First of all, I want to show you a really good video guide that was created recently. The author is DdR_Dan, a player from US, who is staying consistently at 6d on tenhou, even got 7d in the past. Although it’s a little long, in my opinion it’s one of the best guides out there for 1-3 dan players, or even 4-5. Be sure to check out this and other videos on his Youtube channel too!
Common mistakes (2)
A lot of inexperienced player would feel that is an isolated tile from the sequence and therefore, discard it. That is a crucial mistake.
should be interpreted as + , which are two ryanmens, and the good discard here should be . After that, if you draw 4m/7m to convert 56m into a sequence, or 5m/8m to convert 67m into a sequence, you’d get tenpai with ryanmen wait!
The number of tiles that would turn into one sequence and one ryanmen is 22 (four 4m, three 7m, three 5m, four 8m, four 4s, four 6s). Meanwhile the number of tiles that would turn into one sequence and one ryanmen is only 12 (four 7p, four 4s, four 6s).
In this case, and should not be discarded. In the same fashion as the previous example, should be interpreted as + , two ryanmens. You can either discard 7m or 6s here (there’s a small difference between them but it should not be discussed here).
Players should remember and shapes. Discard the “leftover” tile from those shapes is usually a bad mistake. (more…)