Tuesday 07 July 2015

Playing Mahjong to Honor the Dead

Mourners play mahjong near a coffin during a funeral wake.MANILA Philippines 01 July 2015 - In the Philippines, gambling isn’t just a past time, but a way to honor the dead. Betting games, mah jong, and card tables are often set up at Filipino wakes, or paglalamay, where the tradition is to keep a 24-hour vigil over the deceased until the burial.

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Final results of the first Russian Open Tournament

Moscow,  November 2008

Rank. First Name Last NameTotal TablepointsTotal Mini-points
1 Alexander Doppelhofer
22
749
2 Serguey Egorov
20
547
3 Boris Andreev
16
676
4 Vladimir Stepanov
15
524
5 Svetlana Samarina
15
460
6 Vitaly Savitsky
13
116
7 Alla Danilevskaya
12
160
8 Galina Dulenko
12
-59
9 Aleksey Bolshakov
11
107
10 Aleksandr Strugovschikov
10
26
11 Vitaly Novikov
10
-60
12 Igor Volkov
10
-160
13 Alik Dikhnov
8
85
14 Julia Kamaeva
8
-74
15 Vladislav Isak
7
-267
16 Natalia Kovaleva
7
-433
17 Ernest Glaser
6
-335
18 Igor Scheglov
3
-401

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