Kitami (北見) is a clear-headed man who Kaiji encounters on the Espoir who came up with a strategy of buying up all the rock cards and holding them constant; as the other cards deplete, he and his men then prey on those who have scissor cards.
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He learns that Kaiji discovered the same strategy and purchased all the rock cards, so in turn he purchased all the paper cards, effectively making Kaiji's strategy useless.
After he defeats Andō and Furuhata, Kitami approaches Kaiji and admits he was impressed another contestant figured how to manipulate the game, offering him the honor of being his final opponent. He is outsmarted by Kaiji, then blackmailed into selling all of his paper cards to him.