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If things are going on like currently, Osunaarashi is actually in very good position to even break that. Endo had 43 (or 42 ?) kensho at the end of his second makuuchi tournament, Osunaarashi is now after day 12 of his second basho already at 65, almost 20 kensho ahead.

Those 5 personal kensho at stake EVERY DAY are quite a lot for a low rank Maegashira like Osunaarashi... They add up. After all, not many people get paid 330.000 yen for defeating guys like Tokushoryu, Takanoiwa or Satoyama...

Of course they do give a nice incentive to his opponents too :)

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Day 14

East

West

Kensho

Kagamio M14e J3e Jokoryu

1?

Tenkaiho J2e M13w Tokitenku

1

Satoyama M16w M10w Endo

8

Kitataiki M8e M16e Osunaarashi

8

Takarafuji M7e M15e Tokushoryu

1?

Aminishiki M4e M10e Sadanofuji

1?

Chiyotairyu M2e M11e Shotenro

1?

Fujiazuma M9w M2w Ikioi

1?

Yoshikaze M11w K1w Tochiozan

2

Goeido S1e M5w Kyokutenho

2

Tamawashi M6e S1w Kotooshu

8

Kisenosato O1e O1w Kakuryu

28

Hakuho Y1w O2e Kotoshogiku

39

Jokoryu

The Juryo-rikishi won the opening bout against Kagamio. It seem to be the 1 usual envelope. It's the second time after Terunofuji on day 2 for a Juryo rikishi to recieve a kensho.

Tenkaiho

also comming from Juryo followed them and got 1 kensho for beating Tokitenku. One further win on the last day an we will see him regularly in makuuchi next basho.

Osunaarashi

was finally victorious after 3 mattas caused by Kitataiki. Besides the 5 kensho from his personal sponsor he also got 2 from Nagatanien and 1 from Dwango, a telco company.

Tokushoryu

saved his kachikoshi against Takarafuji and recieved what looks like 1 envelope.

Aminishiki

beat Sadanofiji during some bloody news broadcast about some silly company in Gunma prefecture. This company was certainly not sponsoring the 1 or 2 kensho, which they didn't let me count.

Chiyotairyu

got presumably 1 kensho for beating Shotenro. The 4th time for him to collect kensho this basho.

Ikioi

got probably 1 or 2 kensho for his effort to beat Fujiazuma. 5th time for him to win kensho, whereas Fujiazuma is still left without any extra money.

Kakuryu

beat Kisenosato and with the 28 kensho this bout was worth he now surpassed his opponent in the top 10 ranking and also hittig the 100 kensho mark.

Hakuho

crossed the 400 kensho mark with the same number of envelopes as yesterday (39).

Top 10

Rank

Rikishi

Total

JPY

EUR

USD

1

Hakuho Yw

433

23.815.000

167.324

228.695

2

Kakuryu Ow

101

5.555.000

39.029

53.345

3

Kisenosato Oe

92

5.060.000

35.552

48.591

4

Endo M10w

80

4.400.000

30.914

42.253

5

Osunaarashi M16e

65

3.575.000

25.118

34.331

6

Kotoshogiku Oe

57

3.135.000

22.027

30.105

7

Kotooshu Sw

47

2.585.000

18.162

24.824

8

Toyonoshima M1e

35

1.925.000

13.525

18.486

9

Goeido Se

28

1.540.000

10.820

14.789

10

Tochiozan Kw

25

1.375.000

9.661

13.204

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not a single kensho for a koreyori sanyaku bout???

not much applause from the audience as well when the 3rd last bout was announced by the gyoji...

It wasn't supposed to be a koreyori sanyaku bout while the sponsors had time to place their kensho.

It also were 3 different gyoji for the 3 last bouts - Inosuke had one kyujo bout.

I wonder what happens to the kensho placed on a kyujo bout on the last day with no chance to place it otherwise later – perhaps the sponsor gets his money back.
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Day 15

East

West

Kensho

Kagamio M14e J3w Azumaryu

1?

Takanoiwa M15w M10w Endo

10

Sadanofuji M10e M16e Osunaarashi

5+?

Masunoyama M14w M8w Tochinowaka

2

Aminishiki M4e M9w Fujiazuma

2-3?

Kyokutenho M5w M2w Ikioi

1

Chiyotairyu M2e M4w Takekaze

1

Toyonoshima M1e M5e Shohozan

4

Goeido S1e S1w Kotooshu

13

Hakuho Y1w O1w Kakuryu

45

Kagamio

won against Juryo Azumaryu in the opening bout and got the 1 win needed to stay in makuuchi and of course the 1 default envelope. Azmaryu was the 5th Juryo rikishi to challenge for a kensho in a cross over bout this basho, but only Terunofuji, Tenkaiho and Jokoryu succeeded. There was no kensho in the following bout, which Juryo Jokoryu has won.

