MAH JONG LIST OF HANDS

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Hi,
a while back there was some discussion about the game of Mah Jong. So
therefore for those who are interested I have posted my list of hands from my
book "101 Illustrated Mah Jong Hands". Unfortunately these do not have any
illustrations but all the info is there. Some re-formatting will be necessary.
If you have any questions/comments please email them to me as I will be unable
to keep track of the net due to the fact of upcoming exams!!!!
Have fun
Dave Warner.

---- BEGIN LIST ----

1. ORDINARY HAND
Score: See score-sheet
Any one suit.
Pungs and Kongs and a Pair.
A Chow may be substituted for a Pung.
May include Winds, Dragons or both.
If all tiles including the last are drawn from the wall the
hand scores 2 extra doubles for concealed Mah Jong.

2. CONCEALED MAH JONG (BURIED TREASURE)
Score: 10 POINTS FOR NON-SCORING HAND
Any one suit.
As many Chows or Pungs as desired.
No Kongs.
May include Winds, Dragons or both and a Pair.
Score 2 doubles plus extras.
Every tile from the wall including the last.
If all tiles are in the same suit score 3 doubles for Purity.
FISHING: The same number of doubles providing TWO CHOWS or
more are held.

3. ALL HONOUR HAND
Score: 3 DOUBLES PLUS EXTRAS
Pung or Kongs of 1s and 9s in any suit with Winds and Dragons.
A Pair of Honours.
Exposed.
If all tiles including the last are drawn from the wall the
hand scores 2 extra doubles for concealed Mah Jong.

4. ALL KONG HAND
Score: LIMIT
Any one suit.
Four Kongs and a Pair.
May include Winds, Dragons or both.
Exposed.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra doubles for
Winds, Dragons and if All Purity an extra 3 doubles.

5. PURITY HAND
Score: 3 DOUBLES PLUS EXTRAS
Any one suit.
No Winds or Dragons.
Pungs or Kongs and a Pair
A Chow may be substituted for a Pung.
If all tiles including the last are drawn from the wall the
hand scores 2 extra doubles for concealed Mah Jong.

6. LITTLE BROTHERS
Score: LIMIT
Any one suit.
No Winds or Dragons.
Three Pungs and a Pair.
One Chow.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any doubles for Flowers.

7. CHINESE ODDS
Score: LIMIT
Any one suit.
No Winds or Dragons.
Pungs or Kongs of odd numbers.
Any Pair of odd numbers.
Exposed.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any doubles for Flowers.

8. HEAVENLY TWINS
Score: LIMIT
Any one suit.
No Winds or Dragons.
7 Pairs.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

9. ALL PAIR
Score: HALF LIMIT
Any one suit.
7 Pairs.
May include Winds, Dragons or both.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 200 points.

10. BIG ROBERT
Score: HALF LIMIT
Run of Four in each suit.
Pair of Winds or Dragons.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 200 points.
N.B. This is a very simple hand and among some players is omitted.

11. TRIPLE KNITTING
Score: HALF LIMIT
Four Sets and a knitting Pair.
No Winds or Dragons.
One of each suit of same number.
FISHING: 200 points.
Concealed (except last).
N.B. This is a very simple hand and among some players is omitted.

12. KNITTING
Score: HALF LIMIT
Two suits.
No Winds or Dragons.
One tile from one suit paired with corresponding number from the other suit.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 200 points.
N.B. This is a very simple hand and among some players is omitted.

13. GERTIE'S GARTER
Score: LIMIT
Run of 1-7 in one suit.
No Winds or Dragons.
Run of 1-7 in another suit.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

14. YIN YANG
Score: LIMIT
1 1 2 3 4 5 5 in one suit.
5 5 6 7 8 9 9 in another suit.
No Winds or Dragons.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

15. GATES OF HEAVEN
Score: DOUBLE LIMIT
Any one suit.
No Winds or Dragons.
Run of 2-8. Any tile 2-8 paired.
Pung of 1s. Pung of 9s.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 500 points.

