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MCR Ranking

MOSCOW, Russia - Mahjong analyst Vitaly Novikov provides an update of the world MCR players ranking as of January 01, 2019.

Methodology correction

Methodology description and first overall MCR players ranking data have 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:

Top ranking lists

After processing of 400 tournaments, one can find almost 3,200 (!) names. Since there is an obvious "accessibility" issue (see above) only top ranking lists will be presented below.

Players' rating has been processed based on 50% of the score is taken from player's level, 50% is based on top 5 tournaments within the last 3 years, no weights. So only 5 "big" tournaments matters.

Top 100 players as of January 01, 2019

# Prev ↑↓ Player Nat Dan/kyu Rating Nr/T
1 1   PFEIFFER Matthieu FRA D9- 5 765 26
2 5 MARTINI Francesco ITA D8 5 469 18
3 6 MILANDRI Marco ITA D8- 5 436 12
4 7 RATSIMANDRESY Joel FRA D8- 5 405 36
5 8 RAK Cyrille FRA D8- 5 360 21
6 12 RIJOFF Stefano ITA D8- 5 293 23
7 9 SAVINI Elena ITA D8- 5 279 17
8 10 BROERS Eveline NED D8- 5 245 22
9 14 PETIT Frédéric FRA D7 5 087 20
10 15 KÖSTERS Anton NED D7 5 077 23
11 29 AUBRUN Daniel FRA D7 5 072 21
12 25 BUSCARINI Patrizia ITA D7 5 072 14
13 17 HAHN Timur GER D7 5 064 53
14 16 MONTEBELLI Marco ITA D7- 5 064 42
15 18 MANZO Bruno FRA D7 5 062 38
16 26 SERIO Danilo ITA D7 5 060 15
17 11 JIAO Linghua 焦灵花 CHN D8- 5 039 7
18 23 ROY Olivier FRA D7 5 015 18
19 21 CROEZE Marianne NED D7 5 013 22
20 44 GAVELLI Luca ITA D7 5 013 21
21 22 BATTAGLINI Francesca ITA D7 4 989 13
22 27 RÍOS NAVARRO Raúl ESP D7 4 987 19
23 59 FERRUZZI Giacomo ITA D7 4 986 24
24 19 SHPILMAN Aleksei RUS D7+ 4 983 27
25 24 ENFI Laura ITA D7- 4 969 10
26 20 SHPILMAN Anna RUS D7 4 908 32
27 28 SALLMUTTER Doris AUT D7 4 878 9
28 30 HERDIER Romain FRA D7+ 4 872 9
29 31 AYLLÓN Antonio ESP D7 4 871 11
30 96 HÊCHE Gérard SUI D7 4 870 28
31 78 DESCAMPS Florent FRA D7 4 857 9
32 32   LINDEN, VAN DER Ad NED D7- 4 840 29
33 92 GORI Stefania ITA D7 4 825 9
34 34   LANG Bo SUI D7+ 4 817 11
35 33 BARBET Jean Louis FRA D7 4 800 17
36 13 CHRISTIANSEN Freddy DEN D8 4 784 6
37 39 AGUERRE Cédric FRA D6+ 4 710 33
38 35 ARNAUD Caroline FRA D6+ 4 702 32
39 37 FONGUE Simon Bounkéo FRA D6+ 4 696 25
40 40   HEEMSKERK Désirée NED D7 4 671 7
41 60 BONDOIN Sandra FRA D6+ 4 667 25
