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by or2az
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: A question about tenpai?
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Re: A question about tenpai?

I just found posts on this topic from 2009 in the reach mahjong section under "Oh...wait", which you are probably familiar with, and reading them has helped a lot. I see now that one away from a complete hand is the same as one away from winning, except sometimes, its impossible to get that winning ...
by or2az
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: A question about tenpai?
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Re: A question about tenpai?

But wait a minute! What about if all of the tiles you need to win have already been discarded? Then it would seem that one-away-from-complete is not the same as one away from winning because here it is impossible to win! Or am I missing something again? Perhaps you are NOT tenpai in this situation?
by or2az
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: severely in need of an english translation!
Replies: 271
Views: 120840

Re: severely in need of an english translation!

I started with 15 of these and was able to translate all but 5.
can you help?
by or2az
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: interpretation of statistics
Replies: 1
Views: 2436

interpretation of statistics

I have noticed that in some video games there is a statistic of rank from 1 to 4 with 1 being the best and 4 the worst. It is arrived at by awarding 1 pt for a 1st place win, 2 pts for a 2nd place finish ,etc,etc, and dividing by the # of games played. For example, suppose you played 10 games and wo...
by or2az
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: WWYD
Topic: WWYD 2013-09-30
Replies: 3
Views: 3415

Re: WWYD 2013-09-30

7-crak. I know there are four 6-crak still out there but i would like to keep my options open for seven pairs or the double chow. However, when the dust settles, I think tanyao (all simples) is going to be the way it ends up, maybe even with toi-toi (all pungs) as a bonus. Another thought would be t...
by or2az
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: WWYD
Topic: WWYD 27 Oct 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 13930

Re: WWYD 27 Oct 2012

hmm, I see what you're saying. The 113 dot can be completed with six tiles (112222) and then you can riichi on the 6-bam 7-bam with seven tiles available (5555888), a total of 13 good tiles, since at this point, you lose the option of using the 2-crack . However, if we pick up the 2-crak first, then...
by or2az
Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: WWYD
Topic: WWYD 27 Oct 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 13930

Re: WWYD 27 Oct 2012

Why not just discard the 3-dot
The 667 bam can be completed with eight tiles ( 55556888) and then riichi for the win on the 2-crak or 1-dot
That's a total of 12 good tiles in play. Seems quick and painless.
Am I missing something?
by or2az
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: A question about tenpai?
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Re: A question about tenpai?

I understand now. Even though the tanyao win was unattainable due to the exposed terminal chow, I could still tsumo or ron the 2-dot or 5-dot on the last tile or last discard and win, so technically, every one-away-from-complete hand is one away from winning because you still have that last shot at ...
by or2az
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: A question about tenpai?
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Re: A question about tenpai?

you are correct . i wrote it wrong. fixed it
by or2az
Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: A question about tenpai?
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

A question about tenpai?

I have a question about the exact definition of tenpai. Does it mean that you are one tile away from winning or one tile away from having a complete hand, because these two conditions do not seem to be the same thing. For example, Suppose I have the following fictitious hand needing 2 tiles for all ...
by or2az
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: WWYD
Topic: WWYD 2013-09-23
Replies: 4
Views: 3367

Re: WWYD 2013-09-23

Stay concealed. It's early in the hand. Discard your most isolated tiles like the 2-crak and 2-bam , and possibly the 8-dot , depending on what develops, and aim for riichi. Best case scenario: You get lucky, pick up another :south along the way, and tsumo with at least 3 dora. Worst case scenario: ...
by or2az
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: severely in need of an english translation!
Replies: 271
Views: 120840

Re: severely in need of an english translation!

and lastly, whats the difference between these two?
by or2az
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: severely in need of an english translation!
Replies: 271
Views: 120840

Re: severely in need of an english translation!

and, if i can really get a discussion going here, whats the difference between these two?
by or2az
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: severely in need of an english translation!
Replies: 271
Views: 120840

Re: severely in need of an english translation!

also, whats the difference between these two?
by or2az
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: severely in need of an english translation!
Replies: 271
Views: 120840

Re: severely in need of an english translation!

ok, but im still a bit confused.
what exactly is the difference between these two?