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Experiences with Japanese Mahjong

Quick Update Fall 2016

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Hi everyone,

xGeo here with a quick update. On October 1st, I finally got to 6 dan for the first time!

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It took me quite some time since I don’t have time to play a lot. This is my very first account on Tenhou meaning that I’ve been playing on it since I started playing Japanese mahjong. I’ve learned a lot from the online mahjong community and am grateful to them for the help they’ve given me in improving my game. A fellow player who used to be 7 dan but is not 6 dan like me told me, “Now the real fight begins.” At 6 dan, the rates for ranking points become very harsh. If I want to advance, I’ll have to work harder and clean up my game. がんばります!

In other news, ASAPIN achieved Tenhoui again on the same day…

(For those who don’t know, Tenhoui is the highest rank on Tenhou and is really hard to achieve. At the time of writing, only 10 people have become Tenhoui in 4 player mahjong on Tenhou. ASAPIN is the 1st Tenhoui and now the 11th Tenhoui.)

Furthermore the International Online Riichi Mahjong Competition (IORMC) 2016 will be happening in November. Last year, I played for the US, but that’s a story for another time… (I’m quite overdue on an article for IORMC 2015).. This year I’m playing in the first every online qualifiers for the 4 team slots, but there’s a lot of stiff competition for the slots. When I’m not busy, I’ll try to have more updates on mahjong-related things I was/am involved in (namely IORMC 2015, Osamuko Invitational 2016, and Lion’s Ridge). Also maybe I’ll try to write more on strategy and how to play the game lol.

Until next time,

xGeo

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