42 42   JOURDAIN David FRA D7- 4 665 13
43 43   PFEIFFER Ji Li FRA D6+ 4 665 22
44 67 RIEGLER Helmut AUT D6 4 637 18
45 41 PANG Shusheng 逄蜀生 CHN D7 4 637 8
46 46   MOREAU Mélanie FRA D6+ 4 632 17
47 47   MANZO Annie FRA D6 4 613 39
48 63 LUGANNIKOV Denis RUS D6 4 612 38
49 49   TOUSSAINT Kevin FRA D6+ 4 607 12
50 61 LI Wenlong 李文龙 (京) CHN D6+ 4 603 16
51 54 MESSI FOUDA Benoit FRA D6 4 580 10
52 55 FOSCHI Marco ITA D6+ 4 575 9
53 62 NATALI Daniela ITA D6 4 567 27
54 57 DI DOMENICO Annabel FRA D6+ 4 560 26
55 52 BAZZOCCHI Marco ITA D6+ 4 560 12
56 64 PORRATI Serena ITA D6 4 559 30
57 56 VAN DE NIEUWENDIJK Marjan NED D6 4 556 34
58 38 BAHIANO STEENHOLM Isabel DEN D7 4 541 7
59 53 TASSINARI Ombretta ITA D6 4 536 22
60 65 VERHEYDEN Marieke BEL D6+ 4 534 15
61 66 YOU-SEEN Vincent FRA D6+ 4 532 14
62 69 EA Anthony FRA D6 4 528 19
63 51 SONG Panjing 宋盼婧 CHN D6 4 528 14
64 68 HEIDE, VAN DER Yvonne NED D6- 4 518 17
65 45 ZHOU Yong 周勇 CHN D6 4 488 10
66 58 LEGAIE Lionel FRA D6- 4 483 19
67 72 HUMBERT Luc SUI D6+ 4 479 24
68 73 CHEN KOLD Shi Hua DEN D6 4 477 7
69 120 MORENO MERINO José ESP D6 4 476 17
70 104 RAK Agnès FRA D6 4 473 21
71 74 ESCASO GIL Héctor ESP D6- 4 471 10
72 50 DUAN Yanbin 段燕斌 CHN D6 4 471 10
73 80 BOURGEOIS Thierry FRA D6- 4 450 8
74 77 SCHEICHENBAUER Martin AUT D6 4 443 18
75 36 BOGATIKOV Aleksander RUS D7 4 438 15
76 124 BOLLINO Michele ITA D6+ 4 431 6
77 75 VIGNAUD Hubert FRA D6 4 405 12
78 95 LEFEBVRE Christophe FRA D6 4 400 9
79 71 SANTOS Manuel FRA D6 4 393 24
80 48 CHICHIGIN Andrey RUS D7- 4 391 18
81 79 IACOLINO Giuseppe ITA D6 4 374 14
82 81 NEUWIRTH Franz AUT D6 4 368 10
83 83   WESTDIJK Diana NED D6 4 358 12
84 84   FERRANTE Sébastien FRA D6 4 344 7
85 82 BOIDIN Héléne FRA D7- 4 341 8
86 87 ZAHRADNIK Michael GER D8- 4 331 4
87 111 PARRIAUD Jean-François FRA D5 4 292 9
88 90 DI DOMENICO Corinne FRA D6 4 292 6
89 91 XANTHOPOULOS Catherine FRA D6- 4 279 15
90 93 OORSCHOT, VAN Gerda NED D5+ 4 264 25
91 86 AMADOR LORENTE Eduardo ESP D6 4 261 9
92 88 LAPLAGNE Fanette FRA D6+ 4 199 9
93 97 DRAUX Apolline FRA D6 4 197 5
94 109 BERTHOMMIER Sandra FRA D5+ 4 195 16
95 98 Boey Mun Seng 梅文诚 SGP D6- 4 186 9
96 102 ONNINK Janco NED D5 4 147 11
97 101 UGO Jean Claude FRA D6- 4 140 9
98 103 KÖNIG Nadine GER D5+ 4 138 14
99 85 ONODERA Katsuyuki 小野寺克之 JPN D6+ 4 127 8
100 171 BOUVET Aymeric FRA D6- 4 123 6

 

