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Kensho Standings (Natsu 2009)

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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		 30   1,650,000
Asashoryu	  16	 880,000
Takamisakari	7	 385,000
Goeido		  6	 330,000
Kotoshogiku	 5	 275,000
Kaio			4	 220,000
Kisenosato	  4	 220,000
Harumafuji	  3	 165,000
Chiyotaikai	 3	 165,000
Yamamotoyama	3	 165,000

Hakuho took care of business against Tochiozan to collect the 30 kensho placed on the bout by sponsors.

Asashoryu emerged victorious after a spirited contest with Kakuryu, taking home 16 envelopes of his own.

Takamisakari collected his usual 7, Kotoshogiku picked up 5 and YMY's sponsors continue to show their support by putting three kensho on his bout with Tokitenku.

Four of the five Ozeki won today, but only three of them (Kaio, Harumafuji and Chiyotaikai) picked up enough kensho to appear in the top 10. The only Ozeki to suffer a loss was Kotooshu at the hands of Goeido, who picked up 6 envelopes for his efforts.

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After Day 2...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		 37   2,035,000	
Asashoryu	  29   1,595,000   
Takamisakari   13	 715,000	
Goeido		 10	 550,000	
Harumafuji	  6	 330,000	
Kisenosato	  6	 330,000	
Kotoshogiku	 6	 330,000	
Kaio			5	 275,000	
Chiyotaikai	 5	 275,000	
Yamamotoyama	3	 165,000

Nearly everyone in the Day 1 top ten picked up a victory on Day 2, adding to their kensho totals in the process. Only YMY missed out on the bonanza.

Asashoryu picked up the most kensho on Day 2, benefiting from being in the last bout of the day. He took home 13 after a slapdown win over Homasho. Fellow Yokozuna Hakuho collected 7 after pushing out Aminishiki.

Takamisakari grabbed 6 against Hokutoriki, while Goeido added another 4 to his total after collecting his second Ozeki scalp in as many days.

Harumafuji picked up 3 envelopes, Kisenosato and Chiyotaikai 2 each, with Kaio and Kotoshogiku taking home a single envelope apiece.

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After Day 3...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		 51   2,805,000   
Asashoryu	  29   1,595,000	
Takamisakari   18	 990,000	
Goeido		 13	 715,000	
Harumafuji	  7	 385,000	
Kisenosato	  7	 385,000	
Kotoshogiku	 6	 330,000	
Yamamotoyama	6	 330,000	
Kaio			5	 275,000	
Chiyotaikai	 5	 275,000

Hakuho pulled down Homasho en route to his third win, picking up another 14 kensho.

Takamisakari grabbed 5 against Kakizoe, while Goeido pocketed 3 courtesy of his third straight win against an Ozeki, this time Kaio. YMY also took home 3 envelopes after pushing out Miyabiyama.

Harumafuji and Kisenosato both collected a single kensho after wins over Tamanoshima and Aran respectively.

Edited by Zentoryu

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Hmm, not even five kensho for Aminishiki?

no, only four piddly banners

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After Day 4...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		 58   3,190,000	
Asashoryu	  37   2,035,000	
Takamisakari   23   1,265,000	
Harumafuji	 13	 715,000	
Goeido		 13	 715,000	
Kisenosato	  9	 495,000	
Yamamotoyama	8	 440,000	
Kotoshogiku	 7	 385,000	
Kotooshu		6	 330,000	
Kaio			6	 330,000

Asashoryu got back on track against winless Takekaze, grabbing a Day 4 leading 8 kensho. Hakuho picked up 7 after throwing down Kyokutenho.

Ozeki Harumafuji is off to a strong start, remaining undefeated with a win over Ozeki killer Goeido. The victory netted him another 6 envelopes.

Kisenosato and YMY collected 2 kensho each from wins over Chiyohakuho and Iwakiyama respectively. Kotoshogiku and Kaio picked up single envelopes and Kotooshu joined the lead group for the first time this tournament after pushing out Aminishiki.

