PAI GOW HOUSE WAYS

  1. Play the Pairs.
  2. Play Teen or Day with 7,8, or 9.
  3. Play two small tiles that add up to 7,8 or 9 unless 3rd & 4th tiles are any combination 2-12-10-11 or 9-11.
  4. Play the highest numerical value tile with the lowest numerical tile.

Pairs-Always play pairs together.

Exceptions:

    1. Split Gee-Joon with 6-4,6-5,or 6-6.
    2. Split 2 or 12 to make 6-8 or better, or 3rd and 4th tiles are 9-11.
    3. Split 9s with 10s, 2 or 12.
    4. Split 8s with 10s, 11s, 2or 12.
    5. Split 8s when 3rd and 4th tiles are 9 and 11.
    6. Split 7s with 10s, 11s, 2 or 12. Must have a 2 or 12.

Play Wongs, Gongs, and High 9s:

Play high 9 over Wong and Gong or Gong over Wong. When given a choice between a 2 or 12, play the 12 in the high hand, except when the 3rd and 4th tiles are 4,5-4,6-10,11.

Exceptions:

    1. Play Wong over Gong when the 4th tile is 11.
    2. Play Wong over high 9 when the 4th tile is 11.
    3. Play Gong over high 9 when the 4th tile is any 4 or when the 3rd and 4th tiles are low 8 and 5.

Play Hands as Close Together as Possible:

Make the second highest hand as high as possible. Play either two low tiles together to make a high hand of 8 or 9, or play a low tile with a high tile.

Exceptions:

When given a choice, always play the highest-ranking tile in the second highest hand if the hands total 7-9 or less. However, if the hands total 8-9 or more, play the highest-ranking tile on the high hand. (If hands total 7-8, and contain both a 2 and 12, play 12 on the high hand).

 

ADDITIONAL EXCEPTIONS:

TILES

PLAY

High 10, low 10, 11 any 4

High 1-4

High 10, low 10, 11 any 5

High 1-5

High 10, low 10, 11 any 6

0-7

High 10, low 10, 11 any 7

0-8

High 10, low 10, 11 any 8

0-9

High 10, low 10, 11 and 9

1-High 9

High 10, low 10, high 6, any 7

6-High 7

High 10, low 10, high 6, low 8

6-High 8

High 10, low 10, high 6, and 9

6-High 9

High 10, low 10, any 8, and 9

8-High 9

High 10, low 10, (2-12) and 4

2-4

High 10, low 10, (2-12) and 5

0-7

High 10, low 10, (2-12) and 6

0-8

High 8, low 8, low 4 and 9

2-High 7

High 8, low 8, low 4 any 6

2-High 4

High 8, low 8, low 4 any 7

2-High 5

High 8, low 8, high 6 any 7

4-High 5

High 8, low8, any 10, and 11

8-High 9

High 8, high 10, and 11 any 6

6-9

High 8, any 10, and 11, any 7

7-9

High 8, low 10, and 11, any 6

7-8

High 6, low 6, any 3 and 4

0-High 9

High 6, low 6, any 3 and 5

1-High 9

High 6, low 6, and 11, any 3

7-High 9

High 6, low 6, and 11, any 4

0-High 7

High 6, low 6, and 11, and 5

1-High 7

High 6, low 6, (2-12), any 4

0-8

High 6, low 6, (2-12), and 5

1-8

High 4, low 4, and 5, any 3

High 7-9

High 4, low 4, and 5, any 6

0-High 9

High 4, low 4, and 5, any 7

1-High 9

High 4, low 4, and 5, low 8

2-High 9

High 4, low 4, and 5, any 9

High 3-9

High 4, low 4, any 10, and 11

High 4-5

Any 3, low 6, any 4, any 7

1-9

Any 3, low 6, and 5, any 7

2-9

Any 3, any 6, (2-12), and 5

7-9

Any 3, any 6, any 10, and 5

6-8


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