The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 103.1
Chapter 103: Capital Challenge
As soon as the sentence had been spoken, there was a strange silence in the conference room. After all, those people weren’t really stupid. Although Lin Luo said that compared with Liang Chao his record was worse, his winning rate was an astonishing 100%. That’s not to mention that he had also just bet on the priceless purple and gold two color glass jade when he was on Vermi. If it was really compared, who were to win and who were to lose may not necessarily be so certain…
But due to Liang Chao’s presence, no one dared to really say that aloud.
“I don’t know what Lin Luo is thinking. Why did he suddenly come to challenge Master Liang? We haven’t provoked him recently!” The Xing family asked puzzledly.
Hearing this, Xing Shang’s face twitched unconsciously, and he lowered his head with some guilty conscience. He was afraid that of everyone present, only he and his father knew what was going on.
After Jiang Yan was expelled from PengCheng Energy Company, he immediately contacted them. He wanted them to be held responsible for the great loss he suffered! Although they temporarily pacified Jiang Yan and didn’t make the matter escalate immediately, after the prosecution letter of PengCheng Energy Company was announced, the matter would definitely no longer be able to be concealed.
“Xiao Shang, you are now the Patriarch, what do you think of this matter?” Everyone discussed for a while, but they couldn’t come to a conclusion on the reason, so they could only throw the question to Xing Shang.
“I…” Xing Shang looked at his father with a guilty conscience.
Xing ZhengYuan glared at him hatefully, and then preemptively said, “I just got the news that they hired the stone gambling expert who had just been laid off from our side. Now it looks like that stone gambling expert has done some sort of scam to fill their own pockets. Lin Luo may think that we had something to do with it, and thus he deliberately challenged Master Liang in order to teach us some sort of lesson.”
Xing ZhengYuan’s explanation put off the responsibility skillfully as he firmly refused to admit that the matter was caused by their father and son duo. Anyway, Jiang Yan has already been appeased, so he wasn’t worried about his clansmen discovering the truth.
“Humph! Measuring the heart of a gentleman by that of a villain’s I see! We’ve been keeping a low profile all this time, and we haven’t targeted them at all!”
“That’s right! Lin Luo’s temperament is getting too poor! Anyway, this match can’t be avoided now. I think it’s better to go to the Stone Gambling Association and see if we can inquire about the content of the game in advance and let Master Liang prepare for it early!”
The matter was subtly concealed by Xing Zhengyuan in a few words, and everyone’s attention was returned to the challenge. The conversation quickly turned to discussing the challenge strategy.
They still had a sense of hope deep in their hearts. Challenges are extremely common games. Although they were broadcast live on the official StarNet site of the Stone Gambling Association, there were no less than a few hundred challenges held by the Stone Gambling Association every day and most of them didn’t cause too much of an impact. Even if Liang Chao were to unfortunately lose, it was unlikely to cause too much of an impact.
It’s a pity that they thought of things too simply. Since Lin Luo made up his mind to teach the Xing family a lesson, how could he just casually hold a game at random?
At 8 o’clock in the evening, when StarNet was the busiest and the most people were online, Lin Luo’s personal social networking platform suddenly sent out a message.
【I have challenged Liang Chao, chief consultant of Xing’s Energy Company. The challenge will be held in the Capital Star Stone Gambling Association in three days. You are welcome to watch it online. 】
Lin Luo had become a real national idol, and his popularity was quite high. Immediately after his post was released, thousands of waves were set off, and a large number of Lin Luo’s fans swarmed in, saying that they would definitely go to watch the game at that time! Many people even said that they would definitely go to the scene to support Lin Luo live.
Three Days Later, Capital Star, Stone Gambling Association.
Lin Luo, Xing Mo, He Kun, and An ZiHao arrived at the competition place half an hour early. However, as soon as they got out of the car, they were surrounded by reporters. The national idol and national hero appeared at the same time. Their news agency was on fire, and everyone wanted first hand information.
“I’m sorry, the competition is about to start. Vice President Lin must go first. If you have any questions related to this challenge, I can answer them for you.” An ZiHao took the initiative to meet the media and helped Lin Luo and Xing Mo dodge the siege.
As the chief assistant next to the eldest young master of the Yin family in the past who had become the executive assistant of PengCheng Energy Company, An Zihao’s face was quite recognizable to the media reporters. These reporters also knew that the game was about to start, and that they definitely couldn’t stop Lin Luo. They knew that since they couldn’t talk to the idol or hero, An Zihao would have to do. Maybe they could get some first hand information.
Lin Luo and the others were able to get away. They escaped the siege of reporters, but they couldn’t escape their fans. However, the fans were more measured, and basically just relegated themselves to shouting cheers at Lin Luo from a distance. There was nothing too crazy, which let them breathe a sigh of relief.
The three of them crossed the crowd and walked towards the main entrance of the Stone Gambling Association.
 以小人之心，度君子之腹 – Yǐ XiǎoRén Zhī Xīn, Duó JūnZǐ Zhī Fù – lit. ‘with the heart of a vile person, measure a noble person’s belly’, idiom meaning to be to be cynical or skeptical of the sincerity or motives of others because you yourself are a bad person
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