16. CONFUSED GATES
Score: LIMIT
A Pung of 1s in any one suit.
No Winds or Dragons.
A Pung of 9s in a second suit.
A Run of 2-8 in a third suit. Any tile 2-8 paired.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

17. RUN, PUNG AND A PAIR
Score: LIMIT
Any one suit.
No Winds or Dragons.
Run of 1-9.
A Pung and a Pair.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

18. GRAND SEQUENCE
Score: LIMIT
Run of 1-9 in any one suit.
Any two tiles 1-9 paired.
Pung of Winds or Dragons.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

19. WRIGGLY SNAKE
Score: LIMIT
Any one suit.
No Dragons.
Run of 1-9. One of each Wind
Any tile paired.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

20. GUARDIAN WINDS
Score: LIMIT
Any one suit.
No Dragons.
Run of 1-9.
A Pung and a Pair of Winds.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

21. WRIGGLY DRAGON
Score: LIMIT
Run of 1-9 in any one suit.
No Winds.
One of each Dragon.
One Pair of Dragons.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

22. GUARDIAN DRAGONS
Score: LIMIT
Any one suit.
No Winds.
Run of 1-9.
A Pung and a Pair of Dragons.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

23. DRAGON'S TAIL
Score: LIMIT
Run of 1-9 in any one suit.
Either a Pung of Dragons and a Pair of Winds,
or a Pung of Winds and a Pair of Dragons.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

24. WARATAH
Score: LIMIT
Run of 1-9 in any one suit.
Pung of Red Dragons.
Pair of Own Wind.
Dragons may be punged from discard.
FISHING: 400 points.

25. FIVE ODD HONOURS
Score: HALF LIMIT
Any one suit.
Run of 1-9.
Five odd Honours, Winds and Dragons. No Pair.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 200 points.

26. DRAGON GATES
Score: LIMIT
Any one suit. Pung of 1s or 9s.
No Winds.
Run of 2-8. Any tile 2-8 paired.
Pung of Dragons.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

27. HACHI BAN
Score: LIMIT
Any one suit.
Run of 8 tiles either 1-8 or 2-9.
3 Pairs of Winds or 3 Pairs of Dragons.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

28. RED LANTERN
Score: DOUBLE LIMIT (if all tiles from wall except last)
LIMIT (Pungs from discard)
Pung or Kong of Red Dragons.
Pung or Kong of Own Wind.
Run of 1-7 in any one suit. Any tile 1-7 paired.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any doubles
for Winds, Dragons and Flowers.

29. GRETA'S GARDEN
Score: LIMIT
Any one suit.
No Pairs.
Run of 1-7.
One of each Wind. One of each Dragon.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

30. HITLER'S BLUNDER (GRETA'S DRAGON)
Score: LIMIT
Any one suit.
No Pairs.
Run of 1-7.
One each of Wind. Pung of any Dragons.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

31. DRAGONET
Score: LIMIT
3 Pairs in any one suit ( NO TERMINALS ).
One Pair of Winds or Dragons.
One of each other Wind and Dragon.
No Pairs.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

32. TRUE GATES
Score: LIMIT
Any one suit.
No Winds or Dragons.
Pungs of 1s and 9s.
Pairs of 2s, 4s, 6s and 8s.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

33. GOLDEN GATES
Score: LIMIT
Any one suit. Pung of 1s or 9s.
No Winds.
Pairs of 2s, 4s, 6s and 8s.
Pung of any Dragons.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

34. DRAGON'S BREATH
Score: LIMIT
Five Pairs in any one suit ( NO TERMINALS ).
No Winds.
One of each Dragon.
Any Dragon paired.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

35. WINDFALL
Score: LIMIT
Five Pairs in any one suit ( NO TERMINALS ).
No Dragons.
One of each Wind.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

36. UP YOU GO
Score: LIMIT
2 4 4 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 Any one suit.
One of each Wind.
No Dragons.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

37. DOWN YOU GO
Score: LIMIT
2 2 2 2 4 4 4 6 6 8 Any one suit.
No Dragons.
One of each Wind.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

38. UNIQUE WONDER (13 GRADES OF IMPERIAL TREASURE)
Score: LIMIT
1s and 9s from each suit.
One of each Wind.
One of each Dragon. Any tile paired.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

39. ALL PAIR HONOURS
Score: LIMIT
Pairs of 1s and 9s in any suit.
May include Winds, Dragons or both.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

40. HEADS AND TAILS (1's AND 9's)
Score: LIMIT
Pungs or Kongs of 1s and 9s in any suit.
No Winds or Dragons.
A Pair of 1s or 9s.
Exposed.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times and one double
for all 1s and 9s plus Flowers.

