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Two Players Hand’s are Declared Dead (Article ID 84)
Abstract: When two player’s hands are declared dead, the remaining two players continue to play. The most direct answer to the player’s question is found in bulletin 1984, page 4 however other scenarios regarding dead hand rulings are cited from Mah Jongg Made Easy and shown below.
Question from a player: What happens when two players’ hands are declared dead?
Answer from the NMJL: “When two players are declared dead for any reason, the remaining two players continue the game.”
Source: National Mah Jongg League Bulletin Q&A 1986 page 4
Other answers from the NMJL:
“When two players have the wrong number of tiles, the other players may continue playing.”
“If Player A declares Mah Jongg in error and one other player (Player B) exposes part or all of their hand the game continues with the two remaining players.”
Sources for other answers: Mah Jongg Made Easy 2020 (page 17 #4 [b], page 19 #10 [b]) https://www.nationalmahjonggleague.org