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FAQ 16. Frequently-Asked Questions about the 2017 National Mah Jongg League card


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2017


222 0000 111 7777 (Any 2 Suits)
(2017 #1)


FF DDDD 2017 DDDD (2 or 3 Suits)
(2017 #2)


FF 2017 7777 7777 (Any 3 Suits; Kongs 7's Only)
(2017 #3)


22 44 444 666 8888 (Any 3 Suits)
(Evens #4)

22 44 666 888 DDDD (Any 3 Suits)
(Evens #5)


LIKE NUMBERS


FF 1111 DDDD 1111 (Any 3 Suits)
(Like Numbers #1)


FFF 1111 FFF 1111 (Any 2 Suits)
(Like Numbers #2)


FFFF 4444 9999 13 -or- FFFF 4444 9999 13
(Thirteens #1)


NNNNN DDDD 11111 (Quints; Any Wind & Any No. in Any Suit, Kong Any Dragon)
(Quints #1)


CONSECUTIVE RUNS


11 22 111 222 3333 (Any 3 Suits; Any 3 Consecutive Nos.)
(Consec #4)


11 33 333 555 DDDD -or- 55 77 777 999 DDDD (Any 3 Suits)
(Odds #3)


1111 33 55 77 9999 (Any 2 Suits)
(Odds #5)


11 33 111 333 5555 -or- 55 77 555 777 9999 (Any 3 Suits)
(Odds #3)


11 NNN 11 SSS 1111 (Any Like Odds)
22 EEE 22 WWW 2222 (Any Like Evens)

(Winds - Dragons #3, #4)


FFF NNNN FFF SSSS -or- FFF EEEE FFF WWWW
(Winds - Dragons #5)


33 66 333 666 9999 (Any 3 Suits; Kong 9's Only)
(369 #4)


33 66 99 3333 3333 (Kongs; 3's, 6's or 9's)
(369 #5)


336 33669 336699 (Any 3 Suits)
(S&P #3)


FF 22 4 6 88 22 4 6 88 (Any 2 suits)
(S&P #4)


11 33 55 77 99 11 11 (Any Like Odd Prs. In Opposite 2 Suits)
(S&P #5)


FF 11 22 11 22 11 22 (Any 2 Consecutive Nos. In 3 Suits)
(S&P #6)


FF 2017 DD 2017 DD (Bams & Craks Only)
(S&P #7)


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