text-only results): 2-3-7 Hakuho Y1 Kakuryu 8-4 9-3 Harumafuji Y2 Kisenosato 12-0 1-5-6 Goeido O Terunofuji 11-1 6-6 Tamawashi S1 Takayasu 10-2 7-5 Kotoshogiku S2 6-6 Mitakeumi K Shodai 4-8 (x) M1 M2 M3 Takarafuji 6-6 7-5 Yoshikaze M4 6-6 Endo M5 Hokutofuji 5-7 (x) 8-4 Chiyonokuni M6 M7 Chiyoshoma 8-4 M8 M9 M10 Tochiozan 10-2 (2) 2-5-5 Kaisei M8 M9 Kotoyuki 3-9 (2) (o) 5-7 Tochinoshin M10 M11 (3) 3-9 Sadanoumi M12 M13 Daishomaru 6-6 (1) (1) 6-6 Myogiryu M14 Kyokushuho 4-8 (3) (x) 3-8-1 Chiyoo M15 (~) 4-8 Nishikigi M16 --- J1 Chiyotairyu 6-6 (2) (~) 5-7 Gagamaru J2 Onosho 7-5 (2) (3) 6-6 Hidenoumi J3 Toyohibiki 8-4 (1) (3) 7-5 Chiyomaru J4 Oyanagi 8-4 (2) J5 (x) 6-6 Yamaguchi J6 (2) 9-3 Osunaarashi J7 J8 (x) 7-5 Daiamami J9 (1) 5-7 Satoyama J10 (1) 5-7 Kitataiki J11 Kitaharima 3-9 (3) (o) 7-5 Asanoyama J12 Aminishiki 7-5 (o) (1) 6-6 Asahisho J13 (o) 8-4 Terutsuyoshi J14 Fujiazuma 4-8 (x) 3-3 Amuru Ms1 Takagenji 4-2 Ms2 Kizenryu 3-3 3-3 Iwasaki Ms3 Meisei 5-1 Ms4 3-3 Wakanoshima Ms5 Goshi 3-3
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    The ex-sekitori through Day 10...they number 36 again, just like last basho. Rikishi with makuuchi experience in bold, numbers are age and basho since their last juryo tournament. 2-3 Ms1e Amuru (Onomatsu, 33, 1) 0-4-1 Ms2e Toyonoshima (Tokitsukaze, 33, 3) 3-3 Ms2w Kizenryu (Kise, 31, 1) 5-0 Ms3w Meisei (Tatsunami, 21, 2) 2-3 Ms4e Akiseyama (Kise, 31, 5) 2-3 Ms4w Asabenkei (Takasago, 28, 3) 3-2 Ms5e Wakanoshima (Shibatayama, 32, 1) 3-2 Ms7w Daishoho (Oitekaze, 22, 2) 3-2 Ms9e Shimanoumi (Kise, 27, 4) 2-3 Ms9w Asasekiryu (Takasago, 35, 2) 4-1 Ms10e Tochihiryu (Kasugano, 29, 13) 4-1 Ms10w Dewahayate (Dewanoumi, 28, 4) 3-2 Ms12e Sakigake (Shibatayama, 30, 13) 5-0 Ms16e Abi (Shikoroyama, 22, 9) 3-2 Ms17e Takaryu (Kise, 25, 10) 4-1 Ms17w Tokushinho (Kise, 32, 8) 2-3 Ms19e Sagatsukasa (Irumagawa, 35, 18) 2-3 Ms19w Chiyoarashi (Kokonoe, 25, 22) 4-1 Ms21e Jokoryu (Kise, 28, 5) 1-4 Ms24e Shotenro (Fujishima, 35, 6) 0-5 Ms25e Tenkaiho (Onoe, 32, 5) kyujo Ms26e Sadanofuji (Sakaigawa, 32, 2) 2-3 Ms27e Higonojo (Kise, 32, 17) 2-3 Ms30w Kotomisen (Sadogatake, 33, 20) 4-1 Ms33e Keitenkai (Onomatsu, 27, 27) 3-2 Ms34e Nionoumi (Yamahibiki, 30, 22) 2-3 Ms35e Kagamio (Kagamiyama, 29, 5) 4-1 Ms40w Oiwato (Hakkaku, 35, 20) 0-5 Ms45w Dewaotori (Dewanoumi, 31, 62) 3-2 Ms49e Sotairyu (Tokitsukaze, 34, 12) 2-3 Sd10w Dairaido (Takadagawa, 36, 63) 2-3 Sd11e Yoshiazuma (Tamanoi, 39, 15) 4-1 Sd27w Masakaze (Oguruma, 33, 26) 3-2 Sd30e Hitenryu (Tatsunami, 32, 33) 3-2 Sd33w Kaonishiki (Azumazeki, 38, 33) kyujo Jd10w Masunoyama (Chiganoura, 26, 12)
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    Makuuchi videos are in the database. Just for Kotoshoguku my akku went down ..
