Tuesday, March 1, 2016

One Poker-Hen 114

Kaiji's winning streak continues! How far can he go? How much luck does he have saved up!?

Thanks to Sonickrazy for the translations and to Crump Biggums for the cleans.

One Poker-Hen 114

 
"He has truly been cornered!"


Kaiji startin' to get cocky! Damn, you know how much I like to see those pearly whites of his, but when he starts to get happy, shit goes downhill fast. I hope this doesn't come back to bite him. We didn't see what card Kaiji put down, so for all we know he put down his 6 and is trying to bluff Kazuya, thinking Kazuya also put a DOWN card on the table. I'm finally happy we get to see a raise though. I was getting tired of all this checking.

One Poker truly is a bluffing game. We haven't seen that side of it yet, but I think we are about to get a real good glimpse of it. If Kaiji is lucky and he did put his Queen down and Kazuya does match his raise, Kaiji will effectively be in the lead.

"BUT WHAT ABOUT THAT DAMN HOLE BEHIND KAZUYA!?"You may ask. What hole? I have no idea what you're talking about.

17 comments:

  1. I'm guessing Kazuya will win this one and THEN they'll explain that the chairs throw the loser into the hole, which is pretty obvious right? Kazuya is a bloodthirsty asshole anyway

    Also, it's pretty common for poker beginners to stick to minimum raises. It's a little frustrating, but I guess it makes sense when they're short-stacked anyway. Plus each of those bets is a whole lifetime's worth of money.

    Personally though? I would've played the queen and raised to 3 or 4.

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    1. Nah, Kaiji raised. He'll win the round with his queen 100%. It wouldn't make sense otherwise.

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    2. In my mind, there are two different mindsets he can take.

      The first mindset is to more or less guarantee a win with his queen. he raises to try and make his opponent fold. If the opponent matches and Kaiji still wins then more for him.

      Second mindset, would be somemore like this. Kazuya has lost three times in a row. His back is against a corner (more like a hole). Having lost so much he's not feeling very confident in himself. Kaiji can kinda see that in his face. So what if Kaiji laid down the 6 but raised regardless. Kazuya would have no choice but to fold unless he had a really strong card in his hand. Kaiji is betting on the fact that Kazuya didn't get a very strong card and is hoping to bluff him out while getting rid of a weak card at the same time.

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    3. But for your first mindset, raise for Kaiji doesn't make that much sense because he'll get called mostly with higher hands, Kazuya wouldn't probably call with T or lower, maybe even Jack. So he either wins the same or loses more.

      I doubt that whatever happens after the rails end is non-lethal, so I figure Kazuya's going to win anyway. So the only option for now is Kaiji playing his low and Kazuya hero calling him.

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  3. Am I the only one that remembers that this story began in a grave yard full of tomb stones of people that Kayaza beat at this game? Followed by Kaiji signing like a suicide note or something?

    ANNNNY WHOO! I am 99% positive that Kaiji is bluffing on a 6. However I truly have no idea if this will lead to his victory or not. . . Except the Voice Of FKMT said "The chair will move back no further" implying that the next loss will kill him. Which would guarentee a Kayuza victory this round.

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  4. ALSO DID AKAGI COME OUT?
    DID YOU HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY IT!
    IS IT ON IT'S WAY!!!#

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    1. https://twitter.com/FKMTkrazy

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  5. What if... what if that hole is just there to be a metaphor, and the damn table never actually gets to push a person to their deaths? wouldn't that suck big time?

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  6. Then how did the entire graveyard of people die?

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  7. Maybe you can spend a life to save yourself from death.

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  8. And who would take that life you spend? It won't kill anyone because thats not part of the gamble, the people who died gambling against Kazuya actually bet their lifes for money. I think that, maybe, if you run out of lifes on one poker you can use your own life to gamble one last time and if you loose the mechanism will either kill you or hold you so the other side can make you work until you die to pay the life (your life) that you bet.

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  9. I'm pretty sure the mechanics of the hole are more complex than Kazuya falling down next round. Kazuya implied that Kaiji would die if he lost this gamble at the beginning when they toured the graveyard. If the table just goes the same distance on the rails for a live lost and Kaiji were to have lost twice in a row at the beginning of the gamble, he'd still be alive. Broke, but alive. If that's what he did, Kazuya made it more likely for HIMSELF to die.

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  10. I think they're there for show, Kaiji hasn't been so deadly lately, I mean, not even the asian trio died.

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  11. I don't know why you people assume that Kazuya's previous opponenets all played this particular gamble (does nobody remember the guy they beat to death with baseball bats, who swore revenge from beyond the grave? how does that fit?) or that the chair will kill him next round simply because it can't move further back anymore.

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    1. You know at first I was going to post something about how obsessed he was about Mother Sophie that it makes sense all his gambles were the beloved Mother Sophie.

      But I went back to check and in Kaiji- Kazuya-Hen chapter 2 page 7 Kayuza clearly says "If a gamble" so assuming that the 'A' was correctly translated then that would imply that there are indeed other gambles.

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  12. What if Kaiji finds out that losing too many times in a row is lethal and refuses to kill Kazuya? Then the game turns into a match of Kaiji trying to take away all of the statues without either of them getting backed into the hole.

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