(pai/hai- tile) HAND STATUS (yaku - hand) RULE SETS PLAY STATUS
Sangenpai - dragons (Haku - blank, Hatsu - begin/go out, Chum - middle)
Kaze - winds (Ton - East, Nan - South, Sha - West, Pei - North)
dora - special tile ($)
Jihai - letters
A - winds & dragons
P - Pon, 3 of the same tile, getting the third from another player.
C - Chi, 3 tiles in numeric sequence, getting the third from the player on your left.
Ron - complete yaku; win
Kan - 4 tile wall
Richi - -P, -C, 1 tile to win(1k ante)
menzen - -P, -C (like richi)
Ippatsu - Ron within 1 turn of richi (can pick yourself). Unless someone P or C your discard tile.
naku - P or C
Daburi - get Richi on first turn (+1)
haite/hote - win with the last tile (+1 yaku); haite if you pick yourself, or hote
kyoku - counting hands
flush - same suit
3's - 3 of a kind
tenpai - 1 to finish
noten - no chance to win
Ari-Ari - rule set (="exists")
Nashi-Nashi - rule set (="does not exist")
tapai - too many tiles
nakenai - negate
shopai - not enough
Ryu-Kyo-Ku - no winner
han chan - 2 direction round
tomato - 2 identical tiles in discard, separated by 1 tile
shinbunshi - like tomato, but 5 tiles
chombo - When you make a mistake that breaks the rules. Usually you end up paying 8k
maneman - discard same tile as prior player
Furiten - Can't have a tile in your discard pile that can finish hand.
The only thing to do is change your hand, or pick it yourself
Yakitori - If you don't win any hands in 2 rounds, 8k penalty, unless
you are dealer on last hand, then 12k penalty.
TILES (pai/hai- tile)
HAND STATUS (yaku - hand)
If you are in East round and you are noten, you lose the deal. If in
South round, keep deal.
If everyone richi's, hand is over.
If everyone discards the same first tile, hand is over.
If you have more than 9 different 1's, 9's and A's, can restart.
For every hand dealer keeps, must place 100 up on table. Each hand
is worth 300 more than previous hand (3rd hand has 200 up, worth
600 more) for whoever wins, not just dealer. If dealer is noten,
and has 100+ up, either he (South rnd.) or next dealer (East) adds
Ryan Shi - if dealer keeps the deal 5 times, everyone must have 2 or
more yaku to win a hand.
Pa Ren Chan - If dealer wins 7 times, gets yaku man for 8th win.
Nagashi Mangan (8k) - If there are only 1's, 9's and A's in your
discard, you actually have a yaku at the end of the hand. No one
can have pon'd or chi'd any of your discard tiles either.
Opun Richi - Show hand, leave open, when you richi. Everyone knows
what you have! Only useful if someone else has richi'd; they must
discard tiles which don't win their hand. +2 yaku if you pick
winning tile, Yaku Man if someone tossed what you need!
Rin Shan Kai Ho - if you kan, then ron on extra picked tile, +1 yaku
Chan Kan - if you can Ron on a tile someone just kan'd, +1 yaku
(1) Tsumo - pick last yourself -P,-C Need luck to pick last tile "Menzenchin"On the first line, we have the number of yaku for a hand, the name commonly used for it (slang), and a short witty description by yours truly. On the right are any restrictions. A stands for sangenpai and winds, therefore -A means 'not' A, or no sangenpai or winds. A tilde (~) will mean that it can be used, but there are restrictions or you lose points. In almost all cases, if you Pon or Chi, you will lose some points. The next line continues the description, or sometimes has an example. Also, at the end of the line in double quotes ", there is the official name of the hand.
(1) Richi (Men) - pick or Ron last tile. -P,-C
Any 4 straights or 3's, 1 pair. Extra dora, dora of
tile under current dora.
Note: if you richi, and some one goes out on your discard,
you don't lose your 1k ante.
+1 yaku if you Ron within 1 turn.
(1) Pinfu - 1 pair, 4 straights ~A,-P,-C
Waiting for straight, with 2 available winning tiles.
Can't use important Kaze for pair, no sangenpai
(1) Tanyao - No 1's, 9's, or A -A,-P,-C
4 straights or 3's, 1 pair "Tanyaochu"
(1) Ipeiko - 2 identical straights -P,-C
(2) Chan ta - Every combination must ~P,~C
or (1) include 1's, 9's, or A "Chan tai yao"
(2) San Shiki Dojun - same straight, ~P,~C
or (1) 3 suits "San shiki ton shun"
(2) Ittsu - Straight flush, 1-9 ~P,~C
or (1) "Ikkitsukan"
(1) Hon Pai - 3 of your direction(s) or
or sangenpai. (2) for unique direction: Ren Fon Pai.
Must do Sangenpai first or last (for Nashi-Nashi)
(2) Toi Toi - 4 3's 1 pair
May Pon. See Su An Ko (-P) "Toi Toi Ho"
(3) Hon Itsu - flush, 3's or straight's
or (2) A, P, and C allowed
(3) Jun Chan - All containing 1's, 9's -A
or (2) No letters (see Chan ta)
(2) San an ko - 3 3's. Can't Pon or Ron -P
for any 3's. Can Chi for straight. Better to
Ron on straight.
