Chapter 66 – 3 of Clubs: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (1)
The facial paralysis teenager opened the door and Xiao Lou and Yu Hanjiang entered the room in a black suit and mask .
They saw an almost 40 square metres spacious room . The centre contained a long table covered with velvet cloth and there were five chairs at the table . The seat in the middle had a black Clubs mark and should be the seat of the keeper . The other four chairs were marked in turn, with the numbers 1 and 3 in red and the numbers 2 and 4 in blue .
Shao Qingge had previously told them that the Clubs room was a 2v2 team match .
Xiao Lou looked up and saw there were indeed two challengers in the room in addition to him and Yu Hanjiang .
This man and woman should a couple . The two people were standing very close together and even the hairstyle was a ‘couple’ style . The girl had long, curly maroon hair while the boy had short, curly maroon hair . They were like two poodle dogs .
The girl held her boyfriend’s hand and they whispered in each other’s ears . Their relationship looked very good .
Judging by the hairstyle, he hadn’t seen them in previous secret rooms . Since they were matched in 3 of Clubs, this indicated that their progress was the same as Xiao Lou and Yu Hanjiang . They first cleared other secret rooms before coming to Clubs .
Since they didn’t meet in 3 of Spades, perhaps the couple had entered another parallel space .
The keeper spoke lightly, “Welcome to the 3 of Clubs secret room, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter . Don’t worry, this Clubs room won’t force the elimination of players but you might lose gold coins . ”
“First, grab the number plate and take your seat . ”
He gave each person a number plate .
Xiao Lou and Yu Hanjiang received 1 and 3 while the couple were 2 and 4 .
A of Clubs opened the big screen and started to explain the rules of the game . “Once the game starts, you will be given the initial funds of 100,000 gold coins as chips for the red team and the blue team . ”
“The jokers will be removed from the deck of cards . The remaining 52 cards are distributed among the four people . Every person will get 13 cards randomly . The goal of the game is to get rid of all the cards in your hand . As long as one person finishes their hand, they will be judged as the team that won . ”
A of Clubs looked at Xiao Lou . “For example, in the first game, No . 1 finished his hand first . Then the red team with No . 1 and No . 3 will win . The blue team must compensate the red team according to the remaining number of cards in their hand . The price of one card is 5,000 gold coins . ”
The young man’s fingers gently unfolded a deck of cards .
The 52 cards were quickly lined up in four rows according to colour and size .
The teenager continued, “In the playing cards, hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs represent spring, summer, autumn and winter respectively . That’s why the name of this game is Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter . The rules of the game are to start counterclockwise from No . 1 . Please note that you only have three seconds to play the game . There will be a 3, 2, 1 countdown in front of you . If this time runs out and you don’t play any card, it is deemed as giving up the right to play . ”
“Once all four people release a card, the round is over . Each round must play the same suit of card . If you have the suit, you must play it . If you don’t have the suit, you will be skipped . After each round, the person with the highest number card will get the right to play a card first and select the suit in the next round . The points size goes from A>K>Q>J>10>9>8>7>6>5>4>3>2 . ”
This was the most common order in card games . A was the largest while the rest were arranged from K to 2 .
In a simple way, if a person played a Hearts card in the first round, the other people must also play a Hearts . If they didn’t have any cards, they ‘couldn’t afford it’ and would be skipped . The person with the highest points in that round would get the right to play first in the next round and decide the suit .
The goal of the game was to get rid of their hand . The teammates must cooperate with each other and guess what their teammate had in their hands . He could try and send his teammate more cards or if he had a hand with many large cards, he could use them to grab priority and quickly finish, bringing his teammate to victory .
If a teammate only had a Spades in his hand yet Xiao Lou played crazily, his teammate would be flustered .
It was no wonder why Shao Qingge said he nearly lost after encountering a pig teammate . This game was completely looking at the cooperation between the two people .
Observe the card game and note the cards that had already been played . Then speculate on the cards of the opponents and teammate . This was the key skill in the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter game .
