MOSCOW, Russia - Mahjong analyst Vitaly Novikov provides an update of an overall MCR players ranking as of October 01, 2018.

Methodology correction

Methodology description and first overall MCR players ranking data have been published here. As stated in the original article there exists an obvious skewness of calculations due to "superb" availability of data for European tournaments and "far below average" availability of data for Asian and other world tournaments. For instance, only 30 Asian tournaments have been processed so far while the average number of participants in those tournaments is about 120-130 players which far beyond typical European tournament!

For the matter of finding balance in calculations two major changes have been done:

  • for player's ranking calculation 50% of the score is taken from player's level, another 50% is based on top 5 tournaments within the last 3 years;
  • tournament weight as a parameter has been omitted, so any "old" tournament yields the same contribution as "fresh" one.

Top ranking lists

After processing of 388 tournaments, one can find almost 3,100 (!) names. Since there is an obvious "accessibility" issue (see above) only top ranking lists will be presented below.

Players' rating has been processed based on 50% of the score is taken from player's level, 50% is based on top 5 tournaments within the last 3 years, no weights. So only 5 "big" tournaments matters.

Top 100 players as of October 01, 2018

# Prev ↑↓ EMAID Player Nat Dan Rating Nr/T
1 1   04990062 PFEIFFER Matthieu FRA D9- 5 765 25
2 2   07000096 MARTINI Francesco ITA D8 5 469 19
3 6 07000007 MILANDRI Marco ITA D8- 5 436 12
4 3 04040057 RATSIMANDRESY Joel FRA D8 5 405 37
5 5   04090026 RAK Cyrille FRA D8- 5 360 20
6 4 07000021 SAVINI Elena ITA D8- 5 349 16
7 7   08010028 BROERS Eveline NED D8- 5 245 23
8 8   82CHN033 JIAO Linghua 焦灵花 CHN D8- 5 221 8
9 9   07000009 RIJOFF Stefano ITA D8 5 200 24
10 23 03000049 CHRISTIANSEN Freddy DEN D8 5 091 7
11 10 04040189 PETIT Frédéric FRA D7 5 087 20
12 21 08010039 KÖSTERS Anton NED D7 5 077 22
13 11 07000018 MONTEBELLI Marco ITA D7- 5 073 43
14 12 05100153 HAHN Timur GER D7 5 064 52
15 33 04090025 MANZO Bruno FRA D7 5 062 39
16 15 15990215 SHPILMAN Aleksei RUS D7+ 5 049 29
17 16 15990070 SHPILMAN Anna RUS D7 5 020 34
18 19 08010025 CROEZE Marianne NED D7 5 013 22
19 13 07000104 BATTAGLINI Francesca ITA D7 4 989 13
20 75 04210015 ROY Olivier FRA D7 4 988 17
21 20 07000078 ENFI Laura ITA D7 4 969 9
22 14 07000005 BUSCARINI Patrizia ITA D7 4 967 14
23 58 07000107 SERIO Danilo ITA D7 4 947 16
24 17 10990043 RÍOS NAVARRO Raúl ESP D7 4 910 19
25 18 01000059 SALLMUTTER Doris AUT D7 4 893 10
26 25 04990036 AUBRUN Daniel FRA D7- 4 875 20
27 26 04130027 HERDIER Romain FRA D7+ 4 872 10
28 34 10990027 AYLLÓN Antonio ESP D7 4 855 12
29 22 08010411 LINDEN, VAN DER Ad NED D7- 4 840 30
30 37 04030074 BARBET Jean Louis FRA D7 4 800 15
31 27 16000002 LANG Bo SUI D7- 4 703 11
32 43 04090060 ARNAUD Caroline FRA D6+ 4 702 32
33 24 15990107 BOGATIKOV Aleksander RUS D7 4 700 17
34 106 04090008 FONGUE Simon Bounkéo FRA D6+ 4 696 25
35 29 03000149 BAHIANO STEENHOLM Isabel DEN D7 4 695 8
