WAKATAKE

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  1. Apparently it's being called "ushiromotare"
  2. If Teru were to try a henka in the musubi, the NSK would question his qualifications for the return to ozeki if he is considered. And of course that henka is etched in the minds of many. I saw it live and definitely felt like the crowd.
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    Hokuseiho - Shot at a record?

    I hate to be a stickler but the last true zenpai before Oki was Hoshitango. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi_basho.aspx?r=76&b=200007
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    Kotoshogiku retires

    You are calling Terunofuji better than Kotoshogiku by your standards? I see that he stayed at the rank for 14 basho, which is less than half the time spent by Kotoshogiku at the rank. 3 JY and NO yusho. Almost every other basho was a make-koshi (including a 2-13 and 4-11 twice). Please elaborate on your thought process here. You missed some details in my post. I never called him GREAT. However I would say despite that he never overwhelmingly was able to get to the next level (just like his contemporaries Goeido, Kotooshu, Baruto) he still held his own against those who got above him such as Hakuho, Harumafuji, Kisenosato, and Kakuryu. Let's overlook his lopsided record against Hakuho, he managed a 22-30 record against Kakuryu, 21-30 record against Goeido, and had winning records against Kisenosato (36-30) and Harumafuji (33-29). Not only that, he managed to get more makuuchi wins than both Kisenosato and Harumafuji, making him the second ozeki on the top 10 list and behind Taiho of all people. That is a pretty respectable achievement in my opinon.
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    Kotoshogiku retires

    For him not being a good ozeki, having won at least a yusho and at least having gotten a jun-yusho, he seems to have done better than a few other ozeki that I know of while they were at the rank: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=31 http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=842 http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=6599 You seem to be just wanting to derail this discussion by throwing Kotoshogiku under the bus, for what reason I'm not really understanding. Not only did he get a yusho and have a pretty long career compared to the average time spent at the rank, but he even got kinboshi against all his former rivals at the top, and lasted for a time post ozeki career which was above the average as well. Just what are trying to get at by saying that he was not a good ozeki?
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    Kotoshogiku retires

    He is doing it in the Gagamaru thread too, I think Covid has gotten to his head
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite November 2020

    15. Shimanoumi
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 14 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QX729G7
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    East vs West November 2020

    Day 14 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCZG5SV Default template: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5S6STNB
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    Lower division celebs results

    Nogami wins the first yusho of November in the Jonokuchi division https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202011200000208.html
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    Lower division celebs results

    Yoshii survives the wall yet another day, he will fight for his kachi-koshi now standing at 3-3. Kitanowaka hits the wall and gets his first career MK, losing to Tochiseiryu https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202011190000353.html Youngest Taiho grandson Mudoho is now 3-3 after beating Akinoyama and will fight for KK in his 7th match https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202011190000316.html A torinaoshi was called in makushita between Kitadaichi and Chiyonosho after they went for 5 minutes without a winner being decided. The match went for another forty seconds after that before Chiyonosho emerged victorious by uwatenage. https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202011180001038.html A day late but Hanakaze got his first win after turning 50 against 17 year old Wakaonehara by uwatenage. The old warrior stands at 1-5 ranked at Jonidan 101, so we'll be seeing him back in jonokuchi next basho. https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202011180000998.html
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 13 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X9WLFSW
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    East vs West November 2020

    Day 13 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6QBS28Y Default template: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5S6STNB
  14. Juryo yusho race even more muddled now. 6 at 8-4 and 6 people at 7-5. They might as well start running elmination matches. Maybe if they're lucky they'll be a 10-5 playoff. Fujiazuma continues his quest to match Oki's 0-15
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    JWS November 2020

    Tsurugisho day 12
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion November 2020

    Will we have day 10 makuuchi covered?
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    East vs West November 2020

    Day 12 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C73N2KN Default template: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5S6STNB
  18. Day 10 marked 700 consecutive matches, that is correct http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/36454-makuuchi-consecutive-match-tracker/?do=findComment&comment=424205
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    Gagamaru retired

    I remember his interview after his kinboshi win over Harumafuji, the man was ecstatic
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    Hokuseiho - Shot at a record?

    Right now he is tied for 10th place. One of the people he is tied with is stablemate Ishiura. If he wins out this basho he will tie Enho and Kototenzan aka Earthquake
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite November 2020

    12. Ryuden but I have this nagging feeling they’ll give the twerker to Shimanoumi
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    Lower division celebs results

    Yoshii staves off the wall for another day, now 2-3. https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202011170000424.html
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 11 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H5NV3WB
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    East vs West November 2020

    Day 11 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D8VRTTV Default template https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5S6STNB