Volume 39 spoilers from 2ch
The first chapter begins with Kaiji repeatably getting ron'd. He tries to think of a plan but nothing comes up. Everything is looking bad, he loses a lot of confidence. He manages to win a round at the end. At the start of the second chapter everyone in the room suggests Kaiji to quit so his condition doesn't get any worser but he refuses saying that he is sick of living in temporary and run down homes and that he'll take this game to the end...
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In the last panel Kaiji is badly hurt, but smiling, in the background there are several house