Souvenir of ‘Chengdu Mahjong’.

CHENGDU, China - Mahjong News correspondent Vitaly Novikov travels to China, to get acquainted with a special kind of mahjong: Bloody Sichuan Rules.



HONGKOU - The township of Hongkou in southwestern China's Sichuan province set a Guinness World Record on Thursday for the greatest number of people playing mahjong at the same time, according to the newspaper Want Daily. At 2pm on Thursday, 2,380 people simultaneously began drawing tiles under at 595 tables each with its own beach umbrella.