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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... 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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  • Change Your Hand—-SOME CAVEATS

    By Elaine Sandberg

    September 20, 2010 | 12:51 pm

    In my last posting I talked about common situations that necessitated changing your hand. Sometimes it can be a difficult decision. One discard can be the blow that finally upsets your well-made plan. And you need to quickly and quietly find a new one. Quickly, because holding up the... read on

  • the american mah jongg blog

    By Elaine Sandberg

    September 12, 2010 | 7:09 pm

    CHANGING YOUR HAND


    Changing your hand is one of the most frequently occurring events of the game.  Circumstances rapidly change and you frequently don’t end up playing the hand you start out to play. Many times you pick a tile that leads to a better, and/or easier hand.

    Nor is... read on

  • the american mah jongg blog

    By Elaine Sandberg

    September 6, 2010 | 1:05 pm

                                          LABOR DAY HOLIDAY


    I’m taking a holiday——no posting this week.  I’ll be back ......

    Til then

    MAY THE TILES BE WITH YOU!

  • the american mah jongg blog

    By Elaine Sandberg

    August 30, 2010 | 1:19 pm

      MAH JONGG—FACT AND FICTION


    Mah Jongg or Mah Jong—any way you spell it or pronounce it, with the emphasis on the Mah or the Jongg, it’s still the same exciting, challenging and fun game. Over the years of its growth and popularity in America, some of the history of Mah... 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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