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    Kensho Aki 2020

    The numbers are remarkable.
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    Food Prizes

    Not even glow in the dark? You have to admire the japanese. Nobody would advertise food with the brand Tchernobyl. Even if there isn't even a trace of radiaton left, it's a no-no. The japanese on the other hand...
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    Food Prizes

    Oh, i'm sure they won't use one of these SCNR, but you kept digging your grave deeper and deeper ^^ On another note...maybe one of these bad boys and some sewing would solve Enho's weight gaining problems...
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    Food Prizes

    You are concerned about the weight of rice in a house full of sumotori?
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    How to get back into Sumo after a long time away?

    Bugman. Now there's a name I've not heard in a long, long time. Welcome back! I always have this site opened in a separate tab: And if you want to read english sumo news, try Tachiai blog and the news-link collection here at sumoforum.
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    "React"--and lack thereof

    We had this discussion about the daily limit some time ago. 10 likes/day often is a bit meager, especially when it's basho time with all the pics and stats and analysis to honour.
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    Welcome to this wonderful place! I hope you become a regular visitor. Finally an (ex-)rikishi who can share his experience with us.
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    Aki Basho 2020

    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). For makuuchi this basho it's Kotoshoho and Hoshoryu. For Hoshoryu it's his first try in makuuchi. In juryo we have 2 guys to fight the wall, Oki and Nikishifuji. Hoshoryu is the nephew of legendary Asashoryu. His record so far is quite impressive, he managed to reach makuuchi within 14 basho, with only 2 MK (a 3-4 at Ms2 and 7-8 at J13). Regarding height and weight, he reminds me of a man called horse. Promotion/demotion/kadoban: Asanoyama had a superb Ozeki debut last basho. Without ex-Ozeki Terunofuji he probably would have been the 9th in recorded history (6th in the 15 bouts era) to win a basho on his Ozeki debut. If he manages to win this basho in a very convincing manner, it could mean Promotion to Yokozuna. Takakeisho was kadoban last basho and dropped out due to an injury as soon as he got his KK. Did he overcome his health problems? Both Shodai and Mitakeumi have a chance of promotion to Ozeki. We've seen weirder things happen in the last months. Guess the colour of the giant macaron: One of the prices 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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    Aki Basho 2020

    For missing Tobizaru in the wall poll, i already tried to commit ritual seppuku. Sadly for you my tanto was a bit dull and i couldn't cut through all the muscles and spermatic cords, so here are the results: @MumboJumbo takes the yusho in the last second by guessing the correct colour of the macaron. Jun-yusho for @pmac and @WAKATAKE. Gino-sho (technique) for @Terarno. He was the only one to vote for Shodai's promotion. Very exciting race for the yusho, see you in november!
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    Hakuho income after intai

    That's about €390000. Even the poorest clubs in the German Bundesliga pay more on average. Yes, there's mochi-kyuukin and kensho and so on, but still it's a joke.
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    Aki Basho 2020

    Thanks for the macaron update. I left for a business travel 3 hours after the basho ended and will return home friday in 2 weeks. I'll try to find some time to do the math, but for now...Benihana is tired, Benihana needs some sleep.
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    I'm on business travel for my new employer and this is the first time since the end of the basho i got a moment for sumoforum. After a stressful week this is so good to hear. I mocked Shodai in the past for being useless. But after the last year he really deserved the promotion. I hope his career as Ozeki lasts much longer than that of Takayasu or Tochinoshin.
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    Trivia bits

    Minor trivia: The last time with a 3-win margin for the yusho winner in juryo was 07/2018. Chiyonokuni is only the 26th to clinch a 14-1 in juryo, since they did 15 bouts the first time in 1941. A lot of big names on that list. Without his day 4 loss, he would be on a very, very exclusive list: On a side note: A 14-1 in juryo so far is the only result, apart from zensho-yusho in juryo or makuuchi, that NEVER forced a play-off so far. And it's almost impossible to have 2 15-0 guys on day 15, so one could argue, a juryo 14-1 yusho is the most elusive.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Retire, OR drop 2 divisions from your rank in the sekitori, with a ban on repromotion to sekitori and without any other prior rank bonus. Imagine Hakuho in upper makushita. One basho kyujo and dropping, next basho carnage in upper makushita, kyujo, carnage, get the idea. Fun set aside, i say no to mandatory retirement, we would lose guys like Hanakaze.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I demand Kakuryu and Hakuho call it a career. It's so much more exciting without Mom & Pop always crashing the party.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Shodai borrowed Hakuho's mojo for this basho.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Imagine Ichinojo spinning like a dreidel with his arms extended, he would be unstoppable.
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    Day 8 pics overview Aki 2020

    Sadly there are no after bout pics of Tobizaru. Happiest rikishi ever to lose a bout. And the look the shinpan gave him, was priceless.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Oh, what a nice day of sumo. Gentle sumo, fierce sumo, slappy sumo, slapsticky sumo, long sumo, quick sumo, lot's of spirited sumo and in the end even sumo surprise m*f* sumo. And tonight party at Tochinoshin's. Biggest stack for him in ages and well deserved.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Well, it wasn't exactly that, but just in case you don't know the video:
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Poor Shohozan. What's up with him? He doesn't seem injured. And i think he isn't the type to just give up.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I can see a future version of Harumafuji Mitakeumi very disappointing so far. Impressive win by Tochinoshin. Nice save by Asanoyama.
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    Aki talkie

    It's suuuuuuuumimaseeeeeeeeeen ^^ By the way, please watch "James May, our man in Japan" on Amazon Prime. Sumimasen in advance.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Anyone in for a Hoshoryusho? Superb debut match.