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Kensho Standings (Aki 2008)

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Disclaimer: I translate this information from the Nikkan Sports Webpage. It should not be considered official. Nikkan is known to make mistakes in their kensho counts from time to time, but they usually get around to correcting them. Also, Nikkan only posts the top 10 everyday, so I have no idea how many kensho someone not on that list has.

After Day 1...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		 29   1,595,000
Asashoryu	  13	 715,000
Kotoshogiku	 7	 385,000
Toyonoshima	 6	 330,000
Kotooshu		5	 275,000
Kotomitsuki	 4	 220,000
Chiyotaikai	 4	 220,000
Tamanoshima	 4	 220,000
Ama			 3	 165,000
Iwakiyama	   1	  55,000
Futeno		  1	  55,000

Yokozuna Hakuho opened the Aki Basho with a win over Asasekiryu to net himself 29 kensho. Fellow Yokozuna Asashoryu came up with a hikiotoshi win against Baruto, allowing him to collect 13 envelopes from the gyoji.

The only loss by the top-rankers came in the bout featuring Ozeki Kaio and M1 Kotoshogiku, with shogun getting the Yorikiri win and picking up 7 envelopes.

Edited by Zentoryu

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After Day 2...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		 41   2,255,000	
Asashoryu	  22   1,210,000	 
Chiyotaikai	10	 550,000	 
Kotoshogiku	 7	 385,000	 
Kotomitsuki	 6	 330,000	 
Toyonoshima	 6	 330,000	 
Kotooshu		5	 275,000	 
Tochinonada	 4	 220,000	 
Tamanoshima	 4	 220,000	 
Ama			 3	 165,000	 
Baruto		  3	 165,000	 
Dejima		  3	 165,000

Hakuho dropped Miyabiyama to collect 12 envelopes while fellow Yokozuna Asashoryu picked up 9 courtesy of a sukuinage win over Kotoshogiku.

Ozeki Chiyotaikai pushed out Kisenosato to earn 6 kensho for himself. Tochinonada picked up 4 after throwing down Toyonoshima. Baruto and Dejima picked up 3 envelopes each from wins over Kotooshu and Takamisakari respectively.

Lastly, Ozeki Kotomitsuki grabbed two envelopes from an uchimuso victory against Kyokutenho.

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Only 3 envelopes put on Takamisakari?! (Shaking head...) Is the world coming to an end??

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Only 3 envelopes put on Takamisakari?! (Shaking head...) Is the world coming to an end??

And just 4 yesterday, too.

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Well one sponsor used to put three or four on him and I guess they decided to restrain their exposure this basho.

Former Wakanohana III's Chanko Dining Waka dropped out of the kensho sponsors and they were regular for certain rikishi so their intake will go down too.

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After Day 3...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		 55   3,025,000	
Asashoryu	  22   1,210,000   
Chiyotaikai	16	 880,000	 
Kotoshogiku	 7	 385,000	 
Kotomitsuki	 6	 330,000	 
Toyonoshima	 6	 330,000	 
Kotooshu		5	 275,000	 
Kaio			5	 275,000	 
Ama			 5	 275,000	 
Tochinonada	 4	 220,000	 
Tamanoshima	 4	 220,000

Hakuho took home 14 kensho after a yoritaoshi win over Kotoshogiku. Chiyotaikai had the second highest total of the day, collecting 6 from the gyoji after pushing out Toyonoshima.

Ama picked up 2 against Baruto and Kaio joined the lead group for the first time this basho after a spectacular uwatenage win against Kisenosato.

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Miyabiyama got less than four kensho for his win over a yokozuna? Doh - at least he got a kinboshi which is worth more probably.

Edited by Doitsuyama

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I can see why Asashoryu isn't getting the Kensho left right and center, which is of course unfortunate for Miyabiyama, but what on earth is Kotoshogiku doing with 7! :P

I think this race is going to keep getting lopsided at this rate. :P

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Miyabiyama got less than four kensho for his win over a yokozuna? Doh - at least he got a kinboshi which is worth more probably.

