Friday 28 November 2014

Ladies Invade Homes in Search of Mah Jongg Sets!   

IsraelSwainAnn M. Israel and Gregg Swain were after private Western mah jongg collections when they invaded many homes during their search, but they aren’t burglars! They are photo-archeologists, and private homes were their dig! Hidden deep in the dark of basements, closets, and attics all over this world are some of the most amazing mah jongg treasures people might never see; tiles carefully hand carved and painted by artisans long forgotten. Like skillful and patient archeologists, Ann M. Israel and Gregg Swain set out to unearth these lost works of art before they are forgotten forever.

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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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