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Mahjong & Other Political Games

September 12, 2008 David Hurley 0

Two weeks ago Kenyon returned to the table from his summer holidays. Tim was present for a beer and the talk inevitably turned towards Barack Obama’s acceptance speech. I shall spare the blogosphere yet another ramble on the intertwined subjects of BO’s prospects, policies, race and religion.  Far more important [Read more…]

Apologies For The Silence!

July 20, 2008 David Hurley 1

Things have been a bit hectic recently so the Cock’s Eye blog has been sadly neglected. We played four games since I last reported, and I also played a couple of games at Dr M’s… The key point that I can remember is that Noda’s advance was reversed by David [Read more…]

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Friday 2nd November: Irish Famine

November 9, 2007 David Hurley 0

Ray came into town from the sticks tonight and joined us at the table of conviviality. The first two games were played by him, Noda and Jaime. David arrived towards the end of the first game and already the foreign players had a gloomy air about them. David ordered yakimeshi [Read more…]

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Friday 31st August: The Mahjong Mulligan?

September 7, 2007 David Hurley 0

Having found the Mulligan such a convivial companion on the golf course, I begin to think that he ought to take up mahjong, or at least keep the players company. I believe he may actually have put in an appearance or two at tonight’s game. He certainly seems to have [Read more…]

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St John Evangelist Day Revelation!

December 31, 2006 David Hurley 0

On December 27th, the Feast of St John the Evangelist, I found myself back at the Doc’s for a festive afternoon of mahjong. The “revelation” I received was this – Doctor M junior was right! When we first began to play mahjong he prophesied that I might suffer at the [Read more…]

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Friday 15th December: The Noda Wait

December 17, 2006 David Hurley 0

I was attending a birthday party tonight so did not play mahjong. Tonight’s “zero” score was a marked improvement on my recent form. I leave it to Jaime to file the report: “When I first started playing mahjong in 2000 I cobbled together a strategy of how to simplify the [Read more…]