Left to right: Petr Maniakhin (3rd and new Russian champion), Guijun Zhou (winner), Panjing Song (2nd).

MOSCOW, Russia - X MCR Russian Open 2018 set new record in terms of participation, it brought together sixty players from three countries and seven cities of Russia. The new Russian MCR champion, Petr Maniakhin from Saint Petersburg was only 3rd while first two places were taken by two Chinese female players, Zhou Guijun and Song Panjing, mother and her daughter.

"Half-group" photo at MCR Russian Open 2018 (MERS).

This championship by decision of Mr. Li Wenlong, the Secretary-General of Mahjong International League (MIL), was also a selection trial for the Second World Mahjong Mind Games with five quotas. Very tough competition and the championship has been inspired by "Danish" seating system, in which players always play with players having nearby scores, and repeated meetings are not ruled out.

Tough competition.

Due to jubilee championship very tasty "dragons" cake has been cooked.

"Dragons" cake.

For more photo please check FB_album.

Final Results of MCR Russia Open 2018 (MCR, MERS), Moscow

Rank FirstName Surname Nat TP MP
1 Guijun Zhou CHN 28 1610
2 Panjing Song CHN 23 880
3 Petr Maniakhin RUS 22 520
4 Irina Ryzhanina RUS 20 115
5 Vitaly Novikov RUS 19 927
6 Arslan Mandjiev RUS 19 392
7 Vladimir Terekhin RUS 19 301
8 Wenlong Li CHN 19 221
9 Sergey Vasiliev RUS 18 648
10 Alla Danilevskaya RUS 18 282
11 Mikhail Petuhov RUS 18 120
12 Aleksandr Babushkin RUS 18 89
13 Anna Dashkova RUS 17 633
14 Denis Lugannikov RUS 17 259
15 Ilya Kvasha RUS 17 80
16 Anton Solovjev RUS 17 53
17 Anna Shpilman RUS 16 446
18 Elena Verdi RUS 16 158
19 Tatyana Nester RUS 16 138
20 Irina Lavreniuk RUS 16 -4
21 Pavel Anokhin RUS 16 -17
22 Tatyana Goptareva RUS 15 325
23 Tamara Panina RUS 15 151
24 Andrey Chichigin RUS 15 85
25 José Moreno Merino ESP 15 67
26 Igor Birukov RUS 15 28
27 Galina Dulenko RUS 15 -181
28 Anastasiya Chernykh RUS 14 92
29 Ekaterina Konstantinova RUS 14 -152
30 Evgeniy Kim RUS 14 -506
31 Anton Verdi RUS 13 280
32 Evgenia Netrebina RUS 13 255
33 Svetlana Simonova RUS 13 243
34 Viacheslav Chichigin RUS 13 108
35 Filipp Myskin RUS 13 -10
36 Zhencun Li CHN 13 -104
37 Elena Turlina RUS 13 -148
38 Vasiliy Kuimov RUS 12 -38
39 Aleksei Shpilman RUS 12 -128
40 Oleg Svidritskiy RUS 12 -154
41 Natalia Golikova RUS 12 -240
42 Aleksander Bogatikov RUS 12 -285
43 Yuxia Liu CHN 11 127
44 Dmitriy Bykov RUS 11 11
45 Ksenia Saksonova RUS 11 -10
46 Vladimir Arzamascev RUS 11 -227
47 Natalya Savelyeva RUS 11 -241
48 Oleg Logvinov RUS 10 -364
49 Elena Verik RUS 10 -418
50 Anna Kirillova RUS 10 -596
51 Ivan Panov RUS 10 -823
52 Natalya Chichigina RUS 10 -855
53 Dmitry Bogachkov RUS 9 -394
54 Andrey Ivanov RUS 9 -607
55 Anastasiya Nepomnyashchikh RUS 9 -659
56 Maria Belyalova RUS 8 -301
57 Evgeniya Hludentsova RUS 8 -310
58 Vladislav Savelyev RUS 8 -588
59 Anna Kosolapova RUS 3 -803
60 Substitut Player -- 0 0

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  • Guest - Gareth

    What is the criteria of Mahjong News for covering mahjong tournaments? Why is some tournaments on this sites and others not?

  • Gareth, I think that EVERY tournament deserves its coverage, maybe except small localish ones. In the regular course, event organizers prepare some text, photos etc. to be published. For major events (with the status World, European etc.) Mahjong News ensures that there will be correspondent to cover the event.
    So, once you have something to share from the past event (unless it happened ages ago), please submit your materials to the staff.

  • Guest - Gareth

    I agree. So when I check EMA tournament calendar I miss many tournament.

  • That was a thoroughly interesting Mahjong tournament. Congratulations to Guijun Zhou for the first place. I will be back in 2019. I hope I will be among the best 10 ... ;)

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