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by Kyuu
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: WWYD
Topic: WWYD (Riichi Y/N?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1392

Re: WWYD (Riichi Y/N?)

Recommend not showing opponent hands. However, pretending not being able to see them. Riichi on an Ittsu with Akai Dora (4-han minimum with riichi off of a 6-sou). South 4-4, down over 25,000 points from the lead. A direct Haneman (with honba) will do the trick. That's asking a lot hoping for an ura...
by Kyuu
Wed May 30, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: WWYD
Topic: WWYD 2012/05/30
Replies: 9
Views: 2525

Re: WWYD 2012/05/30

To be honest. I don't know. :lol: At first look. This looks to become a Tanyao + 3 dora hand minimum. Already, that's a nice hefty shape to work with. Add in a pair of ankou of 3-man and 2-sou. Then keeping the pair of 5-pin as the dora. That brings about the possibility of san anko, or at the very ...
by Kyuu
Tue May 29, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Illustrated guide of waits with names
Replies: 20
Views: 14452

Re: Illustrated guide of waits with names

Yea. Just making sure these waits, and many more things about this game, gets documented well within Saki Wikia. Eventually, similar material may be taken over to "real" Wikipedia. Though, I have to wonder -- if -- I should resort to using these terms in the first place and just describe the various...
by Kyuu
Mon May 28, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Illustrated guide of waits with names
Replies: 20
Views: 14452

Re: Illustrated guide of waits with names

Not a tenpai hand, but this sort of pattern should have a name too. Right?

1-dot 3-dot 5-dot 2-crak 2-crak 2-crak 7-crak 7-crak 7-crak :east :east :west :west

1-shanten hand waiting on 2-dot or 4-dot in order to get to tenpai.
by Kyuu
Sun May 27, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Illustrated guide of waits with names
Replies: 20
Views: 14452

Re: Illustrated guide of waits with names

Cool. Cool.

Came across this kind of wait last night:

3-crak 3-crak 3-crak 4-crak 5-crak 6-crak 6-crak 6-crak 7-dot 8-dot 9-dot 6-bam 6-bam

This is essentially waiting on: 3-crak, 6-crak, 6-bam

Just another Shanpon + Ryanmen wait.
by Kyuu
Sat May 26, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Illustrated guide of waits with names
Replies: 20
Views: 14452

Re: Illustrated guide of waits with names

How about the case of a "dead wait"? In this situation, all possible tiles for a wait are either discarded, used in an open meld, or used as a dora-indicator. In order, the possibility of winning a hand is zero. Like in this (ooops) erroneous example: http://s11.postimage.org/4tmloqs7z/Dead_Wait.jpg
by Kyuu
Sat May 26, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: Should I have seen this coming?
Replies: 6
Views: 2834

Re: Should I have seen this coming?

Plus, y'had a pair of 1-man and drew a third. Why reject that? If it makes you feel better, he didn't particularly target your dislike for 1-man at the time. Instead, his hand grew into the natural development of sanshoku. Y'got victimized by bad timing. Had he not gotten tenpai at that point, you w...
by Kyuu
Thu May 24, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Discussion regarding rule sets based around Riichi, MCR, ZJ
Replies: 37
Views: 13435

Re: Discussion regarding rule sets based around Riichi and M

OK. For Riichi. Defense play centers around reading the discard pile, in which tiles in the center are organized according to the order of player's discards. For flavors of mahjong that do not organize discards in the center, how is defense play handled? I am going to assume ZJ falls into this categ...
by Kyuu
Wed May 23, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: WWYD
Topic: WWYD 2012/05/23
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Re: WWYD 2012/05/23

Hmm. Look at some of considerations: * Ittsu with the manzu tiles. * 7-8-9 Sanshoku? Tough sell considering the three 9-sou dropped on the left. * Pinfu, where I'd pair with the 9-wan, and work with the rest. It'd be nice if an 8-wan does come out along the way. * South may not like manzu. * Chun ca...
by Kyuu
Tue May 22, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Final score explanation
Replies: 5
Views: 5135

Re: scoring question

Looks like I might want to implement the +/- Scoring for the next chance I get to run a tournament. I am going to assume the Uma is arbitary? Also, can these same calculations be applied to N-players? Hmm. Actually, might do the numbers per table. :oops: === OK. I've done my spreadsheet to handle th...
by Kyuu
Mon May 21, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Discussion regarding rule sets based around Riichi, MCR, ZJ
Replies: 37
Views: 13435

Re: Discussion regarding rule sets based around Riichi and M

Via Anime Central (Chicago). We got the pleasure to host a mahjong session, where we had teaching tables, regular games, and a tournament all in one room. As far as the teaching went, new people were taught Riichi straight up, even if they never played a game of mahjong aside from m.solitaire. It wa...
by Kyuu
Sun May 20, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Discussion regarding rule sets based around Riichi, MCR, ZJ
Replies: 37
Views: 13435

Re: Discussion regarding rule sets based around Riichi and M

Oh, the passion and the arguments. So delicious! :twisted: They are two different games with two different concerns and two different gameplays. Some people will like more one rule, and some people will like more the other one. It's a matter of personal preferences, so it seems unfair to declare tha...
by Kyuu
Sun May 20, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Discussion regarding rule sets based around Riichi, MCR, ZJ
Replies: 37
Views: 13435

Re: Discussion regarding rule sets based around Riichi and M

Well I think you've largely figured it out right there. To turn it around, if you like luck so much, why not just cut a deck of cards and have the losers give all their money to the winner? I can say that I prefer Zung Jung over any other mahjong style because of the reduction in luck. To me, it se...
by Kyuu
Sun May 20, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Probabilities galore!
Replies: 1
Views: 1008

Re: Probabilities galore!

Consider:

1. Your initial deal has a set of probabilities.
2. Each time you draw. That's a different set of probabilities, which changes with every turn and factors out current knowns.

The more I even try to think on the math on that - my head will explode.
by Kyuu
Sat May 19, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: How to read MJ hand histories?
Replies: 6
Views: 3900

Re: How to read MJ hand histories?

So. What's the notation for chii, pon, and kan? Well, the Saki example shows a closed kan.