Friday 03 July 2015

'Hot and Noisy': The Communal Power of Mahjong

Mrs. Kwan casually defeating her younger opponents.VANCOUVER Canada 20 June 2015 - In downtown Vancouver last Saturday, on a warm evening in Vancouver's fast changing Chinatown, construction cranes and new condo towers looming around them, a group of young adults brought mahjong out onto the streets. They crowd-sourced mahjong tables and tiles from family and friends and invited any and all to join in.

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‘Robbery of the Сentury’ - the solution

That was an easy Sherlock Holmes mystery to start with! The readers of the Independent Internet Mahjong Newspaper did not have many problems to solve it.

This was what happened:

'Three solid gentlemen were mess up with robbery of police chief. Loot was taken only by one of them. The whole event was observed by at least two dozen of other gentlemen.'

And the question was: what should Mrs. Hudson take a look at? Please, explain what has happened.

The answer: Mrs. Hudson was reading … ‘Mahjong News’. The article was about a mahjong hand. Inspector Lestrade declared a Kong which was robbed by all three other players. Only one could win under MCR Rules. That took place at the MCR London Championship with dozens of spectators.


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