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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. The official playing 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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January 25, 2015, 09:24:57 pm by Martin Rep | Views: 1485 | Comments: 0

winnerredredriichiZUTPHEN, the Netherlands - It looks as if the Dutch cannot get enough of riichi mahjong. Today, in the old Dutch town of Zutphen on the lovely river Yssel, for the first time the Red Riichi Tournament was held, organised by two ‘red’ mahjong clubs in the East of the country: the Red Fives and the Red Dragon. Dutch player Marian Peerdeman was the winner of this event.

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January 23, 2015, 05:28:28 pm by SDMiller | Views: 1507 | Comments: 0

Photo credit South China Morning Post.YUEN LONG, Hong Kong 23 January 2015 - Police raided two apartments in Yuen Long early this morning, rounding up seventy-eight people and more than HK$25,000 in cash, based on a tip those apartments were operating as illegal gambling dens. Also seized were sixteen automatic mahjong tables and thirty-two sets of mahjong.

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January 22, 2015, 12:22:09 am by SDMiller | Views: 1554 | Comments: 0

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AMARILLO, Texas - Who says you can't get something for nothing? On a week when there are no tournaments taking place, and no announcements to proclaim, it would seem there is no story to write about for Mahjong News - and that's something to write about. Mahjong News explores how having nothing is something; the history behind this strange scoring anomoly in riichi mahjong called the open pinfu hand.

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January 19, 2015, 06:08:16 pm by SDMiller | Views: 1614 | Comments: 0

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark 18 January 2015- Following a close competition, Isabel Bahiano Steenholm wins the MCR Copenhagen Open 2015, followed by Mikkel Askjær-Friis in second and Henrik Leth in third.

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