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  1. aderechelsea

    Lower-division Torikumi Day 10 Natsu Basho 2013

    interesting bouts for Ishiura, Kaiho, Endo, Hayashi, Wakakeisho, Aragyoshi and Aoto. Ishiura is up against Hamayutaka who is not a "giant killer" but he already beat Onosho and Baraki this basho. Tough test by a rikishi that can move well when in good form. I doubt he is gonna lose tomorrow but i wouldn't be surprised if he did. Kaiho should really mess this up to lose. His de-ashi is working well (for a young rikishi's standards) so i suspect an easy win for him and a closer step towards sandanme. Endo is going to have a field trip on day 10. Chiyo's wins this basho cannot even be compared to Endo's loss. And for his mass, his tachi-ai is plainly mediocre. Only against Sakaguchi (and that doesn't say much ... ) he was good. Hayashi can have a chance here if he quits doing this hopping that he calls footwork. When he manages to keep both feet on the dohyo when moving he can do something. Wakakeisho .... i really wish he wins this one. Even though he looks more comfortable in the lower ranks of makushita i would love to see him fight in a 15 day tournament someone soon.... 40+ bashos in makushita and just one in Sandanme ... i nominate him for the "Greatest Makushita Rikishi" competition. Aoto is just my hopes for Hakkaku. He is not stellar but he not shabby either. Good prospect. Aragyoshi should side-step Baraki tomorrow. A win (KK) in under 1 second is still a win ....
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    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    random video that includes the Rijicho and portrays this. Back then there were more standing tachi-ai's than you can count.
  3. aderechelsea

    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    they need to move for the tachi-ai in synch .... it doesn't really matter if a rikishi (especially an Ozeki) has his fists on the ground. and for his match against Kakuryu ... he was actually a bit slower in the tachi-ai than Kaku. If someone should be screaming for a "matta" it should have been Sogiku. But i am glad that nothing was called and the bout was fair and square.
  4. aderechelsea

    Persistence Watch - 2013 edition

    Okino ... leading the group. :-O he needs to send his thanks to the torikumi committee for picking Kaikoki as his opponent a fews day ago and even against Terumichi he had the best possible grip for an easy win but he managed to make it look sooooo messy it hurt my sleep-deprived eyes. Hakkaku to improve their "scouting" methods. (i doubt there is such a think as a scouter in Hakkaku).
  5. aderechelsea

    Day 9 lower division results

    i am betting on Sasanoyama for the yusho. His tachi-ai mechanics work so perfectly this basho and he could beat Osunaarashi for example. He comes from underneath and he has enough power to push up his aite into a rather uncomfortable standing position. A good yori-guy could make a throw after the initial contact but his style (and power) are not so easily challenged but an oshi-sumo rikishi. so yeah ... i am predicting a Sasanoyama yusho. btw ... he is MK free in all the bashos he took part in. This is something ....
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    Pictures Natsu Basho 2013

    thank you for the Kaiho pics Martina ;-)
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    Day 8 lower division results

    what a messy bout that was .... :-S
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    Day 8 lower division results

    Kyokushuzan used it in Makuuchi once or twice if i remember correct.
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    Lower-division Torikumi Day 9 Natsu Basho 2013

    Osunaarashi - Wakamisho this one should be interesting. Wakamisho for the win ... but i "predict" this because i like him ... B-)
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    Heya Watch Natsu Basho 2013

    Hakakku is not doing bad actually ..... except for the 2 sekitori of course (3-16) is 60% for the rest of the heya .... and they are not used to this kind of numbers. :-D
  11. aderechelsea

    Greatest Ozeki?

    i am joking of course ... about the henka. No one remembers or cares about stuff like that. Kotooshu's shortcomings have nothing to do with today's horrible display of Ozeki sumo.
  12. aderechelsea

    Greatest Ozeki?

    well ... Kotooshu has won a yusho as an Ozeki and he henka-ed Tochiozan today ... i doubt that many people consider him among the "greatest Ozeki" :-P
  13. aderechelsea

