MOSCOW, Russia - Mahjong analyst Vitaly Novikov provides update of an overall MCR players ranking as of July 01, 2018. Due to obvious restraints the methodology has been corrected.

Methodology correction

Methodology description and first overall MCR players ranking data has 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 score is taken from player's level, another 50% is based on top 5 tournaments within last 3 years;
  • tournaments weight as parameter has been omitted, so any "old" tournament yields the same contribution as "fresh" one.

Top ranking lists

After processing of 373 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 have been processed based on: 50% of score is taken from player's level, 50% is based on top 5 tournaments within last 3 years, no weights. So only 5 "big" tournaments matters.

Comment: All data for the date April 01, 2018 have been recalculated based on new methodology for proper dynamics comparison.

Top 100 players as of July 01, 2018

# Prev ↑↓ Player Nat Dan Rating Nr/T
1 1   PFEIFFER Matthieu FRA D9- 5 662 27
2 2   MARTINI Francesco ITA D8 5 481 20
3 3   RATSIMANDRESY Joel FRA D8 5 388 35
4 4   SAVINI Elena ITA D8 5 362 14
5 5   RAK Cyrille FRA D8- 5 360 21
6 6   MILANDRI Marco ITA D8- 5 359 13
7 7   BROERS Eveline NED D8- 5 257 24
8 8   JIAO Linghua 焦灵花 CHN D8- 5 221 9
9 9   RIJOFF Stefano ITA D8 5 131 25
10 10   PETIT Frédéric FRA D7 5 078 19
11 11   MONTEBELLI Marco ITA D7 5 073 45
12 13 HAHN Timur GER D7+ 5 057 44
13 14 BATTAGLINI Francesca ITA D7+ 5 000 15
14 15 BUSCARINI Patrizia ITA D7 4 947 14
15 16 SHPILMAN Aleksei RUS D7+ 4 940 33
16 17 SHPILMAN Anna RUS D7 4 915 37
17 19 RÍOS NAVARRO Raúl ESP D7 4 910 17
18 20 SALLMUTTER Doris AUT D7 4 893 12
19 21 CROEZE Marianne NED D7 4 885 23
20 23 ENFI Laura ITA D7 4 881 8
21 26 KÖSTERS Anton NED D7 4 808 19
22 24 LINDEN, VAN DER Ad NED D7- 4 800 30
23 12 CHRISTIANSEN Freddy DEN D8 4 796 7
24 18 BOGATIKOV Aleksander RUS D7 4 769 19
25 25   AUBRUN Daniel FRA D7- 4 742 20
26 29 HERDIER Romain FRA D7+ 4 735 10
27 30 LANG Bo SUI D7- 4 703 11
28 27 PANG Shusheng 逄蜀生 CHN D7 4 701 8
29 28 BAHIANO STEENHOLM Isabel DEN D7 4 695 9
30 31 AGUERRE Cédric FRA D6+ 4 676 35
31 32 PFEIFFER Ji Li FRA D6+ 4 675 23
32 33 HEEMSKERK Désirée NED D7 4 671 7
33 35 MANZO Bruno FRA D6+ 4 669 37
34 36 AYLLÓN Antonio ESP D7 4 663 13
35 38 ZHOU Yong 周勇 CHN D6- 4 635 11
36 37 JOURDAIN David FRA D7- 4 632 15
37 34 BARBET Jean Louis FRA D7 4 625 15
