Basic Defense Techniques in Mahjong

Hi, tenpaiman here (aka TMN or TemporaryMobileName or whatever else I happen to prefer to be called on any given day). Today I decided to do a translation of a mahjong article by totsugeki touhoku [とつげき東北], author of the famous Kagaku Suru Ma-jan series of books on digital playing and statistics-based theory of mahjong, discussing defense, betaori, and all that important stuff. As a preliminary to this article, you should read up on suji and kabe, which is discussed frequently in this article and forms the basis of most defense techniques in mahjong. You can do so here.

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