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A Bruising Battle

PUTEAUX, France, July 29th - A few hours ago, the Japanese Professional Mahjong League JPML posted a video of the final hanchan of the World Riichi Mahjong Championship. In this hanchan, which lasted for over two hours, a bruising battle took place between four Japanese: Hiroshi Yamai, Kazuhiko Nishijima, Jun Nishikawa and Noriyuki Kiriyama.


Welcome, Scott Miller!

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AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - For the first time in its history, Mahjong News welcomes a new editor. Scott Miller, author of the mahjong instruction book ‘Mahjong From A to Zhú’ (Psionic Press 2013) has joined the staff. This is especially good news for the large American ‘mah-jongg’ community of some 300,000 members: Scott is from Amarillo, Texas, and he will have a keen eye for the development of the game in his country.
Scott is not only writing about mahjong, he also is an instructor of the game at Amarillo College. He played in the European Riichi Mahjong Championship 2013 in Austria, and he will be present in Paris for the first World Riichi Mahjong Championship, coming July.
Besides that, he is the author of more than thirteen professional publications in various scientific text books and journals, to include the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. Scott is a husband and father of four children, residing in Texas, USA.

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Editor Scott D. Miller

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AMARILLO, Texas - As from today, Scott D. Miller is the Editor-in-Chief of Mahjong News. He is the successor of  Martin Rep, the founder of the only and only Independent Internet Mahjong Newspaper. 

Dr. Scott D. Miller is the author of the mahjong instruction book ‘Mahjong From A to Zhú’ (Psionic Press 2013) and an instructor of the game at Amarillo College. He played in the European Riichi Mahjong Championship 2013 in Austria and was a referee in the World Riichi Mahjong Championship.

 

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Taiwanese singer accused of bad ‘table manners’

JolinTsaiHUNAN, China -  Taiwan singer Show Luo revealed that fellow Taiwan singer Jolin Tsai has bad manners at the mahjong table, during an appearance on a Chinese variety show on Thursday, reported Chinese media. "That woman [Tsai] refuses to accept defeat and we cannot let her lose [at mahjong], because if she loses, we would be in trouble.

"She will ask us to keep playing till she wins," said Luo with a laugh. "But when she wins, she will happily walk away."
"If the people playing with her take too long to play their tiles, she'll scowl."
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Nails

Luo went on to describe how Tsai's penchant for beautifying her nails drove the people playing mahjong with her crazy.
"Jolin likes to decorate her nails so she never shuffles the mahjong tiles herself and gets someone else to do it.
"She also a habit of tapping her fake nails on the table whenever someone is slow and the noise annoys everyone," said Luo, doing an impression of Tsai's annoying habit.

No romance

Although Luo appears to know Tsai a little too well, the 31-year-old maintained they were just friends and that there was no romance between them.
"There are some people whom you just know will be great buddies with you," said Luo.
The pair routinely reveal nuggets of information about each other - Luo's revelation of Tsai's mahjong habits follows Tsai's statement in March that Luo is a very poor drinker, and that he once collapsed after sipping just a little red wine.

(Channel News Asia)

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1Tuesday, 31 May 2011 12:34
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Is it a Closers / People News ?
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