Mahjong is really a complex and tricky game. I found it to be a fun and frustrating game if you can't calculate points and understand how moves work. There's a funny story of my first mahjong debut, but I'll tell you that story some other time. I can tell you this: I thought that kongs were the best move in the game and it's so hilarious that I played mahjong around the same time Saki first aired.
I play chess, but don't know people in my area who play it. I'm really good at it and I taught it to a few people in the past. I started playing it around middle school and played it as a past time during high school, never joined the club because I wanted to focus on homework and writing.
Well, I really like Yuri and Saki...to tell you the truth I've had my doubts at first but after watching it, the series grew on me!, I tried mahjong myself and there was so much rules and regulations you had to follow. I literally thought that it was a orthodox version of chess (which I play), but it was fun learning it. I still can't play mahjong but I enjoy learning and attempting to play it.
You don't have to give me cheap unnecessary sympathy you know. Are you sure you're saying those things to me to make me feel better about myself...because if you are...IT'S NOT WORKING!!!!