Monday 22 September 2014

Old And New Pastimes Collide

Playing MahjongCHINA, Melbourne: It was a long night for many Chinese in Melbourne who camped out overnight to be first in line to get the latest cutting edge technology: the iPhone 6. What better way to pass the time than playing the ancient game of mahjong?

  

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Table Points

Not having played in any tournament, I see that players in riichi tournaments typically accumulate points between games (hanchans), while players in MCR tournaments are awarded table points. So in MCR, you are competing against the players at your table, but in riichi (and WSoM last year) you are competing against the entire room. Not that mahjong is a sport, but I don't recall any sport where you compete against the entire field: In sports, if you win your match, even by the slimmest of margins, you advance and play other winners.
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1Thursday, 11 August 2011 23:03
Adrie van Geffen
There's a sport where the immediate opponent doesn't matter much.
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