Japanese Riichi Yaku List Hand Composition Yaku All Simples – Tanyao – (1) • Hand must not contain terminals, or 1’s or 9’s Triplet of Dragons, Round Wind. Yaku are hand patterns and/or luck situations in rīchi mahjong. To win a hand, besides it being a complete hand, it must have at least one scoring element. Mahjong on selfdraw (Tsumo). A player who has at least one yaku, can always declare mahjong, even if he is furiten. Riichi. Waiting on a concealed hand.

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From Japanese mahjong wiki. For completion, no tiles are paired. The hand contains fourteen tiles so that there are no pairs and no number tiles closer than 3 apart from one another.

In a thirteen orphans hand, the player has one of each dragon tile, one of each wind tile, a 1 and a 9 terminal from each suit, plus any tile that matches anything else in the hand. Some of the yaku require that there isn’t an interruption, meaning that there are no called tiles nor are there any declarations of a kanincluding a closed a kanin a specific go-around. External links v t e. In addition, the cycle must not be interrupted by tile calls.

This yaku is often called reach because its Japanese name is phonetically similar to the English word. Riichi – Ippatsu – Menzenchin tsumohou – Pinfu – Iipeikou. The hand has at least one sequence. Usually, paarenchan is not a true yaku and the dealer must still have another yaku to declare a win, but this is not always the case.

The following is a list of all the yakutheir names in English and Japanese, their han values, and any special conditions related to them.

In order to win any hand in this game, a player requires at least one yaku. Riichi – Ippatsu – Menzenchin tsumohou – Pinfu – Iipeikou. Players show their hands to confirm they are tenpai or suffer a chombo penalty. Optional yaku are additional yakuwhich may be appended to the standard list according to specific house rules. She also doesn’t count san renkou. The current Saki tournament rules don’t award double yakuman s, although 1.


Each yaku is worth two han, regardless of whether the hand is closed or open. Furthermore, the hand must be waiting for multiple winning tiles that can make a sequence, [6] such as having number 2 and 3 and waiting for 1 or 4; if the hand is in a closed, edge, or pair wait, it is worth two points, thus violating the no-points condition. Archived copy as title Wikipedia articles needing clarification from May The winning tile can be either a discard or a self-drawn tile. A hand with at least one group of dragon tiles, seat wind, or round wind tiles.

If the dealer wins a hand with eight yakk on the table, the hand is scored for yakuman regardless of its usual value, and then the dealership rotates. A hand with three number triplets or quads in one suit with successive numbers. Yaku conditions may be combined to produce hands of greater value. The jun in junchan literally means “pure.

In addition, the hand may or may not be at tenpai upon scoring.

Riichi Mahjong Yaku List

Various house rules may opt to use some of these yaku on their own. This is a special yaku applied to closed tenpai hands, taku requires the player to make a declaration and “wager”.

Honitsu – Junchantaiyao – Ryanpeikou. Otherwise, it may be counted as tsuuiisou. The hand of ryanpeikou does not count as including seven pairs. Archived from the original PDF on Views Read Edit View history.

Nor do the onlookers mwhjong san renkou after Saki’s 2nd dead-wall draw.

Japanese Mahjong yaku – Wikipedia

However, when mhajong have waiting fororthey cannot declare a quad when drawing because and would no longer be winning tiles. The hand consists of all terminals and honors.

If a riichi discard is called to yyaku at the time, the declaration is considered incomplete and therefore the riichi deposit is not forfeited. Contents [ show ]. A hand with four number triplets or quads in one suit with successive numbers.


Some yaku can be combined for it, using dora tiles if a hand has them. A hand must be a draw abortive draws ywku applied. On the other hand, the han -limit is established at 13, which mahjomg counted as a yakuman value.

Unlike poker, yaku types do not supercede mahjongg other. Privacy policy About Japanese mahjong wiki Disclaimers. The hand is one of the two exceptions to the rule requiring winning hands to have four melds and a pair, the other being thirteen orphans. English equivalent names are given for easier understanding of the yaku that aren’t said often in the anime, and for communicating these yaku to others when playing other variations of mahjong.

Rinshan kaihou means “a flower blooms on a ridge”. If a non-dealer is dealt 13 tiles that are one tile away from completing a hand, and then draws the fourteenth tile from the wall to complete it on the first draw when no open-meld declaration has been made, the hand is given yakuman mahuong. For example, if player A makes a closed quad out of four west tiles, and player B is only waiting for a west to complete their thirteen orphans, player B can win on the west tile.

Some of yakuman hands may have respective names in some regions.

Altogether, a hand’s points value increases exponentially with every han a hand contains. This hand has one of each of the 13 different terminal and honor tiles plus one extra terminal or honour tile.

Also, they may not change the content of their hand under any circumstances, with the exception of declaring certain closed quads. Robbing a closed quad for thirteen orphans Sometimes, a “closed” quad can be robbed to complete the yakuman hand of thirteen orphans.