41. WINDY DRAGONS
Score: LIMIT
Pair of each Wind.
Two Pungs of any Dragons.
Dragons may be punged from discard.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

42. ALL WINDS AND DRAGONS
Score: LIMIT
Pungs or Kongs of Winds and Dragons only.
Pair of Winds or Dragons.
Exposed.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times and one extra double for all Winds
and Dragons plus any extra doubles for Flowers, Winds and Dragons.

43. THREE GREAT SCHOLARS Score: LIMIT
Pungs or Kongs of all three Dragons.
Exposed.
Pung, Kong or a Chow and a Pair
of any one suit or Winds.
FISHING: A limit is scored for any hand containing the Three Great Scholars.

44. FOUR BLESSINGS Score: LIMIT


Pungs or Kongs of each of the four Winds.
Exposed.
Pair of anything.
FISHING: A limit is scored for any hand containing the Pungs
of each Wind.


45. GONE WITH THE WIND Score: DOUBLE LIMIT


Pungs or Kongs of each of the four Winds.
Exposed.
Pair of Dragons.
FISHING: A limit is scored.

46. LITTLE FOUR WINDS Score: LIMIT

Three Pungs or Kongs of Winds.
Exposed.
Pair of Winds.
Pung or Kong of anything.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers and Winds.

47. ALL HONOUR KONGS Score: DOUBLE LIMIT


Four Kongs of 1s and 9s in any suit with
Exposed.
Winds, Dragons or both.
Pair of Honours.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for cleared suit, Winds,
Dragons and Flowers.



48. CIVIL WAR Score: DOUBLE LIMIT (if all tiles from
wall except last)
LIMIT (Pungs from
discard)


Pungs or Kongs of North and South Winds. No
Dragons.
1 8 6 1 in one suit.
1 8 6 5 in another suit.
FISHING: 500 points (if concealed) or 400 points (Pungs from
discard).

49. CHRISTMAS CHEER Score: DOUBLE LIMIT

Pungs or Kongs of 2s and 5s in one suit. No
Winds.
Pungs or Kongs of Red and Green Dragons.
Exposed.
Pair of White Dragons.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

50. CARNIVAL Score: DOUBLE
LIMIT


Pungs or Kongs of Red and Green Bamboos. No
Winds.
Pungs or Kongs of Red and Green Dragons.
Exposed.
Pair of White Dragons.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.


51. SPARROW'S SANCTUARY Score: DOUBLE LIMIT

Two Pairs of 1 Bamboos. No
Winds or Dragons.
1 Pair of each of the Green Bamboos (2,3,4,6 and 8).
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 500 points.


52. ALL PAIR JADE Score: LIMIT

Six Pairs of Green Bamboos (2,3,4,6 and 8). No
Winds.
(2 Pairs do not count as a Kong).
Concealed (except last).
At least one Pair of Green Dragons.
FISHING: 400 points.


53. IMPERIAL JADE Score: DOUBLE LIMIT


Pung or Kong of Green Dragons. No
Winds.
3 Pungs or Kongs of Green Bamboos (2,3,4,6 and 8).
Exposed.
Pair of Green Bamboos. One Chow allowed (beware of Kongs).
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Green Dragons,
Flowers and if No Chows.


54. JADE HAND Score: LIMIT

Four Pungs or Kongs of Green Bamboos (2,3,4,6 and 8). No
Winds or Dragons.
Pair of Green Bamboos. One Chow allowed (beware of Kongs).
Exposed.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers and if No
Chows.

