Kashunowaka

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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    The next ozeki? Takanosho, obviously.
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    Sort of new

    I am out of reactions so I'll just say welcome!
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    Could you then say - avoiding the double negative - that Miyabiyama's approval was animous?
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    Regarding 32 wins and ozeki promotion: out of 26 promotions in the last 30 years, 4 were after 32 wins and 3 of those in the 2010s. Shodai's case with 8-7 / 11-4 / 13-2Y is arguably stronger than 32-winners Kisenosato, Goeido and Asanoyama because of that yusho and going 13-2, which neither of the others did in their ozeki runs. It resembles Chiyotaikai's 9-6 / 10-5 / 13-2Y in 1999 a lot. If you get the chance to promote a sekiwake after a 13-2 yusho, you take it.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Of course! Didn't think of checking the original text, and I didn't read through the previous thread. Makes perfect sense (although it might be by accident). I'll try to stop thinking of that melody as a Christmas song.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Found the thread:
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Odd choice of music when the cup is presented: Händels' music from the oratorio Judas Maccabeus, more known with the text "Tochter Zion, freue dich" (Daughter Zion, rejoice). I guess they just wanted a nice tune which everyone knows. Do they always play that?
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I am delighted that Shodai managed to finish with 8 (!) straight wins and go 13-2. And Tobizaru has won everyone's heart.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    We'll see about Kotonowaka... He didn't finish this basho well, I expected him to dominate juryo more. If he is cut from the same cloth as his father he will be a makuuchi regular and occasional sanyaku but not more. Edit: for the record, Kotonowaka senior was one of my favourites to watch. Perfect sumo body. Devastating uwatenage. Often ended up in bouts which got stuck several minutes. Perennial under-achiever.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Good sumo between Kotoeko ... eko ... eko and Takarafuji.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    The wonderful thing with sumo is that should the unthinkable happen, e.g. 8-7 at M17 / 15-0 at M16 / 15-0 Ke, it is perfectly fine to break the "rules" and promote to ozeki from komusubi since there are no rules. It is also fine *not* to promote with 38 wins in 3 basho.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Another disappointing rikishi was Nishikifuji, who went from 7-3 to 7-8 in his sekitori debut.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    And Oki does the Hoshitango and keeps his score unblemished.
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    Happy Birthday, Asashosakari

    And this means that Asashoryu also turns 40 today. Happy Birthday, Pierre!
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    W10e fought valiantly against Mitakeumi, who looked tentative. In the end Mita saved his sekiwake rank - good!
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Takanosho has certainly earned his place in sanyaku. It will be interesting to see if he can stabilize his sumo on this level.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I don't think that helps, as at least two 11-2 rikishi should face each other tomorrow.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    And poster-boy Akiseyama at 35 does one of the best basho in his career.
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    Happy Birthday, Kashunowaka!

    Thank you!
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    Spirited rikishi Aki 2020

    Great efforts by all the aforementioned rikishi. Check out Chiyonoo's bout vs Nishikifuji!
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Indeed, and it's painful to watch!
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Not sure I want to watch this...!
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    Aki'20 Gaming Banter

    You obviously haven't looked at Jejima's other bets this basho.
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    Trivia bits

    I think you are missing - Natsu 1968, 7 rikishi tie at 6-2, Tamanoshima (Tamanoumi) eventually gets the yusho with 13-2 (no kettei-sen)