(2) San Kan tsu - 3 walls (kan)
(2) San Ren ko - 3 identical straights or
or (1) 3's. Can kan a pon. Count by 3's, scores
(3) San Shiki doko - 3 same 3's, different
colors. (See San shiki dojun - straights)
(1) Chi Toi Tsu - 7 pairs -P,-C
=50 pts Niko-Niko. Can't have 2 identical pairs.
(2) Ren Fon Pai - Hon Pai on kaze that is your
unique direction. East: ton-ton
(2) Sho San Gen - 2 sangenpai 3's, 1 pair of
sangenpai. Pon and Chi are allowed.
(2) Hon Ro To - 4 3's of 1's, 9's, or A, and
a pair of 1, 9, or A
(3) Ryan Peiko - 2 pairs of identical straights (4)
or (2) (harder version of Ipeiko)
(6) Chin Itsu - flush, no A ~P,~C
or (5) Cheaper version, Hon Itsu, includes A
32,000 Dai San Gen - 3 3's of sangenpai. Can
finish with normal tiles. *
32,000 Sho Su Shi - 3 3's of Kaze and a pair of
Kaze. This means you have all 4 Kaze :-) *
48,000 Dai Su Shi - 4 3's of Kaze *
32,000 Su Kan Tsu - 4 kans, any pair
32,000 Tsu I So - All A
32,000 Chin Ro To - All 1's, 9's
32,000 Ryu I So - All Green. Hatsu, and from
Bamboo's: 2-4,6,8 (This is an American hand :-)
32,000 Su An Ko - 4 3's. Must pick all 4 3's -P,-C
tanki - x2 if Ron or pick pair. Only 32k if
pick last 3.
32,000 Dai Sha Rin - 7 pairs, flush, in order
32,000 Koku Shi Muso - 1 of each A, and 1's and 9's
in 3 suits, plus one more of those 13 (to make
14 tile hand)
48,000 Chu Ren Poto - 3 1's, 3 9's, straight flush -P, -C
1 through 9, 1 pair in between (to make 14 tile hand)
This is the Double Jackpot :-)
32,000 Shi San Puta - Nothing good. This is good!
Can't have any tile that could possible make
straight (4 and 6 is a possible straight), and
must have exactly 1 pair.
Note: if dealer, from tiles dealt, if not dealer,
call after first tile drawn.
32,000 Ten Ho - have a complete hand dealt to you.
(4 groups of 3, 1 pair)
32,000 Chi Ho - Complete hand within 1 tile after deal.
32,000 Miyakono Seihoku* - 3 3's,3 8's,3 5's,3 W,3 N, miss 1 tile.
(Waseda Yakuman) this hand seems VERY minor though.
*Miyakono Seihoku means northwest of the capital (where Waseda Univ. is
located at) -hand donated by Tak (Waseda alum?)
32,000 SouthEast Special* - 2 each of N,S,E,W, and 1 3/straight
& pair (for normal total). Extra if meaningful DC street
address is in remaining tiles (ex 1600, 724, 1260)
*Washington, D.C. local hand, created by me :)
Sha Nyu - if no one scores over 33,300 after 2 rounds, must play
If you didn't Pon or Chi from another player, and you Ron from
another player, start from 30 pts rather than 20.
For example, say you have 38 base points (what I call "abcissa") and three fan (what I call "exponentials"). Then your hand's score is calculated like this: Round 38 up to the nearest 10 = 40. Add two to the number of fan = 5. Calculate 40 times 2 times 2 times 2 times 2 times 2 (5 times) = 1280. This is how much each player should pay you. If one of the payers is dealer, then the payoff is double. Therefore, if you're dealer, then everyone pays 2560; if not, you'll get 1280 from two players and 2560 from the dealer. Except that we don't have points in units of 10, so round up to 1300 and 2600.
For 5 yaku and up, there is a flat rate:
Have a nice day!! Last edit: Fri Sep 3 2004
How you went out
Waiting for ..
Yan Men - 2,3
2 tiles in straight
Kan Chan - 1,3
Pen Chan - 1,2
1 at end
Tan Ki - only 1 kind
of tile (pair)
Sha Bo - 2 pairs
waiting for either
Type of tile
Not 1,9, or A
1,9, or A
Ko Tsu -
3 of a kind
Kan Tsu -
4 of a kind
Toi Tsu -
1,9, no impor-
Ren Fon Pai -
(First number is for non-dealer, 2nd for dealer)
Yaku Money Name
5 8K mangan
6,7 12K haneman
8,9,10 16K bai man (double)
11,12 24K sanbaiman (triple)
13+ 32K YakuMan
Also, remember that if the dealer wins, he gets 50% more, but if someone
else wins by themselves, he pays 50% of loss, instead of 33%. If dealer
loses directly to winner, just pays normal.
In Aug. 1997 this page was getting approx. 1,000 hits a month, which was fairly respectable. Mar. 2001: up to 3,000 a month. Mar 2003: almost 6,000 hits/mo. Aug 2004: back down to 3,000/mo (page no longer maintained).
Add EOL notice at top, links to other sites.
For 5 yaku and up, there is a flat rate:
Have a nice day!! Last edit: Fri Sep 3 2004