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    Started watching Sumo when Konishiki won his first Yusho (he was my favorite rikishi at the time) ...
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  1. Dapeng

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2019

    Do you think he is better than Chyutaikai?
  2. Dapeng

    YDC convenes after Haru 2019

    In YDC's eyes, Hakuho simply can't do anything right, and Kisenosato can't do anything wrong.
  3. Dapeng

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I think even within the NSK the opinions are also divided as in this forum. The trend (a descending one) in Taka's performance in the recent three bashos does not look good. He was denied promotion because of a bad loss to Goeindo, not because of numbers. Taka's loss today is event worse than that one, and the descending trend is especially a problem. In addition, the NSK is not in urgent need of a new Ozeki.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Do you still remember that he used to lose a large majority of bouts to Kisenosato at their home keiko in every prebasho keiko, even after Kise retried?
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Ich's new-found slapping down or pushing down from above using his brutal force and height proved to be very effective, especially against shorter rikishies. Taka had no plan today. He had no confidence to push Ichi back, neither at belt fighting, so he tried to reach for Ichi's throat. Ichi did what he had done these days by holding Taka's neck for an easy pushing down. These days' Ichi would be a trouble even for the GOAT.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Why not the other way around, that Tochi keeps his rank and Taka gets a convincing 11 or more wins next basho for ozeki promotion? Taka's loss today is very bad, and he have lost to all the well-performing rikishi.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    He'll have the two remaining ozeki and probably Ichinojo on day-15. Losing to any of them will be a big setback for his promotion.
  8. Dapeng

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Takakeisho needs to win all the remaining three bouts to secure promotion. I think 10 wins will not be enough. His problem is that he has a prominent weak point and high rankers know how to exploit it. His style reminds me of early day's Musashimaru. Only after Musashimaru learnt yotsu that he was promoted to Ozeki and (much) later Yokozuna. If Takakeisho can grow 5-10 cm higher and learn yotsu, he will become a Yokozuna.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Takakeishō had no plan but Hakuho knows how to defeat Takakeishō. The real testing for Takakeishō is from here on.
  10. Dapeng

    Heisei strongest yokozuna ranking

    Hokutoumi and Chiyonofuji were promoted to yokozuna in Showa era, not in Heise era. As to Musashimaru, besides having a losing record with Akebono (16 wins - 22 losses), his records with Futagoyama rikishies were worse than Akebono's. He has 19 - 29 with Takanohana, 24 - 14 with Wakanohana, 37 - 21 with Takanonami, and 32 - 11 with Akinoshima. (Total winning rate 59.9%) On the other hand, Akebono was 21 - 21 with Takanohana, 18 - 17 with Wakanohana, 34 -5 with Takanonami, and 30 - 8 with Akinoshima. (Total winning rate 66.9%)
  11. Dapeng

    Heisei strongest yokozuna ranking

    Agree with you from Hakuho to Musashimaru. But I think Asahifuji (4 yusho) is definitely better than Kisenosato (2 yusho). Asahifuji's ozeki career is much shorter than Kise, with one 14-1 yusho and another nonyusho 14-1, showing that he was a stronger ozeki than Kise was. His promotion to yokozuna was based on two back to back yusho at 14-1, more convincing than Kise's. If only considering their performances as yokozuna, Kise is No. 10 without argument, Waka No. 9, Asahifuji No. 8, Kakuryu No. 7.
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    Heisei strongest yokozuna ranking

    Maybe Kisenosato was not the most weak yokozuna, but he was the most unlucky one for sure.
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    Heisei strongest yokozuna ranking

    Takanohana didn't need to fight many very strong rikishi of his own heya, but Akebono had to fight almost every one.
  14. Dapeng

    Heisei strongest yokozuna ranking

    Sure. For example, Akebono won only 11 yusho, half of Takanohana. However, he has exactly the 50% (21-21) winning rate with Takanohana.
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    YDC convenes-Hatsu 2019

    I can't, as I said. But I remember the kyokai reprimanded Baruto for mukyrioku against an ozeki who otherwise would be demoted. Mukyrioku in keiko is not an issue to me (maybe an issue to his master), but IS an issue in honbasho. The problem is, it's difficult to identify. I brought out the "mukyrioku" to discuss because some members in YDC suspected Hakuho being mukyrioku.