The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 138.1
Chapter 138: Stone Gambling Tournament FINALE
Next up was the game between Zhong Shuo and Pang YaFeng. They had to decide a winner before they could determine who would take fifth place.
The winner would play against Xue HanYong, who got to pass the last round. If they can defeat Xue HanYong, they could still advance to the top three, but if they were to lose, then Xue HanYong would advance instead.
However, compared with the experienced Pang YaFeng, Zhong Shuo was still slightly inferior.
In the end, Pang YaFeng won and Zhong Shuo won the fifth place.
Xue HanYong was also an old man who had participated in many Stone Gambling Tournaments. In terms of experience and vision, he wasn’t inferior to Pang YaFeng by much, but in the end he lost to Pang YaFeng’s outstanding performance and unfortunately only got fourth place.
And Pang YaFeng turned the tide, with excellent strength, abruptly broke into the finals.
The finals were held the next day, and the stadium was surrounded by crowds. The garrison and guards responsible for protecting the safety of the stadium doubled.
This time, three people were to compete at the same time. Within three hours, three pieces of jadeite would be selected from a thousand pieces of scraps provided by the organizer. Each piece had to contain jade, and if it collapsed, the player would be eliminated. Of course, if all three of them had a collapse, then the one with the highest total value of jade would win.
These scraps were selected from the low-quality materials from various jadeite merchants. It wouldn’t be easy for them to choose a good piece of jade from these jadeite, not to mention three pieces.
When Han XinYuan looked at the scraps that were ‘selected carefully’, he felt a headache coming on. Even Pang YaFeng’s complexion didn’t look very good. The most calm of the three was probably Lin Luo. After all, his experience in selecting stones from scraps could be said to be quite ‘rich’.
But when he walked to the pile of jadeite, he knew that his thinking was too simple. The organizer had obviously deliberately selected the lowest-ranking material. He looked at four pieces of jadeite in a row, and all of them were rocks with not even a hint of jade inside.
Han XinYuan and Pang YaFeng also looked solemnly at the new pit scraps covered with tinea scabs or cracks over the surface of their skins with solemn expressions. Even if they saw a little green through the cracks, they were worried that it was just broken jade or superficial jade and dare not choose based off of it.
Now they couldn’t count on betting on any high-quality jade. They could all recognize what they were looking at were 𝚍𝚘𝚐𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚝 jadeite and silkie chicken jadeite.
As time passed, all three started to feel the pressure.
By the time the ten-minute countdown started Han Xinyuan had chosen two pieces, but couldn’t choose his third piece at all. Lin Luo and Pang YaFeng had already chosen their pieces, but they were still searching through the pile of jadeite so as not to miss any better pieces.
In the end, Han XinYuan really had no choice but to choose a random piece. Whether he could pass or not would depend on luck. Anyways, the worst place he would get was third.
Unexpectedly, the organizer did not ask them to cut immediately, but instead asked them to tell their reasons for choosing their pieces of jadeite.
They started speaking according to age, so the first one to go was Lin Luo.
“The three pieces of jadeite I chose were all water stone jadeite, as water stone jadeite are thinner and more likely to contain jade. Although the first piece of jadeite was cracked, I can vaguely see some jade in it. I observed the direction of the cracks, and I believe it shouldn’t have much impact on the interior jade. I’m betting that even if some of the jade inside is shattered, there will still be some intact.”
He paused and continued, “The second piece clearly has popped pine flowers. Now, this kind of pine flower usually just sits on the surface and doesn’t tell you anything about the gamble, but there are some tinea growths here under the popped pine flowers. We know that black grows with green, indicating that there is still some chance that there will be jade inside, so I’m willing to take a bet on this piece.”
“The third piece, although there are some bad ponytail fissures, there’s also a small piece of sleeping tinea lying on the surface of the skin some distance from the ponytail fissures, so I think there should be green inside this piece as well.”
Lin Luo’s analysis was so eloquent and well-founded that the audience outside the venue couldn’t help but applaud.
Then it was Han XinYuan’s turn. He also explained his reasons for choosing his first and second pieces of jadeite. When he got to his third piece though, he said frankly that he wasn’t very sure about it, and whether he could bet up on it or not would depend on luck.
Pang YaFeng was the last to speak. He smiled bitterly and shook his head, “The young people nowadays are getting better and better.”
He was indeed an elder in the world of stone gambling. He has unique insights into his gambling stones, and he had a thorough analysis of every piece of jadeite he chose.
The three of them all understood the organizer’s approach. After having the contestants analyze their stones, it would be clear at a glance whether it was based on strength or luck, which would fully demonstrate the fairness of the game.
The three of them quickly began to cut their stones. As Lin Luo said, the jade in the first piece of jadeite had a lot of broken jade, but some of it was still usable. The second piece of jadeite also showed jade at the position of the tinea, and the third piece of jadeite is even more so. It can be said that his analysis had been extremely accurate.
Han XinYuan’s first two pieces of jadeite both contained a small piece of jade, while the third piece of jadeite that he wasn’t sure about got very lucky and contained a small piece of dry white jade. Although it wasn’t satisfactory, it didn’t eliminate him.
Pang YaFeng was the same as them, in that all three of his pieces of jadeite contained jade, but the value of the jade he got wasn’t too high.
According to the ranking of the total value of the jadeite, the person who won the stone betting contest was Lin Luo, Pang YaFeng took the second place, and Han XinYuan was third.
After announcing the final result, Han XinYuan and Pang YaFeng each gave Lin Luo a hug and congratulated him on his final victory.
The organizers prepared trophies and flowers, and the audience stood up and applauded Lin Luo.
Since then, Lin Luo has been hailed as the Empire’s number one energy gambler.
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