Kashunowaka

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    Promotion/Demotion and Yūshō Discussion Aki 2022

    After Hokuseiho blasted through the lower divisions and eventually made a belated juryo debut, I had quite high hopes of him. I have adjusted my expectations a little after this basho: there seem to be some glaring holes in his sumo. He has the physical tools, but I am not sure that his passive, standup style of sumo will cut it against harder makuuchi opposition. Still plenty of time for him to improve though.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Wakatakakage has been a frequent subscriber to the gino-sho and couldn't be more well deserved IMHO. Let's hope that he makes himself ineligible for sansho soon.
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    Roto Sumo Aki 2022

    Tochimaru was my role model this basho.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    It's too early to judge.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    I would be pleasantly surprised if Hakuho is in fact a good coach, judging from how previous dai-yokozuna have fared as coaches.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    I think that the henka from Takakeisho was *fantastic* too watch. My memory might serve me wrong, but from what I recall there were more henkas in the 90s when I started watching sumo on Eurosport. You rarely expect it nowadays, which makes it all the more effective.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Takakeisho already has over three years as ozeki, two 13-2 yusho from sanyaku rank, and lots of double-digit results. This is already a very good career. Asanoyama has one 12-3 yusho from a low rank, a weak ozeki promotion and one decent year as ozeki before the suspension. I don't think he has shown yet whether he will fulfil his potential.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    I have watched them alright...
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    The bottom half of juryo seems quite competitive this time. I am not thinking of Tochimaru in particular.
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    Behind the Scenes at Basho

    You can clearly see the mistake at https://youtu.be/7s3yiI0odU4?t=13 and look what happened today.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    It was indeed close, but I think they made the right call judging from the replays. First Chiyoshoma's nage, then his body (arm?), and *then* Oho's shoulder followed by nage. Looked clearcut to me in the end.
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    Nagoya 2022

    And yet it was just the same two basho ago, when Shodai was kadoban and started even worse with 1-5, to finish 9-6.
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    Trivia bits

    Thanks! I only searched makuuchi and juryo, should have said that.
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    Which Waka hypothetical is more likely?

    12-9-11 is too weak for an ozeki promotion, even with the lax standards applied over the last ~10 years. After the 60s, the only rikishi to promoted with just 20 wins over the last two basho is Goeido, at which time he had 14 consecutive basho as sekiwake. W10e would have 3. 12-9-12 is borderline considering the 9-6 in the middle. If that happens, I don't think it's an automatic promotion.
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    Trivia bits

    Katasukashi is to Midorifuji what yorikiri or oshidashi is to other rikishi - he wins 25% of the time with it. The closest I could find is 13%.
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    Trivia bits

    There is also https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Results.aspx?b=197507&d=15, where none of the rikishi had cleared kachikoshi when the soroibumi was performed, but two of them won their bout to go 8-7.
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    Trivia bits

    When I saw the west side perform the sanyaku soroibumi today - Mitakeumi, Shodai and Abi - I thought that it was an unusually sorry lot. None of them had reached kachikoshi and Abi then went on to lose his bout. This is the first time* that a "soroibumi group" (i.e. three rikishi fighting the last bouts on senshuraku from either the east or the west side) all finish with a losing record. *in the modern era
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    No entirely unexpected. Takanosho has the tools to become an ozeki from the neck down. Hopefully he can learn from the experience and be better mentally prepared next time.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    I also think Takanosho should get a sansho. But if they hand out more, I'd rather see Daieisho got one.
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    Trivia bits

    Thank you. I startled when I got to that bout in Sekitoto, didn't expect to see another makushita rikishi.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Is this Kaisei's final basho? He can still save himself in juryo but it's starting to look dicey. When he retires, I think Shodai wants to take over the A/B kabu.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    This is only the fourth time in the modern era that the leading result after day 8 is no better than 6-2. The previous three times the basho has been won with 13-2 (twice) and 12-3. The last time was when Shodai managed to win out in the second week to go 13-2. Somehow I very much doubt that anyone will be able to repeat that in this basho. But stranger things have happened, Tamawashi has even done it before. As it stands, I would happily take a 12-3 yusho, 11-4 in makuuchi is really meh.
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    Next Ozeki?

    True, but I think that the potential is about the same. Plenty of time to prove me wrong, of course.
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    Next Ozeki?

    I expect Kotonowaka.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    I'd say that his record over the last two years is already ozeki level. If he can be a yusho-challenging ozeki: good, but not all ozeki have to be that.