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20 Dec 2017

Puyo’s Guide to Calling Tiles – Part 8

For the final part of our translation of Puyo's Guide to Calling Tiles, we will look at situations where we may still want to call even though it doesn't decrease our shanten.

25 Nov 2017

Puyo’s Guide to Calling Tiles – Part 7

We continue our translation of Puyo's guide to calling tiles with the penultimate part in the series: part 7.

In this article we'll look at the advantages and disadvantages of kans, and the cases where we should and

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.

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
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

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

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