Tuesday 21 October 2014

7000+ Chinese Officials Busted in Mahjong Gambling Crackdown.

Mahjong GamblingCHINA: Some of the punished officials were playing in fixed matches against rich business men and were "allowed" to win in order to collect the bets, in effect accepting bribes sometimes exceeding 100,000 yuan for just one match.

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Finally: a Russian wins the Russian Open

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MOSCOW - Austrian player Alexander Doppelhofer did not score the hattrick in Moscow he had dreamed of. The winner of the two preceding Russian open (MCR) championships ended on twelfth position.

This time, the Russian championship had a real Russian winner: Igor Birukov. Runner-up was Dmitry Maksakov and the third prize went to Mahjong News columnist Vitaly Novikov; he is the creator of the Sherlock Holmes Mahjong Mysteries, which soon will start again in the Independent Internet Mahjong Newspaper.

34 players participated in the competition; apart from Mr. Doppelhofer and Italian player Andrea Verpelli, who ranked number 4 in the final classification, all from Russia.

Rank. First N. Last N.MP
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1 Igor Birukov 558 18
2 Dmitry Maksakov 475 18
3 Vitaly Novikov 425 16
4 Andrea Verpelli 210 16
5 Svetlana Ilyina 515 15
6 Vladimir Terekhin 444 15
7 Vladimir Stepanov 242 15
8 Anna Stepanova 218 13
9 Oksana Bolshakova 184 13
10 Stanislav Ilyin 170 13
11 Igor Volkov 122 13
12 Alexander Doppelhofer 41 13
13 Anna Golubkova 692 12
14 Ekaterina Zinov'eva 213 12
15 Vitaly Savitsky 206 12
16 Aleksey Ryzhov -2 12
17 Nikita Perov -218 12
18 Evgenia Netrebina 484 11
19 Tatyana Nester 74 11
20 Andrey Chichigin 49 11
21 Tatyana Martynenko 81 10
22 Natalya Shershak 63 10
23 Aleksandr Goptarev 31 10
24 Pavel Anokhin -298 9
25 Pavel Shershak -115 8
26 Aleksey Bolshakov -328 8
27 Alla Danilevskaya -336 8
28 Aleksandr Babushkin -466 7
29 Ilya Kvasha -313 6
30 Oleg Logvinov -218 5
31 Aleksandr Istomin -310 5
32 Olga Salnikova -534 5
33 Arslan Manjiev -632 4
34 Nikita Nechaev -747 2

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