36 30 04090080 AGUERRE Cédric FRA D6+ 4 688 34
37 32 08010021 HEEMSKERK Désirée NED D7 4 671 7
38 28 82CHN085 PANG Shusheng 逄蜀生 CHN D7 4 667 7
39 36 04030062 JOURDAIN David FRA D7- 4 665 12
40 31 04040205 PFEIFFER Ji Li FRA D6+ 4 665 21
41 47 07000001 GAVELLI Luca ITA D6+ 4 654 20
42 35 82CHN226 ZHOU Yong 周勇 CHN D6- 4 635 10
43 38 04090059 MOREAU Mélanie FRA D6+ 4 632 17
44 51 04090024 MANZO Annie FRA D6+ 4 613 40
45 39 15990028 CHICHIGIN Andrey RUS D7- 4 611 18
46 55 04130015 TOUSSAINT Kevin FRA D6+ 4 607 11
47 40 82CHN102 DUAN Yanbin 段燕斌 CHN D6 4 600 11
48 44 82CHN020 SONG Panjing 宋盼婧 CHN D6 4 595 15
49 62 07000002 BAZZOCCHI Marco ITA D6+ 4 594 12
50 42 07000093 TASSINARI Ombretta ITA D6 4 584 21
51 68 04040026 MESSI FOUDA Benoit FRA D6 4 580 10
52 97 07000070 FOSCHI Marco ITA D6+ 4 575 9
53 41 08010599 VAN DE NIEUWENDIJK Marjan NED D6 4 567 35
54 53 04990024 DI DOMENICO Annabel FRA D6+ 4 560 28
55 45 04040034 LEGAIE Lionel FRA D6 4 559 21
56 72 07000035 FERRUZZI Giacomo ITA D6 4 558 25
57 49 04040047 BONDOIN Sandra FRA D6 4 556 23
58 61 82CHN017 LI Wenlong 李文龙 (京) CHN D6+ 4 549 14
59 52 07000006 NATALI Daniela ITA D6 4 544 27
60 46 15990251 LUGANNIKOV Denis RUS D6+ 4 543 36
61 54 07000024 PORRATI Serena ITA D6 4 538 30
62 92 02010033 VERHEYDEN Marieke BEL D6+ 4 534 14
63 48 04990054 YOU-SEEN Vincent FRA D6+ 4 532 11
64 69 01000069 RIEGLER Helmut AUT D6 4 526 17
65 50 08010052 HEIDE, VAN DER Yvonne NED D6 4 518 18
66 60 04040105 EA Anthony FRA D6 4 508 19
67 56 03000051 ANDERSEN Morten DEN D7- 4 503 5
68 57 04290023 SANTOS Manuel FRA D6+ 4 495 23
69 78 16000005 HUMBERT Luc SUI D6+ 4 479 26
70 77 03000140 CHEN KOLD Shi Hua DEN D6 4 477 7
71 59 10990018 ESCASO GIL Héctor ESP D6- 4 471 11
72 73 04040083 VIGNAUD Hubert FRA D6 4 464 12
73 63 86SGP002 LOW Kee Chung 刘纪宗 SGP D6- 4 444 7
74 64 01000001 SCHEICHENBAUER Martin AUT D6 4 443 17
75 80 04120070 DESCAMPS Florent FRA D6- 4 398 8
76 82 07000115 IACOLINO Giuseppe ITA D6 4 375 16
77 67 04990015 BOURGEOIS Thierry FRA D6- 4 372 8
78 83 01000110 NEUWIRTH Franz AUT D6 4 368 10
79 74 04080001 BOIDIN Héléne FRA D7- 4 360 8
80 65 08010158 WESTDIJK Diana NED D6 4 358 12
81 71 04090088 FERRANTE Sébastien FRA D6 4 344 7
82 76 81JPN059 ONODERA Katsuyuki 小野寺克之 JPN D6+ 4 337 8
83 79 10990020 AMADOR LORENTE Eduardo ESP D6 4 332 10
84 66 05900003 ZAHRADNIK Michael GER D8- 4 331 4
85 86 04130026 LAPLAGNE Fanette FRA D6+ 4 318 10
86 193 04990025 DI DOMENICO Corinne FRA D6 4 292 6
87 85 04130032 XANTHOPOULOS Catherine FRA D6- 4 279 14
88 87 07000065 GORI Stefania ITA D6 4 270 9
89 95 08010003 OORSCHOT, VAN Gerda NED D5+ 4 264 26
90 96 07000055 TRANCHINA Massimiliano ITA D6 4 240 12
91 182 04040058 LEFEBVRE Christophe FRA D6 4 230 6
92 91 16000011 HÊCHE Gérard SUI D5+ 4 223 28
93 207 04090035 DRAUX Apolline FRA D6 4 197 5
94 99 86SGP006 Boey Mun Seng 梅文诚 SGP D6- 4 186 9
95 88 82CHN221 ZHAO Jian 赵坚 CHN D5+ 4 181 8
96 70 01000027 SALLMUTTER Gabriele AUT D6 4 162 10
97 90 04010007 UGO Jean Claude FRA D6- 4 156 9
98 94 08010022 ONNINK Janco NED D5 4 147 11
99 116 05900002 KÖNIG Nadine GER D5+ 4 138 15
100 98 04090016 RAK Agnès FRA D5+ 4 127 20

