Benihana

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  1. Well, someone has to start it. Watch out for wild spoilers appearing! Terunofuji back on tracks? Or will AAAAAE strike again?
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    Natsu 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) makuuchi. In Juryo we have Kitanowaka, Shimazuumi and newly promoted Tochimaru. 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. Shodai and Takakeisho both miracuosly survived their kadoban last basho. Wakatakakage surprised most of us last basho, with his 13-2 Yusho. This sets him on an Ozeki-run. He started at M1 with a 9-6, followed by said yusho at Sekiwake. With 10 more wins he will reach the (unwritten) goal of 32 wins over 3 basho. 11+ wins would be even better an another Yusho will guarantee promotion to Ozeki, 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 P√Ętisseries in Paris). The colour varies and it has become a popular game to guess it.
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    JWS Natsu 2022

    Congratulations to @Tameiki and thanks for the honor. I'll gambarize not to be the 5th player to lose the rank.
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    Natsu Basho 2022

    @Seiyashi, @Zannah and @WAKATAKE with 5 points. The macaron was so no tb here. @Seiyashi and @Zannah had Wakamotoharu not hitting the makuuchi wall, @WAKATAKE had Kitanowaka hitting in juryo. Everything else was answered identical, so @WAKATAKE is out. @Seiyashi posted on May 1st, @Zannah May 7th. Higher risk factor rules for @Seiyashi, congratulations!
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Wakatakage over eager again, too bad.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    You sure he said this about day 6, not day 5? I wanted to hurl that at their faces ;)
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    Sumo Culture

    "Like many other aspects of Japanese culture, the origins of sumo wrestling are steeped in myths and legend. The sport arose during the Heian era and quickly gained popularity. It was also during this period that sumo wrestlers started to develop their large hair for the purpose of covering their stomachs." The only one covering his stomach with hair is Takayasu. But not like the "author" thinks.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    It's called Harumafuji-non-henka, because it's no henka. Please rewatch the video. This is a henka:
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Nice Harumafuji-NON-henka by Hoshoryu. Although some crybabies beg to differ.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Aaah, the good old trimming the bush to make the tree look taller. Now take that picture an paint some extra nipples on. On a serious note: It's pathetic we almost celebrate a day on which all the Y/Os win. At least some lower rankers try to entertain us.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Watching Kintamayama's will save you even more time. And they are punnier.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Uh-oh, Takakeisho and Shodai looking weak. Mitakeumi on the other hand looking strong, taking down 2 in a single bout.
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    JWS Natsu 2022

    Ryuden Chiyomaru Chiyokuni
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    Preparations of the Y/O-Natsu 2022

    A: Aminishiki danpatsushiki? B: Yes. A: Good! Out of the door, line on the left, one hair each.
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    Haru 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 Kotokuzan in makuuchi. In Juryo we have Asanowaka, Kitanowaka and newly promoted Atamifuji and Shimazuumi. 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. Shodai (3rd time) and Takakeisho (5th time) are kadoban. Mitakeumi on the other hand won last basho in a convincing manner and secured his promotion to Ozeki with 33 wins over the past 3 basho. 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 P√Ętisseries in Paris). The colour varies and it has become a popular game to guess it.
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    Haru Basho 2022

    @Rocks and @Zannah both with 7 points. Both got the green macaron, same at promotion/demotion, but zannah did a better prediction at the wall for those higher on the banzuke. Congratulations @Zannah!
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    JWS Haru 2022

    I said i like it, so please DON'T update :)
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    JWS Haru 2022

    I like you didn't post anything for the last days. The double-suspense of not knowing whom the others picked...and whom i picked myself yesterday (sic), is killing me.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Nice one by Shodai. Yeees, he's now 7-1 against Kiribayama, he was expected to win that, but it's the way he won. Kiribayama didn't just drop dead.
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    Games Bugs

    I didn't get ANY mails from ISP and Toto, not even the entry confirmation. No, if those mails are filtered, it's before they can reach my GMX-mail-account.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Must've jinxed Shodai with that. Finally some at least OK sumo from Shodai. There's always hope.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Could be worse. Imagine Shodai going on an accidental....well, bummer.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Just checked, hit 9, so at least i got that going for me. I would have been ok with 8, if Tsurugisho had made that a clean sweep for the east. But nooo, c-c-c-combobreaker.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    You know you are in trouble, when even Ura starts bossing you around. On the one hand Shodai is Ozeki by accident, should never have been there. On the other hand, i feel so deeply sorry for that poor lad. The sumo we've seen so far, seems nothing really outstanding for me. Since SumoDB is down at the moment, i can't look up, when we had only 2 guys at 4-0 for the last time after day 4.