Four Winds Rule Collection Chinese Classical

6. Payments

Let us assume the following final scores for the players:

East South West North
2 pts 46 pts 12 pts 192 pts

6.1 Payments to the winner

The losers pay the winner according to the final score of his hand, East receiving and paying the double. Accordingly, the winner (here North) is paid as follows:

384 pts From East (192 pts doubled once)
192 pts From South
192 pts From West

768 pts Total

6.2 Payments between the losers

In classical rules the losers settle the payments according to the difference of their final scores. East receives/pays double. Assuming the scores given above, the losers pay each other as follows:

6.3 Totals

The final payments are added to/reduced from players' total points:

East gets from South gets from West gets from North gets from
Total points before this hand 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
East 88 20 384
South 88 34 192
West 20 34 192
North 384 192 192
Total points after this hand 1,508 1,930 1,794 2,768

The total of all points stays always the same in this case, 8,000 points.

Note that if penalties are used, they are always added/subtracted at the final stage of scoring. E.g., if the rules specify penalty for faulty declarations worth 10 points and East has made one faulty declaration of Pung, the total points would be 10 points less for East and 10 points more for the winner (penalties are not doubled for East).

Note: If the rules apply a limit for the total score a player can score for his hand, the limit is applied to the final score, not the payments (and with loser payments, not to the difference of losers' final scores)! Accordingly, if the Limit is 1,000 points, the maximum payment an East winner can get for a hand is 6,000 points (2,000 points from each loser).

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