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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
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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China finally has its own mahjong museum

CHENGDU - Mahjong is coming home. China, the land where the game was invented, finally has a museum about mahjong. In Chengdu, capital of southwest Sichuan province, last March a museum was opened which is dedicated to two importants aspects of the Chinese culture: tea and mahjong.

Human face formed with mahjong tilesThere is already a Mahjong Museum in Chiba, Japan, which opened on April 10th, 1999. This museum has a vast collection and is visited each year by thousands of mahjong addicts. But, until this year, the Homeland of Mahjong did not have a real museum, even though in Ningbo the house of the alleged inventor of the game can be visited.

The newly opened Chengdu is about two important aspects of the Chinese culture: tea and mahjong. Crowdpullers are a floor, entirely built of huge mahjong tiles, and a vast mosaic of a human fase, made of mahjong tiles.

Chengdu plays an important role in the Chinese mahjong culture. More people seem to play the game in the streets and the parcs, than in any other town in China. The local variant is played without honor tiles, i.e. no Winds and Dragons, and to go out one of the three series (Bamboo, Circle and Character) must be missing. Eating (taking chi's) is not allowed.

Chengdu is also the place where in 2008 the World Mahjong Championship was held. Also in this point, the Japanese outdid the Chinese, since they had already organized the first world championship in 2002 (in Tokyo).
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1Wednesday, 28 October 2009 19:11
ken mcgechen
I have tried to get a value for my mahjong set. I tried the mahjong mueseum and couldn't get through to their e-mail. Can you help?
2Wednesday, 28 October 2009 19:25
Mahjong News
I really have no idea… E-mailing to China never is easy.
I think it is a much better idea to have it evaluated somewhere in the West (as I presume that you probably live there).
A prewar set hardly ever will cost much more than a 100 bucks, by theway.
3Friday, 06 November 2009 14:03
Adrie van Geffen
If you send me some pictures of the set, with details of flowers, a character tile, bamboo 1, a close view of the sides of a tile and a larger view of the box, I will probably be able to give you an estimate.
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