38 39 MOREAU Mélanie FRA D6+ 4 616 17
39 40 CHICHIGIN Andrey RUS D7- 4 611 19
40 42 DUAN Yanbin 段燕斌 CHN D6 4 600 12
41 44 VAN DE NIEUWENDIJK Marjan NED D6 4 595 33
42 45 TASSINARI Ombretta ITA D6 4 589 20
43 43   ARNAUD Caroline FRA D6+ 4 586 32
44 46 SONG Panjing 宋盼婧 CHN D6+ 4 581 13
45 47 LEGAIE Lionel FRA D6 4 559 22
46 48 LUGANNIKOV Denis RUS D6+ 4 543 32
47 51 GAVELLI Luca ITA D6 4 534 20
48 53 YOU-SEEN Vincent FRA D6+ 4 532 10
49 55 BONDOIN Sandra FRA D6+ 4 518 23
50 56 HEIDE, VAN DER Yvonne NED D6 4 518 19
51 41 MANZO Annie FRA D6+ 4 513 37
52 57 NATALI Daniela ITA D6- 4 513 27
53 58 DI DOMENICO Annabel FRA D6+ 4 506 22
54 59 PORRATI Serena ITA D6- 4 505 33
55 60 TOUSSAINT Kevin FRA D6- 4 504 11
56 61 ANDERSEN Morten DEN D7- 4 503 6
57 62 SANTOS Manuel FRA D6+ 4 495 23
58 50 SERIO Danilo ITA D6+ 4 477 18
59 64 ESCASO GIL Héctor ESP D6- 4 471 12
60 66 EA Anthony FRA D6 4 465 20
61 54 LI Wenlong 李文龙 (京) CHN D6+ 4 459 12
62 65 BAZZOCCHI Marco ITA D6 4 450 12
63 67 LOW Kee Chung 刘纪宗 SGP D6- 4 444 7
64 49 SCHEICHENBAUER Martin AUT D6 4 443 19
65 68 WESTDIJK Diana NED D6 4 441 11
66 22 ZAHRADNIK Michael GER D8- 4 437 7
67 69 BOURGEOIS Thierry FRA D6 4 434 10
68 70 MESSI FOUDA Benoit FRA D6 4 428 10
69 52 RIEGLER Helmut AUT D6 4 413 18
70 71 SALLMUTTER Gabriele AUT D6 4 412 13
71 73 FERRANTE Sébastien FRA D6 4 391 10
72 72   FERRUZZI Giacomo ITA D6 4 374 27
73 76 VIGNAUD Hubert FRA D6 4 370 11
74 78 BOIDIN Héléne FRA D7- 4 360 8
75 74 ROY Olivier FRA D6+ 4 356 17
76 79 ONODERA Katsuyuki 小野寺克之 JPN D6+ 4 355 8
77 63 CHEN KOLD Shi Hua DEN D6 4 341 7
78 82 HUMBERT Luc SUI D6+ 4 337 28
79 83 AMADOR LORENTE Eduardo ESP D6 4 332 9
80 84 DESCAMPS Florent FRA D6- 4 315 8
81 86 AZOUGAGH Aziz FRA D6- 4 302 6
82 87 IACOLINO Giuseppe ITA D6 4 274 17
83 88 NEUWIRTH Franz AUT D6 4 272 11
84 89 BOIVIN Olivier FRA D6- 4 257 10
85 80 XANTHOPOULOS Catherine FRA D6- 4 241 15
86 90 LAPLAGNE Fanette FRA D6- 4 240 9
87 91 GORI Stefania ITA D6+ 4 232 8
88 93 ZHAO Jian 赵坚 CHN D5+ 4 181 8
89 96 UGO Jean Claude FRA D6- 4 156 9
90 97 HÊCHE Gérard SUI D5+ 4 148 28
91 92 VERHEYDEN Marieke BEL D5+ 4 144 13
92 95 FRISCHENSCHLAGER Elisabeth AUT D5 4 128 15
93 98 ONNINK Janco NED D5 4 127 11
94 99 OORSCHOT, VAN Gerda NED D5+ 4 123 26
95 75 TRANCHINA Massimiliano ITA D6 4 122 11
96 100 FOSCHI Marco ITA D6+ 4 108 8
97 101 RAK Agnès FRA D5+ 4 105 21
98 102 Boey Mun Seng 梅文诚 SGP D6- 4 105 9
99 77 ZHANG Chunman 张纯满 CHN D6+ 4 105 5
100 103 DOMANN Heiko GER D5 4 099 24

