Mahjong Strategy: Tile efficiency 8 / Switch the wait !

Mahjong Strategy

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This article describe how to switch the wait smoothly when we have 1 shanten (2tiles to win) hand.

Before going to the main topic, let me share my foolish deal in.

As you understand, you should never click “ツモ切り” button, which I mis-clicked this time…

Well, I was 3rd at South 1 and had a nice hand like below. What to discard ?

This is Ryanmen-Ryanmen 1 shanten, so if I had confidence with this wait, I could discard 7s to secure safety tile: North wind. But here, 2 of 3p were already discarded, and 36p can be weak wait. so I discarded North wind.

With 45p (or 34m), I could switch the wait to much better 369s by keeping 47s.

Soon after that, I drew best tile !

And won ! If I would only fixed 36p wait, I was in a difficult situation such as a face-off against 4th place’s riichi.

Hope this article will be of some help to you !