Mahjong Solitaire essential
Mahjong Solitaire is a Mahjong-based single player game, where players remove mahjong tiles from the initial Mahjong layout to clear the playing area completely of tiles by matching pairs of tiles. Players can remove only those matching pairs of tiles where each tile has at least one side (left or right) free and no other tiles placed on top.
Mahjong Tournament score
The most important thing in online Mahjong Solitaire game is the number of mahjong tiles removed from all the levels. Players obtain 10 points for each pair removing plus some bonus points for the additional bonus for each level (each new Mahjong layout) completion. So to the end of the game you have some score.
Winning in online Mahjong tournament
In online Mahjong Tournaments, you can play and compete against other players. A player who gets the highest score in a Tournament wins and gets the Guaranteed $Prize Pot.
The types of online Mahjong tournaments
$Ticket Online Mahjong Tournaments can be either Instant $Prizes or Jackpot Tournaments.
Instant $Prizes Tournaments involve a pre-set number of participants (between 2 and 10, but most of Mahjong tournaments at Rubl.com have 2-4 participants ). The tournament ends when the last player finishes his/her game. Top score earns a guaranteed $Prize. You can see the number of the tournament participants in "Players" column - right to "Play now" button on the page with the current Mahjong tournaments list.
Jackpot Tournaments end at a pre-set Finish time. For Progressive Jackpot tournaments, the jackpot grows as each player enters the Tournament. The more players, the bigger the prize JackPot. A handy link next to every Progressive Jackpot Tournament illustrates $Prize Jackpot and its distribution (as it varies with different number of participants). For example, initially set to $300 JackPot can grow to $1500 to the end of the tournament. Currently at Rubl.com we have two most popular JackPot tournaments - Daily online Mahjong Solitaire tournaments and Monthly online Mahjong Solitaire tournaments. The money Prize pot is distributed among several winners, see "jackpot" link for more information.
How to join and play online Mahjong tournament
Players can use their Tickets as an entry fee for Mahjong Solitaire Tournaments. Some tournaments are held for Bonus Tickets, other ones are for the real money Tickets. Tournaments have a variety of entry fees listed. You'll see multiple tournaments with their entry fees listed. Select a tournament in your price range, and join.
For example there can be 2-player tournaments (see "Players" column) for 0.25, 1 or 3 Tickets (see "Entry Fee" column).
If you have enough Tickets on your account to pay entry fee press "Play now" button against your selected Mahjong tournament. After the game loading you will have to agree one more time to start the tournament Mahjong game.
How do I find out if I won?
Once you complete the Mahjong Solitaire tournament, you will be automatically directed to the Tournament Standings page for this Tournament. It may take some time for your opponents to fill up the tournament and finish their games there (especially in Jackpot tournaments, that can last days). In this case, the Tournament Standings page will display that winner has not been declared yet. At any other time, you can also view the tournaments that you've participated in by selecting the "Manage Account" button, then selecting "View My Completed Tournaments". While the tournament is in progress, only players who have registered for the tournament can view that tournament's standings. If you won a Tournament, you'll be notified by email and the Prize will be automatically deposited into your personal Account. You can also view the winners of each tournament you participate in by selecting the "Manage Account" link, and then selecting the "View my Completed Tournaments link.
How soon will I see my winnings?
After you win in an Instant $Prizes Mahjong Tournament, the winnings will be added to your account and your winner email will be sent as soon as the last player completes his or her game.
After you win in a Jackpot $Prizes Mahjong Tournament, the winnings will be added to your account and winner emails sent 20 minutes after the published closing time. It may take up to 10 minutes after the published finish time to close Jackpot $Prizes Tournaments.