55. SNOWDROP Score: LIMIT

Three Pungs or Kongs of Green Bamboos (2,3,4,6 and 8). No
Winds.
Pung or Kong of White Dragons.
Exposed.
Pair of Green Bamboos.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers and Dragons.

56. LILY OF THE VALLEY Score: DOUBLE LIMIT


Pungs or Kongs of Green and White Dragons. No
Winds.
2 Pungs or Kongs of Green Bamboos (2,3,4,6 and 8).
Exposed.
Pair of Green Bamboos.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

57. ALL PAIR RUBY JADE Score: LIMIT

1 Pair of Red and Green Dragons. No
Winds.
Five Pairs of any Bamboos.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: 400 points.

58. RUBY JADE Score: LIMIT

Pungs or Kongs of Red and Green Dragons. No
Winds.
Pungs or Kongs of Red and Green Bamboos.
Exposed.
Pair of any Bamboos.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers and Dragons.

59. DAPHNE Score: LIMIT


Pungs or Kongs of Red and White Dragons. No
Winds.
Pungs or Kongs of Red and Green Bamboos.
Exposed.
Pair of any Bamboos.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

60. ROYAL RUBY Score: DOUBLE
LIMIT


Pung or Kong of Red Dragons. No
Winds.
3 Pungs or Kongs of Red Bamboos (1,5,7 and 9).
Exposed.
Pair of Red Bamboos.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.


61. RED LILY Score: DOUBLE
LIMIT

Pungs or Kongs of Red and White Dragons. No
Winds.
2 Pungs or Kongs of Red Bamboos (1,5,7 and 9).
Exposed.
Pair of Red Bamboos.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers and Dragons.

62. GREEN JADE Score: LIMIT


Pung or Kong of Green Dragons. No
Winds.
3 Pungs or Kongs of any Bamboos.
Exposed.
Pair of any Bamboos.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

63. BAMBOO BRIDGE Score: LIMIT

One of each Dragon. No
Winds.
3 Pungs of any Bamboos.
Concealed (except last).
Pair of any Bamboos.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers.


64. IRISH REEL Score: LIMIT

Pung of Green Dragons. No
Winds.
Run of 1-9 in Bamboos.
Dragons may be punged from discard.
Pair of Green Bamboos.
FISHING: 400 points.


65. LILLYPILLY Score: LIMIT


Pung or Kong of Green Dragons. No
Winds.
3 Pungs or Kongs of any Circles.
Exposed.
Pair of White Dragons.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

66. WHITE OPAL Score: LIMIT

Pung or Kong of White Dragons. No
Winds.
3 Pungs or Kongs of any Circles.
Exposed.
Pair of any Circles.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers and Dragons.


67. PEARL HAND Score: LIMIT

4 Pungs or Kongs and a Pair of the Circles No
Winds.
(2,3,4,5 and 8) and/or White Dragons.
Exposed.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

68. DRAGON'S BLOOD Score: LIMIT


Pung or Kong of Red Dragons. No
Winds.
3 Pungs or Kongs of Red Circles (3,5,6,7,9).
Exposed.
Pair of Red Circles.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

69. VICTORY Score: DOUBLE
LIMIT

Pungs or Kongs of Red and White Dragons. No
Winds.
2 Pungs or Kongs of Black Circles (1,2,4,8).
Exposed.
Pair of Black Circles.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers and Dragons.
N.B. The 1 Circles has special significance as it is known as
`the Moon of China' and
therefore it is counted as a Black Circle.

70. BUTCHER'S APRON Score: DOUBLE LIMIT

Pung or Kong of White Dragons. No
Winds.
3 Pungs or Kongs of Black Circles (1,2,4 and 8).
Exposed.
Pair of Black Circles.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

71. WILLOW PATTERN PLATE Score: LIMIT


Pung or Kong of Green Dragons. No
Winds.
Pungs or Kongs of 1 Circles and 8 Circles.
Exposed.
Pung and a Pair of Red Circles (3,5,6,7 and 9).
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

72. MOON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WELL Score: LIMIT

Four Chows of Circles. No
Winds or Dragons.
Pair of 1 Circles.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: Bonus of 10 points plus Flowers are doubled 3 times
for Purity and 2 times for
Concealed Mah Jong plus any extra doubles for
Flowers.

