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Readers’ Comments

81Tuesday, 09 August 2011 14:24
Sylvain
"The referees at OEMC 2011 OF COURSE know why they put in a substitute player in the last session; no investigation is needed."
Maybe not for the OEMC referees, but Mahjong News sure needs to do some investigation.
I don't know why Rui Manuel Machado and Ombretta Tassinari didn't show up, and it seems the article's author didn't know either.

It's unbelievable that a newspaper shows only one point of view without the opinions of the concerned parties, while lacking to present essential fact like why did the players have not shown up.

Excuse me Adrie if I seem aggressive, I understand your griefs, but it looks like you didn't know what you're talking about.
No mercy , Adrie van Geffen
80Wednesday, 20 July 2011 11:45
Freddy Christiansen
In the very last hand in Mestre, Rudy Kopmanis fed me a 16 point hand, thereby giving me the first place with only 12 mini-points. Rudy, who led the table before the last hand, ended up in fourth place with -9. Rudy was of course already waiting. I was catapulted 40 places in the final ranking, while Rudy lost a possible top-20 placing. Indeed a cut-throat game.
A throat-cutting game , Mahjong News
79Wednesday, 13 July 2011 08:57
Ildiko Hargitai
Thank you everybody for your congratulations!
As I said on the first morning, I had come to win, and I did. I was very strong, because I wanted to win for my country, for my association and for my club. I really felt the love from everybody, and that helped me a lot!
It was lovely to play with you all!
Thank you!
78Tuesday, 12 July 2011 23:35
Anders Labich
Congratulations to Ildikó, and thanks for a nice game Sunday evening.
Thanks to the Organizing Committee for a great and well planned tournament.
Last of all: Thanks to all of the players, for respecting the referees and making it a joyful experience to judge.
77Tuesday, 12 July 2011 21:57
Tina
It's hard to compete with an average of 1271 mimipoints :-)

Talking with Stefania from Florence (IV)

Disastro!

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MESTRE - There’s an open seat next to Stefanie Gori, some ten minutes before the closing ceremony of the OEMC2011 will start. When I sit down, she looks misanthropically and shakes her head. “A disaster”, she says. So I write on my memo pad, in Italian: ‘DISASTRO’. Now she laughs again.
She gives a survey of her results of the past days. “The first day was good. But the rest - it was very disappointing. In the end, I had 19 table points in total.”
After Day 1, Stefanie was on position number 6, so she was rather hopeful about reaching her aim: making it to the top-twenty.
Rather than complaining about what did not happen, she tells me that she had a very good time after all. “It was a very nice experience”, she says. “I liked itvery much. It is quite different from playing in our club. The silence. The concentration. The competitors played very seriously, but relaxed as well. I have seen no animosity at my tables. Yes, I liked it very much. I only wish I would have played better.”


The last day - two sessions - you scored just 2 points in total. What went wrong, Stefania?
“In the first session, until the last game, everyone was pretty equal. But… And in the last session,  this Frenchman went wild. No one could reach him.”

Eventually, Stefania was classified on position 49.

Mille grazie, Stefania! It was nice talking with you!



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