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by gartheee
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: The Disqualification of Horiuchi
Replies: 18
Views: 5624

Re: The Disqualification of Horiuchi

First of all, yeah, WOW! Second of all, yes I dislike Horiuchi's style of play based only the one time I played against him in Special League (4 games), and what I read about his play when he won Champion's League a few years ago, which because of seeding got him...oh wait, that's a different rant. ...
by gartheee
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: WWYD
Topic: WWYD 2013-06-24
Replies: 5
Views: 3664

Re: WWYD 2013-06-24

There's already one red dragon out, we're one away from ready and I'd like to take the option with the most available tiles. Without dreaming too hard about snagging second or even first place, it does leave the door nicely open if we happen to draw our winner, especially if white dragon or dora are...
by gartheee
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Mahjong parlour in Japan for foreigners?
Replies: 7
Views: 2861

Re: Mahjong parlour in Japan for foreigners?

I learned on play station though I did also have he benefit of a helpful girlfriend. Take advantage of the place that allies beginners. You'll get better there and soon be able to move to a place less merciful. I have been to a LOT if parlors and only 1 in 12 years has refused me because I was forei...
by gartheee
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: WWYD
Topic: WWYD 2011/9/14
Replies: 12
Views: 4520

Re: WWYD 2011/9/14

I agree with Jenn that 5c is fastest to tenpai and it's probably what I would do if dora were not 4c. But in this situation it just seems so early to be giving up on both 3 Colored Runs (sanshoku) and using dora. True, if we draw 8c or 7b, we miss getting tenpai but it's still only Simples, just one...
by gartheee
Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Asking special seven pair??
Replies: 13
Views: 4451

Re: Asking special seven pair??

Tough the way it played out as he would actually have won Kokushi if he had gone for it. When he makes the fateful decision at turn 11, he's choosing between going for the remaining 2 each of red and white dragons and last East, or all the remaining 9 of dots 2 remaining 9 of bamboos and one last on...
by gartheee
Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Players' placement - Seating at the table
Replies: 9
Views: 3083

Re: Players' placement - Seating at the table

One spot which might need a little clarification. 2.5) The player thus indicated is the “temporary East”. Actually the SEAT thus indicated becomes "temporary east". The player who gets the East tile will then move to that seat and become "temporary east", and the others sit around him accordingly. B...
by gartheee
Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Wareme Rule
Replies: 4
Views: 2214

Re: Wareme Rule

That is an interesting idea. But becoming the wareme player is generally something of a benefit so if it were to move around, I think there it should be tied to something less random. Like perhaps if the player who is wareme chis or pons then the player whose tile he takes becomes the wareme player....
by gartheee
Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Wareme Rule
Replies: 4
Views: 2214

Re: Wareme Rule

I used to play with some guys from a TV show I worked on. Generally the TV industry peeps like to play what everyone calls, "Inflation Mahjong" which means changing rules a bit so that more money moves around more quickly. Oh! Not that we're gambling, cause that would be illegal! But, you know, meta...
by gartheee
Mon May 04, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: WWYD
Topic: WWYD 5/2
Replies: 7
Views: 2467

Re:WWYD 5/2

I think it depends a bit on which rule set we\'re using. I like the 6 bamboos idea if we\'re playing A rules without ippatsu/ura. But if those are part of the game it\'s a tougher call. I\'d like to get the hand to a reachable state and that means having a good wait. So I probably drop 1 of dots if ...
by gartheee
Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: WWYD
Topic: WWYD 4/25
Replies: 7
Views: 2386

Re:WWYD 4/25

We always want to make the most of our turn as dealer and with this hand that probably means the best way to go is fastest to ready. That means that discarding pairs like the Wests is shooting ourselves in the foots. Peace is so far away I\'d really rather go for something else like possibly 7 Pairs...
by gartheee
Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Three player & North Tiles
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

Re:Three player & North Tiles

3 person mahjong is quite a bit more popular in Osaka and the west than in Tokyo so I\'m not as familiar with it as 4 person. The version on Fight Club is quite different from what people usually play, from what I hear. I hadn\'t heard about the extra dora rule though I had heard that if one player ...
by gartheee
Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Ura Dora Strategy
Replies: 28
Views: 5902

Re:Ura Dora Strategy

There are several pros I know of at the top level of our league who play professionally in Mahjong parlors just about every day. For the most part, at work I think they prefer to play games where there are just about as many dora as possible: Ura, Kan, red, and even gold! And another thing they call...
by gartheee
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: WWYD
Topic: WWYD 4/18
Replies: 8
Views: 2500

Re:WWYD 4/18

my initial reaction was also 5 of bamboos but on closer inspection I think 8 bamboos is the answer. The main reason is the fact that the only useful tiles we lose by throwing it is the other 2 8\'s of bamboos whereas we gain 4 4\'s of bamboos. Another reason is that anyone who is watching closely en...
by gartheee
Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: What do you guys do with your flowers/other fives?
Replies: 17
Views: 4324

Re:What do you guys do with your flowers/other fiv

Wow. Your table was an adventure and a half. Makes me feel like an idiot for not scooping up one of the tables from a parlor down the street when it went out of business. I just didn\'t have anywhere to put it.

Sure hope we can get together for a game one of these days....
by gartheee
Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Woohoo!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2034

Re:Woohoo!!

OOOOOHH, I was mistaken, I guess. For some reason, it seemed to me like you were playing for money on there. My mistake. Yeah it seems like there would be a good market for online mahjong for money. The one thing I would really worry about though is collusion. It undoubtedly goes on in poker but at ...