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Alexander E. Stevens
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Can anyone recommend books, magazines/journals, or online reading which discusses intermediate to complex strategy and theory regarding Mahjong? I'm primarily interested in the Japanese Riichi and Korean rules, but I'd be eager to read up on any major rulesets other than American variations (which aren't to my taste.)

The only books I've personally been able to find are of the beginner variety, or regard American rules. This makes sense, living in the United States, but none the less provides an obstacle for someone such as myself looking to better understand some of the finer points in playing the game.

Actually playing the game would be great, but that's even harder to accomplish =P I'm aware of online avenues, but I don't often feel I get much feedback from people in those situations, be it the good ol' language barrier or just general internet induced reservation.
 
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Håkan König
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www.sloperama.com

Everything you need to know, though it might be a little overwhelming at first. FAQ 11, 10 and 2 (in that order) should be a good starting point for you.
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Can anyone recommend books, magazines/journals, or online reading which discusses intermediate to complex strategy and theory regarding Mahjong? I'm primarily interested in the Japanese Riichi and Korean rules, but I'd be eager to read up on any major rulesets other than American variations (which aren't to my taste.)

The only books I've personally been able to find are of the beginner variety, or regard American rules. This makes sense, living in the United States, but none the less provides an obstacle for someone such as myself looking to better understand some of the finer points in playing the game.

Actually playing the game would be great, but that's even harder to accomplish =P I'm aware of online avenues, but I don't often feel I get much feedback from people in those situations, be it the good ol' language barrier or just general internet induced reservation.
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Henri Harju
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I don't know how relevant these might be, but I found these to be good reading.

Wait reading
Betaori and Suji
Kabe, Saki-giri, and Dama-ten


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Excellent stuff, definitely what I'm looking for. Many thanks
 
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