Top 50 non-EMA players as of October 01, 2018

# Player Nat Dan Rating Nr/T
1 JIAO Linghua 焦灵花 CHN D8- 5 221 8
2 PANG Shusheng 逄蜀生 CHN D7 4 667 7
3 ZHOU Yong 周勇 CHN D6- 4 635 10
4 DUAN Yanbin 段燕斌 CHN D6 4 600 11
5 SONG Panjing 宋盼婧 CHN D6 4 595 15
6 LI Wenlong 李文龙 (京) CHN D6+ 4 549 14
7 LOW Kee Chung 刘纪宗 SGP D6- 4 444 7
8 ONODERA Katsuyuki 小野寺克之 JPN D6+ 4 337 8
9 Boey Mun Seng 梅文诚 SGP D6- 4 186 9
10 ZHAO Jian 赵坚 CHN D5+ 4 181 8
11 ZHANG Chunman 张纯满 CHN D6+ 4 105 4
12 WANG Chuanting 王传亭 CHN D5 4 076 7
13 OHORI Ryuichi 大堀龍一 JPN D6- 4 065 6
14 KUGIMIYA Kimito 釘宮公人 JPN D5+ 4 055 11
15 LI Liang 李良 CHN D5+ 4 049 6
16 ZHEN Yonggang 甄永刚 CHN D5+ 4 037 6
17 TANG Bo 唐波 CHN D5 4 010 5
18 GAO Yuan 高源 CHN D6 4 000 4
19 ZHOU Hongwu 周红武 CHN D6 3 966 10
20 QI Liguo 齐立国 CHN D5 3 965 6
21 ZHOU Guijun 周桂君 CHN D5 3 914 11
22 WU Yanxia 吴燕霞 CHN D5 3 891 9
23 XU Huaou 徐华欧 CHN D7- 3 863 3
24 JIANG Xiaoli 江晓丽 CHN D5 3 848 6
25 DENG Zhanxi 邓展熙 CHN D5 3 833 5
26 ZHOU Jie 周杰 CHN D5 3 828 6
27 LV Fengxian 吕凤仙 CHN D5 3 812 5
28 CHEN Enping 陈恩平 CHN D4- 3 811 5
29 HE Yijian 何一坚 CHN D5 3 733 6
30 WANG Xin 王鑫 CHN D5+ 3 718 4
31 ZHOU Bingfeng 周冰锋 CHN D5- 3 692 5
32 ZHENG Lanzhou 郑蓝舟 CHN D7- 3 664 2
33 XU Teng 徐腾 CHN D4+ 3 654 7
34 YAN Wenying 阎文英 CHN D6+ 3 648 6
35 ZHOU Ping 周萍 CHN D4 3 640 8
36 ZHU Lei 朱磊 CHN D5 3 606 5
37 ZHANG Jian 张健 CHN D4+ 3 591 7
38 ZHEN Runming 甄润明 CHN D5+ 3 560 4
39 LI Yaocan 李耀灿 CHN D4 3 552 5
40 MO Ai 莫艾 CHN D4 3 529 8
41 YANG Xiao 杨骁 CHN D5 3 509 4
42 PHUA Ek Kian Edwin 潘毅坚 SGP D4 3 505 9
43 ODA Kohichi 小田宏一 JPN D7- 3 503 3
44 WANG Guiying 王桂英 CHN D6 3 497 3
45 JIN Yaodong 金耀东 CHN D4 3 472 6
46 ZHOU Changsheng 周昌盛 CHN D4+ 3 471 5
47 SUZUKI Yoshihiro 鈴木芳洋 JPN D8- 3 470 1
48 XIE Jin 谢缙 CHN D4- 3 463 7
49 CHEN Xiaoming 陈晓明 CHN D4+ 3 456 6
50 CUI Jian 崔健 CHN D4+ 3 454 5

