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

Methodology

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.

Top ranking lists

After processing of 400+ tournaments, one can find almost 3,600 (!) 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 April 01, 2019 

# Prev ↑↓ Player Nat Dan Rating Nr/T
1 1   PFEIFFER Matthieu FRA D9- 5 765 26
2 2   MARTINI Francesco ITA D8 5 469 18
3 3   MILANDRI Marco ITA D8- 5 436 12
4 4   RATSIMANDRESY Joel FRA D8- 5 405 36
5 5   RAK Cyrille FRA D8- 5 360 21
6 6   RIJOFF Stefano ITA D8- 5 293 23
7 7   SAVINI Elena ITA D8- 5 279 17
8 8   BROERS Eveline NED D8- 5 199 22
9 9   PETIT Frédéric FRA D7 5 087 20
10 10   KÖSTERS Anton NED D7 5 077 23
11 11   AUBRUN Daniel FRA D7 5 072 21
12 12   BUSCARINI Patrizia ITA D7 5 072 14
13 13   HAHN Timur GER D7 5 064 53
14 14   MONTEBELLI Marco ITA D7 5 064 42
15 15   MANZO Bruno FRA D7 5 062 38
16 16   SERIO Danilo ITA D7 5 060 15
17 17   JIAO Linghua 焦灵花 CHN D8- 5 051 7
18 18   ROY Olivier FRA D7 5 015 18
19 19   CROEZE Marianne NED D7 5 013 22
20 20   GAVELLI Luca ITA D7 5 013 21
21 21   BATTAGLINI Francesca ITA D7 4 989 13
22 22   RÍOS NAVARRO Raúl ESP D7 4 987 19
23 23   FERRUZZI Giacomo ITA D7 4 986 24
24 24   SHPILMAN Aleksei RUS D7+ 4 983 27
25 25   ENFI Laura ITA D7- 4 969 10
26 26   SHPILMAN Anna RUS D7 4 908 32
27 28 HERDIER Romain FRA D7+ 4 872 9
28 29 AYLLÓN Antonio ESP D7 4 871 11
29 30 HÊCHE Gérard SUI D7 4 870 28
30 50 LI Wenlong 李文龙 (京) CHN D7 4 862 19
31 31   DESCAMPS Florent FRA D7 4 857 9
32 27 SALLMUTTER Doris AUT D7 4 844 9
33 32 LINDEN, VAN DER Ad NED D7- 4 840 29
34 33 GORI Stefania ITA D7 4 825 9
35 34 LANG Bo SUI D7+ 4 817 11
36 35 BARBET Jean Louis FRA D7 4 800 17
37 36 CHRISTIANSEN Freddy DEN D8 4 784 6
38 230 SUZUKI Yoshihiro 鈴木芳洋 JPN D8 4 782 10
39 38 ARNAUD Caroline FRA D6+ 4 702 32
40 37 AGUERRE Cédric FRA D6+ 4 700 33
41 39 FONGUE Simon Bounkéo FRA D6+ 4 696 25
42 41 BONDOIN Sandra FRA D6+ 4 667 25
43 42 JOURDAIN David FRA D7- 4 665 13
44 43 PFEIFFER Ji Li FRA D6 4 665 22
45 45   PANG Shusheng 逄蜀生 CHN D7 4 646 10
46 44 RIEGLER Helmut AUT D6 4 637 18
47 46 MOREAU Mélanie FRA D6+ 4 632 17
48 47 MANZO Annie FRA D6 4 613 39
49 48 LUGANNIKOV Denis RUS D6 4 612 38
50 49 TOUSSAINT Kevin FRA D6+ 4 593 12
51 51   MESSI FOUDA Benoit FRA D6 4 580 10
52 52   FOSCHI Marco ITA D6+ 4 575 9
53 53   NATALI Daniela ITA D6 4 567 27
54 54   DI DOMENICO Annabel FRA D6 4 560 26
55 55   BAZZOCCHI Marco ITA D6+ 4 560 12
56 56   PORRATI Serena ITA D6 4 559 30
57 40 HEEMSKERK Désirée NED D7 4 549 7
58 58   BAHIANO STEENHOLM Isabel DEN D7 4 541 7
59 59   TASSINARI Ombretta ITA D6 4 536 22
60 60   VERHEYDEN Marieke BEL D6+ 4 534 15
61 61   YOU-SEEN Vincent FRA D6+ 4 532 14
62 62   EA Anthony FRA D6- 4 528 19
63 64 HEIDE, VAN DER Yvonne NED D6- 4 518 17
64 57 VAN DE NIEUWENDIJK Marjan NED D6 4 508 34
65 65   ZHOU Yong 周勇 CHN D6 4 488 12
66 63 SONG Panjing 宋盼婧 CHN D6 4 486 18
67 66 LEGAIE Lionel FRA D6- 4 483 19
68 67 HUMBERT Luc SUI D6+ 4 479 24
69 68 CHEN KOLD Shi Hua DEN D6 4 477 7
70 69 MORENO MERINO José ESP D6 4 476 17
71 70 RAK Agnès FRA D6 4 473 21
72 71 ESCASO GIL Héctor ESP D6- 4 471 10
73 108 OHORI Ryuichi 大堀龍一 JPN D6 4 463 15
74 74   SCHEICHENBAUER Martin AUT D6- 4 443 18
75 75   BOGATIKOV Aleksander RUS D7 4 438 15
76 72 DUAN Yanbin 段燕斌 CHN D6 4 436 12
77 76 BOLLINO Michele ITA D6+ 4 431 6
78 78   LEFEBVRE Christophe FRA D6 4 400 9
79 80 CHICHIGIN Andrey  RUS D7- 4 391 18
80 98 KÖNIG Nadine GER D6+ 4 388 14
81 77 VIGNAUD Hubert FRA D6 4 382 12
82 81 IACOLINO Giuseppe ITA D6 4 374 14
83 82 NEUWIRTH Franz AUT D6 4 368 10
84 99 ONODERA Katsuyuki 小野寺克之 JPN D6 4 356 22
85 85   BOIDIN Héléne FRA D7- 4 341 8
86 103 D ANGELO Christiane FRA D6+ 4 339 33
87 86 ZAHRADNIK Michael GER D8- 4 331 4
88 73 BOURGEOIS Thierry FRA D6- 4 319 8
89 107 GUTSCHE Sven-Hendrik FRA D6 4 316 10
90 79 SANTOS Manuel FRA D6 4 304 24
91 83 WESTDIJK Diana NED D6 4 295 12
92 87 PARRIAUD Jean-François FRA D5 4 292 9
93 88 DI DOMENICO Corinne FRA D6 4 292 6
94 115 ROSI Alberto ITA D6 4 285 15
95 89 XANTHOPOULOS Catherine FRA D6- 4 279 15
96 91 AMADOR LORENTE Eduardo ESP D6 4 261 9
97 119 WANG Xin 王鑫 CHN D6- 4 258 6
98 90 OORSCHOT, VAN Gerda NED D5+ 4 210 25
99 84 FERRANTE Sébastien FRA D6 4 199 7
100 92 LAPLAGNE Fanette FRA D6+ 4 199 9