73. RED CORAL Score: LIMIT

Pung or Kong of Red Dragons. No
Winds.
3 Pungs or Kongs of Characters
Exposed.
Pair of Characters.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

74. RUBY CRACK Score: LIMIT


4 Pungs or Kongs and a Pair of the Characters No
Winds.
(2,3,4,6 and 8) and/or Red Dragons.
Exposed.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

75. WHITE SISTERS Score: LIMIT

Pung or Kong of White Dragons. No
Winds.
3 Pungs or Kongs of odd Characters.
Exposed.
Pair of odd Characters.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

76. DRAGON'S WING Score: DOUBLE LIMIT

Pung or Kong of Red Dragons. No
Winds.
3 Pungs or Kongs of Even Characters.
Exposed.
Pair of Even Characters.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

77. MIXED PUNG Score: LIMIT


4 Pungs or Kongs and a Pair in any of the 3 suits.
May include Winds and Dragons.
Concealed (except last).
FISHING: The Pungs are scored as exposed Pungs plus Flowers,
and doubled 3 times plus any
extra doubles for Dragons, Winds and Flowers.


78. DRAGONFLY Score: LIMIT (if all tiles from
wall except last)
HALF LIMIT
(Pungs from discard)


One of each Dragon. No
Winds.
Pung or Kong in each of the three suits.
A Pair of any suit.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers.

79. WINDVANE Score: LIMIT (if all tiles
from wall except last)
HALF LIMIT (Pungs from
discard)


Pung or Kong in each of the three suits. No
Dragons.
One of each Wind.
Any Wind paired.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers.


80. WINDY ONES Score: LIMIT


Pungs or Kongs of each of the 1s in each suit. No
Dragons.
One of each Wind.
Exposed.
Any Wind paired.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers.

81. WINDY NINES Score: LIMIT

Pungs or Kongs of each of the 9s in each suit. No
Dragons.
One of each Wind.
Exposed.
Any Wind paired.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers.

82. SEVEN BROTHERS Score: LIMIT

Pungs or Kongs of each of the 7s in each suit. No
Dragons.
One of each Wind.
Exposed.
Any Wind paired.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers.

83. THREE SISTERS Score: LIMIT


Pungs or Kongs of each of the 3s in each suit. No
Dragons.
One of each Wind.
Exposed.
Any Wind paired.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers.

84. SUN RISE Score: HALF
LIMIT

Pung or Kong in each of the three suits.
Pung or Kong of East Winds.
Exposed.
A Pair of White Dragons.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 2 times plus any extra
doubles for Winds and Flowers.


85. SUN SET Score: HALF
LIMIT

Pung or Kong in each of the three suits.
Pung or Kong of West Winds.
Exposed.
A Pair of Red Dragons.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 2 times plus any extra
doubles for Winds and Flowers.

86. TRIPLE EAST Score: LIMIT


DIFFERENT Pung or Kong in each of the 3 suits ( NO TERMINALS
).
Pung or Kong of East Winds.
Exposed.
A Pair of Red Dragons.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Winds and Flowers.

87. TRIPLE SOUTH Score: LIMIT

DIFFERENT Pung or Kong in each of the 3 suits ( NO TERMINALS
).
Pung or Kong of South Winds.
Exposed.
A Pair of Green Dragons.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Winds and Flowers.

88. RED WARATAH Score: LIMIT

Pung or Kong of Red Dragons. Pair of Green Dragons. No
Winds.
Pungs or Kongs of Red Bamboos, Red Circles (3,5,6,7 and 9)
Exposed.
and Characters.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Dragons and Flowers.

89. NUMBERS RACKET Score: LIMIT


Pungs or Kongs of the same number in each suit ( NO TERMINALS
).
Either a Pung or Kong and a Pair of Winds
Exposed.
or a Pung or Kong and a Pair of Dragons.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers and Winds or
Dragons.


