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Just now, Akinomaki said:

Hakkaku needn't be in the heya, Dewanoumi wasn't kyujo at first with the heya

Uh oh.

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Hoshoryu had some pretty good matches in my opinion, but obviously the sansho committee felt otherwise

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Hokutofuji confirmed to be positive for Covid. Okinoumi also pulled from the matches.

Broadcast confirming that Nishikifuji gets the kanto-sho

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2 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

Uh oh.

Another COVID bullet dodged by the Isegahama heya.

and Hakkaku will not be present at the victory ceremony later. So the diagnose happened too late to stop him from the go-aitsu 

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Kitanowaka had already fought his bout

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12 minutes ago, rhyen said:

Another COVID bullet dodged by the Isegahama heya.

and Hakkaku will not be present at the victory ceremony later. So the diagnose happened too late to stop him from the go-aitsu 

Hopefully Miyagino dodges the bullet as well. Enhō wrestled Kitanowaka earlier. 

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1 minute ago, Tigerboy1966 said:

Anyone know what's happening with the jonokuchi play-off?

I'm thinking they're waiting until Ryuden is done

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No man-in onrei banners this basho, today should be full enough though

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11 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

Hopefully Miyagino dodges the bullet as well. Enhō wrestled Kitanowaka earlier. 

.Ditto. Just that the Takarafuji and Nishikifuji were slated to fight confirmed infected rikishi, (and given their yotsu sumo style) would have likely been infected like what Mitakeumi did to Terunofuji at the danpatsushiki cluster. 

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No representative for Hitoshi at the victory presentation. 

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Looking back at Asanoyama's fighting record, I'd forgotten he'd been Ozeki for such a short time. Just 6 basho - only 4 basho completed (all double digit KK), with two withdrawals (including the basho from which he withdrew before suspension). Thought it'd been longer than just one year!

Also noted this sandamne 22W ranking is his third lowest ever banzuke position, after his 2016 sandamne tsukedashi. Unless he gets injured, I imagine he should be back in makuuchi pretty soon.

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9 minutes ago, rhyen said:

No representative for Hitoshi at the victory presentation. 

They did him the courtesy to at least make the announcement.

Also Asanoyama seemed to receive the biggest applause out of all the winners

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It's the first time this Basho I've been watching live. The audible reaction towards Okinoumi's kyujo announcement caught me off guard... Was this the norm? 

Yutakayama really destroyed Tochinoshin, which was quite the surprise to me given the lopsided head to head. 

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That was borderline choking assault by Aoiyama. Not sorry to see him lose that one.

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1 minute ago, sumoforever said:

Excellent win by Ichinojo. Going to be an interesting afternoon!

Not really. I mean the win was excellent, yes, but the win removed any possibility in there being a 3 man playoff.

I don't know that Ura jumping into yotsu straight away with a foe that so obviously physically outmatches him was the best of ideas, but it is what it is. 

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Did anyone expect Ura to go straight up into a belt battle with Ichinojo? Ichinojo had no trouble with this situation and handled it well, let's see if Takakeisho can make him the champion without a playoff. 

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2 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

Not really. I mean the win was excellent, yes, but the win removed any possibility in there being a 3 man playoff.

There is still huge interest in the Terunofuji v Takakeisho fight in the musubi no ichiban, in addition the possibility of a two man playoff for a 12-3 yusho rather than an 11-4 yusho. Plus there's the increased chance of Ichinojo forcing open an extra komusubi spot. So still an interesting afternoon for sure.

 

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1 minute ago, sumoforever said:

There is still huge interest in the Terunofuji v Takakeisho fight in the musubi no ichiban, in addition the possibility of a two man playoff for a 12-3 yusho rather than an 11-4 yusho. Plus there's the increased chance of Ichinojo forcing open an extra komusubi spot. So still an interesting afternoon for sure.

 

Kiribayama may have made forcing the extra komusubi slots inevitable, no M1E to my recollection has been denied promotion to sanyaku with a kachi-koshi

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Should've been a torinaoshi in Hosh-Midori IMO. Hosh seems to have a lot of these super close calls at the edge.....

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I like this new Ozeki Shodai, not sure if he will show up in Aki, though. 

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1 minute ago, Katooshu said:

Should've been a torinaoshi in Hosh-Midori IMO. Hosh seems to have a lot of these super close calls at the edge.....

A product of how determined he is not to lose. 

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