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  • ATTENTION L.A. NOVICE PLAYERS: Class registration

    By Elaine Sandberg

    November 1, 2010 | 12:27 pm

    A WINNNING STRATEGY CLASS FOR THE NOVICE PLAYER will be held at the American Jewish University.

    Strategies, Strategies, Strategies!  If I only knew some more!  Yes, it’s the lament I hear from so many novice player.  And it is often the critical element you need that can... read on

  • RETURN A CALLED TILE?

    By Elaine Sandberg

    October 25, 2010 | 1:22 am

     


                                        RETURN A CALLED TILE?

    The other day I had a surprise call from a former student who was now playing in a regular game once a week.  She was calling from her game and I could hear the chatter of voices in the background.

    ... read on
  • I NEED HELP!

    By Elaine Sandberg

    October 17, 2010 | 1:21 pm

    I NEED HELP!


    Having been (and still am) a teacher for 9 years and a player for close to 20 years, plus the author of the successful book, A Beginner’s Guide to American Mah Jongg,  I was pretty sure I had seen and been confronted with just about every situation possible.  And if... read on

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  • PLAN A AND PLAN B

    By Elaine Sandberg

    October 10, 2010 | 11:22 pm

                                  PLAN A AND PLAN B

    I recommend to my strategy class to have a Plan A and Plan B in mind at the end of the Charleston, if the hand is not “set”.  A set hand should be one that you have no doubt about pursing and already have seven or... read on

  • BEGINNERS MAH JONGG CLASS FOR LOS ANGELES

    By Elaine Sandberg

    October 7, 2010 | 10:26 pm

    ATTENTION LOS ANGELES


    I AM OFFERING A MAH JONGG CLASS FOR BEGINNERS


    WHERE: THE AMERICAN JEWISH UNIVERSITY
        15600 MULHOLLAND DRIVE
        BEL AIR, CA 90077


    WHEN: TUES/THURS.—- 8 SESSIONS——STARTING OCT. 14TH.—-NOV. 9TH.


    TIME: 1:00-3:00 P.M.

                     ... read on

  • I CHALLENGE THE HAND IS DEAD

    By Elaine Sandberg

    October 3, 2010 | 3:07 pm


    “I CHALLENGE! YOUR HAND IS DEAD!”

    Mah Jongg is a competitive game, like all games.  Your goal is to win, but your other goal is to keep the opponent(s) from winning. So you want to use every (legal) means available to reach both your goals.

    And challenging a player’s hand... read on

  • “CALL” FOR THE SAME TILE

    By Elaine Sandberg

    September 26, 2010 | 2:50 pm

    “CALL!” FOR THE SAME TILE

    Who Gets it?

    I was playing in a game the other day when an unpleasant “discussion” broke out. Here’s the story.

    The setting was I was East, Amy sat to my right, then Madge and then Jan. I made a discard. Madge and Amy both needed the discard... 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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