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    Ramat Gan, Israel
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    Fleeing from women, eating rice with one chopstick.


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    Ikioi, Tochinoshin, Shoudai, Abi

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  1. Kintamayama

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Ichinojou, makekoshi at Juryo 7: "Still two bouts remaining so i will face them with the next basho in mind. I wasn't able to train at all but if I train more I will be back. All i can do is go for it!" Yutakayama, unable to drop Tokushouryuu: "I wanted to help my senior (Shoudai) but it backfired royally. And my spirit was all there.." Kagayaki, beaten by Shoudai, no chance for the yusho: "I planned on putting pressure on him by moving forward and attacking, but got pressured myself and lost.." Hokutofuji, no chance for the yusho but getting double digit wins for the first time in 9 bashos: "I wasn't thinking of things like the yusho. I want a sansho special prize. I only got that one technique prize so far.." Kotoshougiku, ends his losing streak at five, needs one more win for a total of 700 career Makuuchi wins: "All I can do is study so as to not give up. I'm willing to suffer as much as needed if I am doomed to suffer.." Endou, kachikoshi at Maegashira 1: " I'm happy I got a kachikoshi in the first basho of the year. I will gambarize the next two days.' Tochinoshin, 4 straight makekoshi bashos, 10-18 against Goueidou and getting owned by him today: "It's too bad. I can't call that sumo at all.. I can't beat Goueidou at all.." Takayasu, looking OK but losing his 9th bout and will drop out of sanyaku: "I don't remember the quality of sumo but this is what I am capable of doing at this juncture. I will gambarize the next two days to remain in the joi (top Maegashira) ranks." Abi, losing gloriously to Enhou and makekoshi: "Come on guys, what do you want? I just went makekoshi so don't come in here.. He was one step ahead of me. My tachiai was perfect, but I put my leg forward because he is light and that was my mistake. I was thinking of shaking him off by jumping, but he was stronger than I expected. I was swept off my feet and carried out.. Without keiko, it's no good (he was injured in training before the basho). I might get scolded, but that feeling may have led to my makekoshi. I'll start from scratch. It feels like I broke my nose..""
  2. Kintamayama

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Toyonoshima 9th loss in Juryo. At 11E he is giri giri.
  3. Kintamayama

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Waking up every three hours.
  4. Kintamayama

    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Uh oh..
  5. Kintamayama

    Arawashi intai

    So no more Arawashi-Tamawashi wishy-washy?
  6. Kintamayama

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Chiyoshouma performed a beautiful hassoutobi/HNH today. Worth my money.
  7. Kintamayama

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Tochiouzan, Makuuchi veteran gets his first kachikoshi since Kyushu 2018! : "I was able to do patient sumo facing opponents who were in good shape. I want to return to where I was on the banzuke slowly but Shirley!" Abi, unable to overcome Shoudai: "Shoudai-zeki is strong. He was heavy. You can't see it but he surely has put on weight. I think he is gambarizing in training.." Ex- Ozeki Tochinoshin, seeing Goueidou losing his Ozeki rank: "It's difficult keeping your Ozeki rank.. When you are a high-ranker you have to win and when you don't it's painful.." Asanoyama, yorikiriing Goueidou, dropping him to Sekiwake: ""I'm glad I was patient. I had to stop that two loss losing streak.." Takakeishou, winning by kotenage, not his usual menu: "He got his right hand in, so I had no choice and did what I definitely should not have.. I won the bout but it was a 100% loss in sumo. I should be thankful for remaining in the yusho race. It's no use if I don't win by myself.." Goueidou, losing his Ozeki rank after 33 bashos: "It wasn't bad but my head was too high. I was forced to go chest to chest and I should have gotten my head in. I was simply powerless." Shoudai, tied for the lead, beats Abi, dancing on the tawara: "It was bad sumo. I was pushed back but I was patient. Yesterday wasn't good either and the bad image remained.. It's the first time that I'm involved in the yusho race so I can't say much about it. I'm not conscious of it that much. Still, I feel I have become a bit stiff.. I had been really wanting to remain a sekitori so I was nervous about getting kachikoshi (explaining why after a good beginning in Makuuchi he has stalled for a long time..). Now, I am more at ease. All I want is to enjoy the basho as I planned, hoping the results will follow. The days are flying by quickly and 15 days is a long time. This is a first time experience for me. I surely want to get the yusho but getting all worked up about it is not like me.. I would also like to apologize to Kintamayama for not becoming Ozeki yet.""
  8. Kintamayama

