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  1. Koorifuu

    Trivia bits

    It's almost as impressive that all of these followed that juryo zensho up with double digit wins on makuuchi, which was the top division debut for everyone except for TNS. EDIT The query function's "Highest Rank" trigger does not function as well as intended, but that 14-1 list is also impressive. 19 out of 26 made it to sanyaku, including plenty of O/Y.
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    Are they paying Daishoho extra for all his gatekeeping work?
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I'd add Ikioi to the list. Dropped out of maegashira, but there's no way he's coming back.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Wakanosato comes to mind. Starting in Kyushu 2000 and up to Aki 2005, he was only out of junior sanyaku twice - making it back with a KK from M1 both times.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Terutsuyoshi's matta was a good 6 on the Hoshikaze scale.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I have no doubt that Enho's problem lately is purely down to a massive clamp down he's had on his tachiai postures. There's been plenty more matta on his bouts than before since halfway through July's basho so there's his tachiai unpredictability gone. Not sure why they've started doing it though - have they had enough of the novelty?
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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    Regarding his banzuke pathway for the upcoming year, would you say Chiyonokuni's troubled 2019 serves as a good yardstick? 3 basho out from M12, which is realistic for Abi in 2 months, resulted in a makushita 46 slot.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Five people have been promoted to ozeki after a 8-7 in the middle of two 10+ showings, but: - All of them were already lower sanyaku on the first basho. - For the only relevant three, both those 10+ basho were either J or Y.
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    Nakagawa-beya closed down - next scandal

    Where else in the world would you have people moved to the guidance promulgation department as punishment for delivering some abusive "guidance"?
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Results by maegashira rikishi born from 1987 that are not yokozuna: 2-4, 1-5, 1-5, 4-2, 1-5, 1-5, 1-5, 2-4, 0-6, 4-2, 3-3, 6-0, 3-3, 3-3 Total of: 32W 52L Out of those 32W, only 14 were against people outside this group. Ever youthful Takarafuji's technical style pays off with longevity. Only positive score thus far in this group's first half of the lower sanyaku + upper maegashira representation. Aoiyama's standout record is due to the fact he's declined to territories he didn't belong to, so it still validates my point to an extent. Ikioi's positive record so far is a good surprise. I know that the "change of the guard" is an old topic and the yokozuna sure are subverting that, but I doubt it's ever been this pronounced.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Interesting bit: both went undefeated quite far into their first basho as makushita, and both were derailed by the same person: the Kaitomachine who made lower makushita his turf! Kitanowaka was Kaito's 4th scalp, Tochikamiyama his 5th.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    I do remember then-Iwasaki soaring through the ranks and looking like he was destined for great things...
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Indeed. It might sound unbelievable but he's as old as Endo and just one year older than Shodai - both of whom are usually perceived as from a different generation.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Thanks for clearing it up. I was under the impression it was pretty much a given / open secret.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    I think Sokokurai was supposed to go intai at the end of next basho no matter what so that he succeeds his oyakata.