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American Duplicate Mahjong Association
American Duplicate Mahjong Association

Q. What is duplicate mahjong?
A. The short answer: players don't need to understand the details of the duplicate process, they just sit down at the walls provided to them and do their best as they normally would. The long answer is relevant only to tournament organizers. It's based on the way the walls are prebuilt for each hand. It is mahjong played with the elements of luck taken out, so that players can be ranked based solely on skill. This is a requirement in order for mahjong to be considered a mind sport, and for mahjong to qualify as a potential event in the 2020 Olympics.


Q. International competitions often use the official Chinese rules. How do I play Chinese mahjong?
A. To get you started, a great resource for the official Chinese game of mahjong can be downloaded: click here.


Q. Where can I learn more about Chinese mahjong?
A. Two great resources for Chinese mahjong:
1. Mahjong From A to Zhú by Scott D. Miller.
2. The Red Dragon & The West Wind: The Winning Guide to Official Chinese & American Mah-Jongg by Tom Sloper.


Q. Where can I get a set of mahjong tiles?
A. Try Yellow Mountain Imports.


Q. Is there a cheaper alternative to tiles for playing mahjong?
A. A set of mahjong playing cards is just $7.99 here.


Q. So where can I practice this awesome Chinese game online?
A. Three great resources:
1. MahjongTime.com
2. DragonKong.com
3. The official site of the Mahjong International League here.


Q. How do I get involved with the American Duplicate Mahjong Association?
A. Register here to keep up to date with the latest duplicate mahjong news.

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April 08, 2017, 01:53:26 am by Wenlong Li | Views: 164 | Comments: 0

Work in progress at the IMSA General Meeting in Denmark.

AARHUS, Denmark - the International Mind Sport Association (IMSA) General Meeting was held during the SportAccord Convention on 5th April, 2017. The application of the Mahjong International League(MIL) was unanimously approved, so now the IMSA counts on six affiliated international federations governing Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go, Mahjong and XiangQi. During the same meeting, MIL President Frank NG was elected vice-president of IMSA, in charge of marketing and disseminating, while M.me Chen Zelan, the director of the Chinese Chess Institute, was elected President to lead the new Board of the IMSA. The resolution was made that the 2nd edition of the IMSA Elite Games will be held in Huai’an, Jiangsu Province, China, from 16th to 22nd December 2017.

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February 28, 2017, 10:56:32 pm by SDMiller | Views: 167 | Comments: 0

It's not for the beginner, because it doesn't teach you how to play the game, but if you already know the rules, it is an absolute must have.

It's the only riichi book in English that really teaches the strategy in depth. Hard to imagine what more he could possibly share, but Daina also promises a second volume. Download volume one now, and keep your eyes peeled for volume two.

Download found here: http://riichi.dynaman.net/


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November 08, 2016, 07:00:36 pm by SDMiller | Views: 314 | Comments: 0

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MIL certifies riichi and bloody mahjong.

Chengdu - During the November 5th meeting of the Mahjong International League in Chengdu, China, the organization officially voted to accept and recognize riichi mahjong as a world competitive game. Also during the same meeting, the Sichuan style of mahjong known as bloody mahjong was officially recognized as a local-rules competitive game. These, and other steps by the MIL, continue the sportification of the mahjong.

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August 06, 2016, 03:12:04 pm by SDMiller | Views: 555 | Comments: 0

WORLD August 6 2016 - In the interest of promoting duplicate mahjong worldwide, the Mahjong International League and the Global Mahjong Champions League are taking registartion for an online tournament.

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