Argentinian pro riichi mahjong player Nicolas Giaconia

KOBE-SHI, Japan - While professional Japanese players write numerous books and articles on strategy, due to the language barrier these sources are only accessible to people who have a firm grasp on the Japanese language. This huge advantage causes a rift in development and the level of play, not only between the East and the West, but also between Western players.

MOSCOW, Russia -- At the end of April, the first ever book on MCR mahjong in Russian has been published in Moscow. The author of the book "Handbook on Mahjong Competition Rules. Beginner’s Guide" is Vitaly Novikov, the same author as of the recently held Sherlock Holmes Mahjong Mysteries Contest hosted on Mahjong News.

 

Cover of ‘Mahjong from A to Zhú’

‘Mahjong from A to Zhú’ is the effort of Texan scientist Scott Miller to describe all variants of mahjong, and even more. About Dealer Burning and Full Monty mahjong.

 

Cover of the book

NEW YORK, New York - Mahjong collectors Gregg Swain and Susan West have teamed up with Woody Swain, a graphic designer (and Gregg’s husband), to produce the first-ever guide to Western vintage plastic Mahjong sets. Every day, very costly mistakes are made by buyers and sellers who have no idea of a set’s value. This e-guide will change all that.

Cover of the book.

Debra H. Goldstein, a 2012 IPPY Award winning author, prepares to release her latest title introducing Carrie Martin and her fellow sleuths, the Sunshine Village retirement home Mah Jongg players, as they work to uncover the mystery behind her mother’s murder.