Friday, February 12, 2016

Akagi Chapter 281

Chapter 281 is now up!! Just one more week left before we're fully caught up with Japan! In this chapter, what does Washizu mean that Akagi is out of luck...?!

Thanks to Crump for the cleans and to Tambur for the typesetting. I won't be streaming this sunday after all, but there will be a mahjong night this saturday at 2:00 PM PST.

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"I would have fallen back to Hell! I would have failed the Gods' test!"


Well, so much for Akagi reducing Washizu's outs by drawing the Hatsu. Clearly what Yasuoka was hoping for was to draw the last remaining Hatsu himself before Washizu could get it, but that didn't pan out. And not only that, but it was a 5-man that Washizu doesn't even care about, so that's why he called it a wasted draw. It's undeniable at this point that both Yasuoka and Akagi see Washizu as practically being able to draw whatever tiles he wants right now. That's why Akagi didn't go into a single Hatsu wait last turn; if he'd done that, then when Washizu drew the Hatsu this turn he'd be left with a dead wait and no chance to Tsumo. The 5-sou single wait at least has a chance of winning, by comparison.

So not only does Suzuki have copies of all the dragon tiles that Washizu wants to pon, but he also has the other three winds that Washizu has! So if Washizu pairs up one of those tiles next turn... then...!!!

19 comments:

  1. Daisangen it is then.

    Anyone remember what Suzuki's opaque tiles are, or are they ones that he drew "off-camera"? Given the draw order, Washizu needs to deal two pons to Suzuki in order to put his Daisangen together without giving Akagi a draw in between. If Suzuki's opaque tiles are duplicates of two the winds he already has, then Washizu can drop his winds, and they can get Daisangen in place after one more Akagi draw (i.e. the one coming up).

    That would put Washizu in ryan shan ten, and Suzuki has 2-3 man, one of which could quickly deal into a sequence with Washizu's 1 man if/when Wasghizu draws the other.. So he's basically there, I reckon.

    I realise it won't matter in terms of Akagi dting, but I wonder if they're playing the rule where anyone dealing into the third triplet of Daisangen has to make the full payment for the hand.

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    1. What are you talking about?

      Suzuki plays the red dragon.

      Washizu calls pon and dis cards Anything anything at all.

      It's Suzuki's turn again; he plays the green dragon.

      Washizu calls pon and then discards Anything Anything at all.

      It is Suzuki's turn again, he plays the white dragon.

      At no point in this exchange does Washizu have to play anything for Suzuki to call on?

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    2. The "pao" rule (where the one who deals the last dragon for daisangen is responsible for payment) is not in effect since Washizu and Suzuki are partners. This was mentioned when Akagi was dealer and putting together a shousangen, I believe it's Chapter 179.

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    3. True, but that doesn't matter since even AFTER Washizu calls all the dragons his hand won't be anywhere near ready to win (I don't think?)

      So it's more just getting himself that much closer. Like Ehh might as well do it now, one less thing to worry about

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    4. My bad, the draw order was the other way around in my head. It's a stupid thing to have not noticed so far, but equally when they're playing as partners in a situation where one only one of them is trying to win, it would make more sense to be sat the other way around so Suzuki could deal Chis to Washizu (and Yasuoka to Akagi).

      Anyway, ignore my stupid comment. That's why I post as Anon.

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  2. One more chapter till catching up? I think I'm dreaming.

    Thank you FKMTkrazy team for all your hard work!

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  3. Once again, thanks all of you for taking the trouble.
    You gonna pick up Hero again now that you caught up with Akagi?

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    1. We're not caught up with Akagi quite yet, but Hero will be replacing Kurosawa until the new volume comes out, so yes.

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    2. Will we ever see the Washizu spinoff again?

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  4. If Akagi can somehow stop the Daisangen from forming (and that's a big if), he won't have to worry about Tsuiiisou Chiitoitsu because that's out of the question. On the other hand, Tsuiiisou daisangen is still on depending on what Washizu picks up when he starts making the calls.

    At any rate, Washizu is either in Tenpai or 1 away from Tenpai after the calls are made. Ougi being an observer and relying on common sense only realises the horrible truth too late.

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  5. Washizu does not need a heavy hand to win. He just needs to complete any hand. He can also if either minor player completes his hand as this cannot threaten Washizu's lead (with the only exception being an insane direct hit on Washizu).

    With that beeing said, Washizu's objective is to prevent Akagi from completing his monster hand. Washizu does not only threaten a Dai San Gen, but also a ping-pong between Washizu and Suzuki that can end in Suzuki completing his hand. I have not seen Suzuki's hand for a long while, in order to tell if he can end it before Akagi's next draw but he can certainly make four draws (or calls) if he has the three dragon tiles. With three good draws he can at least exhaust Akagi's waiting tiles, and force him to change his hand. On the other hand Washizu will have three triplets and four unconnected tiles after the ping-pong. He will need at least one more draw and one call from Suzuki (or two draws) to reach tenpai, which will certainly give Akagi a chance to tsumo.

    PS. The fact that Akagi chose (and was not forced) to pull a honba streak in the end of the fifth session, means that Suzuki is not forced to prolong the session if his hand wins.

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    1. "PS. The fact that Akagi chose (and was not forced) to pull a honba streak in the end of the fifth session, means that Suzuki is not forced to prolong the session if his hand wins."

      The difference is that at the end of the 5th session, Akagi was in the lead. Right now Suzuki is in 4th place and if he wins he'll be forced to continue his dealership until he's in 1st place , someone else wins or there's an exhaustive draw where Suzuki doesn't have tenpai.

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  6. You are in the Complete Wrong mind set.

    Even if Washizu get's one pon on one of the dragons that is enough to satisfy the Yaku.

    He doesn't need a Daisangen, he doesn't need a 13 Orphans.

    If Washizu wins with Any Hand AT ALL no matter how small in points, his lead over in the ranking is enough to drain him of all remaining blood

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    1. He needs 4 sets and a pair, and by calling all the dragons he can secure 3 sets. It doesn't matter that they are all dragons, but he has to call them all.

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    2. He should pon chun and hatsu and then leave 2 haku as a pair. And then make 2 sets as fast as possible

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  7. It's true Washizu doesn't need a big hand to kill Akagi, but with the luck he has just about any hand he musters IS going to be huge. I mentioned the Tsuuiisou Chiitoitsu (wrote Daisangen, really meant Chiitoitsu) earlier on because it was a possibility at one stage, but with the Daisangen more or less guaranteed that's the fastest hand he has at present to get to Tenpai and kill Akagi with.

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  8. I hate how predictable the final round is. And it's probably go on for 40 more chapters. It's crazy how much I hate Akagi and at the same time love it equally.

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  9. Sooo, next week we are caught up Caught Up?

    . . . How long til the next one and do we have the Funds?

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    1. Akagi is released once a month, usually at the beginning of the month. After release they would order the magazine, wait for it to be shipped, debind it, scan it, clean it, typeset it, and then release it. Prolly like middle of the month from now on I'd say? Buying the magazine and having it shipped to them from japan prolly cost like $25 for every issue.

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