N _____ | | W | | E |_____| S The DealerNote that all these are in capital letters.
|Sip||s||Note this is in lower case to distinguish it from South (S)|
|Gon||g||Like the first letter of the gon suite|
|Sop||z||use z instead to avoid confusion with sip.|
|Ten||t||Like first letter in ten suite.|
Note that all these are in lowercase letters.
We also introduce a special shorthand for the Leefa card which is used only when there are 4 players.
|Leeten||L||Like first letter Leeten.|
Leeten can only be used singularly, or when there is Ung Fu Ha San. It cannot join with other value-one cards to make three or four card combinations.
Case 1: Single cards:
Case 2: Card flush of the same suit:
Note that these must always follow in numerical order before the suite shorthand.
Case 3: Card flush with same numerical value, but of different suits
Note all these have the numerical value written once, and the order of the cards according to the highest to the lowest ranking suite shorthands.
During Play :
End of the current game and the matching of the North card :
S o E o W p West plays after the others decide not to. S 4s E 7s! W 8s! South opens with 4 sip, which is beaten by east and the west. West now opens the next round with a sixes combination W 6gzt S xxx E 8gzt! South discards three cards, and East beats the offer by W. It is now East's turn to play. He puts down a 9 Sip which cannot be beaten and the others have to discard a card each. E 9s S x W x Since no one beat his card, East still leads. East has no Sip cards remaining and resorts to the next highest rank suit, gon. E 3g W 7g! S 9g! East's 3 gon card is easily beaten by West and South.... etc...
|Suits in decreasing rank||Cards in decreasing numerical value||Leeten|