Miya-babe said after the bout, "There were a lot less kensho than I thought. It's too bad. I was looking forward to a whole pile [of envelopes]." According to a late report, there were three kensho.

His shisho is, of course, the new rijicho, Musashigawa Oyakata. Alluding to the fact that the shisho is hard to please, Miyabi joked, "At least, I deserve some praises today."

Not so. The curmudgeon only had this to say, "He was just lucky. It happened that his 'inashi' worked."

BTW, for a kinboshi, a rikishi gets a 40,000 yen pay increase per basho for the rest of his career as long as he qualifies for a salary.

Note: Updated with new information.

Edited by madorosumaru

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Only 3 envelopes put on Takamisakari?! :-D Is the world coming to an end??

Nagatanien, whose largesse had accounted for Robo's windfall, has cut the number of kensho sponsored almost in half. During the first three days of Aki Basho, there have been 24 Nagatanien kensho as compared to 46 in the same period last basho. A company spokesman said, "[The marijuana scandal] was regrettable. We felt a strong social responsibility and took a strict course of action."

Nagatanien has been sponsoring kensho since 2002 Natsu Basho. That was at the tail end of the Waka-Taka Boom and they felt ozumo needed a boost. Even after the Tokitsukaze Incident, Nagatanien maintained its quota of kensho. However, the recent scandal was the last straw or, more accurately, the last weed.

Takamisakari, who appears in their ads, has had five Nagatanien kensho placed on each of his bouts until Nagoya. This basho, that has been reduced to three. When asked about less kensho money, Robo responded angrily, "I don't do sumo for the money."

Kyokai spokesman said, "There has not been a reduction in the number of sponsoring companies, but the total number kensho has decreased." The Nagatanien person concluded, "We have not changed our feeling about supporting Ozumo. We are just in a wait-and-see mode."

Edited by madorosumaru

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Nagatanien, whose largesse had accounted for Robo's windfall....

One of the last big secrets of Sumo is solved for me today. Im watching Bashos for about 12 years now and always woundered what "Nagatanien" might mean as it sounds funny to me. Thanks for helping. :-P :-D

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After Day 4...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		 65   3,575,000	
Asashoryu	  28   1,540,000	 
Chiyotaikai	16	 880,000	 
Kotoshogiku	 9	 495,000	 
Kotomitsuki	 8	 440,000	 
Ama			 8	 440,000	 
Toyonoshima	 6	 330,000	 
Baruto		  6	 330,000	 
Miyabiyama	  6	 330,000	 
Kotooshu		5	 275,000	 
Kaio			5	 275,000

Hakuho continued to cruise along, forcing out Kyokutenho to remain undefeated and collect 10 more envelopes.

Asashoryu recovered from his surprising loss to Miyabiyama with a Yorikiri victory over winless Kisenosato, netting himself 6 kensho.

Ama and Baruto picked up 3 kensho each from wins over Kaio and Toyonoshima respectively.

The Sadogatake beya duo of Kotomitsuki and Kotoshogiku added 2 kensho to their respective totals while Miyabiyama joined the lead group for the first time this basho after pushing out struggling Ozeki Kotooshu.

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Nagatanien, whose largesse had accounted for Robo's windfall....

One of the last big secrets of Sumo is solved for me today. Im watching Bashos for about 12 years now and always woundered what "Nagatanien" might mean as it sounds funny to me. Thanks for helping. ;-) (Clapping wildly...)

You're not the only one:(blast from the past 2004)

http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/index.php?...p;hl=nagatanien

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After Day 5...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		 65   3,575,000	 
Asashoryu	  30   1,650,000	 
Chiyotaikai	19   1,045,000	 
Kisenosato	 16	 880,000	
Ama			11	 605,000	 
Toyonoshima	10	 550,000	
Kotomitsuki	 9	 495,000	 
Kotoshogiku	 9	 495,000	 
Kotooshu		6	 330,000	 
Baruto		  6	 330,000	 
Miyabiyama	  6	 330,000	 
Takamisakari	6	 330,000

Kisenosato's first win of the tournament was a big one. It knocked Yokozuna Hakuho from the ranks of the unbeaten and allowed Kise to collect the 16 envelopes placed on the bout by sponsors. It also counted as a kinboshi, which as mentioned elsewhere has its own monetary benefits.

