Mahjong Stratedy: Hand Reading 2 / Honor tile discarding Riichi

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This article describe 2 typical case when discarded tile of Riichi is honor tile.

Please see the situation below. The player across just riichi-ed with South wind. This tile is discarded from hand: Tedashi. What can you read from this info ?

4p seemed to be useless for him, and he kept South wind as safety tiles. In this case, he is likely to have Ryanmen Ryanmen iishanten: 2 tiles to win. So we can discard Suji easier than usual.

Exactly, his wait was Ryanmen. Below is a different case of riichi declaration with an honor tile.

How do you read this hand ? Yes, typical Chii-toitsu: 7 pairs. If you want to learn how to read Chii-toitsu, please refer to the link below. I assume it is important to judge whether the opponents’ hand is Chii-toitsu or not.

I had North wind and I could see 3 of them, but never considered to discard this tile.

Hope this article will be of some help to you !



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