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  1. YoungSumo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    New recruits Nihonyanagi and Mudoho are 6-0 and will decide the yusho between themselves. The other new recruit, Dewanoryu, sits at 4-1. I'm excited about Terunofuji - Daishoho and Tokushoryu - Kagayaki tomorrow. Should be a good test to see where they all stand during an impressive basho for them.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    And as we all expected Shodai and Tokushoryu are leading the pack after 9 days.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Goeido's current form feels like a bit of a final push for glory. He's still got the drive but his body doesn't listen like it used to. I'll be cheering for him but as with Hakuho and Kakuryu, its very possible 2020 will be the last year of his career.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I feel like I somehow jinxed Motobayashi...
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Very exciting basho so far all throughout the banzuke. There aren't a lot of new recruits in jonokuchi but the three that are have a combined 8-1 record. The one loss being the result of two of the new recruits facing each other. Will be interesting to see how far these guys can climb together. 20 year old Mongolian Hokutenkai started his basho 3-0 in his first Sandamne appearance. He's now 16-1 total. His one loss coming to Murata in Hokutenkai's debut basho. Murata was a highly touted prospect himself, quickly reaching Makushita 1, but injuries sidelined him for a long time. Hokutenkai's debut basho was also the basho Murata returned and he hasn't lost since, outside of a play-off loss to Hokutenkai last basho. Could be the start of an interesting rivalry. In Makushita we have 19 year old Kitanowaka making his first appearance in the division. Four straight kachikoshis followed up by a 3-0 start to this basho are some good stats. He might not be a clear cut pick to reach the highest ranks but so far he's been doing everything right. I'd say he's one to look out for. Someone who does seem to be pencilled in for greatness is 23 year old Motobayashi. Yesterday he picked up his third win of the basho, pushing his total record 24-0. Now only 3 wins away from tying Jokoryu's record of wins from debut its the question when he'll hit a wall, if he even will. There is also 19 year old Naya who has had a fast rise up the rankings and at 2-1 at Ms5 he might be making a serious run at a Juryo spot. Terunofuji's apparent return to form has him storming through the lower ranks and now bullying the guys in Juryo. Will we see Terunofuji at his pre-injury form? If thats the case he's coming back at the right time with the old guard like Hakuho, Kakuryu and Goeido inching ever closer to retirement. The main dish has been especially entertaining in my opinion. With Hakuho and Kakuryu dropping out early in the tournament its anyone's game now. I'm really excited to see how this one plays out.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Motobayashi now has 23 straight wins from debut. Jokoryu better watch out.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Endo, Hokutofuji and Asanoyama are the stand outs so far. Wonder how long they can keep it up. Takakeisho and Hakuho are definitely not out of it at 2-1.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Shodai is at 10 wins at the moment and faces Asanoyama on the final day. I imagine he'd get the kanto-sho if he wins.
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    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.