23 Sep 2017

Puyo’s Guide to Calling Tiles – Part 6

Continuing our translations of Puyo’s blog posts, we have part 6 of his series about calling tiles. This article will talk about how to decide between calling pon or chii, when both options are available.
10 Sep 2017

Puyo’s Guide to Calling Tiles – Part 5

Continuing our translations of Puyo’s blog posts, we have part 5 of his series about calling tiles.

In the last article we discussed pon calls, in this article we'll look at situations involving chii calls.

24 Aug 2017

A Guide to Tenhou’s HTML5 Client

Tenhou's HTML/Mobile client has been out for a while now, though currently there are a lot of people who haven't really tried it, and English documentation on how to navigate the client is pretty scarce.

Here's an article to explain in how to navigate and use it in a little more detail.

17 Aug 2017

Puyo’s Guide to Calling Tiles – Part 4

Continuing our translations of Puyo’s blog posts, we have part 4 of his series about calling tiles.

In this article we look at the strength of hand groups and 'pon material', and how it affects our decisions on whether to open the hand or not
11 Aug 2017

Puyo’s Guide to Calling Tiles – Part 3

Continuing our translations of Puyo's blog posts, we have part 3 of his series about calling tiles.

In last last two articles we talked about calling fundamentals, now we will show some more situations to explain other aspects of judgement.

28 Jul 2017

Puyo’s Guide to Calling Tiles – Part 2

Continuing our translations of Puyo's blog posts, we have part 2 of his series about calling tiles.

In this part we look at some example hands and how to evaluate the upsides and downsides of calling a discarded tile.

22 Jul 2017

Puyo’s Guide to Calling Tiles – Part 1

We'll be translating a number of articles from Puyo's blog archive into English. The first set of articles we'll be translating focuses on when to call or not to call in riichi mahjong.

In part 1 we cover the basic pros and cons of calling tiles.

15 Jul 2017

Paying with Sticks

When WRC 2014 was announced, we made a decision to buck the tradition of score sheets and use sticks for keeping score instead of score sheets when playing. Some welcomed the change, for others it was a controversial move. Fortunately, we've proven ourselves to be on the correct side of mahjong history, and now most tournaments are played using sticks (or tembo) to keep points.

I don't feel I need to wax lyrical over the pros of paying with sticks anymore. Most players have quickly embraced them. However, the one thing some are lacking is the confidence in the etiquette of paying for that yakuman...

9 Jul 2017

Application of Block Theory – Part 2

So you've got five blocks now, the right number of blocks to form a winning hand, but you're still not tenpai yet. What do you do? Does it even matter? It certainly does - read on to find out more.

1 Jul 2017

Application of Block Theory – Part 1

By now I'm sure you've learnt about five block theory and how it works, but how you actually apply the theory to determine what's the best tile to discard? How do you make your decisions systematically and consistently?

Today's lesson is taken from Hirasawa Genki's よくわかる麻雀の勝ち方 (Yoku Wakaru Maajan no Kachikata).