Four Winds Rule Collection Chinese Old Style

6. Payments

Let us assume that the winner was North and scored 8 points for his hand. The winning tile was claimed from East's discard.

6.1 Payments to the winner

In modern Chinese Mah Jong each loser pays the winner double his final score, in case the winning tile is self-drawn. However, if the winning tile is claimed from another player's discard, discarder pays double and other losers normally. East does not receive and pay double.

Accordingly, the winner is paid as follows:

16 pts From East (8 pts doubled once, since East was the discarder)
8 pts From South
8 pts From West

32 pts Total

6.2 Payments between the losers

There are no payments between losers in modern Chinese Mah Jong.

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 16
South 8
West 8
North 16 8 8
Total points after this hand 1,984 1,992 1,992 2,032

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 1 point and East has made one faulty declaration of Pung, the total points would be 1 point less for East and 1 point more the winner.

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