Malaru
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March 31st, 2013 at 8:45:17 PM permalink
I was playing Pai Gow tiles game on the wizard's site.. while waiting for someone. We ended up having a tie on the high hand. We both had 9.

Don't a tie in number go to the person with the higher tile being used? The computers 9 had a gee tile and mine had a Bon tile. My understanding is that I would win on tile rank because my Bon 9 would beat his 9 because any tile paired with a gee tile is automatically the lower ranked tile (I recall being told that gee joon together as a pair unbeatable- but separate as a wild 6/9 makes the pairing automatically lower in rank then any other of same amount (unless my 9 also had the other half of gee joon in which case it would have been a complete tie and the dealer would win all ties).

What did I miss or am I confusing?


BTW Ive come a long way in learning the game- buying my own tile set helped a lot, as well as learning the story behind the tiles- that helped me remember the tile rankings a lot.
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JB
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March 31st, 2013 at 9:13:04 PM permalink
The dealer must have had the Gee with a high 6 (Chong) tile, which beats the Bon 9 (9 with low 4) because Chong outranks Bon.

With a 2-tile hand where exactly one of the tiles is a Gee, that hand's high tile is always the non-Gee tile, because every non-Gee tile outranks an individual (unpaired) Gee tile.
sodawater
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March 31st, 2013 at 10:44:41 PM permalink
simplest way to remember this is that gee joon is the highest pair but the tiles are never used to break a tie.
Malaru
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March 31st, 2013 at 11:20:20 PM permalink
Ok, I see my mistake then.. I cant remember if it had the chong or not- must have. I was thinking that by making a tile paired with the gee tiles it automatically made the hand lower then an equal point hand- but your saying it would be the higher of the individual tiles involved- so he would use the other tile paired with it (most likely, it would almost certainly have to be chong to win against my nine. Got it.
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sodawater
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April 1st, 2013 at 12:13:26 AM permalink
another easy way to think of it is that in the event of a tie hand, the single highest tile among the four tiles that make up the 2 tied hands is used to break the tie. if there are 2 of the same highest tiles, then it goes to the banker.

gee joon is never used to break a tie, but it doesnt affect the other tile in the hand. thus an 8 with a teen and a gee joon would beat an 8 with a day and a chong.

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