Eikokurai

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  1. 3 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

    Kotonowaka is gone. There's no way he's catching up to Takayasu even if the latter loses out.

    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.


  2. 2 minutes ago, robnplunder said:

    He has been consistently solid, much more into the basho than the usual.

    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.


  3. 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.

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  4. 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.


  5. Just now, Tigerboy1966 said:

    Wakamotoharu has confounded my expectations. I thought his promotion would result in a classic "cup of coffee" stay in makuuchi but that's two kks now and he looks like he's going to stick around for afternoon tea.

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


  6. 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. 


  7. 5 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

    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.

    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.

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  8. 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.


  9. 5 minutes ago, WAKATAKE said:

    Can anybody explain why they would have Shodai vs Takakeisho on day 12??? Traditionally Shodai as the top most rikishi on the banzuke should face Takakeisho in the musubi no ichiban on senshuraku, who in the world are they going to have him face then? I doubt that they would have Takakeisho vs Mitakeumi as the musubi no ichiban then?

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


  10. 1 minute ago, Seiyashi said:

    Ok, where has this Shōdai been? He made Endō look like a complete fool, replete with flailing limbs.

    I'm now really torn about it - on the one hand, he has a very real prospect of clearing kadoban on his own merits. On the other hand, he might now be thrown into the mix as a spoiler for at least Takayasu and Kotonowaka if not Wakatakakage as well, if the intra-ōzeki matchups don't take place. We might see some dreams getting destroyed.

    Hope he wins the next three straight so he's not fighting for his rank at the weekend.


  11. 1 minute ago, robnplunder said:

    I doubt it.  I think his record wasn't very consistent at Sanyuku level and that may make him wait one more basho.

    This is his Sekiwake debut. He had one basho at Komusubi previously, which was a losing record, but not enough to identify any trends from. His numbers in the joi have been fine. Not spectacular, but kachikoshi.