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By Tom Sloper
June 16, 2013

No. #568

American Mah Jongg (2013 NMJL card). What would you pass?

1. Odds #4, Like Nos. #2, or W-D #2. Pass 8B 4B 9C.

2. Must go low Consec., maybe Evens as fallback. Pass 9D S and a seven.

3. An embarrassment of riches: the four pairs can't all be used. Could go Quints #2 if there were any jokers; or Like Nos. #2 or Odds #4. Everything's a long shot. Pass 2D 8B 7C.

4. Pair sixes. With these tiles, think Evens and high Consec. Pass 1D E S.

5. Seven tiles toward W-D #2, five toward Odds #4. Neither needs 7B 9D 1B.

6. Four pairs, and the sevens don't work with them. Evens, Consec.? Pass 5B 7C and any eight.

7. W-D #2 and Odds #1 are even. Can't blind pass. Flowers are easy to get, so maybe go W-D. Pass N 1D 9D (don't ask; too long to explain).

8. Evens or high Consec. Pass 3B 3D 9C.

9. W-D #2 is stronger than Odds #4. Pass N 9D 3C.

10. Would need a G pair to make Consec. #6; need a 2B pair for Consec. #4; bad choices there. Go Evens or Like Nos. Pass any odds.

11. W-D #2 is stronger than anything in Odds. Pass 7B 1B, and break up either Dots pair.

12. Looks like Consec. #1; pass any dots or craks.

13. Pass anything to the right of the joker.

14. Low Consec.; pass 8C 9D N

15. W-D #2 outweighs Odds; pass any suit tiles.

16. Pass anything to the right of the joker.

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