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After Day 5...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		 71   3,905,000   
Asashoryu	  40   2,200,000	
Takamisakari   28   1,540,000	
Goeido		 16	 880,000	
Harumafuji	 14	 770,000	
Kisenosato	 10	 550,000	
Kaio			8	 440,000	
Chiyotaikai	 8	 440,000	
Kotoshogiku	 8	 440,000	
Yamamotoyama	8	 440,000

Hakuho threw down Kakuryu to earn another 13 kensho.

When he's not in the musubi-no-ichiban, Asashoryu isn't attracting too much sponsor attention, at least in comparison to what he used to attract. Today he picked up only three kensho after forcing out Tamanoshima.

Takamisakari is off to his best ever start in Makuuchi (if I counted right), improving to 5-0 after taking care of Bushuyama. The victory netted him another 5 envelopes.

Goeido picked up another 3 after a kubinage victory over Aminishiki. Chiyotaikai also had three from a win over Homasho. Kaio grabbed 2 from a win over Kyokutenho.

Harumafuji, Kisenosato and Kotoshogiku each picked up a single envelope from wins over Takekaze, Yoshikaze and Toyonoshima respectively.

Edited by Zentoryu

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Takamisakari is off to his best ever start in Makuuchi (if I counted right), improving to 5-0 after taking care of Bushuyama. The victory netted him another 5 envelopes.

Indeed you did count correctly very early in his Sekitori career he had 2 Juryo tournaments in which he started 6-0 but never more than 4-0 as a Makuuchi. And as an aside both times he started 4-0 in Makuuchi he ended up 10-5 and in those 2 Juryo tournaments that he started 6-0 he ended up 11-4. Thus he should be able to look forward to a lot of Kensho envelops this basho.

Edited by Chisaiyama

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YMY won by Fusen on 5th day, but he did not get any Kensho. Is it possible to get Kensho by Fusen win?

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YMY won by Fusen on 5th day, but he did not get any Kensho. Is it possible to get Kensho by Fusen win?

Nope. No contest, no money!

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After Day 6...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		 77   4,235,000	
Asashoryu	  54   2,970,000   
Takamisakari   28   1,540,000   
Harumafuji	 16	 880,000	
Goeido		 16	 880,000	
Kotoshogiku	11	 605,000	
Chiyotaikai	10	 550,000	
Kisenosato	 10	 550,000	
Kotooshu		9	 495,000	
Kaio			9	 495,000

Asashoryu pushed out Tochiozan to pick up 14 envelopes, benefiting from being in the final bout again. Fellow Yokozuna Hakuho grabbed 6 from a uwatenage victory over winless Takekaze.

Kotoshogiku and Kotooshu both collected 3 kensho from wins over Kisenosato and Homasho respectively. The Ozeki duo of Harumafuji and Chiyotaikai picked up 2 kensho each while Kaio grabbed one envelope.

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After Day 7...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		 95   5,225,000   
Asashoryu	  61   3,355,000	
Takamisakari   34   1,870,000	
Harumafuji	 22   1,210,000	
Goeido		 16	 880,000	
Chiyotaikai	14	 770,000	
Kotooshu	   13	 715,000	
Kisenosato	 12	 660,000	
Kaio		   11	 605,000	
Kotoshogiku	11	 605,000

We've reached the middle weekend of the tournament, so there were some extra kensho floating around.

Hakuho maintained his unblemished record in both the basho and against Baruto, dropping the Sekiwake with an uwatedashinage. The Yokozuna collected 18 envelopes from this victory.

Asashoryu picked up 7 after an okuridashi victory against fellow Mongolian Kyokutenho.

Takamisakari and Harumafuji grabbed 6 each from wins over Tochinoshina and Kakuryu respectively.

Chiyotaikai and Kotooshu collected 4 kensho each, while Kisenosato and Kaio picked up 2 apiece.

