You can see all the bouts scheduled for the penultimate day of the Hatsu basho here. The headline is that the two Day 12 leaders, Shodai and Tokushoryu, have been matched up head-to-head! The chaser, Ozeki Takakeisho, fights Sekiwake Asanoyama.
What does this mean for senshuraku? If Shodai prevails tomorrow and on Day 14, and Takakeisho remains one win behind him, they cannot face each other, as they already met on Day 9, with Shodai recording his biggest victory of the tournament. Shodai has also faced all other san’yaku rikishi and Hokutofuji, so the best the schedulers might be able to do is to pit him against Endo or Mitakeumi, whichever has the better record going into Day 15. On the other hand, should Tokushoryu hold a share of the lead going into Day 15, the schedulers could well test his yusho-worthiness by matching him with the Ozeki, since there’s not much reason other than tradition for Takakeisho to fight Goeido, who is already make-koshi and has nothing but pride at stake.
Please leave any thoughts you have on the scheduling, and on other bouts that excite you, in the comments.