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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... read on

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    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

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    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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    By Elaine Sandberg

    August 22, 2010 | 2:47 pm

    EXPOSURES TELL ALL!!!
                             
    Don’t Be a Tale-Teller.
                           
    A vital part of defensive playing is for you to determine what hands are being played by the others from their exposures so you can determine what are... read on

  • the american mah jongg blog

    By Elaine Sandberg

    August 15, 2010 | 2:30 pm

    “TABLE”  RULES

    Mostly Benign but Watch Out!

    When Mah Jongg was introduced from China to the US in the ‘20s, the game was basically a simplified version of Chinese Mah Jongg. Different regions of China had different versions —Northern Chinese vs. Southern Chinese vs. Hong... read on

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    By Elaine Sandberg

    August 8, 2010 | 11:03 am

                                                A JUDGMENT CALL

    GO JOKERLESS OR NOT?

    The other day I was playing in a game and after the one of the hands was over, one of the players confessed that she was faced with a dilemma. A somewhat robust discussion followed... read on

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    By Elaine Sandberg

    August 1, 2010 | 7:30 pm

                                                THE JOKER PHENOMENON

    “A Joker! A Joker! My Kingdom for a Joker! If I only had a Joker,”—- a plea we have all made and heard. You probably wouldn’t give your “kingdom” for a Joker, but Jokers are pretty... 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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