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

# Player Nat Dan Rating Nr/T
1 JIAO Linghua 焦灵花 CHN D8- 5 221 9
2 PANG Shusheng 逄蜀生 CHN D7 4 701 8
3 ZHOU Yong 周勇 CHN D6- 4 635 11
4 DUAN Yanbin 段燕斌 CHN D6 4 600 12
5 SONG Panjing 宋盼婧 CHN D6+ 4 581 13
6 LI Wenlong 李文龙 (京) CHN D6+ 4 459 12
7 LOW Kee Chung 刘纪宗 SGP D6- 4 444 7
8 ONODERA Katsuyuki 小野寺克之 JPN D6+ 4 355 8
9 ZHAO Jian 赵坚 CHN D5+ 4 181 8
10 Boey Mun Seng 梅文诚 SGP D6- 4 105 9
11 ZHANG Chunman 张纯满 CHN D6+ 4 105 5
12 CHEN Enping 陈恩平 CHN D5 4 061 5
13 LI Liang 李良 CHN D5+ 4 049 6
14 ZHEN Yonggang 甄永刚 CHN D5+ 4 037 6
15 TANG Bo 唐波 CHN D5+ 4 010 5
16 OHORI Ryuichi 大堀龍一 JPN D6- 3 991 6
17 ZHOU Hongwu 周红武 CHN D6 3 966 9
18 KUGIMIYA Kimito 釘宮公人 JPN D5+ 3 911 11
19 XU Huaou 徐华欧 CHN D7- 3 863 4
20 WANG Chuanting 王传亭 CHN D5 3 850 7
21 QI Liguo 齐立国 CHN D5 3 842 5
22 DENG Zhanxi 邓展熙 CHN D5 3 833 5
23 ZHOU Jie 周杰 CHN D5 3 828 5
24 LV Fengxian 吕凤仙 CHN D5 3 812 5
25 GAO Yuan 高源 CHN D6 3 812 3
26 ZHOU Guijun 周桂君 CHN D5 3 786 10
27 WU Yanxia 吴燕霞 CHN D5 3 782 7
28 HE Yijian 何一坚 CHN D5 3 733 6
29 ZHOU Bingfeng 周冰锋 CHN D5 3 692 5
30 JIANG Xiaoli 江晓丽 CHN D5 3 666 5
31 ZHENG Lanzhou 郑蓝舟 CHN D7- 3 664 2
32 YAN Wenying 阎文英 CHN D6+ 3 648 7
33 ZHOU Ping 周萍 CHN D4 3 640 6
34 XU Teng 徐腾 CHN D4+ 3 605 5
35 HUANG Jianfeng 黄剑峰 CHN D5- 3 603 4
36 ZHEN Runming 甄润明 CHN D5+ 3 560 5
37 LI Yaocan 李耀灿 CHN D4 3 552 6
38 SHEN Biao 沈標 CHN D4+ 3 539 6
39 ZHANG Yanfei 张炎非 CHN D4- 3 529 6
40 WANG Xin 王鑫 CHN D5+ 3 512 3
41 PHUA Ek Kian Edwin 潘毅坚 SGP D4 3 505 8
42 ODA Kohichi 小田宏一 JPN D7- 3 503 3
43 WANG Guiying 王桂英 CHN D6 3 497 4
44 JIN Yaodong 金耀东 CHN D4 3 472 7
45 ZHOU Changsheng 周昌盛 CHN D4+ 3 471 5
46 SUZUKI Yoshihiro 鈴木芳洋 JPN D8- 3 470 1
47 XIE Jin 谢缙 CHN D4- 3 463 7
48 CUI Jian 崔健 CHN D4+ 3 454 6
49 DONG Anfen 董安芬 CHN D5 3 422 5
50 LI Jianguo 李建国 CHN D5 3 411 4

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

# Player Nat Dan ValidTo Level
1 PFEIFFER Matthieu FRA D9- 28.05.2019 6 000
2-6 CHRISTIANSEN Freddy DEN D8 28.05.2019 5 500
2-6 RATSIMANDRESY Joel FRA D8 12.11.2018 5 500
2-6 RIJOFF Stefano ITA D8 12.11.2018 5 500
2-6 SAVINI Elena ITA D8 20.08.2018 5 500
2-6 MARTINI Francesco ITA D8 28.05.2019 5 500
7-12 RAK Cyrille FRA D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
7-12 ZAHRADNIK Michael GER D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
7-12 MILANDRI Marco ITA D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
7-12 BROERS Eveline NED D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
7-12 SUZUKI Yoshihiro 鈴木芳洋 JPN D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
7-12 JIAO Linghua 焦灵花 CHN D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
13-16 HERDIER Romain FRA D7+ 13.05.2019 5 000
13-16 HAHN Timur GER D7+ 20.08.2018 5 000
13-16 BATTAGLINI Francesca ITA D7+ 03.09.2018 5 000
13-16 SHPILMAN Aleksei RUS D7+ 13.05.2019 5 000
17-31 SALLMUTTER Doris AUT D7 28.05.2019 5 000
17-31 BAHIANO STEENHOLM Isabel DEN D7 28.05.2019 5 000
17-31 BARBET Jean Louis FRA D7 13.05.2019 5 000
17-31 PETIT Frédéric FRA D7 28.05.2019 5 000
17-31 BUSCARINI Patrizia ITA D7 28.05.2019 5 000
17-31 MONTEBELLI Marco ITA D7 16.07.2018 5 000
17-31 ENFI Laura ITA D7 12.11.2018 5 000
17-31 HEEMSKERK Désirée NED D7 28.05.2019 5 000
17-31 CROEZE Marianne NED D7 28.05.2019 5 000
17-31 KÖSTERS Anton NED D7 13.05.2019 5 000
17-31 AYLLÓN Antonio ESP D7 28.05.2019 5 000
17-31 RÍOS NAVARRO Raúl ESP D7 28.05.2019 5 000
17-31 SHPILMAN Anna RUS D7 13.05.2019 5 000
17-31 BOGATIKOV Aleksander RUS D7 28.05.2019 5 000
17-31 PANG Shusheng 逄蜀生 CHN D7 28.05.2019 5 000
32-42 ANDERSEN Morten DEN D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
32-42 JOURDAIN David FRA D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
32-42 RAVEL Judith FRA D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
32-42 BOIDIN Héléne FRA D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
32-42 AUBRUN Daniel FRA D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
32-42 LINDEN, VAN DER Ad NED D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
32-42 CHICHIGIN Andrey RUS D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
32-42 LANG Bo SUI D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
32-42 ODA Kohichi 小田宏一 JPN D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
32-42 XU Huaou 徐华欧 CHN D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
32-42 ZHENG Lanzhou 郑蓝舟 CHN D7- 28.05.2019 5 000

