Monday, January 2, 2017

One Poker Hen 134

Happy new year everyone! A new year demands a new chapter. Let's get to it!

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

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 "This is the chance I've been waiting for!"

Kaiji goes for a chance. He feels that his win is pretty much secured, so he wants to take a chance and see if he can squeeze an extra life out of Kazuya. If he decided to raise all in, Kazuya would be hesitant to call if he didn't have anything big to back it up. Giving Kazuya the option to bluff Kaiji off his card is a good plan. Plus in this instance it would feel like Kaiji used his lower UP card now and is going to use his higher card in the next round. I think it's a solid trap myself. All we need to do now is wait for Kazuya and see what he does. He seems pensive right now, which would indicate that the card he put down might not be very strong.


  1. Thanks for your great work on all these Fukumoto Nobuyuki series!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Best wishes for this new year, guys.

    I think I finally understand something that was bugging me from the beginning... Don't the guys behind Kaiji faces give away pretty much every move? Kazuya doesn't have to read Kaiji's face but those guys's. Then, once Kaiji realizes this, he might start doing weird moves to manipulate his friends expressions and THEN Kazuya's choice. Is that too far fetched?


    2. In my opinion, Fukumoto is just using the mind's eye to see their emotions as they feel it. The characters can't actually see the emotions. It'd be too boring if everyone was straight-faced all the time. Which is what it is for sure. but Fukumoto shows us the hidden emotions.

      It's basically assumed that everyone is poker facing right now. All outward reactions are hidden unless pointed out.

    3. Alright, I can deal with that. Good point

  3. All right, it does feel like Kaiji is back on the track.

    Thanks for the translation once again!