Toyonoshima had the day's second highest total, taking home 4 from an okuridashi victory over Kaio. Ama and Chiyotaikai added 3 kensho each to their respective totals, while Yokozuna Asashoryu picked up only 2 envelopes from a yorikiri victory over Kyokutenho.

The Sadogatake Ozeki duo of Kotomitsuki and Kotooshu had one kensho each from wins over Baruto and Asasekiryu respectively.

Lastly, Takamisakari joined the tail end of the lead group after pushing out Kimurayama for his second win of the tournament.

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........while Yokozuna Asashoryu picked up only 2 envelopes from a yorikiri victory over Kyokutenho.

2 kensho for asashoryu????

what happened to the kensho-machine?

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After Day 6...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		 76   4,180,000	
Asashoryu	  30   1,650,000	 
Chiyotaikai	19   1,045,000	 
Ama			16	 880,000	 
Kisenosato	 16	 880,000	 
Toyonoshima	13	 715,000	 
Kotomitsuki	12	 660,000	 
Kotoshogiku	 9	 495,000	 
Aminishiki	  8	 440,000	 
Kaio			7	 385,000	 
Miyabiyama	  7	 385,000

Hakuho recovered from his Day 5 loss with a yorikiri win over Tochinonada, adding 11 kensho to his overall total.

Ama picked up 5 envelopes after forcing out Chiyotaikai. Toyonoshima and Kotomitsuki picked up 3 each from wins over Asasekiryu and Kisenosato respectively, while Kaio grabbed at least 2 against Baruto.

Miyabiyama netted a single kensho after dealing Kyokutenho his 5th loss. Lastly, Aminishiki joined the lead group after getting behind Yokozuna Asashoryu for an okuridashi win and the third kinboshi we've witnessed this basho.

Edited by Zentoryu

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After Day 7...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		 95   5,225,000	
Asashoryu	  37   2,035,000	 
Chiyotaikai	19   1,045,000	 
Ama			18	 990,000	 
Kisenosato	 16	 880,000	 
Kotoshogiku	15	 825,000	 
Kotomitsuki	14	 770,000	 
Toyonoshima	13	 715,000	 
Aminishiki	 12	 660,000	 
Kotooshu	   10	 550,000	 
Kaio		   10	 550,000

The middle weekend has arrived bringing with it the traditional weekend increase in available kensho.

Hakuho won a hard fought contest with Baruto to earn the 19 envelopes placed on the bout by sponsors. Fellow Yokozuna Asashoryu thrusted Tochinonada out for 7 envelopes of his own.

Kotoshogiku picked up 6 from a yorikiri win over Kisenosato. Aminishiki and Kotooshu earned 4 kensho each from wins over Chiyotaikai and Toyonoshima respectively.

Ozeki Kaio added 3 to his total and Kotomitsuki and Ama picked up a pair of envelopes each.

Edited by Zentoryu

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After Day 8...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		116   6,380,000	
Asashoryu	  37   2,035,000	 
Toyonoshima	34   1,870,000	
Chiyotaikai	24   1,320,000	 
Ama			23   1,265,000	 
Kotoshogiku	20   1,100,000	 
Kisenosato	 20   1,100,000	 
Kotomitsuki	14	 770,000	 
Kotooshu	   13	 715,000	 
Aminishiki	 12	 660,000

A whole lot of kensho were handed out on today, the middle Sunday of the Aki Basho.

Hakuho thrusted out Aminishiki to pick up 21 envelopes, while Toyonoshima grabbed 21 of his own after forcing out Asashoryu in a bout that sparked some controversy.

Chiyotaikai, Ama and Kotoshogiku picked up 5 kensho each, Kisenosato 4 and Kotooshu 3.

