Benihana

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  1. Benihana

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Yeah, i hope Ura's knees hold, so we'll have a long "feud" for the title of who's the no.1 little, wily, leg grabbing annoyance on the dohyo.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    My money is on Tamawashi.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    All Ozeki lose, Ura snatches his second kinboshi and we had monoii en masse, oh beautiful day :) 3 kinboshi after 6 days is bad, almost abysmal. Not looking good for Terunofuji, i expect some serious pressure after the basho, regarding his further career.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Rumors say, Ura was seen training with bull fighters...OLÉ!
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    And we have a Whacky Aki Tobizaru takes the kinboshi, 10 (9 without Abi) guys in sanyaku, but Mitakeumi the only with 2 wins after day 2.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Wow, some exceptional moves by Kiribayama, win well deserved. But to set it straight, i don't think Shodai did a bad job here.
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    Trivia bits

    I don't know if there is any way to prove this by scraping the DB, but i'm sure, Kawazoe is the first and only rikishi to face an ex-Ozeki in his debut bout. And again i'm pretty sure, that this is a "record" for eternity.
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    Narutobeya happenings

    18:20-18:50 you just have to love Naruto
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Aki

    Itsy bitsy...
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Aki

    Does anyone know more?
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    Aki Basho 2022

    Disclaimer/introduction for new players The Wall: If a sumotori gets his first makekoshi (MK = losing record) in that respective division, it's called "hitting the wall" (KK = winning record, means missing the wall, which is a good thing). This basho we have Nishikifuji and newly promoted Mitpryu and Hiradoumi in makuuchi. Mitoryu looked like a rising star, when he first entered juryo for Hatsu 2018, but then he was stuck there for 27 basho. At least he didn't drop back to Makushita. In Juryo we have Oshoma, Chiyosakae, Gonoyama and the noobs Kinbozan and Tochimusashi. Oshoma was forced to withdraw covid related last basho, so he'll get another 1st try. Promotion/demotion/kadoban/intai: An Ozeki winning less then 8 bouts is set on the kadoban status. If he doesn't score 8 wins the following basho, he is demoted to Sekiwake. Mitakeumi was kadoban last basho, but was forced to withdraw covid related. Because it was a forced drop-out, he remained Ozeki, but is still on kadoban status. Asanoyama had to drop out of Natsu 2021, because he violated covid rules and subsequently got caught lying. An additional 6 basho suspension had him drop from Ozeki to Sandanme 22w. After a 7-0 from there, he's back to Makushita 15e. With another 7-0 yusho, he'll be back to Juryo. Guess the colour of the giant macaron: One of the prizes for the yusho winner is a giant fake macaron (as placeholder for a load of real, normal sized macarons from one of the best Pâtisseries in Paris). The colour varies and it has become a popular game to guess it.
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    Nagoya Basho 2022

    Disclaimer/introduction for new players The Wall: If a sumotori gets his first makekoshi (MK = losing record) in that respective division, it's called "hitting the wall" (KK = winning record, means missing the wall, which is a good thing). This basho we have Wakamotoharu (brother of Wakatakakage) and Nishikifuji in makuuchi. In Juryo we have Tochimaru and newly promoted Oshoma, Chiyosakae and Gonoyama. Promotion/demotion/kadoban/intai: An Ozeki winning less then 8 bouts is set on the kadoban status. If he doesn't score 8 wins the following basho, he is demoted to Sekiwake. This basho it's Shodai (4th try) and Mitakeumi (1st). Sekiwake Wakatakakage scored only a 9-6 last basho, but is still on an Ozeki run with 21 wins from 2 consecutive basho. 11 wins would give him the 32 wins over 3 basho for a promotion. Guess the colour of the giant macaron: One of the prizes for the yusho winner is a giant fake macaron (as placeholder for a load of real, normal sized macarons from one of the best Pâtisseries in Paris). The colour varies and it has become a popular game to guess it.
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    Nagoya Basho 2022

    Answers regarding Mitakeumi and Oshoma don't count, because Covid. @just_some_guy, @Koorifuu, @Reonito and @Zannah all with 7 points. After applying various tiebreakers, @Reonito takes the yusho. Same answers as @Koorifuu, but 9 days earlier.
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    Sumo Sandwhiches

    Oh, THAT kind of sandwich. Disappointing...
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    Natsu jungyo 2022

    Nice to see you back. You have been absent way too long.
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    Juryo promotions for Aki 2022

    I'd think so. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakh_wrestling
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    Hakuhou is now Miyagino

    BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA, made my day
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    Nagoya 2022

    Ichinojo yusho! Who bet on that?
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    Trivia bits

    Oki was only the second Ms13 in the 6 basho era to fight in Juryo. The other was Shiraneyama in 1977.05. In the 6 basho era, only 5 rikishi ranked lower on the banzuke, were allowed to fight in Juryo. Ms14 Wakahikari (1968.11), Ms14 Kotogaume (1983.11), Ms15 Kotonosato (1977.11), Ms16 Yoshinotani (1975.11) and Ms19 Naniwaryu (1975.03). But opposed to Oki, they weren't there as fillers. All were 6-0 and fought for the yusho and only Kotogaume didn't manage to go 7-0. Speaking of double digit Ms fighting Juryo (only 17 since 6 basho), the most notable should be Ms10 Gagamaru (2009.09 Y) and Ms10 Chiyonofuji (1974.09 Y), making Chiyonofuji the only double digit Ms to fight Juryo, take the yusho and eventually become Yokozuna.
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    Nagoya 2022

    Wow, that zabuton was well deserved for Shodai.
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    Nagoya 2022

    Konosuke in trouble again. And again it's in a bout with Ura and it's almost on the same spot on the dohyo (day 12). He should avoid the low left corner.
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    Nagoya 2022

    Asanowaka is my new personal hero. Seeing Terutsuyoshi getting henkaed, makes my day.
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    Nagoya 2022

    Yeah, they should do east and west in one take.