Sumo January Hatsu Basho Day 14
Welcome to day 14 of the Basho. The championship could be decided today and anyone at 7 losses today gets a demotion with a loss. I'll focus more on those people on Day 15.
Kyokutaisei vs Iwasaki
Kyokutaisei got the easy win today through tripping his opponent from inside and sending him on his back.
J5e Takanoyama (5-8) vs J9w Tanzo (7-6)
J1e Jokoryu (10-3) vs J13e Takanoiwa (11-2)
This one has huge results coming out of it. Takano gets the Juryo title with a win and with a tie, I'm not sure what happens.
M15e Tochinowaka (8-5) vs M11w Fujiazuma (7-6)
S1e Goeido (7-6) vs M7e Takayasu (11-2)
M4w Aran (6-7) vs O2w Kotoshogiku (6-7)
O2e Kotooshu (8-5) vs S1w Baruto (7-6)
Everyone seems to think that Koto will take it easy now that he as 8 wins. Let's see.
Y1e Hakuho (11-2) vs O1e Kisenosato (10-3)
This is a pretty interesting one. Kisenosato is out of it but Hakuho needs a win here and a Kakuryu win to stay alive.
O1wKakuryu (8-5) vs Y1w Harumafuji (13-0)
Harumafuji clinches here with a win.
12-2: Hakuho and Takayasu
11-3: Jokoryu and Takanoiwa, both from Juryo.
Kadoban alerts - These guys all need wins tommorow not to get demoted:
Kotoshogiku(won't get demoted with a loss, but he could use the win), Goeido, Tochiozan, Myogiryu, Aoiyama, Okinoumi, Tamawashi, Shotenro
Overall thoughts: Harumafuji clinched the basho today. I had picked Hakuho and after Harumafuji's bad basho last year, I certinaly didn't think he would win it. He deserved the win though and only had one real match that he slipped a little in. I also thought Tochinowaka got screwed in his match as his opponent was very clearly out. Not so many other thoughts here today except that I am looking forward to Hakuho vs Harumafuji tommorow.