Players having top "level" as of October 01, 2018

# Player Nat Dan ValidTo Level
1 PFEIFFER Matthieu FRA D9- 28.05.2019 6 000
2-5 CHRISTIANSEN Freddy DEN D8 28.05.2019 5 500
2-5 MARTINI Francesco ITA D8 28.05.2019 5 500
2-5 RATSIMANDRESY Joel FRA D8 12.11.2018 5 500
2-5 RIJOFF Stefano ITA D8 12.11.2018 5 500
6-12 BROERS Eveline NED D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
6-12 JIAO Linghua 焦灵花 CHN D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
6-12 MILANDRI Marco ITA D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
6-12 RAK Cyrille FRA D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
6-12 SAVINI Elena ITA D8- 20.08.2019 5 500
6-12 SUZUKI Yoshihiro 鈴木芳洋 JPN D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
6-12 ZAHRADNIK Michael GER D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
13-14 HERDIER Romain FRA D7+ 13.05.2019 5 000
13-14 SHPILMAN Aleksei RUS D7+ 13.05.2019 5 000
15-33 AYLLÓN Antonio ESP D7 26.08.2019 5 000
15-33 BAHIANO STEENHOLM Isabel DEN D7 28.05.2019 5 000
15-33 BARBET Jean Louis FRA D7 13.05.2019 5 000
15-33 BATTAGLINI Francesca ITA D7 03.09.2019 5 000
15-33 BOGATIKOV Aleksander RUS D7 28.05.2019 5 000
15-33 BUSCARINI Patrizia ITA D7 28.05.2019 5 000
15-33 CROEZE Marianne NED D7 01.06.2019 5 000
15-33 ENFI Laura ITA D7 12.11.2018 5 000
15-33 HAHN Timur GER D7 20.08.2019 5 000
15-33 HEEMSKERK Désirée NED D7 28.05.2019 5 000
15-33 KÖSTERS Anton NED D7 26.08.2019 5 000
15-33 MANZO Bruno FRA D7 26.08.2019 5 000
15-33 PANG Shusheng 逄蜀生 CHN D7 28.05.2019 5 000
15-33 PETIT Frédéric FRA D7 28.05.2019 5 000
15-33 RÍOS NAVARRO Raúl ESP D7 28.05.2019 5 000
15-33 ROY Olivier FRA D7 30.09.2019 5 000
15-33 SALLMUTTER Doris AUT D7 28.05.2019 5 000
15-33 SERIO Danilo ITA D7 09.09.2019 5 000
15-33 SHPILMAN Anna RUS D7 13.05.2019 5 000
34-45 ANDERSEN Morten DEN D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
34-45 AUBRUN Daniel FRA D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
34-45 BOIDIN Héléne FRA D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
34-45 CHICHIGIN Andrey RUS D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
34-45 JOURDAIN David FRA D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
34-45 LANG Bo SUI D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
34-45 LINDEN, VAN DER Ad NED D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
34-45 MONTEBELLI Marco ITA D7- 16.07.2019 5 000
34-45 ODA Kohichi 小田宏一 JPN D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
34-45 RAVEL Judith FRA D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
34-45 XU Huaou 徐华欧 CHN D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
34-45 ZHENG Lanzhou 郑蓝舟 CHN D7- 28.05.2019 5 000

