Wakaebala

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    Final day rikishi talk

    No Takakeisho-statement? Hm....
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    Natsu basho 2021

    Wait for it... Ura can still make it to Yok first! :D
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    Spirited rikishi - Natsu 2021

    I hope this won't be seen as an overstep... :) The results from the daily NSK poll among spectators (not on the first three days, I guess) and paying app customers about which rikishi showed the most fighting spirit Day 1 Makuuchi 1. Takakeisho 2. Takanosho 3. Terunofuji Juryo 1. Ura 2. Kotoshoho 3. Nishikigi Day 2 Makuuchi 1. Meisei 2. Wakatakakage 3. Daieisho Juryo 1. Ura 2. Takakento 3. Takagenji Day 3 Makuuchi 1. Wakatakakage 2. Takakeisho 3. Takanosho Juryo 1. Ura 2. Takagenji 3. Oho Day 4 Makuuchi 1. Takakeisho 2. Wakatakakage 3. Takanosho Juryo 1. Takakento 2. Yutakayama 3. Oho
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    Spirited rikishi - Natsu 2021

    :D Thanks for the catch! Obviously, it was Oho (as shown on the table below), but I've corrected it.
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    Spirited rikishi - Natsu 2021

    Day 15Makuuchi1. Takakeisho 2. Terutsuyoshi3. Ishiura Juryo1. Ura2. Takakento3. Yago FINAL SCORES TOP5 Overall Makuuchi: 1. Takakeisho (26 pts) 2. Wakatakage (14 pts) 3. Meisei (13 pts) 4. Hoshoryu | Endo (both 7pts) TOP5 Overall Juryo: 1. Ura (30 pts) 2. Takakento (19 pts) 3. Oho | Nishikigi (both 7pts) 5. Takagenji | Enho (both 5 pts
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    Spirited rikishi - Natsu 2021

    Day 14Makuuchi1. Endo 2. Takakeisho3. Wakatakakage Juryo1. Ura2. Takakento3. Ichiyamamoto STANDINGS Overall Makuuchi: 1. Takakeisho (23 pts) 2. Wakatakage (14 pts) 3. Meisei (13 pts) 4. Hoshoryu | Endo (both 7pts) 6. Enho (6 pts) Wakatakakage is going to senshuraku with a 1-point advantage before Meisei, but also: say hello to Endo, who just appeared in the TOP5. Can he pass Hoshoryu on the last day? Overall Juryo: 1. Ura (30 pts) 2. Takakento (17 pts) 3. Oho | Nishikigi (both 7pts) 5. Takagenji | Enho (both 5 pts) Yesterday's questions haven't been answered yet, but Ichiyamamoto claimed 8th place in overall with today's bronze. He's only 2 points behind Takagenji and Enho! Can he get second place (or better) on the last day, and can he penetrate the TOP5 list?
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    Natsu basho 2021

    My bad. :) I might be a little too tired and a little too hungarian for asking questions in these late hours... :D Seiyashi is right, I might have misunderstood Kinta.
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    Natsu basho 2021

    But what if Hakuho retires after the (planned) Olympic Games? IF: - Terunofuji wins in May AND July (after winning March) - There is no other viable candidate in the Ozeki ranks (Asanoyama out, Takakeisho flukes again, Shodai stays Shodai) - AND there is no Yok on the top of the Banzuke in September Wouldn't it make sense for the Kyokai to go for a (hope-to-be-)last mongolian Yokozuna (with those knees), while they're trying to figure out who to build up after Asanoyama? So in other words: why are you so sure, it cannot happen?
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    Spirited rikishi - Natsu 2021

    Day 13Makuuchi1. Endo 2. Meisei3. Wakatakakage | Hoshoryu | Terunofuji (wow, I can't remember seeing a threeway before...)Juryo1. Ura2. Takakento3. Oho STANDINGS Overall Makuuchi: 1. Takakeisho (21 pts) 2. Wakatakage | Meisei (both 13 pts) 4. Hoshoryu (7 pts) 5. Enho (6 pts) Takakeisho's win is a done deal, but there's a big fight for 2nd place between Wakatakakage and Meisei, and also for the 4th (but of course it's not that easy for Enho to gain more points in Makuuchi)! Anyway, it will all go down on this weekend. Overall Juryo: 1. Ura (27 pts) 2. Takakento (15 pts) 3. Oho | Nishikigi (both 7pts) 5. Takagenji | Enho (both 5 pts) Oho or Nishikigi? Takagenji or Enho? We'll see! :)
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    Spirited rikishi - Natsu 2021

    Meisei and Wakatakakage both struggling to get 2nd place in overall, and Oho just became 3rd in Juryo (after Ura and Takakento), as he overtook Nishikigi. Day 12Makuuchi1. Meisei 2. Takakeisho3. TerunofujiJuryo1. Ura2. Takakento3. Oho
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    Spirited rikishi - Natsu 2021

