WhITelion’s Quiz Corner – Issue 1

For today, you, the reader, will be undertaking a series of trivia questions!

For our first issue, you will be going through questions about hand shapes with multiple waits, taken from: http://www.hakusa.net/marjong/quiz/q/a-tamen.htm.

Forewarning: The answers to these questions might not be intuitive.

Question 1:

Find a shape that features a wait. You must be waiting on no other tiles as well. Note that if you have 4 of any tile in your hand, you are not considered to be waiting on that tile.

Question 2:

All 4 players are in tenpai for a  wait.

What kind of hand shapes can these 4 players have?

Question 3:

Right now, you are in tenpai for a multi-way wait hand. Your winning tiles can give you 3 different kinds of iipeikou (Example: , , ). What is your hand?

If you find this question hard to understand, take this shape for example:

– Winning with the gives you + for a iipeikou.

– Winning with the gives you + for a iipeikou.

Now you will need to find a shape that yields three combinations like the above!

Stuck? Try looking at the answers section below!

Answers & Short explanations:

Question 1:

For the first shape, it is waiting on , with & being fully blocked off, resulting in a wait.

For the second shape, it is a wait on , with & being fully blocked off, resulting in a wait.

For the third shape, you can divide it into two distinct final wait shapes:

+ … and:

+

The first shape is waiting on , and the second shape is waiting on . However, the is fully blocked off in your hand, ultimately resulting in a wait.

Question 2:

The 4 players have these following wait shapes:

(Or )

Question 3:

For the first shape, we can see the following patterns:

If you win with the : + + , leading to an iipeikou.

If you win with the : + + , leading to a iipeikou.

If you win with the : + + , leading to a iipeikou.

For the second shape, the patterns are:

If you win with the : + + , leading to a iipeikou.

If you win with the : + + , leading to a iipeikou.

If you win with the : + + , leading to a iipeikou.


And you have successfully reached the end of today’s quiz issue! See you next time.
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