Remembering Sudo's plans for his future in karuta, Chihaya tries to dissuade Taichi from his bet. Sudo is disgusted by it and leaves.
In the second round of matches, Chihaya learns firsthand about Sakurazawa-sensei's karuta skills. Harada-sensei plays Igarashi-sensei for the first time in ten years. And Sumire finds Taichi's mother watching outside....
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