Non-EMA tournaments accounted as of October 01, 2018

ID Name Place DateMax Players Sessions Coeff
W02 2002 World Championship in Mahjong Tokyo, Japan 23.10.2002 100 8 3,35
A03 4th China Majiang Open Championship Tianjin, China 23.10.2006 100 8 3,3
W07 World Mahjong Championship 2007 Chengdu, China 05.11.2007 144 8 5,25
A05 Xinjiang Mahjong Invitational Tournament 2010 Xinjiang, China 23.08.2010 132 8 3,4
A04 5th China Majiang Open Championship Yichang, China 23.11.2011 128 8 3,8
A09 The 4th Kansai MCR Tournament 2012 Kansai, Japan 24.06.2012 48 4 1,95
W12 World Mahjong Championship 2012 Chongqing, China 30.10.2012 188 10 5,8
A01 6th China Majiang Open Championship Anji, China 21.03.2014 200 9 4,15
E08 The 1st Competitive National Standard Mahjong Elite Invitational Beijing, China 26.10.2014 64 8 3,45
A02 4th World Mahjong China Mahjong Selection Tournament Xi an, China 31.05.2015 84 10 4,1
E06 The 2nd Competitive National Standard Mahjong Elite Invitational Shanghai, China 06.09.2015 64 8 3,45
G15 WMSG MCR Individual Competition 2015 Sanya, China 26.10.2015 212 10 5,7
W15 World Mahjong Championship 2015 Jeju Island, South Korea 15.11.2015 72 8 5,15
M06 The 17th Chinese Mahjong Kings Tournament Yichang, China 13.03.2016 176 11 4,7
E05 Kyoto Cherry Blossom Cup 2016 Kyoto, Japan 10.04.2016 36 8 3,15
M05 POMAIN CUP 2016 Indonesia International Mahjong Invitational Tournament Batam, Indonesia 06.06.2016 100 8 3,6
E07 The 3rd Competitive National Standard Mahjong Elite Invitational Hangzhou, China 11.09.2016 64 8 4,2
E01 MCR Asian Elite Invitational 2016 Ningbo, China 24.10.2016 40 8 4,1
M02 The 18th Chinese Mahjong Kings Tournament Nanchang, China 12.03.2017 180 8 4,35
M07 The 18th Chinese Masters Tournament Nanchang, China 12.03.2017 260 8 4,25
E03 Kyoto Cherry Blossom Cup 2017 Kyoto, Japan 23.04.2017 40 8 3,5
M01 2017 “New Moonlight Cup” Shengdian International Mahjong Elites Invitational Tournament Shengdian, China 14.05.2017 168 10 4,9
E02 Europe & Asia Mahjong Elite Exchange 2017 Beijing, China 21.07.2017 56 8 5,05
W17 World Mahjong Championship 2017 Xi an, China 28.10.2017 228 10 5,7
E04 China Majiang Federation Internet Organizations Elite 2017 Chengdu, China 29.10.2017 160 8 4,6
M03 Associations Cup Open 2017 Beijing, China 12.11.2017 144 12 4,9
M04 Nanyang Modern Mahjong Mindsport Tournament 2018 Cruise liner, Singapore 04.03.2018 104 8 4,4
M08 The 19th Chinese Mahjong Kings Tournament Anshun, China 18.03.2018 208 10 5,05
M09 The 19th  Chinese Masters Tournament Anshun, China 21.03.2018 264 8 4,55
E09 Kyoto Cherry Blossom Cup 2018 Kyoto, Japan 22.04.2018 44 8 3,7
A06 Fangzhuang First League Tournament 2018 Beijing, China 30.06.2018 56 4 3,65
A07 2nd World Mahjong Mind Games Selection Trial "Taipei Stop" 2018 Taipei, Taiwan 08.07.2018 50 10 3,7
A08 2nd World Mahjong Mind Games Selection Trial China Team Direct 2018 Zhenjiang, China 12.08.2018 84 10 4,60

Comment: We definitely need more of such Asian tournaments in a system.

