Saturday 18 April 2015

Cyrille Rak Cracks the Case as the 2015 Sherlock Holmes of Mahjong!

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LONDON 17 April 2015 - It was an unsolved mystery that evaded a verdict for ten challenging weeks, while twenty-eight detectives were hot on the trail of clues. In the end, it was elementary, my dear readers. Cyrille Rak solved the most puzzles in the shortest amount of time, awarding him 1st place as the 2015 Sherlock Holmes of Mahjong, followed by Konsta Lensu and Sylvain Malbec.

Congratulations also to Vitaly Novikov, author of the riddles and coordinator of the contest, for his most successful season of mysteries to date, and for a contest excellently done.

A special thanks also to Mahjongtime.com for their generous support of Mahjong News and for the donation of prizes for the top three contestants.

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What’s the Maximum Score?

A new Sherlock Holmes mystery!

The great detective returned with tobacco and looked at the 15-different fan solution (see 15-fan-solution) shown by Dr. Watson and Mrs. Hudson.

“Well, well!”, he said. “So, for you to find a hand with a maximum score for hand value, it should take no more time for me to light my pipe, I guess?”

Question: Please, construct a hand containing maximum score for hand value.

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1Sunday, 03 June 2012 08:54
Quentin
Hand is composed of:
- concealed kong RRRR;
- concealed kong GGGG;
- concealed kong BBBB (white);
- concealed kong EEEE (both seat and prevalent wind);
- standing S;
winning on south replacing the last kong with the last tile from the wall.

This hand scores:
- 4 Kongs (88);
- 4 Concealed Pungs (64);
- Big 3 Dragons (88);
- All Honors (64);
- Out on Replacement Tile (8);
- List Tile Draw (8);
- Fully Concealed Hand (4);
- Seat Wind (2);
- Prevalent Wind (2);
- 8 Flowers (8*1).
Total: 336 points. This means 1,008 points for the winner, and 1,344 points of difference!

If the new regulations allow them, 2 Concealed Kongs may be added twice, hence a hand which scores 352 points.
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