Last Updated: September 5, 2019

# Pai Gow Tiles Strategy

## Introduction

The following strategy is for Pai Gow Tiles. Follow the first rule that applies.

## 1. ONE WAY

If one split beats and/or ties the low and high hands of both other splits, set the tiles that way and disregard all other rules.

## 2. PAIRS

Play a pair in the high hand whenever possible, unless splitting is indicated below:

1. Split Gee Joon to make 7/9 or better.
2. Split 2s and 12s to make 6/8 or better.
3. Split 5s to make 7/7.
4. Split 6s to make 7/8 or better.
5. Split 7s to make 7/7 or better.
6. Split 8s to make 8/8 or better.
7. Split 9s to make 9/9 or better.

## 3. TEEN AND DAY

Play the best high hand if at least one of the other two tiles is a Gee, 6, 7, 8, or 9. Otherwise, play the best low hand.

## 4. TEEN OR DAY

Follow the first rule that applies:

1. Play the best low hand if it is worth 6 or 7 points and its high tile is Teen, Day, or H8.
2. Play the best low hand that puts a Wong, Gong, or High Nine in the high hand, unless it ranks lower than 4-with-H8, in which case play the best high hand instead.
3. Play the best low hand if it is worth 5, 6, or 7 points.
4. Play the best high hand.

## 5. NO TEEN OR DAY

Follow the first rule that applies:

1. Play the best low hand if it is at least 4-with-H8 but no higher than 8-with-L10.
2. Play the best low hand if the best high hand ranks lower than 6-with-H6.
3. Play the best high hand.

## STRATEGY PERFORMANCE

The following figures show the results when using the above strategy with no exceptions:

### Strategy Performance

Banking Situation House Edge
Dealer is banking 1.8442%
Player is banking 0.0297%
Dealer and player are taking turns banking 0.9369%

Here are all of the exceptions to the above strategy, when the dealer is banking:

## PAIR EXCEPTIONS

 H8, 9, L2, L2         7/Pair H8, 9, H2, H2         7/Pair 9, H8, H8, 11         7/9 9, L8, L8, 11         7/9 H10, L6, L2, L6         6/8 H10, L6, H2, L6         6/8 L2, 11, L2, 9         3/Wong H2, 11, H2, 9         3/Wong

## TEEN AND DAY EXCEPTIONS

 H2, Gee, L2, 9         high 8/low Wong H2, L6, L2, 9         high 8/low Wong H2, H6, L2, 9         high 8/low Wong H2, L2, H8, 11         4/9 H2, L2, H10, 9         4/9 H2, L2, 11, H6         4/7 H2, L2, 11, Gee         4/7 H2, L2, H10, Gee         4/6 H2, 11, L2, 5         high 3/low 7 H2, H10, L2, 5         high 2/low 7 H2, L10, L2, 5         high 2/low 7 L2, L10, H2, L4         low 2/high 6

## TEEN OR DAY EXCEPTIONS

 L10, H8, L2, 9         8/Wong H10, H8, L2, 9         8/Wong L10, H8, H2, 9         8/Wong 11, L7, L2, L8         8/Gong 11, H7, L2, L8         8/Gong 11, L7, H2, L8         8/Gong 11, H7, H2, L8         8/Gong L2, Gee, H8, 11         8/9 L2, L6, H8, 11         8/9 L10, L8, L2, L6         8/8 L10, H8, L2, Gee         8/8 L10, H8, L2, L6         8/8 L10, H8, L2, H6         8/8 L10, H8, H2, L6         8/8 H10, L7, L2, 9         7/Wong L10, H7, L2, 9         7/Wong H10, L7, L2, L8         7/Gong H10, H7, L2, L8         7/Gong H10, L7, L2, H8         7/Gong H10, H7, L2, H8         7/Gong H10, L7, H2, L8         7/Gong H10, H7, H2, L8         7/Gong L8, 9, L2, Gee         7/8 L8, 9, L2, L6         7/8 L10, L7, L2, Gee         7/8 L10, H7, L2, Gee         7/8 H10, L7, L2, Gee         7/8 H10, L7, L2, L6         7/8 H10, L7, L2, H6         7/8 H10, H7, L2, Gee         7/8 H10, H7, L2, L6         7/8 H10, H7, L2, H6         7/8 L8, 9, L2, 5         7/7 L8, 9, H2, 5         7/7 L10, L7, L2, 5         7/7 L10, H7, L2, 5         7/7 H10, L7, L2, 5         7/7 H10, H7, L2, 5         7/7 H10, L7, H2, 5         7/7 H10, H7, H2, 5         7/7 11, 5, H2, L8         6/Gong 11, 5, H2, L7         6/9 11, 5, H2, H7         6/9 11, H4, L2, L8         5/Gong 11, L4, H2, L8         5/Gong 11, H4, H2, L8         5/Gong H10, 5, H2, L8         5/Gong 11, H4, L2, L7         5/9 11, H4, L2, H7         5/9 11, L4, H2, L7         5/9 11, L4, H2, H7         5/9 11, H4, H2, L7         5/9 11, H4, H2, H7         5/9 L8, H7, L2, Gee         5/8 H8, L7, L2, Gee         5/8 H8, H7, L2, Gee         5/8 H8, L7, L2, L6         5/8 H8, H7, L2, L6         5/8 H8, L7, L2, H6         5/8 H8, H7, L2, H6         5/8 11, H4, L2, 5         5/7 11, H4, H2, 5         5/7 H8, L7, L2, 5         5/7 H8, H7, L2, 5         5/7 H8, L7, H2, 5         5/7 H8, H7, H2, 5         5/7 L10, H4, L2, 9         4/Wong L10, H4, H2, 9         4/Wong L10, H4, H2, L8         4/Gong H10, H4, H2, L8         4/Gong L8, H6, H2, L7         4/9 L8, H6, H2, H7         4/9 L10, H4, H2, L7         4/9 L10, H4, H2, H7         4/9 9, L4, H2, L8         3/Gong 9, H4, H2, L8         3/Gong L2, 11, L10, L4         3/4 L2, 11, L10, H4         3/4 H2, 11, L10, L4         3/4 H2, 11, L10, H4         3/4 L8, L4, L2, 9         2/Wong L8, H4, L2, 9         2/Wong L10, L2, H4, 5         2/9 L10, H2, H4, 5         2/9 L10, L2, H4, H10         2/4 H10, 11, L10, L2         1/2 H10, 11, L10, H2         1/2

