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  1. YoungSumo

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Really happy Mitakeumi got his 2nd yusho. He looked very determined today. Hopefully he can carry this over into the next tournament and make an Ozeki run. Biggest surprise on day 15 was Ishiura getting his KK by beating Tamawashi. Really impressive.
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Man I loved Endo/Hokutofuji, bout of the basho for me. Kakuryu winning was very deserved, his 6th yusho now. Before Harumafuji and Kisenosato's untimely exits I'd never have expected that. Tomokaze Shukun-sho is a nobrainer, Terutsoyoshi getting the Kanto-sho makes a lot of sense too but two people getting the Gino-sho? That doesn't happen often. Although I do think Endo and Enho did deserve it.
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Its all still in Kakuryu's hands though. Regardless of tomorrow's results he'll be guaranteed at least a play-off if he beats Hakuho on day 15.
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Tomokaze is something else by the looks of it. Really looking forward to see him against all the top guys next basho.
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Tomokaze is having a great basho so far. Looks really confident and he has plenty of technique to go with his strength. Really wonder when his KK streak is going to end. On the other end of the spectrum though, Tochinoshin and Tamawashi are doing terribly. Honestly wouldn't surprise me if they contemplated retirement.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Is Tochinoshin back? Chiyotairyu is one of the heaviest guys in makuuchi and he lifted him like it was nothing. Feels very similar to his Ozeki run form and if he can hold that for the entire basho he's definitely going to be a candidate for the yusho and should at least be expected to get his Ozeki rank back. Even if Tochinoshin can hold the form I'm still picking Kakuryu as the early frontrunner. He looked super steady and should by all means only have trouble with a handful of guys. Enho's win might just be the highlight of day 1 though. Feels like everyone just wants him to succeed.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2019

    I think its fair to say Takakeisho did enough for the promotion this time. If he's not promoted now he probably never will. He got double digit wins, 34 over 3 basho and straight up beat Tochinoshin for his spot here with confidence. Tochinoshin and Ichinojo sekiwake, Aoiyama definitely has one komusubi spot. Will be interesting to see if they go with Mitakeumi or Kotoshogiku for the K1w spot though.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    So Ichinojo has Aoiyama tomorrow and I presume he'll get some of the san'yaku guys in the last days but no yokozuna since they still have to face the other top guys. If he wins tomorrow he might have a real chance.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yesterday I finally started to believe in Goeido as the frontrunner for the tournament so this loss today is very on brand for him.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It looked like Tochiozan expected to be flatlined and was too eager to capitalize on his unexpected favorable scenario. Hakuho is done with the maegashira now though. Mitakeumi, Tamawashi, Takakeisho, Tochinoshin, Takayasu, Goeido and Kakuryu left. If he continues as shakily as he has been doing so far that looks like 3-4 losses.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I never really payed attention to Daieisho but now he's sitting at 2-1 at M2 after beating Takayasu. Too early to tell if he can hold on to his good form but as far as early surprised go he's up there.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Kakuryu, Hokutofuji and Tochinoshin with shaky starts but the rest of san'yaku is looking strong. Could be an exciting yusho race. Also excited to see if Tonokaze can build upon his first win. He breezed through the lower divisions and still hasn't had a MK. Wonder when or if he'll hit a wall in makuuchi.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    And like everyone expected Takakeisho and Tochiozan are leading the pack after 5 days. What a basho.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    This is definitely going to be an interesting basho. With Hakuho and Kakuryu not there and multiple top guys already looking shaky this could go a lot of ways. Right now I'd say the favorite is Takayasu but its difficult to say after one day.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2018

    So correct me if I'm wrong but the Makuuchi/Juryo promotion/demotion looks like this to me at the moment. Kyokutaisei, Ishiura and Kotoyuki will be in Juryo next basho. Chiyomaru will have to beat Aminishiki tomorrow or he'll join them. The promotion from juryo to makuuchi is a bit more open still. Meisei and Daiamami will definitely be making their returns. Arawashi as well if he can get his 8th win tomorrow and otherwise Yago will get the 3rd spot. If Chiyomaru loses and a fourth spot opens up it'll go to Yago if Arawashi wins, if Arawashi loses this spot will go to Daishoho if he can get his 8th win and the third option for this potential fourth spot would be Kotoeko if Arawashi and Daishoho both lose tomorrow.