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

# Player Nat Dan Rating Nr/T
1 JIAO Linghua 焦灵花 CHN D8- 5 051 7
2 LI Wenlong 李文龙 (京) CHN D7 4 862 19
3 SUZUKI Yoshihiro 鈴木芳洋 JPN D8 4 782 10
4 PANG Shusheng 逄蜀生 CHN D7 4 646 10
5 ZHOU Yong 周勇 CHN D6 4 488 12
6 SONG Panjing 宋盼婧 CHN D6 4 486 18
7 OHORI Ryuichi 大堀龍一 JPN D6 4 463 15
8 DUAN Yanbin 段燕斌 CHN D6 4 436 12
9 ONODERA Katsuyuki 小野寺克之 JPN D6 4 356 22
10 WANG Xin 王鑫 CHN D6- 4 258 6
11 Boey Mun Seng 梅文诚 SGP D6- 4 186 9
12 ZHANG Jian 张健 CHN D6 4 094 8
13 LOW Kee Chung 刘纪宗 SGP D6- 4 091 7
14 ZHOU Hongwu 周红武 CHN D6- 4 049 10
15 CHEN Jiapeng 陈嘉鹏 CHN D5 4 029 8
16 WANG Chuanting 王传亭 CHN D5 4 000 9
17 LIANG Xi 梁曦 CHN D5 3 973 6
18 ZOU Jianzhi 邹健志 CHN D5- 3 965 5
19 WANG Xiangnong 王向农 CHN D5 3 959 5
20 ZHOU Guijun 周桂君 CHN D5 3 918 11
21 JIN Yaodong 金耀东 CHN D5- 3 908 9
22 DENG Zhanxi 邓展熙 CHN D5- 3 898 6
23 WU Yanxia 吴燕霞 CHN D5 3 891 12
24 XU Huaou 徐华欧 CHN D7- 3 866 3
25 JIANG Xiaoli 江晓丽 CHN D5+ 3 855 9
26 QI Liguo 齐立国 CHN D5- 3 854 8
27 MIYAKE Koichi 三宅浩一 JPN D5 3 839 16
28 ZHAO Jian 赵坚 CHN D5 3 802 9
29 WANG Shude 王书德 CHN D5+ 3 771 8
30 CUI Jian 崔健 CHN D5 3 770 6
31 ZHEN Yonggang 甄永刚 CHN D5 3 761 8
32 DUAN Hao 段昊 CHN D5+ 3 736 9
33 KUGIMIYA Kimito 釘宮公人 JPN D5 3 728 24
34 SASAKI Kota 佐々木孝太 JPN D5 3 692 15
35 TAKASAKA Hidenobu 高坂英伸 JPN D4 3 684 17
36 XU Teng 徐腾 CHN D4+ 3 660 9
37 ZHANG Chunman 张纯满 CHN D6 3 645 3
38 LV LiangHong 吕良洪 CHN D5 3 638 5
39 SHEN Biao 沈標 CHN D4+ 3 636 6
40 XIE Jin 谢缙 CHN D4 3 631 10
41 ZHU Lei 朱磊 CHN D5 3 630 6
42 SHINTANI Hidetaka 新谷秀隆 JPN D5 3 619 11
43 ZHOU Jie 周杰 CHN D5- 3 572 6
44 WU Maohong 邬茂鸿 CHN D5 3 561 5
45 YUAN Yao 袁瑶 CHN D4+ 3 556 9
46 LI Liang 李良 CHN D5 3 555 6
47 LIN Ye 林烨 CHN D5 3 553 7
48 KASHIWAGI Taku 柏木拓 JPN D4 3 532 12
49 REN Peng 任鹏 CHN D5- 3 523 6
50 DENG Shaozhe 邓绍哲 CHN D4 3 518 9


