Riichi Mahjong is a kind of Mahjong commonly played in Japan. It is famous for being suited to gambling and mahjong parlors.

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Can someone explain me this furiten?

Please explain to me why I can Ron the opponent's discard? (see screenshot) I suppose I'm in furiten. But I don't understand why - I tried to read the rules, it states that I can't win on an ...
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Why does an open pinfu get 2 extra fu added to the score?

In riichi mahjong, a concealed pinfu hand is worth 20-fu if it goes out on a tsumo. However, a hand with no points that has been opened gets a 2-fu bonus for no reason other than being an open pinfu. ...
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Does a concealed Kan interrupt the game flow?

If you made a concealed Kan on the first turn and won on the extra tile that you drew, would you get Heaven/Earth? Do your own concealed Kans interrupt the game flow, or does it only apply when ...
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Why couldn't I declare Tsumo with this hand? [duplicate]

I recently played a game of Mahjong on the internet, and I had gotten this hand [2 Characters] [3 Characters] [North Wind] [North Wind] [4 Characters] <- Drawn Tile [Melded Pon of 2 Bamboo] ...
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What does it mean to be furiten?

This book states that "a player who is furiten, is not allowed to win on a discard." What does furiten mean, and how does it affect the game?
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Why can't I win due to “missing multiplier”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why couldn't this hand win with ron? Occasionally, I try to Ron, but get prompted that I cannot due to a "missing multiplier". What does this mean, and how can I ...
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Why couldn't this hand win with ron?

I have just started learning Japanese Mahjong and I am a bit lost as to why this hand failed. I did several pons and chis over the course of a hand, having a total of three open melds (one set and ...
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Common Mahjong wait patterns

In endgame, you typically have a hand in tenpai that is waiting for 1 more tile to be complete. Usually, it is better if you are able to wait for multiple tiles so your chance to finish are increased. ...
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Is it allowed for the next player to take the next tile while the current player hasn't finished his move yet?

A Korean-Japanese player I occasionally play Mahjong with insists that it's okay for the next player to take a tile from the wall and contemplate it while the previous player hasn't yet discarded. She ...
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Element, wind melds worth it to reach minimum han requirement?

Just wanting to confirm whether I'm understanding these rules correctly. The rule set from which I'm deriving most of my (Rīchi-)Mahjong knowledge only has this short paragraph about tiles being worth ...
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What is a “dead hand”?

This book states that "If a claimed tile is not taken within the next two opponents’ turns, i.e. before another two discards has been made, the player has a dead hand." What is a dead hand, and how ...