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  1. Atenzan

    Not the Kyushu basho 2020 GTB invite - 130 entries

    That's the plural of the insect fly, by the way
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    Well, that was quick. Ozeki promotion reportedly confirmed in a special meeting.
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    With no dearth of makuuchi rikishi to demote but relatively slim pickings for promotions from juryo as it stands, is it safe to assume that another (honwari) win for Chiyonokuni would see him back into makuuchi?
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    They could certainly be stricter- I thought that even some of the bouts with multiple matta had iffy tachiai that weren't called matta today.
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    Rare occurence in Jonidan

    It almost did last as long as a cricket match, so...
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    Ridiculous Predictions September Basho

    You could have stopped there and it's ridiculous enough, I'll be surprised if they amount to 14 wins between them.
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    Favorite TV Series

    The book was fantastic, I don't know if the series covers all of it but if not it's worth seeking. I'd already read a lot of Terry Pratchett by the time I read it, and it got me into Neil Gaiman as well. But I digress...
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    Wait!! The weights!!

    No idea what a mancubus is, but if the function is anything like a succubus, we're screwed...
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    There is hair under it. It's hard to believe, but I suppose there was a time...
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    Turn The Tide - Banzuke Aki 2020

  11. The ozeki, for one, have very clear boundaries in how much they are allowed to rest and how well they have to do after they've rested- if they don't, they are duly demoted. No alteration is necessary to that system. There's also the much more cloudy, under-the-table system of repromotion to the rank once one has been demoted. It generally seems that a repromotion candidate has a tougher way up than someone looking for his ozeki debut, but to my knowledge there are no hard-and fast rules about this.
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    Do you eat eggs for breakfast?

    As my father told a tourist seeking a traditional breakfast, a full Greek breakfast consists of a coffee and seven cigarettes. As I don't smoke and hardly ever drink coffee, I usually find myself having lunch as the first meal of the day. As a go-to light meal, however, I very often have a pair of scrambled eggs with sautéed mushrooms and/or onions, but I don't discriminate by time of day.
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    The young generation (japanese rikishi only)

    Promotions to ozeki are quite a different beast than promotions to lower san'yaku, and borderline candidates are judged on a case-by-case basis. Lower san'yaku is rather more prosaic. Plus, keeping a four-man lower san'yaku would mean Endou held M1e with 8 wins, something that hasn't happened in more than 50 years.
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    Trivia bits

    Excuse the mild necromancy on my part, but does anyone know when the last August honbasho day before this past day 14 was?
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    The young generation (japanese rikishi only)

    Neither am I as my GTB history will tell you, but the DB says that out of 33 komusubi going 11-4, all 33 have been promoted to sekiwake. My money's on him getting the nod as a third sekiwake.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    There's a fair chance of both Ikioi and Houshouryuu being in makuuchi next basho, provided they bump Nishikigi down to juryo. No chance of Chiyomaru, Kotoyuuki or Kotonowaka sticking around, so if Nishikigi joins them on the southbound journey, the obvious promotions would be Meisei, Tobizaru, Kyokutaisei and Houshouryuu.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    At this rate we'll never see a new tate-gyoji...
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    Lower division celebs results

    He's very impressive in many ways, his shikona included. I will resist comparing him to his brother- I hope both young Nayas (Nayae?) can avoid feeling the pressure that comes with the lineage.
  19. Day 8: Kotoshougiku, back-up: Enhou
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Hakuhou in first meetings is 74-15 overall in makuuchi, 53-3 since he made ozeki. Not too shabby.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Too right! I go by Atenzan these days though.
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    Videos July 2020- All days

    I shan't be taking any advice from Mr Peter Wrong and his band of unenlightened scolds...
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Could've just bowled an over of dibbly-dobbly offspin...
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Ah yes, something is definitely wrong with my forum editor. It was a struggle to type that one out.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Asanoyama v Kiribayama is definitely the bout of the basho so far for me- I actually applauded along with the crowd in the end. It's lovely to see Kiribayama producing such good spectacle at a high rank, I was disappointed to see him stick in makushita for a while after his stellar start to his career.