It has been a very difficult process for us to improve when we have little access to Riichi mahjong strategies because they are all written in Japanese. Even for English sources, they are still far from mature and lack in a variety of strategies. Our usual venue is also not suitable for teaching or cultivating a discussion based mahjong session.
But on 8 December, we will take a huge step in closing these gaps we have had. There will be a Riichi strategies workshop held in SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business (Nearest MRT is City hall / Bras Basah/ Bencoolen)! From 12pm to 5pm. It will be conducted by Gabriel, the president of SMU Intellectual Sports Club and I. Gabriel will cover Riichi/Dama judgement portion while I will cover the main bulk of strategies which consist of balancing Defense & Offense, Melding and Discard Reading.
In details, these are some of the questions I will hope to answer:
- How to play with lousy hands?
- How to offense while defending?
- How to deal with players who have opened hand?
- When to pursue speed, when to pursue value?
- How to use 6 blocks method to improve flexibility?
- When to Sakigiri?
- How to read speed of other players?
- How to assess the risk and benefits of the hand/situation?
Yes, these are hell tons of content and I’m actually dying preparing the slides. The workshop will also consist of break-time, whereby players will be playing tonpuusen and trying to apply what they have listen. So it won’t be a full lecture kind of thing. This workshop is not targeted at only beginners but also intermediate players. Players who are 5 dan and below will definitely have a lot of to take away from this workshop. Some 6 dan players will also find it beneficial. The best part of this workshop…ITS FREE
If you are interested in attending this workshop, please contact me personally at 91766611!