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Natsu Basho 2021 - Winners
Makuuchi Yusho:M12 Cucumohana (11-4; 100 points)
Juryo Yusho:J3 Norizo (14-1; 99 points)
Makushita Yusho:m44 Saruwataritwo (14-1; 95 points)
Gino-sho:M7 Kakushoyamaii (11-4; 100 points)
M12 Cucumohana (11-4; 100 points)
Kanto-sho:M12 Cucumohana (11-4; 100 points)
Shukun-sho:not awarded
by Takanotaki, 2021/5/24

Natsu Basho 2021 - Day 15
Kakushoyamaii's final day loss opened the gate to an exciting finish to the Makuuchi division as no less than six players finished with 11-4 records. The only player to match him on points scored was Cucumohana. Thus we moved to the second tie-break rule - the result of their match during the tournament. As they did not meet each other, however, we are forced to check the third tie-break rule - the player with the most 8+ days. Cucumohana has 5 compared to Kakushoyamaii's 4. And so it's congratulations to Cucumohana on a yusho in his first tournament in the top division.
Norizo and Saruwataritwo won Juryo and Makushita respectively with impressive 14-1 records.
Congratulations to all the winners and see you back in July.
by Pandaazuma, 2021/5/24

Natsu Basho 2021 - Day 14
Kakushoyamaii enjoyed an effortless win for the third day in a row (now an eight-day winning streak) and so remains the sole leader going into the final day. He faces real opposition tomorrow though in the form of fellow yusho contender Asashimaru. In fact there are an incredible seven players with 10 wins, which may well be a record on day 14. Several of these have a chance of yusho if Kakushoyamaii slips up. The likeliest are points leaders Yokozuna Pandaazuma and Cucumohana. There are others with slight chances but they would need to outscore the leader considerably. Interestingly, if the leader loses and Pandaazuma and Cucumohana both win with the same score (and it is at least equal to Kakushomayaii's score), the yusho will be decided randomly...perhaps a first in this game's history. Let's hope it doesn't come to such an absurd pass.
As expected, former Ozeki Norizo sauntered to a 13th win and easy yusho in Juryo. Quite what a player of this level is doing in the second division is something of a mystery but that will be resolved next time as he will be catapulted up the banzuke towards where he belongs. Chishafuwaku takes the jun yusho with 11 wins and he may also be promoted next time, especially if he wins tomorrow.
Congratulations to the lower division winners. And good luck to the Makuuchi division contenders tomorrow.
by Pandaazuma, 2021/5/23

Natsu Basho 2021 - Day 13
Of the four leaders yesterday only Kakushoyamaii survived and so is now the sole leader with two days remaining. A large group of 9 is waiting for any kind of slip.
Norizo won again in Juryo and is almost certainly now the champion as his closest rival Chishafuwaku is two wins and three points behind. Saruwataritwo won again and has wrapped up the Makushita yusho very early. It is rare to see Makushita decided on day 13. Congratulations on a fine performance. Can he manage the zensho?
by Pandaazuma, 2021/5/21

Natsu Basho 2021 - Day 12
As we enter the home stretch four players lead Makuuchi with 9 wins: Andoreasu, Kogaratsu, Asashimaru and Kakushoyamaii.
Norizo is now two wins clear in Juryo and is closing in on an easy win. Saruwataritwo remains the only unbeaten player. He is also two wins clear.
by Pandaazuma, 2021/5/20

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