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by Krabman
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: Analysis: Mauro's Games - 05
Replies: 11
Views: 1853

Re: Analysis: Mauro's Games - 05

By the way, I was wondering: do you find suji (beside the usual omote) so useful? I rember to have read on Just Another Japanese Mahjong Blog that - according to the author - at least some of them are proven wrong, and don't really affect the risk of the tiles, so he doesn't even explain them. I'm ...
by Krabman
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: Analysis: Mauro's Games - 05
Replies: 11
Views: 1853

Re: Analysis: Mauro's Games - 05

I don't always follow suji theories when I play. But it's definitely something to practice if we want to get to Houou someday :mrgreen: Since kamicha was gettin closer to tenpai with almost every single discard, we could treat that as a "late game" situation which makes matagi suji theory viable. 1s...
by Krabman
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: Analysis: Mauro's Games - 05
Replies: 11
Views: 1853

Re: Analysis: Mauro's Games - 05

It depends on how you look at the shape 134556. I see that as a complete pair and a ryankan, therefore 1-3-5 & 456. By discarding 1m you'd weaken the shape. It's better to keep it together as it's still early. If you draw 1m you will have a pair, a set and a ryanmen! 2m will also give you two sets. ...
by Krabman
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: Analysis: Mauro's Games - 05
Replies: 11
Views: 1853

Re: Analysis: Mauro's Games - 05

I'm only 2 Dan too! Here are my thoughts: E2: 5th turn - I think you could've kept that Dora and discard 9p in hopes of building a wait around lower Souzu. 5689 shape has an overlapping wait of 7. With such an aggressive Oya (Mangan/Haneman), that 5p tanki Riichi was MUCH too risky in my opinion. I ...
by Krabman
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: Do you riichi?
Replies: 54
Views: 21922

Re: Do you riichi?

My 3 cents: since there's 1 Dora, I'd go for ryanmen here. The points are pretty even so the priority is to maximize your winning chances. Kanchan would be useful if you needed a Haneman late in South round OR if you had no Dora.
by Krabman
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Some more beautiful scenes of Japanese life
Replies: 3
Views: 4979

Re: Some more beautiful scenes of Japanese life

Amazing! The ambience is captured perfectly!!!

Am I the only one who imagines Kazuma Kiryu running on each & every shot (in the videos)? :D
by Krabman
Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: how did you learn about mahjong?
Replies: 31
Views: 11175

Re: how did you learn about mahjong?

It seems that anime/manga are the main Mahjong ambassadors! Cool to read all your stories! My first ever encounter with Mahjong was a Net Yaroze game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu5VQyCXJOg I first came across Riichi while playing Yakuza 2 for PS2 with my friend, Elvis. There was a story missio...
by Krabman
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: Discarding techniques tutorial
Replies: 4
Views: 4449

Re: Discarding techniques tutorial

Thanks for the feedback!

You're right :) That's why I added 'skip the bullshit' option in the description.

I plan to do a few more videos, maybe in a different, more straight-to-the-point way.
by Krabman
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: Discarding techniques tutorial
Replies: 4
Views: 4449

Discarding techniques tutorial

Hey! I recorded this yesterday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwOnJbLes9g

There are better tutorials in Japanese but I hope you enjoy it and perhaps find it helpful!
by Krabman
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: A few simple questions, maybe
Replies: 12
Views: 8289

Re: A few simple questions, maybe

Here are my suggestions: 1st screen - I'd go with Sha. None of them have been discarded so it could be that Toimen is waiting for his Yakuhai. I'd just wait to Pon Chun. I'd say it might be a hard one to win as all players seem to be collecting Souzu :D Chun could also not come out at all. I wonder ...
by Krabman
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Fast Mahjong
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Re: Fast Mahjong

Wow, thanks! I assumed there could be some rules specific to this form of Riichi. For such games to make sense you need really solid players so that it all doesn't change into chaos :D As of now, there's no way I could keep up with that pace AND play my best. I think I will try it out at our club so...
by Krabman
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Fast Mahjong
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Fast Mahjong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2kpjaxxujg

I was wondering if anyone knows anything about this style of Mahjong & the guy who came up with it? I've seen a video where that guy (a famous gambler I assume) was telling some background story (I think) but, of course, I didn't understand a thing :D
by Krabman
Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 289
Views: 164086

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Damn right! Thanks for the info :D
by Krabman
Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: Kime gets Tenhou on Tenhou!
Replies: 9
Views: 3580

Re: Kime gets Tenhou on Tenhou!

Nice! So, back then you just went: 'Meh, I won. I actually wanted to PLAY a hand' *yawn* ? :D
by Krabman
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: Kime gets Tenhou on Tenhou!
Replies: 9
Views: 3580

Re: Kime gets Tenhou on Tenhou!

Why didn't he Riichi??? ;)

Seriously, it must've felt AMAAAAAZING! Congratz!

BTW: Have you seen this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3Lvwp-2duE