‘The best sets have beautiful flower tiles’
OEMC Player: Franz Maresch
Franz Maresch from Austria remembers the most beautiful hand he ever made as if it were yesterday. “It was during a game in the Ibis Hotel at Utrecht, Sunday evening, August 29th, after the WMC2010. I played against Mr. Koji Idota from Japan, and my fellow-countrymen Norbert Tschinkel and Ernest Glaser. I had Four Concealed Pungs, Fully Concealed Hand; that hand was worth 216 points.”
Just too bad it happened after the WMC. In a tournament, Franz’s best hand contained All Terminals and Honors (with combinations).
Is there any particular tile you like the best?
Franz: “I like the Flower Tiles the best.” According to him, the best sets are those that have beautiful flower tiles with Chinese graphic characters. “I hope there will be special tiles in Mestre; I would like to buy a set.”
He adds: “Compliment to you and your excellent work for the whole world of mahjong players. Every day I look into your ‘Internet Mahjong Newspaper’.”