Yakuman list

This is the list of the limit hand that is the special and rarest hands that value the most points.
A Yakuman values 48000 points if dealer and 32000 if non dealer.

Yakuman Hands

Kokushi musou (国士無双)

English names: Thirteen Orphans
Literal Translation: a peerless distinguished figure
Must be concealed: no
Han: Yakuman

A hand composed of one of each of the terminals and honour tiles plus any tile that matches anything else in the hand.
If the winning tile was for your pair (a thirteen way wait) the hans is worth double yakuman.
This is one of the special hand that break the rule of four sets and a pair (other being Chiitoitsu).

Daisangen (大三元)

English names: Big three dragons
Literal Translation: big three fundamentals
Must be concealed: no
Han: Yakuman

The hand contains three sets of dragons (threes of fours of a kind).

Shousuushii (小四喜)

English names: Little four winds
Must be concealed: no
Han: Yakuman

The hand contains three sets of winds and a pair of the remaining wind.

Dai Suushii (大四喜)

English names: Big four winds
Must be concealed: no
Han: Double Yakuman

The hand contains four sets of winds (threes of fours of a kind). This is worth double yakuman.

Chuuren poutou (九蓮宝燈)

English names: Nine gates
Must be concealed: yes
Han: Yakuman

The hand contains 1-1-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-9-9 of one suit, plus any other tile of the same suit.
Worth double yakuman if waiting on nine different tiles.

Suu ankou (四暗刻)

English names: Four concealed triplets
Must be concealed: yes
Han: Yakuman

A concealed hand with four sets (threes or fours of a kind).
Worth double yakuman if waiting on a single tile to complete the pair.

Ryuuiisou (緑一色)

English names: All Green
Must be concealed: no
Han: Yakuman

Hand composed entirely of green tiles. Green tiles are: green dragons and 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 of souzu.

Suu kantsu (四槓子)

English names: Four kongs
Must be concealed: no
Han: Yakuman

Hand with four quads (four of a kind).

Tsuu iisou (字一色)

English names: All honours
Must be concealed: no
Han: Yakuman

(seven pairs)

Hand composed entirely of honour tiles.

Chinroutou (清老頭)

English names: All terminals
Must be concealed: no
Han: Yakuman

Hand composed entirely of terminal tiles.

Yakuman situations

Tenhou (天和)

English names: Blessing of Heaven, Heavenly Hand
Must be concealed: n/a
Han: Yakuman

If the 14 tiles that the dealer draws compose a complete hand, it automatically becomes a yakuman regardless of its contents.

Chiihou (地和)

English names: Blessing of Earth, Earthly hand
Must be concealed: n/a
Han: Yakuman

If a non-dealer is dealt 13 tiles that are one tile away from a completed hand, and then draws the fourteenth tile from the wall to complete it on the first draw, it automatically becomes a yakuman hand, regardless of its contents.

Renhou (人和)

English names: Blessing of Man, Hand of man
Must be concealed: n/a
Han: Yakuman

Winning on a discard in the very first un-interrupted go-around.
Concealed kongs are also considered to interrupt the go-around.
As usual the hand must have at least one yaku.
Not considered a yakuman in some rulesets.

2 Responses to “Yakuman list”

  1. KaNawogirusa says:

    Hi, great blog! I have two newby questions.

    1) A concealed hand means that I have to get everything from the wall? So I can’t make a Ron? So for example to make a Suu ankou (四暗刻) I have to make a Tsumo?

    2) And how much a double yakuman is worth? 64.000 if I’m not the dealer and 96000 for the dealer?

    Thanks and greetings from Argentina :)

    • iJanki says:

      Hello,

      1) You can ron with a concealed hand. The hand will be considered concealed. But in the case of Suu ankou if the tile you declare ron will be used to complete a triplet it will not be considered Suu ankou.
      2) Yes

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