ALAKTORN

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About ALAKTORN

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  • Birthday 31/12/1991

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    Hakuhō, Kyokutenhō, Aoiyama, Mitakeumi

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  1. ALAKTORN

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Hakuhō showing amazing technique even in escaping. This guy’s got it all. Ikioi looks like a mummy… he should kyūjō.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Watching Kisenosato is more and more painful. Wish he had retired 2 years ago. Kakuryū did a really nice job handling that henka. Hakuhō looked really powerful. I think it’s gonna be between them…
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    Takanoiwa hits his tsukebito

    I did mention from after Asashōryū so the first one doesn’t count in that sense, but I did fail to remember the other two. Since we went into digging-up mode, I feel like mentioning I remember I think a coach in Miyagino-beya (Hakuhō’s) beat a deshi with a metal bat or something, and he had really terrible bruises (there were pictures). When I made my first post I meant stuff between rikishi so I didn’t mention this one, but since nobody’s mentioned it while digging up other cases I felt like why not.
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    Takanoiwa hits his tsukebito

    I thought you were gonna mention that 3 Mongolians got outed after violent outbursts. Asashōryū, Harumafuji, Takanoiwa. Am I being racist and forgetting similar Japanese incidents or not? I mean since Asashōryū, not before.
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    A few questions to you guys about Yokozuna

    Wait, Harumafuji didn’t make 10 yūshō? Damn… 1. Yes. I cheer for the yokozuna most of the time because I like seeing the strong live up to their name and perform as such. 2. It’s much less of a headache to go with the former. The field is usually strong enough that no horrible yokozuna is ever produced with current standards (YD + Y), save injuries. 3. It’s become easier than it’s been in like 10 years, probably. With Asashōryū’s expulsion and Hakuhō’s decline. Still, I think Kisenosato was deserved and he just got unlucky with injuries, so as said previously no horrible yokozuna has been produced so even if it’s easier than it’s been for the past 10 years, it’s not like anyone can make it. 4. I disagree with that notion, it’s stupid not admirable to me. If you’re injured you need to rest. As to the question it’s been answered by others. 5. Dai-yokozuna is similar to what in chess are called “super GMs”, it’s not a real title above GMs (Grandmasters) but it’s something people call the very top players, like the top 20 in the world. I don’t know enough Japanese to make up any sumō rank myself.
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    Takanoiwa hits his tsukebito

    I recall something like that too.
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    Mouthguards

    Yeah some rikishi use them, some don’t. I think it was Kisenosato saying he’d be scared of his power if he were to use one, so he doesn’t… but this is a memory from like 4 years ago so I don’t remember too well. In the same comment I remember mention of Takekaze using one.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    You say that as a joke but I was pretty sure a kimarite for it existed. Does it not? I can’t recall a name. Edit: Looking it up, I might have been thinking of ushiromotare? Don’t know how exactly that works.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I noticed Aoiyama’s toe turning during the bout and it got me worried. It’s the exact same thing that happened to Hakuhō and gave him so much trouble with all those kyūjō. I hope it’s nothing bad for him.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    ^I don’t think the “otoshi” kimarite require falling down. I recall being pushed out of the dohyō being called as such too. Is there even a hikidashi, for example? I don’t think so… so it’d always be hikiotoshi? But yes the official kimarite aren’t always correct.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    That’s pretty pathetic. If Kise doesn’t retire now I might lose all respect I had for him.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    There’s no way he’s not retiring at this point. I really hope. Takakeishō is looking great, while most others aren’t other than Takayasu. Would be funny if Takakeishō got the yūshō, but I think it’s finally Takayasu’s time. Oh, I seem to have been forgetting Tochiōzan… not sure how I missed him going 4–0. Return to old form? I hope Mitakeumi and Tochinoshin can pile up wins despite not looking great so far. Kaisei–Tochinoshin was definitely “lethargic sumō”, and I mean that literally on the part of Kaisei not with a different meaning. He just showed up. lol
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I remember Harumafuji doing something similar to that fairly recently? Might want to try looking that up. Kisenosato should’ve retired looooong ago. Now my question is does he retire now, will the kyōkai allow another kyūjō, or does he stay in and attempt to salvage the basho with a win tomorrow?
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    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    I’ll be the one to predict that he does in fact enter.
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    Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    But Takanohana’s out now, isn’t he? So he holds no power over Takanoiwa anymore?