***As a beginner I reserve myself the right to drivel***
WWYD? Since we have a pair of Nan and thus, no Pinfu, I’d go with 6p to aim for Chanta, Sanshoku or perhaps even Ittsuu (;p – to our Polish Twitch viewers)
A good example of awareness, I think. Tsuchida-san has a pretty flexible hand for pushing. He could’ve discarded genbutsu 5s & wait for 5m. However, 6s is genbutsu against Shimocha. That makes it more likely to come out as neither Kamicha, nor Toimen show signs of full betaori. 5m is half suji against Shimocha, but I don’t think anyone would be tempted to throw it.
What do you think?
Bad shape & no urgency to win. Many beginners keep chasing similar hands (which I also did here!). It’s not advised. Shimocha is most likely going for Souzu Honitsu. What’s worse is that 9s is Dora. We don’t want to throw him ANY Souzu tiles. I think that even that Nan I threw earlier was a bit too much 😀 This hand should fold, starting NOW.
As I said, I fed one meld to Shimocha and he got Tsumo later on.
Many beginners get frustrated and call that blind luck – “goddamn son of a bitch got 3 Dora, Honitsu and dared to TSUMO on my Oya turn”. No, you (I) FED that Honitsu when it was time to FOLD. Getting over the ‘blame everyone but me’ stage is a sign of maturing as a Mahjong player, in my opinion.
Moral of the story: don’t feed people’s hands when you don’t need to win yours. And for SpongeBob’s sake – don’t deal into obvious Honitsu/Chinitsu hands. Every time you do it, a hamster dyes…
Oorasu. We’re tenpai. It’s really late and we don’t want to get a Ron from Toimen. The risk of getting 4th is low but we’d much rather finish 2nd than 3rd. I think it’s time to fold with 7m. With some luck we might sashikomi to Shimocha/Kamicha ;p
During the game, I went for Shanpon Riichi and got Ippatsu Ron on Toimen xD I think that was bad play nontheless. I’d love to hear your thoughts on that!
May Yakuman be with you!