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47Tuesday, 19 March 2013 09:53
Thanks for the article!!!
I want cookie! , Mahjong News
46Wednesday, 02 January 2013 21:12

Happy New Year my friends and I wish you all the best, successful and happiness for 2K13 !
(Private Joke :Année de la baise)

I agree with my virtual friend Senechal on two points. But, These two points of view conflict (or not) :)

> Loto-riichi as a high-ranking French player (NC) would call it. : I AGREE :D

> The problem I have is that this is being used to "make news". It tarnishes whatever people like me perceive to be attempts to improve the individual and overall...

the real problem is not a "makes news" or something like that, the real problem is now I can't trust M.P around the next Event/tables:)

seriously Martin, I can't believe that...
All that fuss for what ??! Really 1K?

Next time, take some tiles into your pockets and try to make Yakuman...

Play for the overall, hmm why not. But please... Next time will do it clean,not like that.

I think, this story you should have expected narrate it in the winter, around the fireplace. Not on Mahjong News... That's all.

Last but not least Garence Kutukdjian, she my mentor, In fact she's RER Mentor ^^

Chasing for the uma , Mahjong News
45Tuesday, 01 January 2013 16:04
Mahjong News
The most important outlet for EMA events is the EMA website.
Martin Rep
Chasing for the uma , Mahjong News
44Monday, 31 December 2012 23:11
Scott Miller
Your post reinforces an important step in live play: check the winner's hand!

That's a big difference between live and computer play; computers don't let you make mistakes, or bluff!

So then the real question becomes: on who is the onus to declare chombos? Is a player required to self-incriminate?

Personally, I would say no. The penalty clearly exists because players, being human, are capable of mistakes, and the rules take this into account... so mistakes are, according to the rules, part of the game. That mistake could be the player who erroneously declares mahjong, but likewise your opponents also made a mistake in not catching it. In this case, for you anyway, two wrongs did make a right!

But should you feel guilty? I would again say no. You didn't discover your mistake until after you had already irrevocably declared ron, so you didn't do it on purpose. There's no dishonor in being human. And once declared, that hand is out of your control, and the onus falls upon your opponents to verify your win. In competition, there's no obligation to coach your opponent on how to play, so there's no dishonor on your part for your opponents' weakness in not checking your hand.
Chasing for the uma , Mahjong News
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 04:31
Scott: According to you, Martin the player should feel no shame with his actions. Thus far, I agree completely.

The problem I have is that this is being used to "make news". It tarnishes whatever people like me perceive to be attempts to improve the individual and overall level of gameplay, especially since MN is the most prominent news outlet for EMA events. The verdict is that there is no improvement, and you don't need to participate in 3 tournaments to figure it out.

I'll keep my money from future events, unless the majority of players come from the #1 English riichi community website. My advice for the rest of you: claim haneman+ every hand. Eventually, people will count...
43Wednesday, 26 December 2012 01:27
Senechal Duhaut
After hearing live that some yaku are being invented ("no pons" = not pinfu), and this episode ("all chi" = also not pinfu), is it fair to say that there is a comprehension gap between how riichi is understood by Europeans on a large scale and how it is supposed to be played?

More importantly, will people take this episode as a learning experience or wake-up call to learn more about Japanese mahjong, or is this the last stop yanked out of the road to turn EMA-sponsored mahjong into "tile-clacking version A" and "tile clacking version B"?

Loto-riichi as a high-ranking French player (NC) would call it.
Chasing for the uma , Mahjong News

Japan, Japan!


For me, being in Japan was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But ever since I was there, for the 2002 World Championship in Mahjong, I wanted to go back. To see all the sights I did not see at the time. To see back all the Japanese friends I made then, and later on via the internet. To play in a riichi mahjong parlor again, or in a large tournament perhaps. To see the Japanese flowering cherry and Mount Fuji. To walk down the streets in Tokyo again.
When I close my eyes, I see the busy sidewalks, the pedestrian crossings, the crowded subways.

I close my eyes now and I see Tokyo as it probably is today. People are scared. There are less of them in the streets. They are hurrying as ever, but they are hurrying to get home, to close doors and windows. The mahjong parlors probably will be empty and most likely there will be no chit-chat and happy faces in the restaurants.

I think of my friends. Even when they are well, I know they are worried very much, and scared for their folks and family.


How I long to see them back, to hugh them again and see their happy faces again. How I would like to see Japan smile again.
Japan, my thoughts are with you. All the time. Till the next, happy time.

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1Monday, 21 March 2011 20:12
Ildiko Hargitai
I asked Idota (Koji) and he say he and he is friends are ok.
That is something, and we will meet in Mestre. (I hoppe!)
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