Kaisei’s forceful stranglehold on Shodai’s neck proved decisive. Kaisei’s now 5-5 at the 2/3 mark. He’ll face Harumafuji tomorrow and has Kotoyuki left among sanyaku opponents. He should be able to win the rest and secure himself a kachi-koshi winning record.
Kaisei has never beaten Harumafuji. He has won several times against Kotoyuki but Kotoyuki has the edge recently in their makuuchi matchups.