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  1. Day 2: Ichinojo (Aminishiki)
  2. **tawara That's it for pedantry, I promise.
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    Left handed +1 More..

    I dont watch snooker much but I watched Judd trump play one time and how he played his cueball was amazing he could make it do things that I didnt think was possible.......... He doesn't play the cueball,he takes it for a walk........... You should dig up some old videos of Jimmy White or Alex Higgins... those guys had a similar style to Trump, but in my view were much more impressive with their skills.
  4. Terunofuji looking bandaged as, no chance of a tsunatori if this much effort is needed. Very impressive nonetheless, as was Shodai- cool as a cucumber. Harumafuji and Kotoshogiku the only Y/O that looked 100%.
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    Oyakata activities

    Moto-Kyokutenho (Oshima-oyakata) looking cheeky.
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    Hakuho's in the Guinness Book of Records

    Goeidou weeps at your lack of faith. Still waiting on those 13 wins, he will surely deliver on his promise!
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    Kensho for Hatsu16

    Doesn't the Hatsu basho have a higher kensho limit than the other honbasho? I remember something of the sort but I can't put my finger on what exactly it was.
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    Trivia bits All retired rikishi who achieved a 15-0 juryo yusho went on to become Ozeki. Tochinoshin is the only active rikishi with a 15-0 juryo yusho to his name.
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    GTB Hatsu Offu 2016

    50 points on debut. Not too bad but can be improved on with due gambarization. Wow, things were very weird about M8-11 and in the joi.
  10. If a non-Japanese gets the Hatsu makuuchi yusho, Japan's yusho-less streak will extend to a full decade. Tochiazuma last won it in January 2006.
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    GTB Hatsu Offu 2016

    I saw this post literally two hours before the deadline- luckily I had made a draft three weeks ago and dug it out. Kinta never fails to make me smile.
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    TORCHBEARER 2016: invitation, rules, and your picks

    Chiyonoumi J5W. Not Chiyonofuji.
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    YDC convenes-After Aki 2015

    I will agree with you that in the vast majority of cases that will be true, but it is not too hard to come up with a situation where, unlikely as it may sound, a 14-1 is not even a jun-yusho. It is possible that there are 2 15-0 rikishi because they never could be scheduled against each other, most likely because they are from the same heya. Why wouldn't the 14-1 have lost to both of them? He's also in their heya. I supremely apologize for doing this level of nitpicking, but such is my nature. Not at all mate, I admit I am not nearly as knowledgable on sumo as the vast majority of users here in any case. However, I am now extremely curious as to whether this has ever happened in an actual honbasho, either in Makuuchi or Juryo, either way that's hellishly bad luck.
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    YDC convenes-After Aki 2015 That email from the Sumo ML from way back in 1994 is a great rule of thumb for judging if an Ozeki's performance is likely to be considered a tsunatori-basho. In a nutshell: If he's 15-0 or 14-1 then it definitely is a tsunatori-basho. (14-1 can only ever be yusho, yusho-doten or jun-yusho) If he's 13-2 then he has to be yusho-doten or yusho for it to be a tsunatori-basho. If he's 12-3 then he has to be yusho for it to be a tsunatori-basho. If he's 11-4 or worse then he has an ice-cube's chance in the desert.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2015

    No way ;-)last time a Komusubi was promoted Ozeki, It was in 1938 Maedayama Interesting list that. 6 of the 15 who did it ended up being promoted to Yokozuna.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2015

    As has been mentioned, 10 wins don't appear to be enough to force an extra slot. 10 + 10 might do it, since then he would be on am Ozeki run. As for the other part of the question, 8 wins + 10 wins don't make the start of an Ozeki run for anyone, let alone Tochinoshin... 13 wins next basho would get him to 31, nowhere near enough to force a promotion from Komusubi to Ozeki. A zensho might hypothetically do it, but nothing else. Edit: And let's face it, Tochinoshin is good, but nowhere near Ozeki quality yet. 8-9 wins at the jo'i is his normal good performance. Unless he really steps up his game, the Ozeki ranks don't need another Goeido. Whoops, he has 8+10 in the past two indeed. I mistook it for 10+10. My bad, I was without internet during the Nagoya basho so I "saved" the results on a piece of paper after watching Kintamayama's senshuraku video off a friend's phone. I have Tochiozan on 8-7 and Tochinoshin on 10-5. Let that be a lesson for the future, don't be dozy. Hypothetically, if Tochinoshin had made 10-5 in Nagoya and 10-5 now, would that change the banzuke committee's views? 12 wins at K1e would not be impossible for a wrestler in good form, and we have seen numerous rikishi being promoted to Ozeki with 32 wins off 3 basho. Supposing he did get 12 wins in Kyushu in that scenario, could a Komusubi be promoted directly to Ozeki while bypassing Sekiwake entirely?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2015

    Any chance maybe of a third Sekiwake spot opening for Tochinoshin? And if not, could he get promoted directly from K1e to Ozeki with a 12 or 13 win Kyushu basho?