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  1. Taikoubana

    TORCHBEARER 2019: invitation, rules, and your picks

    Wakatakakage Ms28e
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    With the makuuchi yusho race being anyone's game, I'm finding that threeway juryo yusho race a bit more interesting. Three wiry guys leading with 1 loss, and Enho's actually among them. That kid can really adapt, which is something not many rikishi are good at. Good to see Akatsu as the guest on Abema today as well! I've seen him on quite a few sumo programs, but I don't really know what he's about. If anyone could PM me more info on him, I'd much appreciate it.
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    Class Dismissed Kyushu 2018

    Loving the new format! It's much easier to decide on picks this way. Main Team: Mitakeumi Hokutofuji Shohozan Takarafuji Yutakayama Daishomaru Daiamami Akiseyama Wakatakakage Chiyonoumi Churanoumi Nishikifuji Ichiyamamoto Midorifuji Ura Alternates: Yago Midorifuji Tiebreakers: Enho Homarefuji
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    Harumafuji danpatsushiki

    Isegahama-oyakata taking the final cut, as well as Harumafuji's wife, kids, and mother giving him flowers, and his final kiss to the dohyo. (Not sure how to embed this into a smaller resolution, so if a mod could edit this post and fix it, that'd be great)
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Enho got his KK! It would be nice to see him finish off with a 9-6 or better after the paltry record in his juryo debut. His form and technique seems improved from his debut as well. He's becoming more defensive and versatile. Now let's hope he doesn't become another Ishiura...
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Anyone think there was some yaocho going on with Mitakeumi vs Tochinoshin today? That looked suspiciously by the book. (I have no idea whether it was or wasn't. I'm just curious about the general consensus.)
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Kise's just hanging on by the skin of his teeth. It's incredible, the way he's managing to dodge a loss.
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    Class Dismissed Aki 2018

    Team: Mitakeumi, Shohozan, Hokutofuji, Yoshikaze, Yago, Wakatakakage, Enho, Churanoumi, Tomokaze, Ichiyamamoto, Kizakiumi, Murata, Nishikifuji, Tanabe, Ura Alternates: Takekaze, Ikegawa Tiebreakers: Endo, Tetsuyuzan
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    Class Dismissed Nagoya 2018

    Team: Mitakeumi, Yoshikaze, Chiyotairyu, Takarafuji, Asanoyama, Takekaze, Yago, Tokushoryu, Wakatakakage, Murata, Enho, Tomokaze, Nishikifuji, Ura, Tanabe Alternates: Chiyonoumi and Jokoryu Tiebreakers: Daiamami and Midorifuji
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    Training pics overview June 2018

    I love Takayasu's expression. "Oh crap, not again..."
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    Class Dismissed Natsu 2018

    My first sumo games yusho! This is truly an honor! I will gambarize and do my best to win back-to-back yusho in Nagoya. Arigatou gozaimashita!
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    Aki jungyo 2018

    Such a nice poster! I wonder who the artist is. I'd like to have a print of that without the text.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    While senshuraku is fresh on everyone's minds, I'd like to point out Tochinoshin's good sportsmanship. He had the fire in him to fight till the very end, but once Kakuryu defeated Hakuho and he exited through the hanamichi, he was all smiles. I know he had the promise of promotion, but it would've been very, very easy to wallow in his losses and be sore about letting the championship slip from his grasp. Instead, he looks proud of his accomplishments in the photos following the final bout of the day. As he should be.
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    Sekitori Heya Game (SHG) Natsu 2018 ENTRY+STANDINGS

    An impressive zensho yusho, andonishiki! And congrats to Panda-zeki! Looks like I barely avoided MK. I'll have to gambarize next time...
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Tochi may be strong, but if he can't get that grip, it could go either way. He'll need to work on backup techniques if he wants to avoid what happened with Shodai today.