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

# Player Nat Dan ValidTo Level
1 PFEIFFER Matthieu FRA D9- 28.05.2019 6 000
2-4 MARTINI Francesco ITA D8 28.05.2019 5 500
2-4 SUZUKI Yoshihiro 鈴木芳洋 JPN D8 28.05.2019 5 500
2-4 CHRISTIANSEN Freddy DEN D8 28.05.2019 5 500
5-12 RATSIMANDRESY Joel FRA D8- 12.11.2019 5 500
5-12 RAK Cyrille FRA D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
5-12 ZAHRADNIK Michael GER D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
5-12 MILANDRI Marco ITA D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
5-12 RIJOFF Stefano ITA D8- 12.11.2019 5 500
5-12 SAVINI Elena ITA D8- 20.08.2019 5 500
5-12 BROERS Eveline NED D8- 28.05.2019 5 500
5-12 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+ 23.03.2020 5 000
13-15 LANG Bo SUI D7+ 11.11.2019 5 000
16-44 SALLMUTTER Doris AUT D7 28.05.2019 5 000
16-44 BARBET Jean Louis FRA D7 13.05.2019 5 000
16-44 RAVEL Judith FRA D7 02.03.2020 5 000
16-44 PETIT Frédéric FRA D7 28.05.2019 5 000
16-44 MANZO Bruno FRA D7 02.03.2020 5 000
16-44 DESCAMPS Florent FRA D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-44 ROY Olivier FRA D7 23.03.2020 5 000
16-44 AUBRUN Daniel FRA D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-44 HAHN Timur GER D7 20.08.2019 5 000
16-44 GAVELLI Luca ITA D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-44 BUSCARINI Patrizia ITA D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-44 MONTEBELLI Marco ITA D7 16.07.2019 5 000
16-44 FERRUZZI Giacomo ITA D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-44 GORI Stefania ITA D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-44 BATTAGLINI Francesca ITA D7 03.09.2019 5 000
16-44 SERIO Danilo ITA D7 11.11.2019 5 000
16-44 HEEMSKERK Désirée NED D7 28.05.2019 5 000
16-44 CROEZE Marianne NED D7 23.03.2020 5 000
16-44 KÖSTERS Anton NED D7 26.08.2019 5 000
16-44 AYLLÓN Antonio ESP D7 26.08.2019 5 000
16-44 RÍOS NAVARRO Raúl ESP D7 23.03.2020 5 000
16-44 SHPILMAN Anna RUS D7 13.05.2019 5 000
16-44 BOGATIKOV Aleksander RUS D7 28.05.2019 5 000
16-44 HÊCHE Gérard SUI D7 23.03.2020 5 000
16-44 ODA Kohichi 小田宏一 JPN D7 28.05.2018 5 000
16-44 LI Wenlong 李文龙 (京) CHN D7 23.03.2020 5 000
16-44 ZHENG Lanzhou 郑蓝舟 CHN D7 28.05.2018 5 000
16-44 PANG Shusheng 逄蜀生 CHN D7 28.05.2019 5 000
16-44 BAHIANO STEENHOLM Isabel DEN D7 28.05.2019 5 000
45-52 JOURDAIN David FRA D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
45-52 BOIDIN Héléne FRA D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
45-52 ENFI Laura ITA D7- 12.11.2019 5 000
45-52 LINDEN, VAN DER Ad NED D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
45-52 CHICHIGIN Andrey RUS D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
45-52 XU Huaou 徐华欧 CHN D7- 28.05.2019 5 000
45-52 YAN Wenying 阎文英 CHN D7- 28.10.2019 5 000
45-52 ANDERSEN Morten DEN D7- 28.05.2019 5 000

 

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
W12 World Mahjong Championship 2012 Chongqing, China 30.10.2012 188 10 5,85
052 OEMC2009 Baden, Austria 05.07.2009 152 9 5,8
G15 WMSG MCR Individual Competition 2015 Sanya, China 26.10.2015 212 10 5,75
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
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
321 Mahjong Valencia MCR Tournament 2019 Mediterranean Cup II Valencia, Spain 24.03.2019 76 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
319 11th Kleine 3 Draken toernooi Temse, Belgium 03.03.2019 96 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 5,2
W15 World Mahjong Championship 2015 Jeju Island, South Korea 15.11.2015 72 8 5,2
M10 The 20th Chinese Mahjong Kings Tournament Xi an, China 24.03.2019 264 10 5,2
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, the next ranking will be as of July 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 on Facebook.