The keeper said, “There is a total of four games . If you lose all the gold coins in your hands, one of your cards will be randomly selected by the opponent . In order to not lose a card, I hope you take this game seriously . There will be one minute for you to understand the rules . ”
The rules of the game were relatively simple so the time given to everyone was very short .
It was a gamble involving gold coins . There might not be any elimination but the other side could extract a card . Xiao Lou didn’t want his S-grade cards like Tao Yuanming or Bai Juyi to be taken by the other side! It wasn’t easy to obtain a perfect clearance!
This couple should have a tacit understanding . He and Group Leader Yu must concentrate and absolutely couldn’t lose .
A minute soon passed and A of Clubs declared, “The game is starting . Please be ready . ”
The moment he finished, an LCD screen suddenly rose in front of everyone’s seat, blocking their view . It was a practice to prevent players from cheating using a variety of small moves .
For example, Xiao Lou could secretly raise his little finger to indicate he had a Clubs in his hand . Yu Hanjiang could blink to show his hand was full of Hearts… the two people could use body language to talk and make the game considerably easier .
Shao Qingge’s explanation of 3 of Clubs didn’t mention the screen . The keeper must’ve temporarily added it .
Sure enough, 3 of Clubs stated, “You all came from 3 of Spades and might’ve received spoilers from people who already cleared 3 of Clubs . This screen is to prevent you from discussing countermeasures in advance . Later, once the game starts, you can only see the cards played by others on the screen . Don’t try to cheat by making eye contact with your teammates . ”
Xiao Lou who had thought about making eye contact with Group Leader Yu, “……”
Well, the keeper was really prescient .
In this way, the teammate’s actions and expressions couldn’t be seen and they could only rely on their ‘tacit understanding . ’
A of Clubs said, “The first game, we will start from No . 1 and go counterclockwise . ”
The slender hands of the young man shuffled quickly and issued each person 13 cards .
Xiao Lou picked up his cards to see six Hearts cards, three Diamonds cards, three Clubs cards and one Spades .
There just happened to be an A of Hearts in his hand . Xiao Lou directly used A of Hearts to test the waters .
The girl went next with a 7 of Hearts, Yu Hanjiang played the 2 of Hearts and the curly-haired man played the K of Hearts .
Xiao Lou’s eyes brightened . It was likely that the curly-haired man had no more Hearts!
According to the size of the points, A was the largest, followed by K . In this round, Xiao Lou obviously had the highest amount of points . If the curly-haired man had any other Hearts cards in his hand then he would use it . Then in the next round of Hearts, his K would be the largest . There was absolutely no need for him to use K of Hearts against Xiao Lou’s A of Hearts . His use of K of Hearts at this time was equivalent to wasting a big card .
Xiao Lou’s card was the highest and he had the right to play first in the second round .
He smiled and used a 4 of Hearts . The female followed with 6 of Hearts, Yu Hanjiang calmly played J of Hearts and the curly-haired man indeed said, “Skip . ”
Yu Hanjiang’s J was the largest and the priority to pick was in his hands .
Xiao Lou had some worry that Group Leader Yu would play another suit but Yu Hanjiang obviously understood Xiao Lou’s hint .
First using A of Hearts and then continuing with 4 of Hearts in the second round, did Professor Xiao have many Hearts in his hand?
Therefore, Yu Hanjiang cooperated in the third round and played 8 of Hearts .
The order was counterclockwise and the curly-haired man was next . He spoke in a depressed manner, “I can’t afford it!”
It was Xiao Lou’s turn . He played a Q of Hearts . Since the A of Hearts and K of Hearts had been played, his Q was the largest .
The curly-haired woman’s face was ugly as she played a 9 of Hearts .
The fourth round ended . Xiao Lou’s Q of Hearts was the largest and still got the priority rights . He quickly calculated the amount of cards remaining . Four rounds had passed and ten Hearts cards had been played . There were three left and they were all in his hand .
