Ryanpeikou (二盃口) is a standard yaku, consisting of two "iipeikou". The prefix "ryan" is a Japanese counter for mahjong, signifying for "two".
Note: This hand may also win with . However, it'll only count for a lesser value of pinfu and iipeikou.
At the very least, the hand must initially qualify for the yaku, iipeikou. With tenpai, the tile wait involves a tanki, to complete the pair, or the need to complete the other "iipeikou".
^ Ippatsu requires riichi to be of any use.
This yaku does not combine with chiitoitsu. By definition, chiitoitsu is formed by the collection of seven pairs. At every instance, ryanpeikou hands look like chiitoitsu hands. However, ryanpeikou is actually composed of sequences, rather than as independent pairs. The pattern simply appears as a collection of pairs. Because of this interpretation, the two yaku remain distinct and incompatible; and it is doubtful, that any house rule allows the combination of the two yaku.
Some forms of ryanpeikou mixed with chinitsu and tanyao may actually form some optional yakuman, named daisharin (pinzu), daichikurin (souzu), and daisuurin (manzu).
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Closed only, ryanpeikou is always at 3 han. So, there is no need to be concerned about a lesser value of the hand while open, or kuisagari. The cheapest ryanpeikou hand uses either a kanchan (closed) or tanki (pair) wait. In both cases, the hand produces a 3-han and 40-fu value by ron. By tsumo, it is 3-han and 30-fu.
- Ryanpeikou in Japanese Wikipedia