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I've said it before, and I'll say it again, (which I've also said before and will again too probably) Mahjong is a lifelong study. At least I expect it will be for me. There are several things I think that will always be mysteries or at least will always be parts of my game which need improvement. One of those is the Japanese concept of "tsuki" or "nagare", often translated as "luck" and "flow". I've written of my disdain for the idea before. But the more I play and try to fly in the face of the idea, the more I seem to be done in by it. Let's look at a couple series of hands from some recent games.
One of the major goals of the USPML is to introduce Riichi Mahjong to Americans and get people interested in the game. Part of that, naturally, is teaching people how to play.
Teaching mahjong can be a little difficult. I know I have had a tough time in the past trying to teach others how to play. But I've been working on improving my teaching methods and as a result have developed an effective graduated lesson plan that makes it fun and easy for a complete beginner to learn to play mahjong.
Hey all. I was a little worried people might start thinking all I ever think about is Mahjong so I thought I'd write about a recent trip I made to Taiwan. It was a lot of fun. Checked some sights, met some cool people, oh! And um, well, played a little Mahjong.