Three Tiles Pattern - a Mahjong Prank
- Written by Vitaly Novikov
Dear readers, today’s item is a para-mahjong Sherlock Holmes joke. Don’t try too hard to solve it!
“What the hell is going on here?” – these are the exact words of Inspector Lestrade, sitting at some mahjong tournament and recalculating his tiles.
“1, 2, 3, .., 12, 13, again 13! I would understand it if I have three tiles patterns in 12 but NOT in 13 tiles!”
The matter is his hand is:
So, something definitely went wrong. Nevertheless, this happens at official tournament.
Question 1: Please, explain what has happened. What are Rules set of the official tournament?
Question 2: What country is hosting such a tournament?