Top 50 non-EMA players as of January 01, 2019

# Player Nat Dan Rating Nr/T
1 JIAO Linghua 焦灵花 CHN D8- 5 039 7
2 PANG Shusheng 逄蜀生 CHN D7 4 637 8
3 LI Wenlong 李文龙 (京) CHN D6+ 4 603 16
4 SONG Panjing 宋盼婧 CHN D6 4 528 14
5 ZHOU Yong 周勇 CHN D6 4 488 10
6 DUAN Yanbin 段燕斌 CHN D6 4 471 10
7 Boey Mun Seng 梅文诚 SGP D6- 4 186 9
8 ONODERA Katsuyuki 小野寺克之 JPN D6+ 4 127 8
9 WANG Chuanting 王传亭 CHN D5 4 076 8
10 OHORI Ryuichi 大堀龍一 JPN D6- 4 065 6
11 ZHOU Hongwu 周红武 CHN D6- 4 041 10
12 WANG Xin 王鑫 CHN D5+ 3 995 5
13 QI Liguo 齐立国 CHN D5 3 965 6
14 ZHEN Yonggang 甄永刚 CHN D5 3 954 6
15 WANG Xiangnong 王向农 CHN D5 3 951 5
16 LOW Kee Chung 刘纪宗 SGP D6- 3 929 5
17 ZHOU Guijun 周桂君 CHN D5 3 914 10
18 DENG Zhanxi 邓展熙 CHN D5 3 894 6
19 WU Yanxia 吴燕霞 CHN D5 3 891 9
20 XU Huaou 徐华欧 CHN D7- 3 863 3
21 JIANG Xiaoli 江晓丽 CHN D5- 3 848 6
22 KUGIMIYA Kimito 釘宮公人 JPN D5 3 803 12
23 LIANG Xi 梁曦 CHN D5 3 793 5
24 WANG Shude 王书德 CHN D5+ 3 771 8
25 HE Yijian 何一坚 CHN D5- 3 733 5
26 ZHU Lei 朱磊 CHN D5 3 711 5
27 ZHAO Jian 赵坚 CHN D5+ 3 662 7
28 XU Teng 徐腾 CHN D4+ 3 656 7
29 CUI Jian 崔健 CHN D4+ 3 651 6
30 ZHANG Chunman 张纯满 CHN D6 3 640 3
31 ZHOU Bingfeng 周冰锋 CHN D5 3 630 5
32 SHEN Biao 沈標 CHN D4+ 3 620 6
33 XIE Jin 谢缙 CHN D4 3 615 9
34 CHEN Jiapeng 陈嘉鹏 CHN D4+ 3 592 6
35 ZHANG Ming 张铭 CHN D4+ 3 592 9
36 ZHANG Jian 张健 CHN D4+ 3 591 7
37 CHEN Enping 陈恩平 CHN D5- 3 588 4
38 ZHOU Jie 周杰 CHN D5 3 568 6
39 WU Maohong 邬茂鸿 CHN D5 3 557 5
40 CHENG Jian 程建 CHN D4+ 3 552 6
41 LI Yaocan 李耀灿 CHN D4 3 552 5
42 LI Liang 李良 CHN D5 3 550 5
43 MO Ai 莫艾 CHN D4 3 529 9
44 GAO Yuan 高源 CHN D6 3 514 3
45 YANG Xiao 杨骁 CHN D5 3 509 4
46 WU Taikang 吴太康 CHN D4 3 506 8
47 WANG Guiying 王桂英 CHN D6 3 497 3
48 MIYAKE Koichi 三宅浩一 JPN D4 3 479 9
49 MA Jiangwei 马江伟 CHN D4+ 3 474 6
50 JIN Yaodong 金耀东 CHN D4 3 472 6


Players having top "level" as of January 01, 2019

 

