Friday, January 16, 2015

Akagi Chapter 223

And for the 4th week in a row, we have a new chapter of Akagi for you! In this chapter, can Akagi find a way to get to tenpai?!

Thanks to Tambur for the typesetting and to Crump for the cleans. I will not be streaming today, but we will be having a mahjong night tomorrow at 22:00 GMT on the IRC.

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"I chose to take the long way around to reach the goal!"

So Washizu unfortunately draws the 4-man he could have won with, and also finds out that Akagi was in noten at the time that he avoided playing the 2-man. As disheartening as this is, it was the right thing to not play the 2-man, and go along the winding path as he puts it. His new hand after drawing the 4-man is in tenpai, but since he didn't riichi (obviously) it can only win by tsumo for a Menzen Tsumo-only hand, worth 500 all. This would be 50 ccs from Akagi, and since he's already at a point where he could die at any time, 50 ccs would probably be the nail in the coffin for him. So Akagi is still in danger, nevertheless.

So at the end of the chapter, Akagi makes a kan with the Hatsu he draws. While I'd generally think you shouldn't kan with a hand like this, considering the situation Akagi is in it's rather justified. If he can get some more Dora now his hand can reach mangan easily, and haneman if he really wants it to be. And moreover, the Kan gives him enough fu to where any 4-han hand will allow him to reach Mangan. But it also has the potential to backfire on him; if the new dora helps Washizu at all he'll have a hand that can kill Akagi without a doubt. And Washizu is in Tenpai even still, so if that happens the game could be over on Washizu's next draw.


  1. 2015 is looking great with releases from FKMTkrazy! thank you so much

  2. Thank you based fkmtkrazy

  3. You definitely, absolutely shouldn't kan like that.

    Instead, you should kan by putting the 4th tile on top of the horizontal tile. That way it will be clear that the kan was a shominkan (kan made by adding into an open triplet), not a daiminkan (kan made from a closed triplet by calling on an opponent's discard).

    1. Maybe when you arrange your calls horizontally, but when you do them vertically that makes it easier to make new calls. And it doesn't really matter whether it was a shouminkan or a daiminkan, they're both worth the same.

    2. James blah has spoken!

  4. Thanks for the Akagi. Really loved the analogy with Washizu not jumping over the gap to reach the goal.

  5. More Washizu spinoff when?