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Kanji 八方美人
English unnamed
Fu Variable
Tile types waiting 8 sided wait
Tiles available 22 tiles

Happoubijin 「八方美人」 is a tile wait pattern that creates a wait on 8 consecutive tiles. The pattern is named likely as a pun; the name can be interpreted as "a person who is beautiful from all angles" or "everybody's friend". It also starts with 「八」 for eight the number of waits.


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The pattern for happoubijin resembles the nine-sided chuuren poutou wait, with two triplets and all the tiles in between. The difference is that the happoubijin wait is shorter, with 5 tiles, not 8, separating the triplets. Additionally, unlike the chuuren wait, the triplets cannot be 1 or 9, as that would lower the number of available waits to 7. The construction of the waiting patterns is similar; this example hand contains:


This pattern generates 2 fu for a tanki wait only if it is won with either of the tiles next to the triplets. Otherwise, the hand is won on a shanpon or ryanmen wait, and so no fu is scored.

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