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THE HOT TILE

By Elaine Sandberg

February 6, 2011 | 2:53 pm

THE HOT TILE


No, it’s not a tile that has been boiled, baked or fried or in any way heated by virtue of flame.  It’s a tile that has not been discarded during the game, or a tile you... read on

  • FAMILY VISIT

    By Elaine Sandberg

    January 30, 2011 | 3:37 pm

                                   


     

    FAMILY VISIT


    No post this week—-I have out-of-town visiting family.

    Til next time…

    MAY THE TILES BE WITH YOU1

  • THE CHARLESTON—PART C

    By Elaine Sandberg

    January 24, 2011 | 12:10 am

                                  THE CHARLESTON—PART C

    The Charleston is always exciting, because you never know what you’ll get. It offers the player about 21 mostly new tiles, and out them all, usually you’ll get at least one that will be of value to your hand.... read on

  • THE CHARLESTON—PART B

    By Elaine Sandberg

    January 17, 2011 | 12:41 am

                              THE CHARLESTON –PART B

    In my last post I discussed particular Charleston Dos and Don’ts that serve as defensive moves designed to keep you from providing your opponents with useful tiles. This post will discuss some suggestions about what to... read on

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  • the charleston

    By Elaine Sandberg

    January 9, 2011 | 2:44 pm

                                      THE CHARLESTON

    The Charleston is an anomaly in American Mah Jongg. No other Mah Jongg has it, be it Chinese, Japanese, German, Philippine or any other that I know of.  And the name, “Charleston”, has no known origin.  It was... read on

  • NEW YEAR GREETINGS

    By Elaine Sandberg

    December 26, 2010 | 10:01 pm

     

     

     

    NEW YEAR GREETINGS


    For the Holiday season, I will be taking a short break.
    I hope you have enjoyed my posts and have found them useful. 

    For the New Year, I would love to hear from you, particularly if you any questions, comments or tips you may have, any interesting... read on

  • A QUESTIONABLE CALL

    By Elaine Sandberg

    December 19, 2010 | 3:11 pm

    A QUESTIONABLE CALL?

    I received an email from a former student the other day, describing a situation that was the cause of some “problem” in her group.  She asked for my “professional opinion”.

    Actually, there is no “opinion”, but a definite rule, which I gave.

    Here is... read on

  • PAY ATTENTION

    By Elaine Sandberg

    December 12, 2010 | 10:13 pm

    PAY ATTENTION!


    Mah Jongg is the most fun when the participants are friendly even though the game is intrinsically competitive.
    When the game is over and everyone is mixing the tiles and building the Wall, that’s the time to chat and exchange ideas.  But once the game begins, your... read on

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A kid from Brooklyn, a graduate of Syracuse University and an immigrant to California via Palo Alto, San Juan Capistrano, finally, Los Angeles, I have been here for the past 15...

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