Sherlock Miniature #2: Negative Fan
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 18:00
- Written by Vitaly Novikov
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are drinking their morning coffee in the lounge. Watson is reading an article in “Mahjong News”:
‘Curious accident occurred at London’s Mahjong Championship. Some player declared mahjong and listed fan(s). The other player has added a fan to the winning hand and hence hand value decreased.’
“How may it have happened?”, Dr. Watson asked loudly. “And what is the number of such negative fan in the ‘Green Book’?”, questioned Mrs. Hudson.
“Please, calm down, my friends,” said Holmes. “It’s rather elementary! The matter is…”
Question: Please, explain what has happened.