Monday, November 21, 2016

One Poker Hen 128

500! This update marks our 500th release on FKMTKrazy. Such a joyous event can only be celebrated with a new chapter of Kaiji! Banzai! Banzai!

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

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"Which is it?"

As you struggle in the mud, it sucks you in further. The more you try to escape, the more you're trapped. Kaiji is slowly losing his grip on this game. He's succumbing to those dark clouds that have gathered over his head. He needs to snap out of it and look forward, not down. 

I don't really agree with what Kaiji is saying, about if he had put the life down he would have won. Something that we haven't seen yet, is someone committing to their bluff, instead of just folding. What if Kazuya just decided to basically go all in on his bluff? There's no way Kaiji would call him on it. At least, not now since he feels like he's backed into a corner. You have to take risks. Push the envelope. Throw your money away. As Kaiji said to himself at the beginning of this gamble, this money is just paper. It's nothing but paper. If he can't pull himself out of this pit of self-loathing he's been sucked into, he will fail this gamble.

14 comments:

  1. Thank you thank you thank you for these releases.

    I thought one thing was weird, it's the fact that Kaiji thought that if he called, Kazuya could just put one more life in, that's wrong isn't it? In normal poker a flat call means the next step begins, no more betting.

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    1. Good eyes! I noticed that as well

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    2. That would be the case, if this was normal poker. But this is One Poker. In One Poker you can raise a call.

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    3. No it's in the rules of the game and it's been mentioned before. I personally think it's a stupid rule that makes calling meaningless but I guess Fukumoto wants it in One Poker.

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    4. Hello, i do not understand poker that much and I wonder if someone could explain to me what would happen in a case where Kazuya would have more lives than Kaiji at the beginning of the last turn and Kaiji would have chosen to call? If for example Kaiji knew for sure that Kazuya played a down card so he would call everytime Kazuya would raise (and he would keep raising until he would bet 6 lives). Does this mean Kaiji wouldnt be able to call because he would be out of lives and would lose even when he had a stronger card? Do they even get to show their cards in a case like this or is it an automatic wictory for the one with more lives? If thats the case, does it mean that when you have more lives than your opponent you can keep raising so that he can only choose losing by folding or losing by not being able to call your raise? I understand its probably not like this because that would mean a guaranteed win everytime but i dont see any other options a player with less lives has. Sorry for stupid question and poor grammar, I hope someone understood what I meant. As usually thanks for the chapter, great job guys!

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    5. I can't be assed to find chapters where they explain it (if they did) but in normal poker you can call bet of any bigger size with all you have (called all in). So if Kazuya bet 3 lives and Kaiji had 2 then he should be able to call, go to showdown and then win 4 lives(2 of his back and 2 matching from Kazuya, not the 3). If that rule wasn't in effect then the guy could've just won from the start making cards irrelevant as he had more lives, like you said.

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    6. It was actually explained in chapter 115, and should probably have been explained earlier since the rule is very specific to One Poker. You can't bet more lives than the amount the opponent has. In your example, if Kaiji has only 2 lives then the maximum bet is 2, even for Kazuya.

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    7. Thank you very much.

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  2. Happy 500 releases! Here's to hoping for another 1000!

    And thanks for the chapter.

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  3. i noticed that kazuya said that kaiji had only 2 options: fold or call, but in truth he could've reraised too, that was for sure a hint of the bluff made by kazuya, but seems that kaiji 6th sense became dull aftar the first shock

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  4. Thanks for the chapter

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  5. Christ reading Kaiji stresses me out. Kazuya played him perfectly, he couldn't really keep calling. I guess it is better than if he had called and got raised again. Normal poker wisdoms don't really apply here but it was kind of a all in or fold situation.

    Anyway, congrats guys!

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  6. An impressive milestone, well done!

    As for the game, Kazuya seems to be a far superior player in One Poker. Presumably Kaiji isn't going to win and presumably he isn't going to win through luck alone (that wouldn't be very exciting, would it) so I wonder. How will Kaiji stage a comeback? Is the game rigged in some way that he can exploit (like pretty much every gamble thus far)? But it really doesn't seem rigged (for starters, Kazuya actually has had horrible luck of draw).

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