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Kanji 嵌張
English Closed wait, Middle wait
Fu 2 fu
Tile types waiting 1 sided wait
Tiles available 4 tiles
Pattern example Tile-7p.pngTile-9p.png
Tenhou.net example Kanchan

Kanchan 「嵌張」 is a wait pattern that completes with the middle number of a sequence.




Kanchan is awarded 2 fu upon winning. A closed hand winning by ron automatically becomes mangan, if it scores 4 han.


Kanchan is similar to penchan, by which it waits on 4 tiles maximum for a single numbered tile type for completion. Likewise, this pattern can hide against suji. However, kanchan is more versatile as it is able to use a greater range of tile types.

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