Tuesday 07 July 2015

Playing Mahjong to Honor the Dead

Mourners play mahjong near a coffin during a funeral wake.MANILA Philippines 01 July 2015 - In the Philippines, gambling isn’t just a past time, but a way to honor the dead. Betting games, mah jong, and card tables are often set up at Filipino wakes, or paglalamay, where the tradition is to keep a 24-hour vigil over the deceased until the burial.

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Possible solution

One possible solution: Mrs. Hudson's hand meets the minimum requirement of 8 points with: a) 3 chows combining for 2 1-point fans (e.g. 2 Mixed Double Chows; Mixed Double Chow and Pure Double Chow; Pure Double Chow and Short Straight etc.); b) 1 Melded Kong of a Terminal (i.e. 1 or 9), giving 2 points; c) hand contains only 2 Suits (i.e. One Voided Suit) and No Honours, giving 2 points; d) and she self-drew on a unique wait (i.e. Single Wait, Closed Wait, or Edge Wait), giving 2 points. Additionally, Mrs. Hudson managed to get all 8 bonus tiles, so her hand is worth 16 points in total.
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