Remember Suji and be Confident with the Shape of Your Tiles (The Basics pt02)

Check Mahjong No Jan-Ryu for the original article. 

*Translation of the original article start below*

 

This might be something basic, but let's remember the "Suji" concept. (Suji translates to Strain or String)

 

"Let's remember that there are 6 types of Suji"

 

The fundamentals of Mahjong is to have a Riyan-Men (Double Sided) wait, which will be discussed in detail next week, but the the tiles that you are waiting on in the Riyan-Men wait is called "Suji", and here are the 6 basic form factors.

 Tiles of the left displays the tiles you have. Tiles on the right displays the tiles you are waiting on. The 6 basic Sujis are 1-4, 2-5, 3-6, 4-7, 5-8 and 6-9.

Tiles of the left displays the tiles you have. Tiles on the right displays the tiles you are waiting on. The 6 basic Sujis are 1-4, 2-5, 3-6, 4-7, 5-8 and 6-9.

 

In order to improve your Mahjong game, it is important to "be confident in the shape of your tiles", so let's remember the 6 Sujis.
 


"Sometimes Suji can be combined"

 

Sometimes there are are cases where you can combine "two Riyan-Men waits" as listed below. It is basically the same as the previously mentioned six, but let's try to remember the combined Suji shapes as well. 

 Tiles of the left displays the tiles you have. Tiles on the right displays the tiles you are waiting on. The "San-Men-Chan" (Translated to 3 Sided Wait) Suji is 1-4-7-, 2-5-8 and 3-6-9.

Tiles of the left displays the tiles you have. Tiles on the right displays the tiles you are waiting on. The "San-Men-Chan" (Translated to 3 Sided Wait) Suji is 1-4-7-, 2-5-8 and 3-6-9.