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95Tuesday, 14 February 2012 09:48
Benjamin Boas
Finally! ^_^
94Monday, 13 February 2012 14:23
Sylvain Malbec
JPML rule A is kuikae ari too, and even if you can you'll rarely "pick-and-switch" anyway, so that would not be much a problem.

IMO, kuitan nashi will be the most problematic point for a world championship.
93Saturday, 11 February 2012 17:16
Senechal Duhaut
Bunta's comment, while pertinent (especially in the light of Europe wanting to organize a world championship, seeking support from leagues with open tanyao), is far from happening any time soon.

To shorten my point, kuitan-nashi Mahjong is like Formula 1 racing with 3 tires. It's probably a great learning exercise (good) that they turned into the only form of testing (bad). If that was the only problem, most people could live with that. The bigger problem for EMA Mahjong is their tolerance for a type of call that would be considered cheating anywhere else: tolerating the pick-and-switch for the same tile. (chi 78+9, throw nine; pon 11+1, throw one)

For a WC-Riichi event to succeed, that last point needs to be addressed once and for all. As for the rest of the rules, it will most likely be a take it or leave it scenario. There's nothing we can do about it.
92Friday, 10 February 2012 14:36
Bunta
If the red 5s would be removed and open tanyao allowed the rules would be even better.
But i appreciate the current changes cuz they minimize the luck factor a bit.
91Friday, 30 December 2011 02:08
yang guang
I have played this game it is not like real MJ. There are to many Self MJ , the scores become ridiculous at time, the program may be flawed, I seen to many strange things happen with this program. I still play this computer program , but it is far from being close to real MJ. I play TW MJ . Things like NO such MJ and you have a wriong MJ do not exist in real MJ , The rating systyem is way out of wack, Im sure some white person invited this program..I really think they it is a artifical intelligence has a mind of its owm,,,ramdom tossing of tiles does happen , the software for LABTOP needs lots of updating , becareful when you play this game..I have played for 50 years MJ and this game is far from being perfect ....

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Fire at Japanese mahjong parlor kills 4; possibly arson

The burned-out parlor. (Mainichi)HAMAMATSU, Shizuoka (Japan) -  Four men were killed and three people were injured and hospitalized in a fire that gutted a two-story mahjong game parlor early Tuesday in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, local police said. Police are looking into the possibility of arson in connection with the fire that broke out at around 3:30 a.m., as it followed a case of suspected arson on Oct 14 that burned part of the building’s outer wall and used tires on the premises.

Police initially discovered the bodies of three male customers at the site, and another man was later confirmed dead after being brought to a hospital.
Police are trying to identify the victims. The man who died after being hospitalized appeared to be in his sixties and apparently suffered a skull fracture after falling down while attempting to escape. All of the survivors are believed to be local residents.

A witness reported that the fire broke out after hearing a door close on the unmanned first floor, leading investigators to suspect that someone may have sneaked into the structure and set it alight.

"I heard a door close on the first floor. An employee went downstairs to see what happened, and screamed, 'Fire.' I tried to go down the stairs but couldn't because the stairway was filled with smoke," said a 49-year-old local resident who escaped unhurt.

The parlor was the target of another suspected arson last month, when some used tires left behind the building were set on fire on Oct. 14, investigators said. 
According to police, eight people (six customers and two employees) were playing mahjong on the second floor at the time of the fire. One of the employees who escaped the fire saw a curtain burning on the first floor where the fire is suspected to have originated.
   
© WikipediaThe owner of the parlor said he was already at home when the fire started and that there were no sprinklers or fire alarms installed in the parlor.
   
‘‘My predecessor died in October last year, and I took over the shop,’’ he said. ‘‘I don’t recall anyone holding a grudge against me.’’

Hamamatsu (浜松市, Hamamatsu-shi) is the largest town in the prefecture of Shizuoka in Japan.

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