|By Tom Sloper
June 13, 2010
American Mah Jongg (2010 NMJL card). Continuing two-exposures defense by the numbers. A word about ones (covered in previous columns) before beginning twos. The terminals (the ones and nines, those numbers at the ends of the suits) are a special case; the possibilities are often more limited when one of the exposures is a terminal. As we move in from the terminals towards the center, the possibilities usually increase.
1. She's dead. Consec. #6 must remain concealed.
2. This isn't Consec. #6 per above, so it's 2010 #3. Hot tiles are soap and F.
3. Consec. #3. Soap and 3C are hot.
4. No such hand. Call her dead.
5. There's no such hand; she's dead.
6. Nothing like that on the card. Call her dead.
7. Consec. #6 and W-D #5 are concealed; she's dead.
8. You can make a hand like this with odds, but not evens. She's dead.
9. No hand on the card uses a pung and kong of like numbers in the same suit. She's dead.
10. Like Nos. #3. Hot tiles are G, 2B, soap.
11. There's no such hand; she's dead.
12. Same as #11 above.
13. Consec. #6 must remain concealed; she's dead.
14. She's dead for the same reason as #13 above.
15. She's making Consec. #2. The numbers are four and five, but could be either other suit. 4C 5C 4D 5D.
16. She's making Consec. #3. The hot tiles are soap and 1C.
Thanx to sharp-eyed reader RAENA.
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