Xiao Lou’s mouth slightly curved as he played a card, 3 of Hearts .
The curly-haired girl stated, “I have none . ”
Yu Hanjiang skipped .
The No . 4 man’s voice was clearly unpleasant . “Nothing . ”
Xiao Lou continued to play the 5 of Hearts . The other three had no hearts in their hands and skipped . Xiao Lou once again played a 10 of Hearts .
The other three could only watch him perform alone!
All 13 Hearts cards were played . Thanks to Yu Hanjiang’s help, Xiao Lou played six cards in one breath . Out of the couple, the male had only played one card and the girl had played three .
It was a big win!
Xiao Lou looked at his hand . Of the remaining cards, his three Diamonds cards were relatively small . Out of his three Clubs cards, there was a large K of Clubs, a 10 of Clubs and a 6 of Clubs . Meanwhile, his lone Spades card was an 8 of Spades .
According to the probability, the curly-haired man only had one Hearts card and it was likely he had a large number of Spades . It might also have an even number of Diamonds, Clubs and Spades .
In any case, it was right to test the waters with a big card .
Xiao Lou thought about it and played the K of Clubs .
The girl played the 5 of Clubs, Yu Hanjiang played the 3 of Clubs and the curly-haired man played the 4 of Clubs .
Xiao Lou’s eyes brightened again .
Group Leader Yu absolutely had the A of Clubs!
This game was a 2v2 match . He played K of Clubs . If the couple had the larger A of Clubs, there was no reason they wouldn’t use it to suppress him and regain the right to choose . However, the couple didn’t play A of Clubs . It was clear that the A of Clubs was with Group Leader Yu .
Yu Hanjiang and Xiao Lou were teammates . There was no need to use the A of Clubs to suppress Xiao Lou’s K of Clubs .
Xiao Lou smiled and played the 6 of Clubs .
The female played Q of Clubs but this was followed by Yu Hanjiang directly playing A of Clubs . He didn’t hesitate to suppress her card .
The curly-haired man had to play the 8 of Clubs in a depressed manner .
The right to choose was in Yu Hanjiang’s hand . He continued to play Clubs and let Xiao Lou get rid of his remaining Clubs card .
The big numbers of the Diamonds suit were in the female’s hand . Once Yu Hanjiang finished playing Clubs, he had to either play Spades or Diamonds . He first played Diamonds and the curly-haired woman took back the rights with the A of Diamonds .
She continued with DIamonds . Xiao Lou followed and got rid of all his Diamonds .
Unwittingly, he only had one card left in his hand .
The female perceived that No . 1 had one card left and was obviously nervous . She couldn’t see her boyfriend’s expression but she could guess that her boyfriend should have a pile of Spades in his hand . Only the Spades hadn’t come out…
The female gritted her teeth and played the 2 of Spades .
The curly-haired man really threw out the A of Spades but… Xiao Lou also smiled and played his last card, 8 of Spades .
The keeper’s cold voice rang out in the room . “No . 1 has finished his hand . The red team has won the game . Blue team, please count the remaining number of cards in your hand . ”
The couple’s face became extremely ugly .
No . 1 had too many Hearts and the Spades didn’t come out . The right to play cards had just come to his hand when the other side won!
The female had three cards left while the curly-haired male had seven cards left…
The keeper stated, “The blue team has 10 cards remaining . Please pay the red team 50,000 gold . ”
All the gold coins previously obtained from secret rooms were frozen . They only had the 100,000 gold coins that the Clubs keeper sent to every team . The result was that in the first game, the couple directly lost 50,000, which was half!
There were too many cards remaining in their hands .
The key was that the curly-haired man had many Spades in his hand . His girlfriend gained back the right to choose the suit with the A of Diamonds but kept playing Diamonds . She didn’t play Spades and he almost died from worry…
The man calmly pushed the 50,000 chips into the middle of the table .
In the second game, they would play first and he would be sure to win it back . The man thought confidently .
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