# Player Nat Dan ValidTo Level
1 PFEIFFER Matthieu FRA D9- 28.05.2019 6 000
2-3 CHRISTIANSEN Freddy DEN D8 28.05.2019 5 500
2-3 MARTINI Francesco ITA D8 28.05.2019 5 500
4-12 RATSIMANDRESY Joel FRA D8- 12.11.2019 5 500
4-12 RAK Cyrille FRA D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
4-12 ZAHRADNIK Michael GER D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
4-12 MILANDRI Marco ITA D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
4-12 RIJOFF Stefano ITA D8- 12.11.2019 5 500
4-12 SAVINI Elena ITA D8- 20.08.2019 5 500
4-12 BROERS Eveline NED D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
4-12 SUZUKI Yoshihiro 鈴木芳洋 JPN D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
4-12 JIAO Linghua 焦灵花 CHN D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
13-15 HERDIER Romain FRA D7+ 13.05.2019 5 000
13-15 SHPILMAN Aleksei RUS D7+ 13.05.2019 5 000
13-15 LANG Bo SUI D7+ 11.11.2019 5 000
16-39 SALLMUTTER Doris AUT D7 28.05.2019 5 000
16-39 BAHIANO STEENHOLM Isabel DEN D7 28.05.2019 5 000
16-39 BARBET Jean Louis FRA D7 13.05.2019 5 000
16-39 PETIT Frédéric FRA D7 28.05.2019 5 000
16-39 MANZO Bruno FRA D7 26.08.2019 5 000
16-39 DESCAMPS Florent FRA D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-39 ROY Olivier FRA D7 30.09.2019 5 000
16-39 AUBRUN Daniel FRA D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-39 HAHN Timur GER D7 20.08.2019 5 000
16-39 GAVELLI Luca ITA D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-39 BUSCARINI Patrizia ITA D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-39 FERRUZZI Giacomo ITA D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-39 GORI Stefania ITA D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-39 BATTAGLINI Francesca ITA D7 03.09.2019 5 000
16-39 SERIO Danilo ITA D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-39 HEEMSKERK Désirée NED D7 28.05.2019 5 000
16-39 CROEZE Marianne NED D7 01.06.2019 5 000
16-39 KÖSTERS Anton NED D7 26.08.2019 5 000
16-39 AYLLÓN Antonio ESP D7 26.08.2019 5 000
16-39 RÍOS NAVARRO Raúl ESP D7 28.05.2019 5 000
16-39 SHPILMAN Anna RUS D7 13.05.2019 5 000
16-39 BOGATIKOV Aleksander RUS D7 28.05.2019 5 000
16-39 HÊCHE Gérard SUI D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-39 PANG Shusheng 逄蜀生 CHN D7 28.05.2019 5 000
40-50 ANDERSEN Morten DEN D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
40-50 JOURDAIN David FRA D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
40-50 RAVEL Judith FRA D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
40-50 BOIDIN Héléne FRA D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
40-50 MONTEBELLI Marco ITA D7- 16.07.2019 5 000
40-50 ENFI Laura ITA D7- 12.11.2019 5 000
40-50 LINDEN, VAN DER Ad NED D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
40-50 CHICHIGIN Andrey RUS D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
40-50 ODA Kohichi 小田宏一 JPN D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
40-50 XU Huaou 徐华欧 CHN D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
40-50 ZHENG Lanzhou 郑蓝舟 CHN D7- 28.05.2019 5 000

 

