How can we help?

The Heavenly Hand and its Value (Article ID 41)

< All Topics

Abstract:  If after the tiles are dealt out, and before the Charleston begins, East player has mah jongg it is referred to as a Heavenly Hand. When the game ends, the winner (East) is paid double the value of the hand.    

Question from a player:  What is the value of a heavenly hand? 
 
Answer from the NMJL  “Exception: if East, who has 14 tiles, draws a Mah Jongg hand, the Charleston is waived.  This is called a “Heavenly Hand”.  East wins instantly and gets paid double from all.”

If East has Mah Jongg before the Charleston begins, the Charleston is waived, and East declares Mah Jongg immediately.  This is referred to as the “Heavenly Hand”.  It is considered a self-picked Mah Jongg, and the winner collects double from each player.

Source:  Mah Jongg Made Easy (2020 page 12 The Charleston; page 14, para. 6) https://www.nationalmahjonggleague.org

The Heavenly Hand and its Value (Article ID 41)
Was this article helpful?
4 out Of 5 Stars
5 Stars 0%
4 Stars 100%
3 Stars 0%
2 Stars 0%
1 Stars 0%
How can we improve this article?
Previous The Game is Played by Picking to the Right and Pushing to the Left (Article ID 130)
Next The Higher the Value, the Harder the Hand (Article ID 42)
Table of Contents