Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sumo September Aki Basho 2013 Day 10 Results and Review

Sumo September Aki Basho 2013 Day 10 Results and Review

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J5e     Chiyootori (5-4) vs  J12w    Takanoyama (4-5)
Tak tried here and almost got it. He went for the sidestep/arm grab combo and almost succeeded. Chiyo then went to overpower him and did so successfully, sending Tak into the first row.

J4e     Osunaarashi (7-2)  vs  J14e    Chiyoo (6-3)
Osuna had a good belt grip and worked from there for the win. This was weird in some points as Chiyo was actually putting himself closer to the edge, due to lifting Osuna by the belt and falling back. Osuna got the win here for his kachikoshi and probable promotion to Makuuchi.

M12e    Tenkaiho (5-4) vs  M13e    Endo (6-3)
Ten overpowered Endo and looked like he would get the easy win. However, Endo went to the side, putting Ten off balance and drove him home for the win. Nice win by Endo and he's one away from kachi-koshi. You never know, if he can win the rest of his matches and Hakuho can drop another match, he could in theory be in the running.
M14e    Masunoyama (5-4)  vs  M11w    Tochinowaka (4-5)
Masuno was a ball of fire here but lost unfortunately. He desperately tried to win but in the end I think he ran out of gas and Toch was able to push him down and out.

M3w     Chiyotairyu (3-6)  vs   O1w     Kakuryu (6-3)
Chiyo rushed and slipped, going down easy here.
O1e     Kisenosato (7-2)  vs  O2e     Kotoshogiku (6-3)
This had a weird and questionable if not fixed ending. They were dead even for most of this until Kisen started making his move. Koto was near the edge and didn't even bother fighting back, as he just gave up.
Y1e     Hakuho (9-0) vs   S1w     Goeido (6-3)
 UPSET CITY!. Holy crap! Hakuho was going too high on his strikes and with his hands and Go kept his head ducked down.  Hakuho had to keep moving in order not to get rammed and got himself in trouble. Go then gave him a push and helped him get out. Great win by Goeido here and a true signature win for his career. Hakuho didn't really have a smart match here. He didn't try to neutralize Go and definitely just rolled with Go instead of stopping him and trying for something.
M4w     Kaisei (6-3)  vs  Y1w     Harumafuji (7-2)
Harumafuji basically sidestepped Kaisei here with a small push from behind for the win.

Rankings from http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Banzuke.aspx

Overall thoughts: Fun day of Sumo capped off by a great Goeido upset. Make sure to check that one out!

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