Non-EMA tournaments accounted as of January 01, 2019

ID Name Place DateMax Players Sessions Coeff
W02 2002 World Championship in Mahjong Tokyo, Japan 23.10.2002 100 8 3,35
A03 4th China Majiang Open Championship Tianjin, China 23.10.2006 100 8 3,3
W07 World Mahjong Championship 2007 Chengdu, China 05.11.2007 144 8 5,25
A05 Xinjiang Mahjong Invitational Tournament 2010 Xinjiang, China 23.08.2010 132 8 3,4
A04 5th China Majiang Open Championship Yichang, China 23.11.2011 128 8 3,8
A09 The 4th Kansai MCR Tournament 2012 Kansai, Japan 24.06.2012 48 4 1,95
W12 World Mahjong Championship 2012 Chongqing, China 30.10.2012 188 10 5,8
A01 6th China Majiang Open Championship Anji, China 21.03.2014 200 9 4,15
E08 The 1st Competitive National Standard Mahjong Elite Invitational Beijing, China 26.10.2014 64 8 3,45
A02 4th World Mahjong China Mahjong Selection Tournament Xi an, China 31.05.2015 84 10 4,1
E06 The 2nd Competitive National Standard Mahjong Elite Invitational Shanghai, China 06.09.2015 64 8 3,45
G15 WMSG MCR Individual Competition 2015 Sanya, China 26.10.2015 212 10 5,7
W15 World Mahjong Championship 2015 Jeju Island, South Korea 15.11.2015 72 8 5,15
M06 The 17th Chinese Mahjong Kings Tournament Yichang, China 13.03.2016 176 11 4,7
E05 Kyoto Cherry Blossom Cup 2016 Kyoto, Japan 10.04.2016 36 8 3,15
M05 POMAIN CUP 2016 Indonesia International Mahjong Invitational Tournament Batam, Indonesia 06.06.2016 100 8 3,6
E07 The 3rd Competitive National Standard Mahjong Elite Invitational Hangzhou, China 11.09.2016 64 8 4,2
E01 MCR Asian Elite Invitational 2016 Ningbo, China 24.10.2016 40 8 4,1
M02 The 18th Chinese Mahjong Kings Tournament Nanchang, China 12.03.2017 180 8 4,35
M07 The 18th Chinese Masters Tournament Nanchang, China 12.03.2017 260 8 4,25
E03 Kyoto Cherry Blossom Cup 2017 Kyoto, Japan 23.04.2017 40 8 3,5
M01 2017 “New Moonlight Cup” Shengdian International Mahjong Elites Invitational Tournament Shengdian, China 14.05.2017 168 10 4,9
E02 Europe & Asia Mahjong Elite Exchange 2017 Beijing, China 21.07.2017 56 8 5,05
W17 World Mahjong Championship 2017 Xi an, China 28.10.2017 228 10 5,7
E04 China Majiang Federation Internet Organizations Elite 2017 Chengdu, China 29.10.2017 160 8 4,6
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
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
E09 Kyoto Cherry Blossom Cup 2018 Kyoto, Japan 22.04.2018 44 8 3,7
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
A08 2nd World Mahjong Mind Games Selection Trial China Team Direct 2018 Zhenjiang, China 12.08.2018 84 10 4,60
A10 The 6th "Treyo Cup" 2nd World Mahjong Mind Games Selection Trial 2018 Anqing, China 14.10.2018 76 10 4,80
E10 The 5th Competitive National Standard Mahjong Elite Invitational Qingdao, China 28.10.2018 84 8 4,60

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
314 13th Open Italian Championship 2018 Milan, Italy 11.11.2018 136 7 5,75
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
303 Villejuif ChowTime 2018 - In Vino Veritas I Villejuif, France 26.08.2018 120 7 5,50
305 6th San Gimignano Tournament - In Vino Veritas II San Gimignano, Italy 09.09.2018 80 7 5,45
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
308 Rode Lotus Tournaments 2018 Leuven, Belgium 30.09.2018 52 7 5,25
288 Mahjong Valencia MCR Tournament 2018 Valencia, Spain 11.03.2018 88 6 5,2
300 MCR Dutch Open 2018 Berghem, Netherlands 01.06.2018 84 7 5,20
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
316 Mahjong Madrid Championship 2018 Madrid, Spain 09.12.2018 48 7 5,1
309 2018 Stanislas Open Nancy, France 07.10.2018 72 7 5,1
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 the 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 January 1, 2019. 

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 imbalance". 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.