    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    best match of the day. by far ...
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    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    i am looking at my brain right now with my eyes rolled so much .....
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    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    Kaisei was either extremely unlucky or extremely absent-minded. he tried to keep his foot on the tawara while pushing Ikioi easily out of the dohyo but he must the scraped the sand with his toe or something. "unfair" but fair at the same time.
  16. aderechelsea

    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    at the age of 29 i doubt a year off will do him any good. He will be an ex-Ozeki going back to a chon-mage and trying to climb up the banzuke at the age of 30. not a possibility the way i see it.
  17. aderechelsea

    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    i got the same feeling after watching the bout in the stream. Maybe a replay would be helpful. edit: and Shohozan just screwed Yoshikaze (different case from the Jokoryu bout) .... not that i am not happy about it :-D edit 2 : Kitataiki just attempted one of the worse henka's ever in the first division. I gave me a good morning laugh ...
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    Pictures from the Kyokai - 2013 Natsu, Day 5

    his body muscles (especially thighs) indicate he has spent some time training for a sport. Maybe judo? aikido? baseball?
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    sumo knowledge versus sumo gaming ability

    sometimes "knowledge" and "hard-headedness" go hand in hand .... i think that people that play according to statistics have more chances of winning. But that's me making assumptions ..... or trying to feel better for my inadequacies in sumo gaming. (In jonokuchi...)
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    Greatest Maegashira

    damn ... i forgot about Kasugao (for me he was always the "rikishi that could have been ... but never was") After Kaiho and Kyokushuzan he completes my top 3.
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    Lower-division Torikumi Day 7 Natsu Basho 2013

    this is my list of bouts to watch tomorrow. Different reasons for each one .... most of them due to heya/rikishi preferences. Or just plain interest in how they develop ... (in bold i indicate my predictions or preferences) Aoto - Takagenji Hakkaku prospect in good form. If i would bet i would chose Takagenji in this one but subjectivity is one of my main characteristics. B-) Shineiyama - Daishoho I find this Mongolian quite interesting and he showed some solid basics in this first 2 bouts (never watched his 3rd fight). Shineiyama is definitely no push-over but i predict that his mediocre tachi-ai posture will cost him this bout. If Daishoho grips a mawashi ... it will be over. Morimune - Hotutosho Best Musashigawa prospect (2 rikishi competing ... one of them is 3-0 and the other 0-3 ... not a huge accomplishment ... i know). Hokutosho is a push-over .... unfortunately. Hamagami - Hasegawa Hamagami is a perfect victim for a henka or a pull but in the bottomless pit that is Jk-Jd he gets away with it. His luck runs dry tomorrow. Hasegawa is bulking up in a good way and he is ready for a new highest rank. He needs to improve his footwork ... running after your opponents is too "Kokkai-like". Kaiho - Motokiyama 7 wins in a row for Kaiho and the 8th is on it's way. From the things he showed us thus far he should have an easy job. (In jonokuchi...) Even though it was the name that made me "adopt" him .... i am starting to have hopes for him. Chiyoraizan - Ishiura Ishiura is the reason i am watching this. Sasanoyama - Kansei a rikishi with no KKs in his career. Enough said .... Endo - Osunaarashi Endo (was he a university yokozuna?) is going to be the sekitori with the shortest hair that i can remember. He is technically far better that Osuna and probably one of the best in these parts of the banzuke. Definitely one to watch.
  22. aderechelsea

    Pictures from the Kyokai - 2013 Natsu, Day 5

    different examples ... same logic :-D
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    Pictures from the Kyokai - 2013 Natsu, Day 5

    maybe he saw an old video of Ama's mae-zumo bouts and though .... "why not? he IS a yokozuna nowadays ..."
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    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    i always love when someone tries to henka a yokozuna and pays for this. They are gona pay in keiko too .... ;-) i just wish they tried that against Hakuho but i guess common sense is among the attributes a rikishi should have in order to be in the joi-gin.
  25. aderechelsea

    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    but now he is a year more experienced and still up there .... his age is my main concern. He needs to work his way faster on the power scale in order to have a couple of extra years in a prime age and as an Ozeki. all hypothetical of course ....