90. DOUBLE NUMBERS Score: LIMIT

2 Pungs or Kongs of the same number in 2 suits ( NO TERMINALS
).
Pair of Winds or Dragons.
Exposed.
FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any extra
doubles for Flowers.


91. WINDY CHOWS (CHEESES) Score: HALF LIMIT

One Chow in each suit. No
Dragons.
One of each Wind.
Concealed (except last).
Any Wind paired.
FISHING: 200 points.

92. CHOW MEIN Score: LIMIT


Chow 7 8 9 in each suit. No
Dragons.
One of each Wind.
Concealed (except last).
Any Wind paired.
FISHING: 400 points.

93. CHOP SUEY Score: LIMIT

Chow 1 2 3 in each suit. No
Dragons.
One of each Wind.
Concealed (except last).
Any Wind paired.
FISHING: 400 points.

94. HOVERING ANGEL Score: LIMIT

One Chow in each suit.

Pung of Own Wind.
Concealed (except last).
A Pair of White Dragons.
FISHING: 400 points.

95. PLUCKING THE PLUM BLOSSOM Score: LIMIT
FROM THE ROOF

The 5 Circles is known as the `Plum Blossom'. To obtain this
hand a
player must be fishing for the 5 Circles and takes a Loose
Tile which
is the 5 Circles.


96. PICKING THE MOON FROM Score: LIMIT

THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

The 1 Circles is known as the `Moon of China'. To obtain this
hand a
player must be fishing for the 1 Circles and takes the last
tile on
the wall which is the 1 Circles.

97. SCRATCHING A CARRYING POLE Score: LIMIT

The 2 Bamboos is known as the `Scratching Pole'. To obtain
this hand a
player must be fishing for the 2 Bamboos and Robs a Kong of 2
Bamboos.


98. KONG UPON KONG Score: LIMIT
(TWOFOLD FORTUNE)

If a player completes a Kong, with the Loose Tile completes a
second
Kong and with the second Loose Tile goes Mah Jong that player
is said
to have obtained Kong Upon Kong.


99. EARTH'S GRACE Score: LIMIT

This is scored by any player who, on picking up their original
13 tiles,
finds that they are fishing for Mah Jong and on the first
discard made
by East Wind, completes their hand.


100. HEAVEN'S GRACE Score: DOUBLE LIMIT


This is scored when East Wind picks up their original 14 tiles
and finds it
completed, irrespective of scoring value or cleared suit and
declares it
immediately.


101. HEAVENLY PARADISE Score: EVERY COUNTER ON
THE TABLE


Pungs or Kongs of Red, White and Green Dragons.
Pung or Kong of Own Wind when it is the Wind of the Round.
Pair of any Wind.
Exposed.
A Bouquet of Flowers must also be held.
FISHING: A Double Limit is scored if a player is fishing for
Heavenly Paradise or if a player
goes Mah Jong but does not have a Bouquet of Flowers.

---- END LIST ----

Alan Kwan

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In article <1994Oct27.1...@waikato.ac.nz> han...@waikato.ac.nz writes:
>Hi,
> a while back there was some discussion about the game of Mah Jong. So
>therefore for those who are interested I have posted my list of hands from my
>book "101 Illustrated Mah Jong Hands". Unfortunately these do not have any
>illustrations but all the info is there. Some re-formatting will be necessary.
>If you have any questions/comments please email them to me as I will be unable
>to keep track of the net due to the fact of upcoming exams!!!!
>Have fun
> Dave Warner.
>
>---- BEGIN LIST ----
>
>
>5. PURITY HAND
>Score: 3 DOUBLES PLUS EXTRAS
>Any one suit.
>No Winds or Dragons.
>Pungs or Kongs and a Pair
>A Chow may be substituted for a Pung.
>If all tiles including the last are drawn from the wall the
> hand scores 2 extra doubles for concealed Mah Jong.
>
>6. LITTLE BROTHERS
>Score: LIMIT
>Any one suit.
>No Winds or Dragons.
>Three Pungs and a Pair.
>One Chow.
>Concealed (except last).
>FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any doubles for Flowers.
>
>7. CHINESE ODDS
>Score: LIMIT
>Any one suit.
>No Winds or Dragons.
>Pungs or Kongs of odd numbers.
>Any Pair of odd numbers.
>Exposed.
>FISHING: The ground score is doubled 3 times plus any doubles for Flowers.
>

The list certainly need to be worked on.

