The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 136.1
Chapter 136: Stone Gambling Tournament 5
Such a biased choice made Lin Luo’s stone selection efficiency much faster, and he was quickly able to select five pieces of jadeite. However, he didn’t finalize his choice immediately. Instead, he asked the handling robot to load the five pieces of jadeite on the trailer for him, then asked it to follow him to slowly around the selection the area. That way when he found a better piece of jadeite, he could replace a piece on the trailer.
Basically, everyone in the arena did this as well. Even those stone gamblers who are already old and have quite a statement and prestige in the industry also didn’t dare to do it differently. Any competitor who were to accidentally lose a stone this day would be facing immediate elimination. It would be really too embarrassing to be eliminated from the very first day, so everyone was showing two hundred thousand points of caution as no one wanted to be the unlucky person eliminated.
By the time eight o’clock in the evening rolled around the jadeite on Lin Luo’s cart had been changed out more than a dozen times. Only then did he take finally take five pieces of jadeite that he had arduously selected and left the gambling stone area with them.
Four of the five pieces of jadeite he had selected were of the old pit type, and one piece was a water stone. All of them had tinea scabs on the surface, and not a single piece had a price that exceeded 400,000 credits.
He waited for a while at the gate between the selecting and cutting areas. Han XinYuan and Han XinYu also came out with carts full of gambling stones. The two had selected areas farther away than Lin Luo had, so it took them a bit longer to come over.
The three of them didn’t make any comments on each other’s jadeite. Instead, they chatted about topics unrelated to the tournament. No matter how close they were usually, they were opponents at the moment. If they had anything to say, it wouldn’t be too late to say it after the game.
By the time Lin Luo and the others pushed their jadeite over to the stone cutting area, it was already full of people sent by various energy companies to buy jade. All three hundred of the people who had come to compete today were the most powerful people in the gambling industry. The gambling rate would absolutely be high, and the chance of being able to buy high-quality jade would be fantastic.
It’s just that when they saw Lin Luo and Han XinYuan appear, the eyes of these people showed looks of consternation. PengCheng Energy Company had become like a big mountain weighing on them. PengCheng’s business was booming and the golden poster boy of Lin Luo alone could make them make money every day. That’s not to mention the fact that when the two brothers Han XinYuan and Han XinYu joined in the overall strength of PengCheng rose yet again, leaving all of their competitors several blocks behind them. Plus whenever their people bought jadeite, they seemed to never need to worry about losing money, and their prices were extremely fierce. As long as they expressed interest in a jade or jadeite, others wouldn’t want to even try to bid.
Thinking of this, people from other energy companies couldn’t help but get nervous. Would they still be able to buy jade today?
But on second thoughts, no matter how rich PengCheng Energy Company was, they always had a bottom line. Today there were more than three hundred masters participating in the competition, and over one thousand five hundred pieces of jadeite. Among them, there must be hundreds or thousands of high-grade jadeites that would be cut out. Would PengCheng Energy Company still buy all of them? Even if the best stuff was taken by PengCheng, there would always be times when they could get the dregs… right? QAQ
In fact, they really weren’t overthinking things by too much… Lin Luo really didn’t plan to let go of such a good acquisition opportunity today, and had arranged for He Kun and the others to go and wander around. They would consider buying any colored jadeite above the ice type. Anyway, they had sufficient funds to do so now, and they could always borrow some from Yin Ye if they didn’t have enough.
In any case, the stone cutting quickly started. Lin Luo and the others went to their stone cutting machines and started to cut their stones.
Lin Luo’s results were good, with one piece of high red ice jade and four pieces of green ice jade, resulting in a total score of 1,200.
Han XinYuan was similar, with two glutinous ice jades, two regular ice jades, and one blue water jade, with a total score of 1,100.
Han XinYu has also tried his best, and cut out one piece of high ice jade, two pieces of hibiscus jade, and two pieces of green flower jade, totaling 630 points.
This marked the end of the first day, and no one was eliminated. After all, the people who could enter this rank were all experienced masters. Given plenty of time they wouldn’t easily make mistakes, so the key to this level of the tournament wall all on the third day’s total points ranking.
On the second day Lin Luo and Han XinYuan still led with high scores, while Han XinYu was slightly behind.
On the third day everyone had an attitude of fighting hard, but it was probably this desire to fight that ultimately led to people’s misjudgment. On this day, three people were eliminated.
On the fourth day the rankings were announced. Lin Luo advanced to the finals with the third overall score, Han XinYuan ranked seventh, and Han XinYu ranked thirty-fifth. He lost the qualifications for promotion, but it was still a glorious defeat. With the exception of Lin Luo who was someone who was talented beyond reason, Han XinYu was already the best performer among the first time participants.
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