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ID172-Mah Jongg in Error Examples and Payouts
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|#||Scenario||4 Player Payout||3 Player Payout||Source|
|Player A declares Mah Jongg in error but hasn’t exposed other tiles.
Game proceeds with all players, and there is no penalty to the declarer.
|All players pay the winner at the end of the game.||All players pay the winner at the end of the game.||*MJME, pg. 16, para. 2|
|2||Player A declares Mah Jongg and puts one exposure on top of their rack.
Then Player A says, “Oops, I don’t have Mah Jongg.”
Play continues with all players with no penalty to anyone.
|Payout as usual||Payout as usual||As noted in a letter from the NMJL|
|3||Player A declares Mah Jongg in error.
Player B throws in hand or declares Mah Jongg in error.
C and D continue to play.
Player C’s hand goes dead.
|Player C pays Player D double the value of the hand Player C was attempting to make.||Player B pays Player C, double the value of the hand Player B was attempting to make.||*MJME, pg. 17b|
|4||Player A declares Mah Jongg in error.
B and C throw in their hand.
Player D stops playing.
|Player A pays Player D double value of Player A’s Hand.||Player A pays Player C, double the value of Player A’s Hand.||*MJME, pg. 17c|
|5||Player A declares Mah Jongg in error.
B destroys wall so C and D can’t continue.
|Player B pays lowest value on the card to Players C and D.||Player B pays lowest value on the card to Player C.||*MJME, pg. 17d|
|6||3 Dead hands that did not result from any Mah Jongg.||All throw in. No one gets paid.
Game starts over.
|All throw in. No one gets paid.
Game start over.
|*MJME, pg. 17e|
|*Mah Jongg Made Easy 2020 edition published by the National Mah Jongg League|