Getting Used to Playing with Red 5

Click HERE for the original article on Fukuchi Makoto's A Former Tenhou Meijini Blog.

*Translation of the original article start below*

 

The point of being used to playing with Red 5s is if you are willing to call Pon with a Chun as a non-dealer early on in a game with a hand like below.

 Dora: 4Sou/Bamboo

Dora: 4Sou/Bamboo

If you don't want to call tiles, it's ok to ignore it, but if it is early in the game, and the second tile comes out, it is better to call. 
The reason behind this is because calling the tile and winning 3900 points is pretty strong.

Putting your play style of calling and not calling tiles aside, it is important to understand that your opponents may call tiles in situations like this.

But if you are playing without Red 5s, and if your hand is like the one displayed below, it is better not to call Pon. 

 Dora: 4Sou/Bamboo

Dora: 4Sou/Bamboo

If you cann in this situation, you will have a really tough time ><