Category - Rules

Protocols, regulations, etc.

Value of an Earthly Hand (Article ID 134)

When East player (the only player with 14 tiles) has Mah Jongg after the Charleston, it is called an "Earthly Hand." If this occurs, it is considered a self-picked mah jongg and the winner is paid double by all players.
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What Marks the Beginning of a Player’s Turn (Article ID 153)

One might think that a player's turn begins when the previous player discards a tile but that is not the case. The reason for this is that turns can be interrupted when another player claims the discard to make an exposure. Therefore, a player's turn officially begins when they either pick a tile from the wall or call a discard.
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