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2 minutes ago, Gospodin said:

To ease off a bit, before things get going today - a little trivia (apologies if I´m boring/annoying you). Hakuho almost never lost when he had his left uwate grip. There is one riikishi left in Makuuchi who beat him when he had his favoured grip. it was also the last time. Guesses ? ::-)

 

Endo?

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7 hours ago, Sakura said:
10 hours ago, RabidJohn said:

I've been wondering about Terunofuji being given Shodai, an already kadoban ozeki, tomorrow.

Well, he wasn't kadoban when the schedule was announced.

And he still isn't, even with his make-koshi.

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Listening to the yobidashi singing in high-speed mode to make up for lost time is hilarious. (Laughing...)

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2 hours ago, Gospodin said:

To ease off a bit, before things get going today - a little trivia (apologies if I´m boring/annoying you). Hakuho almost never lost when he had his left uwate grip. There is one riikishi left in Makuuchi who beat him when he had his favoured grip. it was also the last time. Guesses ? ::-)

It has to be Terunofuji. If someone was locked in tight against Hakuho with his favoured grip, and beat him, then Terunofuji is the answer.

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3 hours ago, Gospodin said:

To ease off a bit, before things get going today - a little trivia (apologies if I´m boring/annoying you). Hakuho almost never lost when he had his left uwate grip. There is one riikishi left in Makuuchi who beat him when he had his favoured grip. it was also the last time. Guesses ? ::-)

Just for the laughs I will go with Shoudai.

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Call me crazy.

In the event that all three leaders win today, I could see two scenarios happening for day 15. The run that would make the most sense would be

Terunofuji vs Mitakeumi
Takanosho vs Sadanoumi

However in order to guarantee that Terunofuji could finish 12-3, could they match him against Sadanoumi for the final day, since he and Takanosho have already faced each other?

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Daieisho beats Sadanoumi to knock him off the yusho pace. Both are 10-4. However, since Takanosho (11-3) has already faced Terunofuji, those two can’t meet and therefore both Daieisho and Sadanoumi can still make an 11-4 playoff.

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Posted (edited)

Mitakeumi (6-8) gets his makekoshi losing to Takakeisho (7-7), a day after Shodai got his makekoshi losing to Mitakeumi. Takakeisho gets one last chance to avoid kadoban tomorrow. I for one would find a July with three kadoban Ozeki pretty intriguing viewing!

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Terunofuji barely breaks a sweat beating Shodai to stay with Takanosho on 11-3. Shodai drops to 5-9, which is actually 3-11.

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5 hours ago, Gospodin said:

To ease off a bit, before things get going today - a little trivia (apologies if I´m boring/annoying you). Hakuho almost never lost when he had his left uwate grip. There is one riikishi left in Makuuchi who beat him when he had his favoured grip. it was also the last time. Guesses ? ::-)

Takarafuji?

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6 hours ago, robnplunder said:

 

Endo?

 

4 hours ago, Fukuyamada said:

It has to be Terunofuji. If someone was locked in tight against Hakuho with his favoured grip, and beat him, then Terunofuji is the answer.

 

1 hour ago, rhyen said:

Takarafuji?

 

3 hours ago, Taliesin said:

Just for the laughs I will go with Shoudai.

Tochinoshin. Muscled him out during his Ozeki run.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaM59YGNzRo

 

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20 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

There could still be three on Senshuraku, which would be the "normal" way to do it.

And so they did, although it's a bit of an anti-climax for the yusho race.

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13 minutes ago, Fukuyamada said:

That's a good answer. May 2018 day 12.

I found the bout I was thinking of: November 2015 day 14

oh, I missed that one. Two rikishi left. I´m getting old :-)

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Well, looks like Terunofuji beats a hapless Mitakeumi easily tomorrow. Only question is does Takanosho beat Sadanuomi to force a playoff. I don't know. Takanosho has seemed very nervous the last couple of matches. I doubt he saw himself  being in this position after 4-11 last basho. 

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10 hours ago, Gospodin said:

To ease off a bit, before things get going today - a little trivia (apologies if I´m boring/annoying you). Hakuho almost never lost when he had his left uwate grip. There is one riikishi left in Makuuchi who beat him when he had his favoured grip. it was also the last time. Guesses ? ::-)

Endo day 2 January 2020?

The infamous "tongue" match.

 

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Like I said, I´m getting old :-). No more trivia from me - promised.

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After seeing the day 15 schedule, I hereby dub Ichiyamamoto, Ichirus: the sumo who gets his wings melted by the torikumi committee when he flies too close to the sun. Poor guy.

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19 hours ago, robnplunder said:

Hmm.  Sadanoumi surprised me there.   But 3 out of 4 wasn't bad.

Today's prediction:

  • Terunofuji rolls over Shodai.
  • Takanosho beats Kiribayama.  This will be a tight match.  Personally, I like Takanosho better than I like Kiri, hence the pick.
  • Sadanoumi loses to Daieisho.  Just to spite me and my predictions, Sadanoumi may beat Daiesho here.  
  • Mitakeumi beats Takakeisho, then loses the final match to go Kadoban, making it unanimous.

 

I "hoped" Mitakeumi beat Takakeisho.  Oh, well.  Again, 3 out of 4 ain't bad.   

I see a playoff between Terunofuji and Takanosho with the former prevailing. 

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Excluding injuries, what are the chances of three kadoban ozeki all maintaining their rank in the next basho ?

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mI hate to pile onto the guys, but the performances of our Ozeki have been disappointing at best and abysmal at worst. With a Yokozuna at 3 losses at that stage of the tournament, one or two of those guys should be in contention.

Despite that, if indeed all three of them go kadoban, two of them are probably going to survive somehow. 

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2 minutes ago, Thorbjarn said:

mI hate to pile onto the guys, but the performances of our Ozeki have been disappointing at best and abysmal at worst. With a Yokozuna at 3 losses at that stage of the tournament, one or two of those guys should be in contention.

Despite that, if indeed all three of them go kadoban, two of them are probably going to survive somehow. 

If we hit "reset" right now and produced a new banzuke based on how good the wrestlers have been over the last few basho, how would the sanyaku look?

Here's my version:

Y: Terunofuji

O: Mitakeumi, Wakatakakage

S: Hoshoryu, Kiribayama

K: Daieisho, Takanosho

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I would bet that all three make it, even if it feels undeserved. 

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I know it's easy to forget, but Takakeisho is not actually kadoban yet. And he has a good chance to get his 8th win against Shodai. 

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