Four Winds Rule Collection Taiwanese 16-tile Mah Jong

6. Payments

Let us assume that the winner was North and scored 22 points for his hand. The winning tile was claimed from East's discard.

6.1 Payments to the winner

In Taiwanese Mah Jong each loser pays the winner his final score, in case the winning tile is self-drawn. However, if the winning tile is claimed from another player's discard, discarder alone pays the winner's final score, and just for himself (not for all losers, as in Japanese Mah Jong).

Accordingly, the winner is paid as follows:

22 pts From East 
From South
From West

22 pts Total

6.2 Payments between the losers

There are no payments between losers in Taiwanese 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 22
South
West
North 22
Total points after this hand 1,978 2,000 2,000 2,022

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 for the winner.

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Introduction
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Preliminaries
Playing
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