## NO TEEN OR DAY EXCEPTIONS

 H4, Gee, L4, 5         high 7/low 9 11, L6, H6, Gee         low 7/high 9 H10, Gee, H8, 11         6/9 H10, L6, H8, 11         6/9 H10, H6, H8, 11         6/9 L10, L6, H6, Gee         low 6/high 9 L10, L6, H10, 9         low 6/high 9 L10, H6, H10, 9         low 6/high 9 L10, H6, H10, L8         low 6/high 8 L10, H6, H10, L7         low 6/high 7 L10, H6, H10, H7         low 6/high 7 L10, 5, H10, 9         low 5/high 9 H10, 5, L8, 11         5/9 H10, 5, H6, Gee         5/9 L10, 5, H8, 11         5/9 H10, 5, H8, 11         5/9 9, H6, 11, L7         5/8 9, H6, 11, H7         5/8 9, H6, H10, L7         5/7 9, H6, H10, H7         5/7 L10, 5, H10, L7         low 5/high 7 L10, 5, H10, H7         low 5/high 7 L8, H7, 9, H8         low 5/high 7 H8, L7, 9, L8         high 5/low 7 H10, L4, H8, 11         4/9 H7, L7, 11, Gee         4/7 L8, H6, H10, L7         4/7 L8, L6, H4, Gee         4/7 L10, L4, 9, H8         4/7 L10, H4, 9, H8         4/7 H10, L4, L10, H6         high 4/low 6 H10, L4, H8, L8         4/6 H7, L7, L10, Gee         4/6 H7, L7, L10, L6         4/6 H7, L7, L10, H6         4/6 H7, L7, L10, 5         4/5 L8, H6, 9, L6         high 4/low 5 L10, H4, 11, L4         high 4/low 5 H7, L7, L10, L4         4/4 H10, L4, L10, H4         4/4 L8, H6, H8, L6         4/4 L7, L6, 9, H6         low 3/high 5 H7, L6, 9, H6         low 3/high 5 9, L4, L8, H6         3/4 9, H4, L8, L6         3/4 9, H4, L8, H6         3/4 L8, L4, H8, 11         low 2/high 9 H6, L6, H8, 11         2/9 5, L7, L10, 9         2/9 5, H7, L10, 9         2/9 5, L7, H10, 9         2/9 5, H7, H10, 9         2/9 5, L7, 11, L8         2/9 H6, L6, L10, H8         2/8 H6, L6, H8, L7         2/5 H6, L6, H8, H7         2/5 L4, L7, L8, 11         1/9 H4, L7, L8, 11         1/9 L4, H7, L8, 11         1/9 H4, H7, L8, 11         1/9 L4, L7, H8, 11         1/9 H4, L7, H8, 11         1/9 L4, H7, H8, 11         1/9 H4, H7, H8, 11         1/9 L6, 5, H8, 11         1/9 H6, 5, H8, 11         1/9 L6, 5, H10, 9         1/9 H6, 5, L10, H8         1/8 H6, 5, H10, H8         1/8 11, L10, H10, L7         low 1/high 7 11, L10, H10, H7         low 1/high 7 H6, 5, 11, L6         high 1/low 7 H4, L7, 11, H6         1/7 H4, H7, 11, H6         1/7 H6, 5, L10, L6         high 1/low 6 H10, 11, L10, Gee         high 1/low 6 H10, 11, L10, L6         high 1/low 6 H10, 11, L10, H6         high 1/low 6 H4, L7, L10, H6         1/6 H4, H7, L10, H6         1/6 H6, 5, 9, H7         1/6 H6, 5, 9, L6         high 1/low 5 L4, L7, L8, H7         1/5 H4, L7, L8, H7         1/5 L4, L7, H8, H7         1/5 H4, L7, H8, H7         1/5 H4, L7, H8, L6         1/4 H4, L7, H8, H6         1/4 H4, H7, H8, L6         1/4 H4, H7, H8, H6         1/4 L6, L4, H8, 11         0/9 L6, H4, H8, 11         0/9 H6, L4, H8, 11         0/9 H6, H4, H8, 11         0/9

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