Non-EMA tournaments accounted as of July 1, 2018

ID Name Place DateMax Players Sessions Coeff
A01 6th China Majiang Open Championship Anji, China 21.03.2014 200 9 4,15
A02 4th World Mahjong China Mahjong Selection Tournament Xi an, China 31.05.2015 84 10 4,1
A03 4th China Majiang Open Championship Tianjin, China 23.10.2006 100 8 3,3
A04 5th China Majiang Open Championship Yichang, China 23.11.2011 128 8 3,8
A05 Xinjiang Mahjong Invitational Tournament 2010 Xinjiang, China 23.08.2010 132 8 3,4
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
E01 MCR Asian Elite Invitational 2016 Ningbo, China 24.10.2016 40 8 4,1
E02 Europe & Asia Mahjong Elite Exchange 2017 Beijing, China 21.07.2017 56 8 5,05
E03 Kyoto Cherry Blossom Cup 2017 Kyoto, Japan 23.04.2017 40 8 3,5
E04 China Majiang Federation Internet Organizations Elite 2017 Chengdu, China 29.10.2017 160 8 4,6
E05 Kyoto Cherry Blossom Cup 2016 Kyoto, Japan 10.04.2016 36 8 3,15
E06 The 2nd Competitive National Standard Mahjong Elite Invitational Shanghai, China 06.09.2015 64 8 3,45
E07 The 3rd Competitive National Standard Mahjong Elite Invitational Hangzhou, China 11.09.2016 64 8 4,2
E08 The 1st Competitive National Standard Mahjong Elite Invitational Beijing, China 26.10.2014 64 8 3,45
E09 Kyoto Cherry Blossom Cup 2018 Kyoto, Japan 22.04.2018 44 8 3,7
G15 WMSG MCR Individual Competition 2015 Sanya, China 26.10.2015 212 10 5,7
M01 2017 “New Moonlight Cup” Shengdian International Mahjong Elites Invitational Tournament Shengdian, China 14.05.2017 168 10 4,9
M02 The 18th Chinese Mahjong Kings Tournament Nanchang, China 12.03.2017 180 8 4,35
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
M05 POMAIN CUP 2016 Indonesia International Mahjong Invitational Tournament Batam, Indonesia 06.06.2016 100 8 3,6
M06 The 17th Chinese Mahjong Kings Tournament Yichang, China 13.03.2016 176 11 4,7
M07 The 18th Chinese Masters Tournament Nanchang, China 12.03.2017 260 8 4,25
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
W02 2002 World Championship in Mahjong Tokyo, Japan 23.10.2002 100 8 3,35
W07 World Mahjong Championship 2007 Chengdu, China 05.11.2007 144 8 5,25
W12 World Mahjong Championship 2012 Chongqing, China 30.10.2012 188 10 5,8
W15 World Mahjong Championship 2015 Jeju Island, South Korea 15.11.2015 72 8 5,15
W17 World Mahjong Championship 2017 Xi an, China 28.10.2017 228 10 5,7

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
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
288 Mahjong Valencia MCR Tournament 2018 Valencia, Spain 11.03.2018 88 6 5,2
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 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 October 1, 2018. 

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.