Sunday 04 October 2015

Riichi Lessons from the Master

riichiLesson1NEW YORK 27 September 2015 - During the New York Riichi Open this weekend, Shigekazu Moriyama met with the group around the table to share some sage advice. Without exception, every single player observing Mr. Moriyama's advice was blown away by being shown an entirely new way to approach strategy and tile efficiency, leaving every player there a better more enlightened player. His lessons were such a rare treat, Mahjong News will do it's best to share an example pearl for our readers.


After the Dutch, now it’s Henrik Leth

Henrik Leth. Foto © Bénédite TopuzPARIS - Henrik Leth has broken the Dutch hegomony over the French championship. After Marianne Croeze (2007 and 2008) and Anton Kösters (2009), both from the Netherlands, today it was a Danish player who has won the French Open, one of the most prestigious  and important mahjong tournaments in Europe. Runner-up was  Brigitte Sandarom; since she was the best French player, she was declared French champion 2010. Thanks to Gerda Van Oorschot, who won the third prize, there was still a good success for the Dutch in Paris. 108 players participated.


Last year's winner Anton Kösters - he ended on the third position, one week ago, during the Spanish Open, last week in Murcia - landed just in the top-twenty of the tournament. Marianne Croeze, double winner of the tournament, was less succesful: she ended on position number 48.

The team prize was for Danish White Dragons (Henrik Leth, Jesper Willemoes Hansen, Frank Rostved and Jeppe Stig Nielsen); runner-up were 'Les Dalton' from France (Reunion), with Ludivic Brun, Frédérique Grondin, Stephane Boyer and Stéphanie Boyer-Parcollet. Number three was the French 'Red Empire' (Nathalie Mahé, Lionel Legaie, Nicolas Pochic, Anne Choux).


Comments (3)Comments are closed
1Monday, 26 April 2010 14:57
Brigitte Sandarom is not spanish, she's French and she is the new French Champion 2010
2Monday, 26 April 2010 15:06
Mahjong News
Merci bien, Lionel!

I have corrected the mistake. And I hope to meet Brigitte soon…
Martin Rep
3Tuesday, 27 April 2010 09:05
Otto Myslivec
Well done Henrik - congratulation!!!!!!
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