1. It is American Mah-jong, which is more Gin-Rummy than Mah-jong.
Too many special (limit) hands which allows going out with
other than "4 sets and a pair" pattern. Also clumsy antique
point-based scoring rules (most modern Asian rules are "doubles-
based"). The numerous patterns do not have a strong consistency
among themselves to be easily remembered.

2. Almost all the patterns are "one suit"! "Cleared suit"
mah-jong is boring stuff!

>
>15. GATES OF HEAVEN
>Score: DOUBLE LIMIT
>Any one suit.
>No Winds or Dragons.
>Run of 2-8. Any tile 2-8 paired.
>Pung of 1s. Pung of 9s.
>Concealed (except last).
>FISHING: 500 points.
>
>16. CONFUSED GATES
>Score: LIMIT
>A Pung of 1s in any one suit.
>No Winds or Dragons.
>A Pung of 9s in a second suit.
>A Run of 2-8 in a third suit. Any tile 2-8 paired.
>Concealed (except last).
>FISHING: 400 points.

This kind of patterns (Confused Gates) adds more burden to the
players than enhance the game. It is IMO an exploitation of
the relationships between suits.

>
>17. RUN, PUNG AND A PAIR
>Score: LIMIT
>Any one suit.
>No Winds or Dragons.
>Run of 1-9.
>A Pung and a Pair.
>Concealed (except last).
>FISHING: 400 points.
>
>18. GRAND SEQUENCE
>Score: LIMIT
>Run of 1-9 in any one suit.
>Any two tiles 1-9 paired.
>Pung of Winds or Dragons.
>Concealed (except last).
>FISHING: 400 points.
>
>19. WRIGGLY SNAKE
>Score: LIMIT
>Any one suit.
>No Dragons.
>Run of 1-9. One of each Wind
>Any tile paired.
>Concealed (except last).
>FISHING: 400 points.
>
>20. GUARDIAN WINDS

>21. WRIGGLY DRAGON
>22. GUARDIAN DRAGONS
>23. DRAGON'S TAIL
>24. WARATAH
>25. FIVE ODD HONOURS

Wow. How many "run" patterns do we want.
A "run" isn't that hard. "Cleared suit" is hard. Shouldn't
give "run" hands too much, and shouldn't be designating
hordes of "run" special hands. Burdens the player's
memory without enhancing the game.

Also, too many "concealed hand" patterns reduces player
interaction in the game and makes it less fun and exciting.


> [rest of list deleted]

I see. It is the "cleared suit" game. Yawn.

IMHO, if anyone is wondering why Mah-jong has not become as popular
a game in America as it is in Asia, I can flatly tell you that it
is because of the American "adaptation". They totally changed the
concept of the game and make it play like a modified version of
Gin Rummy. Also, the scoring rules are more complex than those
commonly used in Asia, and the game is less playable.

The list IMO consists mainly of infrequent "limit patterns" which
have little impact of the game, but each one must be remembered
by the players and does not add to the flavor of the game.

"Cleared suit" mah-jong is IMO never as fun as the original game.


Alan.

