Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DKaiji Chapter 67

The beginning of play-by-play mahjong action starts from this chapter! Thanks to js06 for the script, Biggums for the cleans, and Sonickrazy for the proofreading, as well as another set of helpful mahjong notes at the end of the chapter.

"Everything is suspicious!"

This chapter starts out quick, immediately jumping into Kaiji's thoughts and a bunch of mahjong theory. He notes that the 2-pin would be a dangerous tile to play, as it is the dora, and could provide Muraoka with the necessary tile to complete his hand! But since that is so obvious, wouldn't Muraoka know that and plan to not use the 2-pin, and therefore it would be the safest? But what if that's a trap as well? And Muraoka actually needs the dora, because of the Mangan restriction? Kaiji quickly falls into the never-ending cycle of "he thinks that I think that he thinks that I think" and loses his grip on reality for a moment, giving us a glimpse of the true turmoil his mind is in. The only thing that allows him to keep his cool is the strict logic his uses to analyze his choices.

Kaiji quickly resets his thoughts, and tries to think from the start. The 1- and 4-sou are obviously out, as Miyoshi signaled to Kaiji about them. He can't go furiten either, so the 8-pin is a no-go as well. But here's when it gets tricky. The hatsu and chun are very dangerous, as they could complete a fanpai, giving one extra han, so they're out. Then the dora is ruled out, followed by the 1-pin and 7-sou. The 1- and 2-man look like a great option at this point. As Kaiji says, it's one risky deal for two safe turns! A great deal...but Muraoka wouldn't miss that great opportunity to trick Kaiji, would he?

And so Kaiji is forced to look back to the 1-pin and 7-sou, both relatively dangerous tiles on their own. Does he dare deal near the dora? Or does he risk playing a tile on the same octave of tiles that Miyoshi warned him about?

Or are either of them even the best option?

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for everything you guys do!

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  2. Woo-Hoo! Damn, you realese fast!

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  3. And now Kaiji needs to get his inner Akagi working.
    Thanks for the hard work!

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