Takanoiwa

not only managed to get the 1 win needed to remain in the makuuchi division against Endo but also got an extra large kensho of 10 envelopes. Pointless to mention that 2 envelopes more could have brought Endo on spot 3 of the top 10 ranking, if he had won.

Sadanofuji

could improve his extra income by beating Osunaarashi considerably, but because NHK had to ask Endo for an interview and because he didn't make it into the top 10 with his second kensho, I can't tell the exact amount. At least 5 regular. Osunaarashi will be fine with his total 3.5 mio Yen. I wonder, if this special sponsorship will continue to this extent.

Tochinowaka

finally sent Masunoyama kachikoshi and collected 2 kensho.

Fujiazuma

finally managed to get his first kensho. Envelopes look like more than one, but not too many, perhaps 2 or 3.

Ikioi

got 1 kensho for his win against Kyokutenho. In total he managed to get something like 13 or 14 kensho.

Toyonoshima

not only collected the 3 kensho for his win against Shohozan, but also secured a kachikoshi.

Goeido

crossed the 2 million Yen mark with the 13 kensho he got for beating Kotooshu and went kachikoshi.

Kotoshogiku

had no chance to surpass Osunaarashi in the top 10 ranking with a fusen win, which certainly would have been possible with a proper stack of kensho.

Kakuryu

collected the biggest pot this basho by beating Yokozuna Hakuho, worth 45 kensho.

Top 10

Rank

Rikishi

Total

JPY

EUR

USD

1

Hakuho Yw

433

23.815.000

167.324

228.695

2

Kakuryu Ow

146

8.030.000

56.419

77.112

3

Kisenosato Oe

92

5.060.000

35.552

48.591

4

Endo M10w

80

4.400.000

30.914

42.253

5

Osunaarashi M16e

65

3.575.000

25.118

34.331

6

Kotoshogiku Oe

57

3.135.000

22.027

30.105

7

Kotooshu Sw

47

2.585.000

18.162

24.824

8

Goeido Se

41

2.255.000

15.844

21.655

9

Toyonoshima M1e

39

2.145.000

15.071

20.598

10

Tochiozan Kw

25

1.375.000

9.661

13.204

Kyokushuho and Yoshikaze were the only makuuchi rikishi this basho, who were unfortunate enough not to recieve any kensho at all. Poor guys.

There were a bit more than 1170 kensho (JPY 64.405.000, EUR 452.510 USD 618.481) this basho passed to the rikishi (last basho Kyushu 2013: 730 kensho, JPY 40.150.000, EUR 296.307, USD 401.339).

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This basho had the most kensho at the present conditions since Natsu 1991 of 60 000 Yen for the sponsor: 1198. So far Hatsu 2007 was top with 1146. Reasons named are the yokozuna run of Kisenosato and the new hopes Endo and Ōsunaarashi. The basho had 5 sell-outs among the 7 full houses announced (the 10605 ones). Kitanoumi analyses that Kisenosato's failure was covered by Endo's success.

http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/sumo/2014/01/26/0006665014.shtml

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Nice job guys, my hat is tipped to both of you... (I am not worthy...)

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A radio Interview (in Japanese) with Sports commentator and journalist Shiro Doya.

As far as I can understand (not that much) it takes the record number of kensho as a sign of a revival of popularity and that mainly because of Endo, Osunaarashi and Kisenosato.

Edit: This basho the amount of kensho appear to be a topic in the media.

Edited by torquato
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Ranking according to the Nikkan money banzuke:

Goeido 4 and Toyonoshima 2 more than on the daily ranking.

Shikona Kensho No. 1000 Yen
Hakuho 433 23815
Kakuryu 146 8030
Kisenosato 92 5060
Endo 80 4400
Osunaarashi 65 3575
Kotoshogiku 57 3135
Kotooshu 47 2585
Goeido 45 2475
Toyonoshima 41 2255
Tochiozan 25 1375
Ikioi 15 825
Okinoumi 15 825
Toyohibiki 13 715
Takanoiwa 12 660
Aminishiki 10 550
Aoiyama 10 550
Chiyootori 9 495
Tochinowaka 9 495
Shohozan 8 440
Sadanofuji 6 330
Takayasu 6 330
Terunofuji 6 330
Gagamaru 5 275
Takarafuji 5 275
Chiyotairyu 4 220
Satoyama 4 220
Takekaze 4 220
Fujiazuma 3 165
Kagamio 3 165
Kyokutenho 2 110
Masunoyama 2 110
Tokushoryu 2 110
Jokoryu 1 55
Kaisei 1 55
Kitataiki 1 55
Tamawashi 1 55
Tenkaiho 1 55
Azumaryu 0 0
Chiyomaru 0 0
Harumafuji 0 0
Myogiryu 0 0
Yoshikaze 0 0
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