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by MortenA
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Nationality: From local pride to the slippery slope...
Replies: 15
Views: 4413

Re: Nationality: From local pride to the slippery slope...

Well whatever the case a single point of contact in each country would still be the ideal and that should happen through some kind of national organization. For the EMA it makes sense to have MCR and riichi (and other rulesets) bundled together since their aim is to promote all types of mahjong. The...
by MortenA
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Nationality: From local pride to the slippery slope...
Replies: 15
Views: 4413

Re: Nationality: From local pride to the slippery slope...

In a country where no association actively promotes riichi someone will have to deal with the quota. I am sure that the Spanish organization would welcome riichi players as well but it is up to the riichi players to get the ball rolling on the promotion part. But yes the big problem is organizing a ...
by MortenA
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Nationality: From local pride to the slippery slope...
Replies: 15
Views: 4413

Re: Nationality: From local pride to the slippery slope...

Of course for countries with more than one organization this requirement becomes somewhat more difficult.

-Morten Andersen
by MortenA
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Nationality: From local pride to the slippery slope...
Replies: 15
Views: 4413

Re: Nationality: From local pride to the slippery slope...

With regard to membership of a national organisation. Of course you are right that someone who is not a member of an organization can be just as good as someone who is not. However as long as the requirements for being a member are small enough I think it is reasonable to make the demand since it sh...
by MortenA
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Nationality: From local pride to the slippery slope...
Replies: 15
Views: 4413

Re: Nationality: From local pride to the slippery slope...

I see 2 main reasons why participation in tournaments may be limited. First off there is basic practicality. The organizers may only be able to fit 100, 120 or 200 people in the playing area or may not be able to organize food etc. for a bigger crowd. Secondly; The more players you admit to a tourna...
by MortenA
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: WWYD
Topic: What would you Discard
Replies: 12
Views: 2829

Re:What would you Discard

I\'d cut the 2-dot as well. But as for going for the pairs or the pungs it depends a lot. Depending on who you are playing the pungs could be a faster hand but much harder to play defensively. I might pung early from the player to my right but (almost)never from the player to my left. I think it ver...
by MortenA
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Furiten question
Replies: 47
Views: 17382

Re:Furiten question

Furiten isn\'t ippatsu , applying what we think as one rule to another situation doesn\'t always hold. That and to keep my opinion brief, concise, but necessary, the current EMA interpretation of furiten and the illegal kuikae (5 for 5*) is enough to remind one\'s self that the internet world of ma...
by MortenA
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Furiten question
Replies: 47
Views: 17382

Re:Furiten question

In the EMA rules temporary furiten is interrupted by a call (or by picking a tile yourself).
by MortenA
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: EMA vs Swiss/Buchholz system
Replies: 11
Views: 4769

Re:EMA vs Swiss/Buchholz system

Yeah an uma of 5/15 would be much better as I see it and I hope that the rules will be changed in that direction at some point.

And Ben we have to find something to disagree about soon or people will start thinking we are the same person :)
by MortenA
Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: EMA vs Swiss/Buchholz system
Replies: 11
Views: 4769

Re:EMA vs Swiss/Buchholz system

Has anyone but me noticed that, when the uma is increased, the current system degenerates into something much like drob\'s system, but with a different tiebreaking mechanism? It\'s what uma is designed for. I talk about a real strong uma, like 30/10. Not the near-meaningless 9/3. Yes I would much r...
by MortenA
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: London Reach Mahjong
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

Re:London Reach Mahjong

Not that I\'m living in the UK but that sounds great.
In case you don\'t know I believe people play regularly in Guildford (I know it\'s not London but it\'s not that far).
by MortenA
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: When, exactly, is the new dora shown on a kan?
Replies: 17
Views: 3875

Re:When, exactly, is the new dora shown on a kan?

Yes it differs somewhat.

In EMA-rules the tile is always flipped before the discard in other rules it is flipped after. Sometimes it is flipped before on a concealed kan but after on a melded one.

So all in all do what you find easiest/most fun :)
by MortenA
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Simple question "why"
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re:Simple question "why"

Yes no Yaku. To learn more read this:

http://www.reachmahjong.com/home/index. ... &Itemid=67

in Riichi you can\'t simply make a hand with just any 4 sets and a pair especialy not after you\'ve melded one or more sets.
by MortenA
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: How much do you actually play?
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

Re:How much do you actually play?

Well our club plays for about 5 hours every thursday. Apart from that I usualy get in another 4-5 hours of play during the other days of the week. I don\'t play that much online..(just a few games each month). Then on top of that I play regularly in tournaments (about 10 each year). The time is spli...
by MortenA
Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Another Pinfu question and EMA rules
Replies: 24
Views: 4670

Re:Another Pinfu question and EMA rules

As a side note I would like to say that I actually quite like the atmosphere here in general as compared to other fora I frequent.