Ryuuiisou

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Ryuuiisou
Type Yakuman
Kanji 緑一色
English All green
Value Yakuman
Speed Very slow
Difficulty Very hard
Example(s)
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Ryuuiisou 「緑一色」 is one of the standard yakuman hands. This hand consists of any four tile groups and a pair that consists of only 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 of souzu and/or the green dragon tiles. Literally, this hand is composed of "all green" painted tiles. This hand may be open or closed.

Tile diagram

Tile-2s.pngTile-2s.pngTile-3s.pngTile-3s.pngTile-4s.pngTile-4s.pngTile-6s.pngTile-6s.pngTile-8s.pngTile-8s.pngTile-6z.pngTile-6z.pngTile-6z.png Winning tile: Tile-6s.png or Tile-8s.png

Open

Tile-2s.pngTile-2s.pngTile-2s.pngTile-3s.pngTile-3s.pngTile-4s.pngTile-4s.pngTile-4s.pngTile-8s.pngTile-8s.png Tile-6s-e.pngTile-6s.pngTile-6s.png Winning tile: Tile-3s.png or Tile-8s.png

This example is only possible under the common ruling of optional hatsu.

Value

This hand is a yakuman hand which automatically awards 32000 points to a non-dealer winner, or 48000 points to a dealer winner.

Formation

This yakuman is literally all green, as all the tiles are composed of green tiles. No markings of other color are applied to these tiles, hence its designation as all green. With this yakuman, only six tile types are available:

  • Tile-2s.pngTile-3s.pngTile-4s.pngTile-6s.pngTile-8s.pngTile-6z.png

With the four melds and a pair pattern, at least, five out of the six tile types are needed to complete this yakuman. It is possible to use all six tile types, when 2-3-4 were used as shuntsu. Given six tile types to work with, it is impossible to form a chiitoitsu type pattern. This aspect alone makes ryuuiisou a bit easier than chinroutou, which is limited to the same number of tile types but not able to form shuntsu.

Furiten

Choice between jigoku or furiten.
Tile-2s.pngTile-3s.pngTile-4s.pngTile-4s.pngTile-4s.pngTile-6s.pngTile-6s.pngTile-6s.pngTile-8s.pngTile-8s.pngTile-6z.pngTile-6z.pngTile-6z.png Waiting for: Tile-1s.png - Tile-4s.png or Tile-8s.png

This hand may regularly be subject to furiten, especially around the range of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 sou. While it is necessary to discard 1 sou and 5 sou to build this yakuman, these discarded tiles may lead to a tenpai hand with furiten. That may be particularly true for above example.

Variation

Some rules require hatsu (green dragon) in the hand, among them JPML A. The more common rule includes hatsu within the hand.

External links

Ryuuiisou in Japanese Wikipedia
Ryuuiisou at Nihon Pro Mahjong.