Benihana

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  1. Benihana

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    TAMAWASHI YUSHOOO!
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    YAY, Ura KK! Oho needs to learn some tawara-dancing. He handed this to Ura.
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    Sekitori Torikumi Aki Basho 2022

    If Takayasu forces a play-off, they'll have at least some time to compose themselves for the grand finale.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    I wish there were a bunch of older, experienced, well respected sumotori in the lower ranks, which couldn't make it to the top, perhaps due to injury, but who are still capable to go Denzel Washington once in a while. Don't push him out, don't slap him down, just keep him in the ring and give his face a massage, until he bends the knee.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    I don't know if anyone knows, but it's the only way to explain what's going on with him since 05/22. This isn't even Mitakeumi B, he's C or D right now. Going from 11-4, 13-2Y and 11-4 to 6-9, 2-5-8 and 3-8 is not a normal decline in form for a 29y-old sumotori. EDIT: I see your question has already been answered.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Aaand Mitakeumi's Ozeki tenure is over. I hope he get's rid of that injury, which is obviously hampering him, to rebounce next basho.
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    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