In this episode of the show, I’m having Nicolás Matías Pfleger aka Niko^ from the Competitive Riichi Hub!
1. How did you start playing Riichi?
A friend who I played MMO and stuff with introduced me, but then he never played himself.
2. What do you like the most about it?
Getting better and learning about the game itself.
3. How often do you play?
I try to everyday, used to play at least 100 games per month on Tenhou, but I don’t have that much time anymore. We do offline meetings about twice a week and play about 3-6 games a week.
4. Online or live Mahjong – which one do you prefer and why?
Offline for mahjong, online for skill because there are better players out there (I wish i was in Japan 😦 ).
5. How do you practice/learn strategy & theory?
Reading and lots of practice.
6. Favorite Yakuman?
7. Any tournament achievements?
Uhm I won our online tournament in Argentina in which xkime played so I guess it’s something????
8. Biggest Mahjong related dream?
Playing in a table with Suzuki Taro and getting input from him.
9. Quick tip for Mahjong beginners?
Relax, it’s a long way to get better, and you need a lot of games to see your results, so don’t panic!
Thank you, Niko^!
May Yakuman be with you!