SUMO - 2010 Aki Basho (Sept. 15th - Sept. 26th)

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  1. Fork

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    Tournament time has rolled around again, so gather around sumo fans for what could be another record breaking tournament.

    Let's start things off with the banzuke:

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    I don't have much to say about the bottom half of the Maegashira rankings; everyone down there seems more or less where they belong, and for maybe the first time ever all of the rikishi I'm rooting for are at the top of the Maegashira ranks.

    Tokusegawa has kept going up and up since he got into the makuuchi division, and this time he'll have a serious challenge to keep that momentum going. I really hope he can get his 8 wins, but it's going to be really tough.

    Kotoshogiku back down in the Maegashira ranks should have no trouble getting at least 8 wins, and I'd be kind of disappointed if he didn't get more than 10 to be honest. I want to see him back in the sanyaku asap.

    Then there's Homasho. Really, more than anything else this tournament I just hope Homasho doesn't blow it and end up with like a 3-12 or something. It's time for him to start sticking around at the top of the ranks. Even if he gets a losing record (and I don't think you can expect a winning record from him at this rank) I won't be that disappointed as long as it's at least respectable.

    Tochinoshin I think should be able to comfortably get a winning record as well, and head back into the sanyaku.

    And Tokitenku I hope will get a winning record, to send him up to the sanyaku as well, but I expect something like a 6-9 or 7-8 record from him at M1.

    Speaking of the sanyaku, after such a great tournament last time I'm hoping for Kakuryu to have a good showing at komosubi. And good luck to Aran making his sekiwake debut... he's going to need it. Kaio is kadoban, so this is an important tournament for him. And while this could be another record breaking tournament for Jakuho as he'll probably continue his winning streak, and part of me would like to see him do so, I'd also like to see the ozeki put up some kind of challenge and keep the yusho race interesting to the final day.

    There you have it, the official banzuke topics can be found here: 2010 September Grand Sumo Tournament Banzuke Topics - goo Sumo

    And once again here's a link to my Introduction to SUMO thread to hopefully help explain things for new viewers: http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f12/introduction-sumo-1263271/

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  2. Fork

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    and i'm a little late with this thread btw so sorry about that. and there doesn't seem to be a link to the video of day 1, but i'm looking around.
     
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    Day 1 recap



    Hakuho giving a tough match day 1, makes me hopeful someone can at least beat him this basho
     
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    Great day one! Hakuho's stalling then restart before the tachi-ai was nerve racking. Kakuryu did a good job not letting Hak get the left hand outside grip, but alas Hak show's why he is one of the best stand up grapplers on the planet.
     
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    great job by kakuryu, he's got the skills but he can't always show them.

    still looking for a video of the full first day.
     
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    How do I watch this? A friend was telling me how epic these were. I really want to get in to it but am totally clueless as to how to view the matches
     
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    Please, can Hakuho lose for once?
     
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    The sumo association has a free live stream. It starts at 9pm Hawaii time for me.
    http://sumo.goo.ne.jp/hon_basho/torikumi/eizo_haishin/asx/sumolive.asx

    It is a bit limited; one camera, no commentary ,& no instant replays. The sumo and the decent stream is worth the watch.
     
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    like p^2 said there's the live stream which you can watch, but depending on your timezone it might be at an inconvenient time of day. and without the commentary and different camera angles it's difficult to know what's going on if you're new to sumo.

    someone posts the NHK broadcasts of the full day of top division bouts here but they had problems with day 1 and weren't able to upload it. hopefully some version will show up somewhere, but day 2 should be available there tomorrow.
     
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    damn man, no day 2 available either....

    aside from hpeterswald's nhk sports recap.

     
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    Did they screw up the Day recap screen?! or am I going crazy

    I want to see that toe pick that Harumafuji is reported winning by.
     
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    yeah, i asked the same thing in the comments for the video, and they must have messed up.
     
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    finally found a torrent of the full video of the first day uploaded by "bumfluff42" on demonoid.
     
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    lol bumfluff
     
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    hakuho is invincible.

    plus his competeition sucks right now
     
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    i think the pressure of beating chiyonofuji's 53 consecutive wins is starting to get to hakuho. he struggled today before he got the win. he's at 52 now and by saturday he could be alone in second place. futabayama won 69 straight.
     
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    You're right about that torrent GFY. I am stuck on 18%
     
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    yeah, i agree to an extent, but tochinoshin is no slouch, and i'd say he's one of the tougher guys in sumo right now. he's really started to show his skills lately. be he has been struggling with a few guys (albeit tough guys) this tournament already.

    sucks man. so frustrating.
     
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