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- 5 BLOCK METHOD
I think the best plan for this hand would be Pinfu (SSK) Dora 1. However, that scenario is not super likely.
The blocks are:
666 78m 1335p 88p 23s 7s
66 678m 1335p 88p 23s 7s
I’m not sure but I think option no 1 is more favorable. Option no 2 also has 5 blocks + a lone tile but two of the blocks are pairs. In both options 7s may not seem useful at first glance. However, it’s still a good lone tile and it gives us a chance to use Dora + SSK which is needed here. I think it’s worth keeping. For now, at least.
Im torn between dicarding 1p and 3p. I would say 1p is better because it also moves us towards Tanyao, just in case. On the other hand – 3p is not very helpful. We don’t need that pair desperately and ryankan 135 has a slightly wider ukeire.
2. 5 BLOCK METHOD
Sanshoku is tempting here…
35 89m 24 66 789p 578s
It doesn’t take a genius here to see that aka 5s is not helpful at all, tile efficiency wise. However, in case we get 6s FIRST, our Sanshoku will be canceled and by keeping 5s now we secure that one fan we really need.
Penchan 89m, I feel, is much more useful than normally – Sanshoku chance + Dora. That’s 3 Han.
I think I would discard 2p. If we compare kanchan waits – 24 is weaker than 35 because it can develop into ryanmen with only 5p whereas 35 can get either 2 OR 6 to form a double sided wait. On the other hand – improving 35m to 56m would result in an overlapping Dora wait.
Again, I’d welcome any thoughts!
Yaaaaaay, we’re Oya. And we’re tenpai!!! We even have Pinfu Dora 1!!!! Oh, wait…. one side of our ryanmen is dead Toimen seems dangerous (possible Mangan with Toitoi)…. Shimocha is fishy too… Kamicha could be dama by this point as well…. that 2s doesn’t look safe. Remaining Sha are still not visible on the table. Riichi is not an option. No one likes to fold as Oya but I think it’s the way to play. What do you think?
4. RIICHI JUDGMENT
I think that Chiitoi with one Aka and 8 wait is worth a Riichi. The only thing holding me back is no sign of Dora. Maybe dama is better?
By the way: one thing worth noting is tanki wait with a walled (or almost walled) neighbor. If those 7p were visible to everyone, 8p would be an even better tanki wait because if someone wanted to push a tile, they could try discarding one chance or no chance tiles.
Look at this:
Attentive players will keep in mind that 6p is kabe. That makes 7p a good wait even though one has been called by Toimen. Even more so because we can see 3x8p and 3x9p. That makes 7p very hard to use for our opponents.
5. 5 BLOCK METHOD
Our blocks are:
2 456 8m 3 678p 34 446s
This is back to that famous 24568 shape. It’s so flexible but easy to overlook if we only focus on our immediate situation:
12 456 8
22 456 8
2 456 88
2 456 89
It’s even cooler here because it gives us some hope to use Dora.
Lone 3p gives us a chance for SSK 234. I think we should discard 6s. That block already includes a ryanmen + pair which is good enough.
6. 5 BLOCK METHOD
Not that I remember every single hand ever played…. but I don’t think I’ve ever had such a hand shape. It’s really interesting!
I think both nobetan shapes should stay because they are super flexible. They can easily produce two blocks, including ryanmen waits. Just look at that:
I think that with 1m dead, keeping 2m as my pair is a good idea. On the other hand, we’re trying to get SSK here so maybe 9m discard would be better?
What do you think?
That is all for today.
May Yakuman be with you!