I discovered a primary reply on my query over right here:
Try to exit ready for a number of
tiles (not only one). Imagine that you simply
have three full units and two
pairs. Imagine that one pair is 2
Bams, and also you draw a 3 Bam from the
wall — which tile do you discard now?
In this case, many skilled
gamers will discard a 2 Bam, holding
2-3. A two-way incomplete chow name is
higher than a two-pair name.
form the hand into calling patterns
that offer you a number of possibilities to win,
resembling the next:
Tiles in hand Call for 2223 134 2224 34 2223344 2345 2223334 2345 2223456 14736 22234 RR 25 R 23456 147** 34567 258** 45678 369**
Highly expert gamers of
un-American mah-jongg (since American
model alone doesn’t use “chows”) know
these patterns by coronary heart. More advanced
name shapes are principally extensions of
these. Although the American recreation does
not use chows, the technique of getting
a multiple-tile name nonetheless applies to
that recreation as nicely.
Of particular curiosity
is the complexity of the pure hand. If
you are engaged on a pure hand, it may
typically be tough to inform what all
the tiles are that may full the
hand. For occasion:
1-2-3-4-5-5-5-6-6-6-7-8-9 (5 possibilities);
possibilities); 2-3-4-4-4-5-5-5-6-6-6-7-8 (7
possibilities); and naturally
1-1-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-9-9 (9 possibilities).
Edit: Additional hyperlinks with much more waits
Especially the latter is, from my newbie eyes, insanely exhaustive.