Eikokurai

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  1. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    I'm actually glad Shodai won that one. Takayasu still has the yusho in his hands, so hasn't been too harmed by the loss, while Shodai clears kadoban with a day to spare, and I like Shodai enough that I wanted him to make it to 8. Not to mention, more drama on senshuraku!
  2. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    That's at least three seriously sweet sukinage with his back to the bales by Kotoeko this basho.
  3. Eikokurai

    Sumo ‘Ranfurly Shield’ for 2022

    O Shodai -> M6 Kotonowaka (13)
  4. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Just realized Nishikigi got his KK today—his first in Makuuchi since November 2018, 20 tournaments ago.
  5. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    He's 10-3, same as Mitakeumi, and they meet tomorrow. He needs some things to fall his way, but if Takayasu does lose out and KNW wins, they're tied.
  6. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Koto-nodowa takes out Shodai, ending his comeback streak and keeping himself in the yusho race. Plenty of twists and turns to come this weekend.
  7. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    They basically were anyway. I'd already discounted them. 11-4 wasn't going to win the yusho.
  8. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Wow! What a bout that was! Props to Takakeisho for hanging in there way past his usual stamina limit, but Takayasu take a bow. The yusho is yours!
  9. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Hoshoryu feels the full weight of Ichinojo's attack. Literally. That looked uncomfortable.
  10. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Takayasu withstands the pressure and rejoins WTK in the lead! Not quite a two-horse race but they're two wins ahead of the chasers now.
  11. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    I think just because his record this time was stop-start. Lost, won two, lost, won two, lost, won, lost, won three. These last three days have been his only streak, so he's slipped under the radar for me.
  12. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Shouuuuuuudai! (Am I using the 'u' correctly?) Manhandled Takakeisho with ease there, more or less dropping him out of the yusho race (unless he gets lucky with a 12-3) and putting himself with one of his own KK. Six wins on the bounce. Great comeback! Edit: Miscounted TK's record. Best he can get now is 11-4.
  13. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Ichinojo kachikoshi. He has quietly made his case for a komusubi return, being the highest-ranker with a KK at the moment. I've barely noticed him this basho.
  14. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Decent effort from Kotonowaka there, but Wakatakakage marches on. 11-1 and for now at least, sole leader. Pressure back on Takayasu. Koto now needs to win the next three days and hope other results go his way to get a 12-3 yusho, but 10-11 wins would be a great tournament for him wherever he finishes in the final order. Shodai tomorrow. Mitakeumi for WTK.
  15. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    He and his stablemate brother to one day meet in a playoff for a yusho? That'd be fun.
  16. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Chiyonokuni was super chuffed to win after coming back from kyujo with his shoulder covered in tape. He avoids makekoshi with that to go 5-3-4. Kagayaki also fends off the makekoshi for another day, snapping a six-bout losing streak right on time. 5-7 with no margin for error over the next three days as he's (almost) right at the bottom of division. Tochinoshin's outside shot at the yusho comes to an end. He had to win out to finish up on 12-3 and hope that was enough, but he falls to 8-4.
  17. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Hehe. True. I just reassembled the letters for Wakatakakage: WTK.
  18. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    And KTW drops to 9-2, one off the pace with Mitakeumi. Takakeisho clears the kadoban hurdle and is also technically in the yusho race at 8-3. That's two guys on 10-1, two on 9-2, two on 8-3. Good prospects for the final few days.
  19. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Incidentally, Tochinoshin is technically in the yusho race. He's on 8-3, two behind the leaders on 10-1.
  20. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Mitakeumi can thank WTK for that win, as his own victory over Abi moves him back within one of the lead, and he will surely get the chance to overturn that deficit in coming days. We only wait now to see if Kotonowaka joins him one off the pace, or beats Takekeisho to stay with WTK and Takayasu.
  21. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Shodai is in the black for the first time this basho.
  22. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Well, well. WTK moves into the shared lead.
  23. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Tochinoshin secures his first Makuuchi kachikoshi since November 2020 with a pretty amusing tsuridashi on Terutsuyoshi.
  24. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Possibly keeping Ozeki free to face the yusho-chasing pack at the weekend?
  25. Eikokurai

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Okay. You phrased it like he has a history at Sanyaku level, that's all.