Rule variations

Draw rules – Check true ready state of hand

When this rule option is used, the program examines the true ready state of a hand when determining in the context of a draw, whether a player has a ready hand. This includes a check for minimum points: the ready hand must be such that it can be completed with a single tile to a winning hand that scores the required minimum.

Normally only the structural requirements are examined (e.g., if the number of Chows is limited, or if mixed suits are prohibited, the hand must meet these requirements in order to be considered ready), but some rules consider a hand ready only if it can really be completed in its current state into a winning hand with just one tile, including the minimum point requirement.

To specify whether the true ready state of hand is checked for drawn hands:

  1. Choose Preferences on the File menu.
  2. From the Rule Presets list, choose a customized rule preset.
  3. Choose Winning & Draw under the Rules section of the category tree.
  4. Click the Check true ready state of hand check box to enable of disable the option.

Note: This option has effect only on interpretation of ready hand in the context of a draw (i.e., when determining ready hands for payments after a draw, or when determining whether the deal should be passed after a draw). It does not affect the way a hand is validated when it is declared ready or when its ready state is examined for loser payments. For loser payments the minimum point requirement is checked according to the rule option specified in the Exceptions dialog box (accessed from the Winning & Draw option page) and for a ready declaration, according to the options specified for the voluntary ready declaration (accessed by clicking the Options button on the Ready rule option page).

Related topics:
Pass deal on draw
Paying points after a draw
Nagashi Mangan
Playing a Goulash deal after a draw
Dead hand rules