Mahjong Strategy: Useful tile for both offence and defense

Mahjong Strategy

This article is about very precious tile which is useful both for offence and defense. You will learn what is this magical tile is.

Hi all, thank you for checking this website! Usually tile for offence like dora can be also hazardous tile, and tile for defense like discarded wind is not good for offence. Then What is the tile good for both offence and defense ? Please see the situation below. It seems to be ordinary opening.

Now I don’t have head (pair) and we can see 3 1ps. So maybe we should discard 1p…

No ! Mr.C, the player across and Mr.D player on my right has already discarded 1p. This implies 1p was isolated in their hands and they also don’t have 2p, and maybe 3p. (some players will discard 1p from 124p or 134p, if they already have head pair, though). Especially with this hand, I should aim Sanshoku of 123. And more, 1p is safe tile for Mr.C and Mr.D. So 1p is like utility player good for both offence and defense.


You see ? Actually, this is more than I expected. Finally I couldn’t finish this hand, but please notify “useful tile” when you encounter similar situation.

In every article, I express 1 circle as 1p, 1 banboo as 1s, and 1character as 1m.