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Juryo Nishikigi, first kachikoshi in 7 bashos, first daughter born last November: " I was going to tell about my daughter after my kachikoshi. It's not good when you don't earn your income.." Terutsuyoshi, 4th loss and moves away from the yusho race: "I was really into it but I wasn't thinking about the yusho possibility at all. I'd like to finish the last three days without injury." Kiribayama, newbie kachikoshi: "I'm happier than when I got my past kochikoshis. Excellent.the best!" Kotoshougiku, 5 straight makekoshi bashos: "Instead of being 'round' I should be showing rougher sumo. I'm in a rut."
  9. Kintamayama

    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    OK, I'll just add, again, that I thought (and was right) that Enhou had a chance, an even chance, of beating Endou. Most didn't. I and 11 others were right. To me, there was plenty of reason to pick Enhou. They had never met before. Enhou is unfathomable. Endou does pretty nerdy straightforward sumo. I felt he wouldn't know ho to handle the little guy, first encounter and all. I never check to see the last few days' records as to me they are irrelevant. I play by gut, always have. Perhaps that's why I suck in the games, but there you have it. I do check for possible injuries, and I won't pick a match involving Tsurugishou or Chiyotairyuu, even if he did win today.. In the end, the ISP pick is one man's choice based on one man's view. I think we've beaten this horse twice over. We disagree, that's fine.
  10. Kintamayama

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Tokushouryuu still tied for the lead, wins after a monoii today: "I thought maybe my foot did go out, but the gunbai was pointing at me, so.. I was lucky. I was telling myself that It will be good if I will calmly do all I am able to do. " He is from Nara Prefecture, called by some "The Place of Sumo Origin." At present, there are no sumo clubs in any high school there. "When i was in Junior High there was a sumo club. It's really sad. I can only gambarize on the dohyo, so if I can stir even some interest.." said Tokushouryuu. The last yusho by a Nara rikishi was won back in 1922 by Tsurugahama. "I'll take it a day at a time," added Tokushouryuu quietly. "There are kids who join the heya because of Tokushouryuu. He is our heya's God of fortune!," said Kise Oyakata. Shimanoumi is also from Kise beya and is three years younger than him. "He has helped me a lot and never makes me feel that he is superior, " he said. Yusho? "I'm not taking notice of what's going on around me..." summed Tokushouryuu. As an aside, I remember when he first entered as Aoki (together with Takarafuji) we were speculating that he would get far.
  11. Kintamayama

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Shoudai, winning and remaining tied for the lead: "It was my opponent's pace. It's day by day. I've got to desperately keep my concentration.." Kiribayama, beating fellow Mongolian Azumaryuu and getting his 7th win as a Makuuchi newbie: "I did not want to lose. It's still a day by day situation, and I would like to do my own sumo." Tamawashi, last year's Hatsu basho winner, gets his makekoshi: "I can't be doing this kind of strange sumo till the end.. My spirit will not be dampened and I would like to do sumo that will please the crowd that expects it!" Endou, ending his losing streak at three and getting his seventh win: "I want to do diligent sumo!" Myougiryuu, hikiotoshi'd by Endou, makekoshi: "It's regrettable but there is nothing I can do about it.. If I diligently perform the next four days it will connect to the next basho. I would like to continue without giving up!" Daieishou, makekoshi in his first ever sanyaku basho: "I face every day with the same feeling but if I don't win it's meaningless. All I can do is diligently face the remaining days!" Mitakeumi, having a wild tsuki/oshi battle against Abi: "My body is moving, so I could go about it diligently calmly.." Takakeishou, oshidashiing Takarafuji and staying at two losses: "Since I'm chasing the leaders I'm not really aware of anything. It's no use if I don't win." Takarafuji, losing against Takakeishou at the tachiai: "My condition has been good so I thought I wasn't going to lose by being shoved but his strength is something else.. My opponent took my composure away.." Kagayaki, remaining one loss behind the leaders after winning today: " My first step is good and my weight is carrying me forward. I went from under from under and forward and forward and that was good. The fact that I got my kachikoshi already doesn't mean I can ease up now. I am not thinking of the yusho race!" Hokutofuji still in the race, two wins back, kachikoshi: "I felt at ease. I felt Tamawashi was impatient so I think I was calm." Terutsuyoshi, two wins back as well, kachikoshi: "I guess I have achieved my first goal. I don't think I can catch up to the leaders with three losses at this point .."
  12. Kintamayama

    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Exactly my point. ISP is a different animal.
  13. Kintamayama

    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    65-106 to Kagayaki.
  14. Kintamayama

    Fukurou memorial kyujo rikishi list - Hatsu 2020

    Makushita 49 E Asakishin and Makushita 21 Hatooka are kyujo as of day 11.
  15. Kintamayama

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Standard Shouhouzan.