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ID101- Concealed or Closed Defined
Question: What does the “C” stand for on the card? I often hear players’ ‘say “Concealed Hand” or “Closed Hand”?
Answer: The proper term for the “C” on the card, is “concealed”. When playing a concealed hand, a player cannot call a tile to complete an exposure of three or more identical tiles (i.e., pung, kong, or quint). However, when the hand is ready to win, a player can call a discard to declare Mah Jongg.
Resources: Mah Jongg Made Easy (2020 page 12); Choosing a Hand, back of National Mah Jongg League Card.