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September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

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9 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

That bout between Hoshoryu and Kotoshogiku is the most gentle sumo I've ever seen. It's almost as if they were dancing.

Maybe Hoshoryu hasn't completely forgotten how Ura's career nearly came to an end during their bout.

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2 minutes ago, Tigerboy1966 said:

Yutakayama has pulled out. Anyone know what the injury is?

He appeared to have twisted his right ankle against his bout with Takakeisho yesterday, during an attempt to resist at the tawara. His right leg just sort of buckled in and down when pushed by Takakeisho and braced against the tawara, and he got pushed out in short order and was seen limping back down the hanamichi afterwards.

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Not an Onosho fan, but that was bad ass!

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18 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

That bout between Hoshoryu and Kotoshogiku is the most gentle sumo I've ever seen. It's almost as if they were dancing.

It looked as though Kotoshogiku was feeling the injury and didn't want to take any chances, hence the rather tame retreat. Hoshoryu probably didn't want to hurt the old boy.

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2 minutes ago, Tigerboy1966 said:

It looked as though Kotoshogiku was feeling the injury and didn't want to take any chances, hence the rather tame retreat. Hoshoryu probably didn't want to hurt the old boy.

Yeah, you could see Kotoshogiku's face just change and give up while still well within the ring. Hoshoryu probably felt the slackening of tension too and just did the bare minimum necessary. That consideration bodes well for at least his public image in future; he's not going to be the same kind of general tempest of destruction that his uncle was.

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25 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

That bout between Hoshoryu and Kotoshogiku is the most gentle sumo I've ever seen. It's almost as if they were dancing.

Well, it wasn't exactly that, but just in case you don't know the video:

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Why did Ishiura suddenly decide to participate? Had no idea that you could enter on nakabi. Doesn't that seem a little late? Perhaps he is trying to prevent himself from going to Juryo, but I don't think anything less than a KK would prevent that. I'm glad he won, but him having the same amount of wins against Enho who's been there since the beginning is insane. 

39 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

Yeah, you could see Kotoshogiku's face just change and give up while still well within the ring. Hoshoryu probably felt the slackening of tension too and just did the bare minimum necessary.

Kotoshogiku was one of my favourite wrestlers because of his fighting spirit, especially after coming back yesterday. To see it falter like that really made me upset. I am glad Hoshoryu is more merciful than his uncle. 

 

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Why did Ishiura suddenly decide to participate? Had no idea that you could enter on nakabi.

Normally, you can join or leave the basho whenever. There are some restrictions, but it's not super uncommon. Ishiura might simply be feeling better and up for winning a few matches to reduce the damage from his absence somewhat.

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1 minute ago, pricklypomegranate said:

Why did Ishiura suddenly decide to participate? Had no idea that you could enter on nakabi. Doesn't that seem a little late? Perhaps he is trying to prevent himself from going to Juryo, but I don't think anything less than a KK would prevent that. I'm glad he won, but him having the same amount of wins against Enho who's been there since the beginning is insane. 

Enho is having a crap tournament, so it says more about him than Ishiura that they both have equal wins. Ishiura came back for the same reason as Kotoshogiku did - they both want to try and salvage their rank. Ishiura might do it with 6 wins, at least with Kyokutaisei, Abi, Shohozan, and maybe now Kotoshogiku certain to drop to Juryo, and not very many viable promotion candidates in the top half - currently, only the two Sadogatake J2s look confirmed to make a return to Makuuchi. In theory, you can re-enter anytime; there's no rule saying you can't come back once half the tournament is over, and Takakeisho has caught flak for withdrawing twice in the same tournament before. 

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Shodai and Myogiryu both very nearly defeated themselves just now.

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2 minutes ago, dada78641 said:

Shodai and Myogiryu both very nearly defeated themselves just now.

Shodai's cartoon sumo at its darndest best. I'd blame Terutsuyoshi, but his salt was quite well rubbed in by then.

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And, as Raja Pradhan puts it, Mitakeumi just backpedalled himself out of the yusho race.

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Oh, what a nice day of sumo. Gentle sumo, fierce sumo, slappy sumo, slapsticky sumo, long sumo, quick sumo, lot's of spirited sumo and in the end even sumo surprise m*f* sumo. And tonight party at Tochinoshin's. Biggest stack for him in ages and well deserved.

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What a henka by Tochi. It's a shame we didn't get a real match between them, but I guess I can't blame him. He correctly gambled that it would work. Takakeisho should've been able to deal with it.

Tochi now admitting in the interview that he thinks it's a little poor to use a technique like that, but oh well.

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20 minutes ago, dada78641 said:
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Why did Ishiura suddenly decide to participate? Had no idea that you could enter on nakabi.

Normally, you can join or leave the basho whenever. There are some restrictions, but it's not super uncommon. Ishiura might simply be feeling better and up for winning a few matches to reduce the damage from his absence somewhat.

Well, his win today is making me excited about the prospects of him winning his next 7 bouts and securing a kachikoshi.  That would be ridiculously exceptional (has it ever been done?).  He'll have his work cut out for him, and will probably face Hoshoryu in the process.  There is a bout I'll be watching closely!

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Even though the number of scheduled bouts is two less than normal in the Top Division, today we saw all 9 bouts in the second half go to wrestlers in the East.  If you include the last bout in the first half, that's 10 straight!

Even moto-Wakanohana III couldn't believe his eyes!

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10 minutes ago, Amamaniac said:

Well, his win today is making me excited about the prospects of him winning his next 7 bouts and securing a kachikoshi.  That would be ridiculously exceptional (has it ever been done?).  He'll have his work cut out for him, and will probably face Hoshoryu in the process.  There is a bout I'll be watching closely!

Well, no, no one has ever gone 8-0-7 in the top division.

http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query.aspx?show_form=0&n_basho=1&form1_rank=m, s, k, o, y&form1_wins=8&form1_losses=0&offset=50

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Well this honbasho is wide open once again and it seems like Terunofuji is getting better with every day...

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Not seen any of the bouts yet but just checked the results. Wow. There are now nine guys tied for the lead and six more just one back. It’s wide open.

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15 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

Not seen any of the bouts yet but just checked the results. Wow. There are now nine guys tied for the lead and six more just one back. It’s wide open.

More than half the whole division (22 men) are on 6-2, 5-3 or 4-4. That's a way larger margin than usual, because by this point usually you had a zensho yokozuna narrowing the field down.

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1 hour ago, Seiyashi said:

I’m pretty sure one guy has gone 0-7 to 8-7. It was a future Yokozuna, though I forget which and my internet is terrible so I can’t check the DB.

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