Four Winds Rule Collection European Classical

6. Payments

Let us assume the following final scores for the players:

East South West North
0 pts 40 pts 20 pts 200 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 is paid as follows:

200 pts From East (100 pts doubled once)
100 pts From South
100 pts From West
400 pts Total

6.2 Payments between the losers

In European 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 80 40 200
South 80 20 100
West 40 20 100
North 200 100 100
Total points after this hand 1,680 2,000 1,920 2,400

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 100 points and East has made one faulty declaration of Pung, the total points would be 100 points less for East and 100 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 500 points, the maximum payment an East winner can get for a hand is 3,000 points (1,000 points from each loser).

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