    Day 11Makuuchi1. Enho (visiting from Juryo) 2. Wakatakakage3. Takakeisho | EndoJuryo1. Nishikigi2. Ichiyamamoto3. Oho
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    Spirited rikishi - Natsu 2021

    Day 10Makuuchi1. Takakeisho 2. Wakatakakage3. HoshoryuJuryo1. Ura2. Enho3. Takakento
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    Kensho Natsu 2021

    Wow! Kotonowaka and Chiyotairyu are new names on the list... I wonder what's the deal with them, I mean do they have personal kensho, or they are just fishing from other guys?
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    Spirited rikishi - Natsu 2021

    Day 9Makuuchi1. Hoshoryu2. Daieisho 3. MeiseiJuryo1. Enho2. Takakento3. Shohozan
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    Spirited rikishi - Natsu 2021

    So, another overstep, then: Behold the leaderboard for most spirited rikishi - after Nakabi! The method is simple. I gave 3 points for the winners, 2 points for second places, and 1 point for a bronze medal - each day. I hope you'll enjoy!
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    Spirited rikishi - Natsu 2021

    Day 8Makuuchi1. Ura (visiting from Juryo)2. Hoshoryu 3. WakatakakageJuryo1. Oho2. Kotoshoho3. Kaisho (visiting from Makushita)
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    Spirited rikishi - Natsu 2021

    Yesterday I saw in the basho thread, that Akinomaki is kyujo this basho. So I'll try to finish this one, if you don't mind... Day 7Makuuchi1. Meisei2. Takakeisho3. HokutofujiJuryo1. Ura2. Takakento3. Nishikigi
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    Spirited rikishi - Natsu 2021

    Day 6Makuuchi1. Takakeisho2. Kiribayama3. MeiseiJuryo1. Ura2. Kyokutaisei3. Nishikigi
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    Spirited rikishi - Natsu 2021

    Still no Akinomaki? Well, then... Day 5Makuuchi1. Enho (visiting from Juryo)2. Takakeisho3. TerunofujiJuryo1. Ura2. Takagenji3. Takakento
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    Dog names and the rikishi

    Not specially a dog name, but a weird coincidence: I had twin sons a little more than a year ago, and we gave them the hungarian versions of the originally hebrew name: "Samu" and "Ábris" (the first is short for Samuel the second is a nickname for Abraham). And sometimes we call our son Ábris, 'Ábi' - which is simply just too close to Abi the rikishi. They don't look alike at all (I mean my son, and Abi), also, I can't agree with Abi's life choices, but damn, he has a great shiko! We always have a great smile about this with my wife. And now, back to your initial story: Can you imagine Waka, Taka and Kage as the three little ducklings in the japanese version of Ducktales? (Damn, I laughed so hard, when I first read your wife's comment about his shikona)
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    Kensho Natsu 2021

    Oh, he did win that! :) Really curious about the new numbers! :) Btw, thanks for posting them!
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    Natsu basho 2021

    I think everybody is waiting... It's just calm before the storm! :) My top 5 most waited bouts from Day 1: #5 - Tochinoshin vs Ichinojo - looking forward to hear them grunt in the empty Kokugikan!!! #4 - Takayasu vs Tobizaru - can Takayasu bounce back from the loss in March? #3 - Shodai vs Hokutofuji - Hokutofuji won in March! Shodai didn't look that good during the preparations... Maybe the Greatest Stamper will get this one? #2 - Wakatakakage vs Takakeisho - 1-1? Come on... #1 - Asanoyama vs Daieisho - 6-9 to Daieisho. Last two had been won by him too. Last time, when Daieisho won against Asanoyama on Day 1, he clinched the yusho. Great musubi no ichiban for the day! :)
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    Hungarian Amateur Sumo

    Hey guys, I'm happy to inform all of you that Hungary will held its National Championship on the 9th of May. It's gonna take place in a small town called Érd (which has a famous sumo team called Érdi Spartacus), in a venue called Érd Aréna. This is a very important tournament as this is the only one this year (beacuse of the coronavirus), so the winners gonna get their qualifications for the EC and the WC too! We won't have a crowd (according to the latest rules and guidelines in Hungary), but it seems, they'll do a live stream of the event - possibly with hungarian audiocommentar. If this happens, I'll try to share it with you, if you'd like. :)
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    Hungarian Amateur Sumo

    Bouts are gonna happen simultaneously on both of the dohyos.
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    Hungarian Amateur Sumo

    And live stream of DOHYO 2. They are still available to watch (not sure for how long), there are some technical difficulties. Proper video and audiocommentary starts around after half an hour... Sorry, it's not the best quality, but it's better than nothing! :)