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Kensho shortfall update courtesy of Sports Hochi:

Up to nakabi, only 399 kensho circled the dohyo. It's the first time since Natsu 2005 (also 399 then) that the first-week number has dropped below 400 for a Tokyo basho; recently there had usually been about 400-450 kensho, and even 518 four months ago during the most recent Tokyo tournament before the cannabis crisis hit. As Jonosuke already mentioned upthread, Chanko Dining Waka's withdrawal from sponsorship is one of the big reasons for the shortfall. Altogether the number of kensho sold for this basho will likely not reach 1000, the first time that's going to happen in Tokyo since last year's Aki basho (999).

(Incidentally, Natsu 2005 ended up with about 850 kensho total but I suspect it'll be a bit more than that this time, even with just 399 so far.)

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After Day 9...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		132   7,260,000	
Asashoryu	  37   2,035,000	 
Toyonoshima	34   1,870,000	 
Ama			28   1,540,000	 
Chiyotaikai	27   1,485,000	 
Kisenosato	 21   1,155,000	 
Kotoshogiku	20   1,100,000	 
Kotomitsuki	16	 880,000	 
Kotooshu	   14	 770,000	 
Kaio		   13	 715,000

Hakuho won with a makiotoshi against Toyonoshima, grabbing another 16 envelopes from the gyoji.

Ama had a strong win against Asashoryu, handing the Yokozuna his second straight loss and picking up 5 kensho for himself. Chiyotaikai pushed out Miyabiyama for 3 kensho while fellow Ozeki Kotomitsuki picked up 2 against Kakuryu. Kisenosato and Kotooshu earned a single kensho each for their respective wins.

Kaio returned to the lead group after a one day absence, picking up at least two kensho after forcing out Tochinonada.

PS: I'm experiencing some medical problems right now which may or may not effect my ability to post here. If I miss a day or two posting the kensho standings, I apologize in advance.

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After Day 10...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		148   8,140,000	
Asashoryu	  37   2,035,000	 
Toyonoshima	34   1,870,000	 
Kotoshogiku	30   1,650,000	
Ama			28   1,540,000	 
Chiyotaikai	27   1,485,000	 
Kisenosato	 21   1,155,000	 
Kotomitsuki	19   1,045,000	 
Kaio		   19   1,045,000	 
Takamisakari   15	 825,000

In a battle between Yusho co-leaders Hakuho forced out Ama to improve to 9-1 and add yet another 16 kensho to his ever increasing total. Goeido picked up a win over Asashoryu, but as it was of the fusen variety, he received no financial benefit from it.

Kotoshogiku defeated Toyonoshima to grab 10 kensho for himself. Kaio picked up 6 from a win over fellow Ozeki Kotooshu. In the other battle between Ozeki, Kotomitsuki won by tsukiotoshi against Chiyotaikai to add three kensho to his collection.

Lastly, Takamisakari returned to the lead group for the first time since Day 5 after forcing out Tochiozan. Robocop is averaging only slightly less than 4 kensho per win, so he's feeling the pinch of lost sponsorship.

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First I hope you are feeling better soon or now would be even better.

Next, Robocop says he doesn't do it for money :-D

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In a battle between Yusho co-leaders Hakuho forced out Ama to improve to 9-1 and add yet another 16 kensho to his ever increasing total. Goeido picked up a win over Asashoryu, but as it was of the fusen variety, he received no financial benefit from it.

This is definitely not correct. In all Hakuho got 20 Kensho. I`ve counted. 12 Kensho were placed on his bout according to the Torikumi sheet for day 10. The Asashoryu-Goeido bout had 8. All were obviously switched after the kuyjo news by the sponsors. I will ask the guy who is in charge of this later to get sure it was as I`ve observed.

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Lastly, Aminishiki joined the lead group after getting behind Yokozuna Asashoryu for an okuridashi win and the third kinboshi we've witnessed this basho.

Lastly, Aminishiki sneaked the lead group after henka-ing Yokozuna Asashoryu for an anti- climatic win.

Poor Goeido is having the basho of his life, is nowhere te be seen on the Kensho leaderboard, guess if this were Osaka and the hometown basho for Goeido he would for sure be receiving plenty of love from the sponsors by now.

Must suck to see a sneaky journeyman like Aminishiki up there on the leaderboard and you at 9-1 have precious little.

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