How to Stay Off Tilt and Climb in the Ranks
How to Stay Off Tilt and Climb in the Ranks If you’ve played mahjong for long enough, you’ll know that have everyone has their ups and downs. Their flow and no flow. Their Tenhou and their double riichiing of said tenhou. Situations like going into orasu after a
Mahjong News 20-01-2016
It’s been a while since the last news post (and post) so let’s jump straight in: Message from Benjamin Boas Benjamin wrote the following message to the Osamuko facebook group and asked if we could crosspost: > Recent efforts to spread riichi all over the world have been wonderful
Tetsunaki no Kimecchi (Chapter 1)
Not theory, not news, just entertainment. Interesting calls from my last game. Going to divide them into a few different chapters. Toimen riichi. But I’ve two dora while 1 shanten here. 7m is too forgiving; three 2m are visible and four 1m are visible as well. I’ll let
Akagi 2015 live action drama series
For those who love the anime/manga, this is something that may have passed people by. Here’s a brief description of where the story takes place compared to the anime/manga. “Tokyo, 1958. A man seriously gambles at a mahjong parlor. He’s playing against members of the Ryuzaki
A Step Forward (Mahjong Japan Series)
This month, the Japan Professional Mahjong League debuted a new tournament, the Mahjong Japan Series. This series gathers 12 players who have either won a major title in 2014, voted by the public during a live stream or were recommended by JPML. The 12 players are: Fujita Susumu (Saikyosen) Masayoshi
2015 UK Riichi Mahjong Open Results (Day 2 Final Results)
Edit 18/08: UKMA have uploaded the rankings to their website ( http://www.ukmahjong.co.uk/results.html), however there seems to be a few errors in their table. Differences from the table below and the ‘official’ table: Paola Bungaro: 109900 -> 110600 Nick Dyer: 89800 -> 57900 Junichi Tanaka:
London Mahjong club trial run (JanKenRon)
Last Sunday, Gemma Sakamoto organised a trial mahjong get together in London. Held in the basement of a Japanese restaurant, above 12 people attended. Three tables were in play at any time. Also 4-5 hanchans played from 10am to 6pm, including a break for lunch in between. The was an
Bots on Tenhou? More likely than you think!
Inspired by Shogi’s ‘Denousen’, a niconico sponsored AI vs professional tournament, Tsunoda has posted [http://blog.tenhou.net/article/121538373.html] on Tenhou’s blog a few months ago that he wanted to hold similar tournaments. While bots were previously banned from Tenhou, with permission from Tsunoda, programmers may
Tohai S1 is completely subbed!
Tohai Season 1 [https://www.viki.com/tv/25711c-tohai-i] xkime previously subbed episode 1 of the live action adaptation of Shinasaka’s Tohai manga, since then he has moved on to subbing it on Rakuten’s (free) streaming service viki and has just finished subbing the final episode of season
Judgment is important: small mistakes do matter
Let’s go back to the basics of riichi judgment. East 1, flat situation. You receive this hand. Do you riichi? If you’ve got your basics well learned, you should know the correct judgment is riichi. Looking at your own hand, pinfu and riichi is good enough and the
Identifying Dangerous Suji
Suji are a popular defense strategy; so popular, in fact, that suji traps are an effective anti-defense. We would like to increase the yomi level and create an anti-anti-defense by identifying when suji traps are likely. Are there situations in which suji are more dangerous? Are they really traps, or
Results of the 1st North American Riichi Open, in Montreal [CA]
Hello there! Running a tournament for the first time is really a special experience. While I have been busy with stuff, I did want to get the first article out as soon as possible. MONTREAL (QC), CANADA — 12 competitors took part in the first open* mahjong tournament using riichi rules.
NA/EU Super Weekend: June 13/14 - Mahjong Study Session in Paris by Moriyama + First North American Riichi Open Reminder
Great news on both continents! (Shameless plug) In North America, the first North American Riichi Open [http://riichi.ca/site/?page_id=70] is taking place in Montreal, Qc. (Canada). Registrations are still ongoing, contact email@example.com for more information :) (/Shameless plug) In Europe, the professional player and president
Benjamin Boas Leads in First Session of Good Players Club Tokyo Chomeijin
About GPC Good Players Club is run by Katayama Masayuki and Baba Hirokazu and organizes public leagues and tournaments throughout Japan. Anyone who is a ‘productive member of society’, not a Jangoro (basically a hardcore mahjong gambler) and agree with their charter: 1: Good Players appreciate their opponents. 2. Good
Easter Riichi Mahjong at Southend-on-Sea’s Rendezvous Casino
Planned a group trip for the Easter weekend to go to the Rendezvous casino in Southend. The manager said we could bring our own Mahjong tiles. The casino is open 24 hours, despite it saying they close at 5am on their website. We arrived Friday lunchtime and departed Sunday afternoon,
English Online Mahjong Events
PML Mugboney Mug After 4 long months the PML Mugboney Mug Team tournament finally ended, the winner was Team ／人◕ ‿‿ ◕人＼ (Pronounced ‘keiyaku’). The tournament had 20 3 player teams, and was sponsored by the Pacific Mahjong League [http://www.pacificml.com/] and wixoss.org. This was the 2nd tournament
TOHAI Episode 1 (English Subs)
I’ve finally finished subing the first episode of manga-based mahjong live action dorama TOHAI. Never heard of it? From AnimeNewsNetwork: Gōki Maeda (Gakko ja Oshierarenai!) will star in the film as K, and Akane (of Girl(s) ACTRY) will play Amina, the illegal foreign girl he is looking after.
A silly update post with news...
You might be aware of the leagues and tournaments we’re hosting, as well as what’s going on with mahjong internationally, but I I’m here to bring you the smaller updates that didn’t make the front page! Translated mahjong manga, subtitled mahjong dorama, Houou players, tenhou backgrounds
[Montreal (QC), Canada] 1st North American Riichi Open
Welcome to all, I am proud to present to you the 1st North American Riichi Open that will be held in Montreal! Date: June 13 and 14, 2015. Time: 0900 to 1730, Saturday and Sunday. Location: Collège de Maisonneuve, room E-3313. Address: 3800, Sherbrooke Street East, Montréal (Québec) H1X 2A2