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    Courtesy of the aptly named One And Only. Day 2 / Group A: Results: Mz1 Mitsuuchi (1-0) Mz4 Abezakura (0-1) Mz5 Fukuyama (1-0) Mz6 Tochikodai (0-1) Mz9 Nagaya (1-0) Mz15 Kotoharamoto (0-1) Mz11 Amane (1-0) Mz16 Kotoimagawa (0-1) Mz13 Yusei (1-0) Mz18 Kotonagahama (0-1) Mz23 Fujita (1-0) Mz21 Kajita (0-1) Mz24 Tainaka (1-0) Mz25 Yukiumi (0-1) Mz26 Seigo (1-0) Mz27 Osuzuki (0-1) Mz30 Toyama (0-1) Mz28 Satozakura (1-0) Mz37 Matsuzawa (0-1) Mz29 Sakurayama (1-0) Mz39 Usui (0-1) Mz31 Machida (1-0) Mz41 Kinugawa (0-1) Mz43 Kaitoma (1-0) Mz47 Wakainoue (1-0) Mz54 Yata (0-1) Mz56 Konno (1-0) Mz55 Masuyama (0-1) A Twitter user also uploaded individual bout clips (shot from a different angle) via a series of tweets: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Standings: Mz1 Mitsuuchi Onomatsu 1-0 | Mz4 Abezakura Shikihide 0-1 Mz5 Fukuyama Fujishima 1-0 | Mz6 Tochikodai Kasugano 0-1 Mz9 Nagaya Shikoroyama 1-0 | Mz15 Kotoharamoto Sadogatake 0-1 Mz11 Amane Shikoroyama 1-0 | Mz16 Kotoimagawa Sadogatake 0-1 Mz13 Yusei Onomatsu 1-0 | Mz18 Kotonagahama Sadogatake 0-1 Mz23 Fujita Fujishima 1-0 | Mz21 Kajita Kokonoe 0-1 Mz24 Tainaka Fujishima 1-0 | Mz25 Yukiumi Yamahibiki 0-1 Mz26 Seigo Shikoroyama 1-0 | Mz27 Osuzuki Otake 0-1 Mz28 Satozakura Shikihide 1-0 | Mz30 Toyama Musashigawa 0-1 Mz29 Sakurayama Shikihide 1-0 | Mz37 Matsuzawa Asahiyama 0-1 Mz31 Machida Kokonoe 1-0 | Mz39 Usui Nishikido 0-1 Mz43 Kaitoma Asakayama 1-0 | Mz41 Kinugawa Tamanoi 0-1 Mz47 Wakainoue Nishonoseki 1-0 | Mz54 Yata Onoe 0-1 Mz56 Konno Sakaigawa 1-0 | Mz55 Masuyama Onoe 0-1 Given that we've already seen 28 of 54 participants (perhaps a few more if Mitsuuchi isn't the only returnee), I think everybody who was supposed to be part of the first group was in action today and there's nobody who will be joining this section on a later day. It'll be interesting to see if the increased number of shindeshi means an expansion of maezumo until Day 11 (and three presentations) or if they'll try to finish up by Day 9 as usual and squeeze everybody into two presentations. The last time there were three was in 2008, but that was with nearly 70 deshi.
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    Found some asageiko pictures. First a visit to Onomatsu-beya, with members of Chiganoura-beya visiting for degeiko. And some pictures from this session at Oitekaze-beya.
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    First look at the new Bulgarian recruit courtesy of Viki Lyn Paulson Cody: