Rule variations

Claiming rules – Pair

Normally players are allowed to go out by claiming a tile for a pair. This greatly increases players’ possibilities to complete their hands. Novice players often get in a situation where they are left with a single tile in their hand waiting for a missing tile from the Wall. If the missing tile can be claimed from another players discard, there’s a good chance that a player still succeeds to complete his hand.

To specify the claiming rules for pair:
  1. Choose Preferences on the File menu.
  2. From the Rule Presets list, choose a customized rule preset.
  3. Choose Claiming under the Rules section of the category tree.
  4. Click the Allow claiming a tile for a pair on going out box to change the setting for this option.

Note: This restriction is applied to regular hands only. For irregular hands any winning tile can be claimed (a tile that completes an irregular hand is not considered as a tile completing a set, even if it appears to complete a "Chow" or a "pair").

Related topics:
Claiming rules – Chows
Claiming rules Over-claiming
Claiming rules Sacred Discard
Claiming rules Missed Discard
Claiming rules – Kuikae
Claiming rules Competitive claims for going out