Top tournaments by overall tournament coefficient

ID Name Place DateMax Players Sessions Coeff
263 6th OEMC 2017 Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal 28.05.2017 216 10 7,2
175 5th OEMC 2014 Strasbourg, France 06.07.2014 204 11 6,9
097 4th OEMC 2011 Mestre, Italy 10.07.2011 160 9 6,25
074 World Mahjong Championship 2010 Utrecht, Netherlands 29.08.2010 208 9 6,2
052 OEMC2009 Baden, Austria 05.07.2009 152 9 5,8
W12 World Mahjong Championship 2012 Chongqing, China 30.10.2012 188 10 5,8
269 Villejuif open 2017 - In Vino Veritas I Villejuif, France 20.08.2017 84 10 5,75
293 Danish MCR Championship 2018 Copenhagen, Denmark 13.05.2018 72 11 5,7
W17 World Mahjong Championship 2017 Xi an, China 28.10.2017 228 10 5,7
G15 WMSG MCR Individual Competition 2015 Sanya, China 26.10.2015 212 10 5,7
283 12th Open Italian Championship Milan, Italy 12.11.2017 120 7 5,65
303 Villejuif ChowTime 2018 - In Vino Veritas I Villejuif, France 26.08.2018 120 7 5,50
305 6th San Gimignano Tournament - In Vino Veritas II San Gimignano, Italy 09.09.2018 80 7 5,45
271 San Gimignano 2017 - In Vino Veritas II San Gimignano, Italy 03.09.2017 72 7 5,35
291 Gemona Tournament 2018 - Gourmet Cup II GEMONA, Italy 15.04.2018 72 7 5,3
230 MCR Open Danish Mahjong Championship 2016 Copenhagen, Denmark 08.05.2016 72 10 5,3
251 11th Open Italian Championship Milan, Italy 13.11.2016 104 7 5,25
W07 World Mahjong Championship 2007 Chengdu, China 05.11.2007 144 8 5,25
308 Rode Lotus Tournaments 2018 Leuven, Belgium 30.09.2018 52 7 5,25
288 Mahjong Valencia MCR Tournament 2018 Valencia, Spain 11.03.2018 88 6 5,2
300 MCR Dutch Open 2018 Berghem, Netherlands 01.06.2018 84 7 5,20
W15 World Mahjong Championship 2015 Jeju Island, South Korea 15.11.2015 72 8 5,15
022 Open European Championship 2007 Copenhagen, Denmark 24.06.2007 136 8 5,15
232 Dutch MCR Open 2016 Nieuw Vennep, Netherlands 29.05.2016 116 7 5,1
M08 The 19th Chinese Mahjong Kings Tournament Anshun, China 18.03.2018 208 10 5,05
254 Belgian Open 2017 Temse, Belgium 05.03.2017 96 6 5,05
E02 Europe & Asia Mahjong Elite Exchange 2017 Beijing, China 21.07.2017 56 8 5,05
239 Chow Time 2016 - In Vino Veritas I Villejuif, France 28.08.2016 92 7 5,05

What's next?

The above-stated analysis and ranking may be considered as the stand-alone measurement with all required attributes. The developer Vitaly Novikov is agreed to publish such kind of ranking on a regular basis, say quarterly. So, next ranking will be as of January 1, 2019. 

Cooperation

We expect two-way communication with all interested parties. Firstly, any data (which are mostly open) can be sent by Vitaly Novikov to other developers. Secondly, this ranking system desperately needs more Asian tournaments in order to eliminate "Asian disbalance". So, please, send results to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find Vitaly Novikov in Facebook.