The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 136.2
In the next pair of matches, Lin Luo and Han XinYuan were fortunate not to be grouped together as neither of them wanted to meet each other too soon.
The way the matches worked was very simple. It was set up just like a head to head gambling battle. Within 30 minutes each person had to choose one piece from two hundred pieces provided, all with the same kind of skin, and the person whose jade had the higher value after cutting would be the winner.
The organizer’s preparations were obviously very sufficient. Although the selected two hundred pieces of jadeite were of different sizes, the quality of the skins was very consistent. There were no bands, pine flowers, tinea scabs, or cracks. It would be very difficult to guess and judge based on the direction and density of the sand that made up the matrix of each piece.
The previous battles of the ranks were almost all in this form, but they were definitely not so harsh, and there would still be one or two marks on each piece for reference.
Lin Luo’s opponent was a middle-aged man in his fifties, named Tan ZhongPeng. He wasn’t a person from a big family, but instead was a person who had built up a wealth of experience in betting on rocks all the way up through his own efforts until he finally became a master who was admired by people.
In such a short time, you want to choose a piece of jadeite from these pieces that have no clues or references? That’s easier said than done. Unfortunately, it’s a feat that can only be accomplished half by experience and half by luck.
Thirty minutes later, both sides had made their choices.
Lin Luo had picked out three candidates based on his feelings, then made the final choice with his special abilities. In fact, Lin Luo also hesitated whether to use special abilities in the game or not, but Xing Mo had talked to him about his powers earlier. He had said that Lin Luo’s special abilities were just a special way he had for expressing his spiritual power, which was his unique talent and part of his personal ability. There was nothing to hide. The same was true for Han XinYuan and Han XinYu. Since the last dispute about the application of mental power in stone gambling, the gambling association had come to a conclusion. For the development and future of the Empire, it was best to encourage people to apply mental power to stone gambling so that in the future more and more people with mental power would join the gambling industry.
As such, this time, Lin Luo didn’t have any scruples. Anyway, he didn’t use his special ability to see what the opponent’s gambling stones looked like. As the saying goes, you can only do your best and the rest is up to fate. He had already done the best he could do, now the rest depended on fate. If the opponent’s luck was better than his, the opponent could still win.
Facts have proven that Lin Luo’s title of Son of Miracles was really not for show. He defeated the opponent’s dry white jade with a piece of green flower jade.
“I lost. Do your best from here on.” Tan ZhongPeng conceded defeat very straightforwardly. It could also be said that he lost because of luck, but it could still be regarded as an honorable and glorious defeat.
Han XinYuan also won by luck. His jadeite only contained a superficial amount of jade, but his opponent’s piece completely collapsed. With a weak advantage, he won the match.
From the fifth day onwards, it was a round-robin tournament. Unfortunately, Lin Luo did not get the first place. There was a player by the name of Xue HanYong who cut out a large amount of bean jade from a piece and scored two points higher than him, which won him the eligibility to automatically advance. Lin Luo ranked second, Zhong Shuo third, Pang YaFeng fourth, and Han XinYuan fifth.
The first match was Zhong Shuo vs. Han XinYuan, and the second game was Lin Luo vs. Pang YaFeng.
Zhong Shuo was in his forties. Like Han XinYuan, he came from an elite family of stone gamblers. This was the fourth time he had participated in the Stone Gambling Tournament. Last year, he had won third place in the master rank, so his strength wasn’t something to be underestimated.
In this match, the organizer provided 200 pieces of jadeite that looked very good, including pieces with python belts, pine flowers, and even half gambled jadeite, but they also could only choose the best one. The time limit was only one hour.
Choosing the best piece from a pile of seemingly great jadeite was more difficult than the previous round. If the last round relied half on experience and half on luck, this time it was eight points on strength and two points on luck.
Because every gambling looked good, it was difficult to judge which piece of jadeite was better. Just like strip-shaped pine flowers and ribbon-shaped pine flowers, the strip-shaped pine flowers represented a good amount of jade inside, while similarly the longer and wider the ribbon-shaped pine flowers were, the more jade there may be inside. It would be necessary to examine the two pieces of jadeite in detail, and after deep thought, the final choice could be made.
However, there were more than two pieces of such jadeite…
Neither of them took very long to start sweating. By the time the supervisor announced that the time was up, the two of them reluctantly made their choices.
Han XinYuan chose a piece of bacon skin water stone jadeite. There were strip-shaped pine flowers on the outer surface of the skin. There were also a lot of them, which meant that the amount of jade inside was definitely not small. There were also some distributed in the recesses of the skin, which meant that there is a possibility of excellent quality jade inside. In addition, the skin of water stone jadeite was originally very thin, so he guessed that there would be a large piece of excellent quality jade and chose this piece of jadeite resolutely.
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