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BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

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So Juryo has started and Takagenji has a win, but all I've got on the stream is baseball.

 

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Kyokushuho couldn't wait to start his basho - he tried a jikan-mae tachi-ai but his opponent, Chiyomaru wasn't interested, so the gyoji called it a matta and schooled both guys by showing Kyokushuho the corner of the dohyo, where he was supposed to do one last round of preparation. 

Anyone remembers a jikan-mae in Juryo? 

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Mitoryu, aka Turbold (I shall call him "Miturbo") started with a loss at the hands of Akua. 

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With four yokozuna doing dohyo-iris today, you could tell who got the most love from the crowd. This is going to be a very interesting basho indeed.

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14 minutes ago, kuroimori said:

Mitoryu, aka Turbold (I shall call him "Miturbo") started with a loss at the hands of Akua. 

join us on the chat on http://vaughnlive.tv/sherming9 if you're able to, usually good fun. Invitation extends to anyone else interested as well.

 

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19 minutes ago, kuroimori said:

Anyone remembers a jikan-mae in Juryo? 

Kitazakura surely.

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3 minutes ago, McBugger said:

join us on the chat on http://vaughnlive.tv/sherming9 if you're able to, usually good fun. Invitation extends to anyone else interested as well.

 

Thanks for the invite, but the moving chat screen somewhat bothers me - I try (without too much success though) to reduce my second-screen activity during the live broadcast...

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Surprised to see Osunaarashi lose on 1st day. Doesn't bode well for the basho I think.

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Just now, Rocks said:

Surprised to see Osunaarashi lose on 1st day. Doesn't bode well for the basho I think.

He started bouncing on his good leg again after they both jumped off the dohyo. Every time I see that happen it's never good news for him.

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Posted (edited)

Very nice victory for Yutakayama, new makuuchi entrant. Love how Chiyotairyu smashed Miyogiryu right off the dohyo just now.

Really glad I get to watch this live on TV as opposed to some awkward stream...

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edit: pictured above, the pinkest dohyo-iri ever.

Kotoyuki's new mawashi, although it didn't help him:

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Really glad Ishiura got his first scalp (Tokushoryu), although a bit predictable with the low tachi-ai. Hope he can make the same game work against others unlike last basho.

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Ura plays smart and doesn't let Arawashi in on the mawashi. Another victory for a young hope.

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Sokokurai looked like he didn't want anything to do with Ichinojo, and it paid off.

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First henka of the tournament, Sokokurai using it against Ichinojo. Or at least, I think it was, it didn't seem like they made initial contact. Basically, he moved to the side and grabbed Ichinojo's head to redirect his initial step. Semi-henka at least.

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First slap fest of the basho: Shohozan vs Takakeisho. Great ending..

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Imperial family visit. 

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Takayasu starting now... rooting for him.

Wonder if Baruto is in the audience. I know for a fact he was sighted in Kinshicho (next to Ryogoku) earlier this week...

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Excellent hikiotoshi by Takayasu!

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Tamawashi looked very intimidating in his win.

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Aw, Terunofuji loses! Nicely reversed Endo's strong initial attack but he couldn't get Endo off his balance to finish him off.

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Despite looking dangerous for a moment right at the edge, that was truly super powerful sumo by Hakuho against Chiyonokuni. Smashed right into him and immediately got a powerful grip.

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The first yokozuna scalp. Kakuryuu was pushing strong, but Mitakeumi showed adaptive sumo and regained the initiative.

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Now we'll see what shape Kisenosato is in...

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Yoshikaze pushes against Kisenosato's left side and didn't get pushed back hard enough. Kisenosato is extremely strong, but he's only really competing with one half of his body. Near the edge he tried to turn Yoshikaze around to push with his right, but it was too late.

Yoshikaze:「誰に勝っても最高ですけれども」indeed!

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It is just Day 1, but I bet there will be at least 200 pics on Kisenosato alone. 

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