Mark Taylor

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Oct 31, 1994, 5:51:16 AM10/31/94
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In article <1994Oct27.2...@cs.cornell.edu> kw...@cs.cornell.edu (Alan Kwan) writes:
>From: kw...@cs.cornell.edu (Alan Kwan)
>Subject: Re: MAH JONG LIST OF HANDS
>Date: Thu, 27 Oct 1994 21:31:11 GMT

>In article <1994Oct27.1...@waikato.ac.nz> han...@waikato.ac.nz writes:
>>Hi,
>> a while back there was some discussion about the game of Mah Jong. So
>>therefore for those who are interested I have posted my list of hands from my
>>book "101 Illustrated Mah Jong Hands". Unfortunately these do not have any
>>illustrations but all the info is there. Some re-formatting will be necessary.
>>If you have any questions/comments please email them to me as I will be unable
>>to keep track of the net due to the fact of upcoming exams!!!!
>>Have fun
>> Dave Warner.
>>
>>---- BEGIN LIST ----
>>
>>
>>5. PURITY HAND
>>Score: 3 DOUBLES PLUS EXTRAS
>>Any one suit.
>>No Winds or Dragons.
>>Pungs or Kongs and a Pair
>>A Chow may be substituted for a Pung.
>>If all tiles including the last are drawn from the wall the
>> hand scores 2 extra doubles for concealed Mah Jong.
>>

<snip>

>The list certainly need to be worked on.

>1. It is American Mah-jong, which is more Gin-Rummy than Mah-jong.
> Too many special (limit) hands which allows going out with
> other than "4 sets and a pair" pattern. Also clumsy antique
> point-based scoring rules (most modern Asian rules are "doubles-
> based"). The numerous patterns do not have a strong consistency
> among themselves to be easily remembered.

>2. Almost all the patterns are "one suit"! "Cleared suit"
> mah-jong is boring stuff!

<snip>

>IMHO, if anyone is wondering why Mah-jong has not become as popular
>a game in America as it is in Asia, I can flatly tell you that it
>is because of the American "adaptation". They totally changed the
>concept of the game and make it play like a modified version of
>Gin Rummy. Also, the scoring rules are more complex than those
>commonly used in Asia, and the game is less playable.

>The list IMO consists mainly of infrequent "limit patterns" which
>have little impact of the game, but each one must be remembered
>by the players and does not add to the flavor of the game.

>"Cleared suit" mah-jong is IMO never as fun as the original game.

> Alan.

I agree, I dislike American-type rules (mind you I'm not American :-))
in which it's easy to get a limit - they should be fairly, although
not impossibly, rare. Otherwise if you don't look like getting one you're
forced to keep chowing to get a fast MJ so you don't end up paying out.

But I don't see any point in getting cross about Dave Warner's posting, it was
nice of him to make the information available, and for those people who are
into American type versions (presumably there are some, e.g., those who also
like gin rummy) it will I guess be a helpful resource.

- Mark Taylor, Bristol, UK
(s...@ioppublishing.co.uk)

patc...@gmail.com

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Feb 28, 2016, 4:52:16 PM2/28/16
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hi
with a "ordinary Mah Jong hand - does the pair have to be 1-9 or can the pair be wing or dragons too?

geof...@comber.us

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Jan 16, 2017, 3:44:43 PM1/16/17
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With Traditional Mah Jong, the pattern is 4 sets (Mixture of Kongs, Pongs or Chows) and a pair. The pair can be made with any designation of tile except the Flowers and Seasons, if you play with them (I do).

spike...@gmail.com

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Mar 7, 2018, 6:28:07 AM3/7/18
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A few of these hands are in the wrong category.

Numbers Racket is a DOUBLE LIMIT.

There are quite a few more errors on this page as well. It would take me too long to name them all.

I tutor Mahjong at my local club on Wednesdays for new players.

Nice try on the list though.

MIAP

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Apr 22, 2018, 1:51:36 AM4/22/18
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Hi there,
I play Mah Jong at the library and there is some controversy about the order of the suits in the Crazy Chows hand. Do you know if the suit order need to be repeated for each of the 4 chows? The odds of completing the chows are much higher if they follow random order in each set. I rather prefer the more challenging same suit order option.
Looking forward to your reply,
MIAP.

Marie Pataky Kovalevitch

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Good morning,
In the All Honor hand with pungs/kongs of 1's, 9's , winds and dragons can the pair to complete the hand be a pair of 1 or a pair of 9? These are also considered honors.
Thank you for your answer,
Marie
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