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Mah Jongg In Error with Three Dead Hands, Scenario 1 (Article ID 53)

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Scenario 1:  Dead Hand-Mah Jongg in Error with Three Dead Hands

Players
Outcome
Player A declares mah jongg in error Dead hand, stops playing, does not have to pay the winner.
Player B throws their hand in before verifying player one’s hand Dead hand, stops playing, does not have to pay the winner.
Game proceeds with Player C and D
Player C declare mah jongg in error. Stop playing and pays double the value of their hand to Player D
Player D wins by default Receives double the value of the hand Player C was attempting to make

Question from a player:  A player declares mah jongg in error and exposes their hand.  Another player exposes their hand without verifying mah jongg.  Two remaining players continue and one of them declares mah jongg in error.  What payment is due to the player whose hand is intact? 

Answer from the NMJL:   “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 (Player C & D)  whose hands are intact.  If Player C’s hand goes “dead”, Player C pays the remaining player (Player D)  double the value of the hand that Player C (3rd player)  was attempting to make.    

Source:   Mah Jongg Made Easy 2020 pages 17 #4 para. b

 


Other answers from the NMJL:

“Because the first two players were eliminated from the play, they already had their penalty.  The second two had a chance to mah jongg and be paid by all but inasmuch as one of the two “goofed”, then the erring player must pay the one intact hand double the value of the hand.”  “Because the first two players were eliminated from the play, they already had their penalty.  The second two had a chance to mah jongg and be paid by all but inasmuch as one of the two “goofed”, then the erring player must pay the one intact hand double the value of the correct hand.” 

“Because the first two players were eliminated from the play, they already had their penalty.  The second two had a chance to mah jongg and be paid by all but inasmuch as one of the two “goofed”, then the erring player must pay the one intact hand double the value of the erring declarer’s hand.” 

“Because the first two players were eliminated from the play, they already had their penalty.  The second two had a chance to mah jongg and be paid by all but inasmuch as one of the these players mah jongged in error, the erring player must pay the one intact player double the value of the correct hand.” 

“Because the first two players were eliminated from the play, they already had their penalty.  The second two had a chance to mah jongg and be paid by all but inasmuch as one of the these two “goofed” then the erring player must pay the one intact hand four times the value of the only remaining hand of the entire play.”  

Source:  National Mah Jongg League Bulletin Q&A (1976 page 3, 1981 page 3, 1985, 1990 page 5, 1991 page 12, 1993 page 12, 2007)  https://www.nationalmahjonggleague.org

Mah Jongg In Error with Three Dead Hands, Scenario 1 (Article ID 53)
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