88 Points from Scratch
- Created on Monday, 06 June 2011 16:00
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 18:00
- Written by Vitaly Novikov
Dr. Watson was reading an article in “Mahjong News” about the MCR London championship.
“At the last championship something incredible happened. Professor Moriarty being East has managed to win with a hand containing 88 points fan, just from the start, with no help of the wall or opponents.”
“You see, not all 7 existing 88 pts. fans hands you can declare just from the very start with no help from the wall or opponents”, said Holmes.
“Surely, you cannot declare “Four Kongs” without replacing four tiles from the wall.”
“There is one more fan”, replied Holmes.
Question 1 (for experts) : Which 88-pts. fan (beside “Four Kongs”) East cannot declare without help from the wall?
Question 2 : How can East win then with this 88-pts. fan not giving a move to opponents?