Here we go again with some Tenhou situations.
Pushing 8m seems like an obvious choice (to me at least :D). I’m wondering about Riichi. Oya is aggressive. We could afford a Mangan Ron from him. Shimocha needs a Haneman to overtake us. However, if we declare Riichi, even Tsumo Mangan will do. We wouldn’t like to get a direct hit from Shimocha either. I’m leaning towards damaten. What do you think?
Kamicha could be dangerous. Sha hasn’t been discarded yet. Our opponent could be cooking even a Haneman there (worst case scenario – Toitoi, Honitsu, Yakuhai 2). Our hand is only potentially high scoring but tempting nontheless. Would you declare Riichi or not?
- I was considering damaten in hopes for Ryanpeiko, but I don’t think there’s much benefit to that, except perhaps satisfaction from getting a rare Yaku ;p Tanyao, Chiitoitsu, Dora 1 with a suji wait is insta-Riichi material according to Daina Chiba’s book.
Shanpon seems better – we get a nice suji trap on 9s and in case of Tsumo on 9m we could hit Haneman for 1st place. There’s one little detail – if we don’t win after Riichi, we end up last due to our Riichi bet. Toimen and Shimocha are probably tenpai already and will not fold. Kamicha may fold. If his hand is weak, he’ll probably let the three of us kill each other. He could have a nice hand though, given his risky aka Dora discard.What would you do?
Given our hand composition, I think it’s best to discard 3m – that way we can keep our chance for Ippeiko/Chiitoitsu.
What’s safer here?4p is in between two usu kabe but they’re not very reliable in late game. 4m is half suji so there’s no risk of 14 ryanmen (1m is dead anyway). On the other end we have usu kabe 6m. Both opponents could still have 47 ryanmen.What confuses me are their late discards…Kamicha kept 2p all the way to 1oth turn which could mean he has something like 223 or 235p. 7p in his discard pond also gives a nice suji trap.
Not sure about Toimen. He discarded 5p early on but held on to that 3p for some reason. However, I’d be more wary of his two Souzu discards.
Could anyone help? Perhaps there’s not much difference at all ;p
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