Edited by Zentoryu

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After Day 8...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		115   6,325,000   
Asashoryu	  83   4,565,000   
Takamisakari   34   1,870,000	
Harumafuji	 28   1,540,000	
Kisenosato	 19   1,045,000	
Goeido		 16	 880,000	
Kaio		   14	 770,000	
Chiyotaikai	14	 770,000	
Kotoshogiku	14	 770,000	
Kotooshu	   13	 715,000

Asashoryu dropped Goeido with a hikiotoshi to improve to 7-1 and grab a Day 8 high 22 kensho. Fellow Yokozuna Hakuho remained zensho and collected 20 envelopes from a win over Tamanoshima.

Kisenosato forced out YMY to pick up 7 envelopes, while Harumafuji took care of Chiyotaikai for 6 of his own.

Kaio and Kotoshogiku picked up 3 kensho each from wins over Tochiozan and Miyabiyama respectively.

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After Day 9...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		134   7,370,000   
Asashoryu	  90   4,950,000	
Harumafuji	 34   1,870,000	
Takamisakari   34   1,870,000	
Kisenosato	 20   1,100,000	
Kotooshu	   17	 935,000	
Goeido		 16	 880,000	
Kotoshogiku	16	 880,000	
Kaio		   14	 770,000	
Chiyotaikai	14	 770,000

Hakuho took care of Goeido with an uwatenage. The victory earned him another 19 kensho and allowed him to stay tied with Harumafuji, who dropped Kaio to earn 6 kensho of his own, for the lead in the Yusho race.

Asashoryu picked up 7 kensho after forcing out Chiyotaikai. Kotooshu grabbed 4 against Kyokutenho, Kotoshogiku 2 against Tochinonada and Kisenosato 1 against Asasekiryu.

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After Day 10...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		154   8,470,000   
Asashoryu	 104   5,720,000   
Takamisakari   40   2,200,000	
Harumafuji	 38   2,090,000	
Kisenosato	 22   1,210,000	
Kaio		   18	 990,000	
Kotooshu	   17	 935,000	
Goeido		 16	 880,000	
Kotoshogiku	16	 880,000	
Chiyotaikai	14	 770,000

Hakuho continued to roll, forcing out Chiyotaikai to add another 20 kensho to his overall total. Asashoryu picked up 14 from an oshidashi win over Baruto.

Takamisakari pulled off a makiotoshi win against Kotoshogiku to earn himself another 6 envelopes. Harumafuji stayed tied for the Yusho lead with Hakuho and picked up 4 more kensho from a win over Kotomitsuki. Kaio earned his KK and 4 kensho of his own after utilizing his dreaded kotonage to drop Kotooshu.

Lastly, Kisenosato stayed in the Yusho race thanks to a tsukitoshi win over Toyohibiki that also netted him 2 envelopes.

Edited by Zentoryu

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After Day 11...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		170   9,350,000   
Asashoryu	 110   6,050,000	
Harumafuji	 46   2,530,000	
Takamisakari   40   2,200,000	
Kisenosato	 22   1,210,000	
Kotooshu	   20   1,100,000	
Kaio		   18	 990,000	
Yamamotoyama   17	 935,000	
Goeido		 16	 880,000	
Kotoshogiku	16	 880,000

Yokozuna Hakuho forced out Kotomitsuki after a long contest to take home 16 kensho and stay tied with Harumafuji for the lead in the Yusho race. The Ozeki got a tottari win against Kisenosato to pick up 8 kensho of his own.

Asashoryu grabbed 6 after a yorikiri win over Kaio and Kotooshu collected 3 from a win over struggling Baruto. YMY vaulted back into the top-10 for the first time since Day 5 after defeating RoboCop.

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After Day 12...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		183  10,065,000   
Asashoryu	 121   6,655,000   
Harumafuji	 51   2,805,000	
Takamisakari   40   2,200,000	
Kisenosato	 27   1,485,000	
Kotooshu	   25   1,375,000	
Kaio		   18	 990,000	
Kotoshogiku	17	 935,000	
Yamamotoyama   17	 935,000	
Goeido		 16	 880,000

Hakuho forced out Kaio to remain zensho and collect another 13 envelopes. Harumafuji remained undefeated as well, taking home 5 kensho after a win over Baruto.

