Japanese Riichi Yaku List Hand Composition Yaku All Simples – Tanyao – (1) • Hand must not contain terminals, or 1’s or 9’s Triplet of Dragons, Round Wind. Mahjong on selfdraw (Tsumo). A player who has at least one yaku, can always declare mahjong, even if he is furiten. Riichi. Waiting on a concealed hand. Although a full Chinese or Japanese mahjong set usually contains tiles, The rules of modern Japanese mahjong recognise a couple of dozen Yaku.

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Situation 1 – Someone calls a tile At some point during the hand, one player may discard a mahnong that the other player wants to use. Player B is waiting for a West Wind to complete a kokushi musou.

This hand is composed entirely of tiles from only one of the three suits. Share directly to my status. This may take a long time, but I’ll post them when I get them.

We can see that this hand has a pair of South Winds. The following two yaku are related to a single suit. So, you’ve won a hand. Winning by tsumo is a yaku. In this hand, the 9-Sou and White Dragon are considered dora indicators, meaning the next tiles in the sequence are worth bonus points.

If kuikae is in effect, a player cannot discard a copy of the tile called that turn to complete the meld. No points are given if all players are in tenpai. This repeats until one of four things happens.

Japanese Mahjong yaku

The hand can be seven pairs. This leaves the player with a wait on both the 3-Wan and the 1-Sou. In the case of an exhaustive draw, players in tenpai receive points from the players who are not. Three sets of triplets or quads formed without calling on any mahmong. Some people may never get them. The total amount of points exchanged during an exhaustive draw is always The only thing I plan on adding to the guide are pictures of missing yaku and yakuman.


In this hand, the sequence would be Pin, Sou, and the Wan. Which tiles yakj dora are indicated by their place in the wall and their place in the tile pattern. The fourth set can be mahjohg open triplet or quad, or a sequence.

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During an exhaustive draw, players should check whether they finished in tenpai or no-ten and give points accordingly. Terminals Any tile that has a value of 1 or 9 is considered a terminal tile, or end tile. In general Japanese rules, all seven pairs must be unique, that is, the same four tiles may not be split into two pairs. Because the cursed blood of the taco lover runs through my veins. One set of identical sequences, and another set that can match the first.

Some geospatial data on this website is provided by geonames. If a player did not win a hand in a match, that player pays a penalty. If 4 four of a kinds are made, the hand is considered a draw only if the 4 four of a kinds are spread out among at least two players.

If another player claims a riichi discard to make open melds, the player who declared ready discards the next tile sideways. Special thanks to user Sanbaiman for recommending this. When a winning tile of a closed hand is a discard, the meld including that discard is considered open, while the hand is still regarded as closed.


This was not the only wait the player could have won with.

If 4 four of a kinds are made, the hand is considered a draw. These yaku are all based on numerical sequences. If the hand mwhjong on a way wait for the pair, it is considered a double yakuman. The hand contains tiles from one suit and honors.

Japanese Mahjong yaku – Wikipedia

Because of this, they are extremely hard to get as they are entirely reliant on luck, moreso than other yakuman. Below are a list of terms that you may encounter while playing mahjong or using this guide. Some yakuman hands can themselves be combined to form multiple yakuman.

This is done to prevent specifically targeting one player. The hand is sometimes optional. Houtei Raoyui means “to scoop up a swimming fish from the riverbed. Thanks for the Akagi recommendation. Wait A wait is the tile you need in order to complete your hand and win.

To win a hand in Mahjong, it needs to fill certain requirements. The format of this yaku does not count iipeikou when three pairs are gaku sequence. If the tile can be used to complete a sequence, the tile may be called.