Two-Handed Mah Jongg (Article ID 103)
Abstract: In two-handed mah jongg the walls are built just as in four-handed mah jongg. The missing player’s walls are not picked from. The Charleston is also omitted from this version of the game.
Question from a player: Only two players showed up for mah jongg today. How can we play?
Answer from the NMJL: “Two players sit opposite each other and build their own walls and also the wall to the right. East position alternates. The tiles are drawn from the wall in the usual manner except that the blank walls do not draw hands. The Charleston is omitted and East starts the game by discarding one tile.”
Source: National Mah Jongg League Bulletin 2005