Asashoryu stayed one win behind the leaders and picked up 11 kensho after dropping Kotomitsuki with a shitatenage.

Kisenosato and Kotooshu grabbed 5 envelopes each after wins over Miyabiyama and Chiyotaikai respectively. Kotoshogiku picked up a single kensho and his KK against Shotenro.

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After Day 13...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		211  11,605,000   
Asashoryu	 130   7,150,000	
Harumafuji	 51   2,805,000	
Takamisakari   46   2,530,000	
Kisenosato	 31   1,705,000	
Kotooshu	   25   1,375,000	
Kaio		   18	 990,000	
Chiyotaikai	17	 935,000	
Kotoshogiku	17	 935,000	
Yamamotoyama   17	 935,000

Hakuho won the showdown with fellow unbeaten Harumafuji to take the sole lead in the race for the Yusho. The win netted him 28 kensho and pushed him over 200 for the tournament.

Asashoryu stayed one win off the pace, throwing down Kotooshu with a shitatenage and earning 9 more kensho.

Takamisakari earned his KK and 6 kensho after forcing out Tokitenku. Kisenosato picked up 4 from a Yorikiri victory over Kaio.

Lastly, Chiyotaikai henka'd his way back into the lead group, dropping Kotomitsuki and collecting 3 kensho.

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After Day 14...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		211  11,605,000	
Asashoryu	 130   7,150,000   
Harumafuji	 70   3,850,000   
Takamisakari   52   2,860,000	
Kotooshu	   48   2,640,000   
Kisenosato	 34   1,870,000	
Chiyotaikai	23   1,265,000	
Kotoshogiku	19   1,045,000	
Yamamotoyama   19   1,045,000	
Kaio		   18	 990,000

Kotooshu surprised Hakuho with an uwatenage to earn the 23 kensho placed on the bout by sponsors. Harumafuji defeated Asashoryu to once again pull even with Hakuho in the Yusho race and collect 19 envelopes of his own.

Takamisakari and Chiyotaikai earned 6 kensho each from wins over Asasekiryu and Kaio respectively. Kisenosato picked up 3 envelopes and Kotoshogiku and YMY 2 each.

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Wow, Kotooshu almost doubled his money on the 14th day of the tournament...

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Wow, Kotooshu almost doubled his money on the 14th day of the tournament...
Stealing from Mel Brooks: "It's good to beat the King."

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After Day 15...

Rikishi		 #		 Yen
Hakuho		258  14,190,000   
Asashoryu	 130   7,150,000	
Harumafuji	 85   4,675,000   
Takamisakari   52   2,860,000	
Kotooshu	   48   2,640,000	
Kisenosato	 39   2,145,000	
Chiyotaikai	26   1,430,000	
Kotoshogiku	24   1,320,000	
Yamamotoyama   19   1,045,000   
Kaio		   18	 990,000	
Kotomitsuki	18	 990,000

Hakuho won the battle of the Yokozuna with Asashoryu in a bout that attracted some 47 kensho banners. This followed Harumafuji's kubinage win over Kotooshu that netted the Ozeki 15 kensho and forced a Yusho playoff. Harumafuji won the kettei sen to earn his first Yusho and the 10,000,000yen in prize money that goes with it.

Kisenosato took care of Kakuryu to finish 13-2 and pick up another 5 kensho. Kotoshogiku also collected 5 envelopes from a yorikiri win over Goeido.

Chiyotaikai took home 3 against Baruto and Kotomitsuki collected just enough kensho from a win over Kaio to join his fellow Ozeki at the tail end of the lead group.

Any special prize winners will collect 2,000,000yen as will the Juryo Yusho winner Tamaasuka.

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