Posts Tagged ‘Jenn’s Corner’
Apr 18th, 2014
Last week was our first League tournament of the new season.
I’m proud to say that out of all the League-players on the ReachMahjong.com staff, I am in the highest league, D1.
Right, not a very high league considering the highest is A1…
But I am beating Garthe, which is my biggest goal in life at times.
Jan 24th, 2014
The regular JPML Mahjong season is officially over. League finished at the beginning of January, Champions League and any other remaining tournaments have only the finals left to play and the next big event is the Grand Prix, reserved only for the elite in results and/or in name.
So what is a run-of-the-mill mahjong pro like Garthe and I to do until our first league session in January?
You’ll find me on Ron2, reading up on the game and practicing my butt off. I plan to be on Ron2 a lot. I hope to not fill my time with other things, but with no tournaments there will be a lot of free weekends.
You’ll also find me at the arcade, racking up Mahjong Fight Club hours. I hope to make it to some parlors in the meantime as well and I have just a few guest jobs lined up.
I’ll also take a trip or 2 to a remote, undisclosed location, with no mahjong whatsoever.
You’ll hear all about it on the podcast.
Jan 15th, 2013
Lately I’ve been playing a lot more Mahjong than I did last year. But, I’m not playing the mahjong that everyone else is used to. I’ve actually been playing in parlors in Osaka and the main game over there is with 3 players not 4. It’s actually much simpler than the To-tenko rule set used for 3 player games in Tokyo, but there are a few differences that might throw you off.
Jan 6th, 2013
I went to my parents’ house for the Christmas holiday. One of my favorite things to do when I’m back
in near Seattle area one of my new favorite things to do is play a few games with the Seattle Mahjong Group.
The boys (I have heard a rumor that female members exist as well but this is something I have yet to confirm with my own eyes) didn’t disappoint and 8 players got together in a huge beautiful house, with a heating drawer full of yummy chicken, to play our favorite game.
Dec 13th, 2012
Jenn and Garthe recorded this quite a while ago… But here it is. We’re supposed to have a new content updater. You’ll know if it’s working next week!
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May 30th, 2011
Wow, it’s been a while since I wrote a proper Jenn’s Corner. I know the updates have been slower than I’d like, but thank you everyone for sticking through this with us. We’ve got a few projects going on that we can announce in the summer and I promise (again) that we’ll be updating more regularly here as well.
Jan 20th, 2011
I have played live mahjong exactly 3 times so far this year. I’m on my way to play Mahjong Fight Club now (literally as soon as I post this for tomorrow’s publishing), but games are very different than playing live. So far I’ve played at League (4 games), at North-Kanto League (4 games) and at the make-up session I played for North-Kanto League. Basically I went from really crappy to crappy to not bad at all.
Nov 21st, 2010
OK, time is moving way too fast. There are too many deadlines, too many tournaments, too much gaming and testing, too many updates and not enough time in any day of the week. Not to mention handling our own homes and lives, if you can imagine that those things even exist.
Nov 1st, 2010
As I write this, Garthe is on his way to Macau for a poker tournament. I’ll be joining him shortly, although I’ll mostly be covering the event and working, not playing. On the other hand, if I have time, I’ll definitely jump at the chance to play a few hands in the cash games and maybe even the ladies’ event.
Oct 25th, 2010
I have to play mahjong everyday to keep my game up. When I had the parlor last year, I was playing about 8 hours of real mahjong everyday. My game was better then than it has ever been. Lately I’ve been playing real mahjong once or twice a week, I play Mahjong Fight Club between 2 and 5 times per week, and I play online on Ron2 and Mahjong Club. It feels like I never play.