Team 1st Pick 2nd Pick 3rd Pick Konami Mahjong Fight Club Hisato Sasaki Mari Takamiya Yuudai Maehara Shibuya ABEMAS Ooi Takaharu Sho Shiratori Yoshiro Matsumoto* Sega Sammy Phoenix Yuumi Uotani Seiichi Kondo Sayaka Kayamori EX Furinkazan Aki Nikaidou Kazunori Takizawa Kenji Katsumata TEAM RAIDEN Masato Hagiwara Naoki Setokuma Saki Kurosawa
ASAPIN, the legendary player who reached Tenhou's summit twice, announced this week that he will be joining the Saikouisen Nihon Pro Mahjong Kyoukai (Saikouisen). In his announcement post on his new blog, ASAPIN says, although he has received offers from several professional leagues, he felt he will fit in at
MondoTV have uploaded 2 videos with English commentary by mahjong researcher Benjamin Boas and mahjong author Ryan Morris. Benjamin’s contribrutions to the community should be fairly well known to everyone, and Ryan’s less so. Ryan Morris is the author of the excellent but sadly now defunct “Japanese Mahjong
Photo from Ben and Deniz This year JPML collaborated with Tenhou and hosted a 6 month long Tenhoui vs Renmei pro tournament. The first season used a Tenhou based ruleset with 50/20/0/70 uma, red fives, agari yame and tenpai yame. Final Playoff ResultsRankNameTenhoui #Total1Totorisensei 19sai11204.42Naoki SetokumaN/
This month, the Japan Professional Mahjong League debuted a new tournament, the Mahjong Japan Series. This series gathers 12 players who have either won a major title in 2014, voted by the public during a live stream or were recommended by JPML. The 12 players are: Fujita Susumu (Saikyosen) Masayoshi
Great news on both continents! (Shameless plug) In North America, the first North American Riichi Open is taking place in Montreal, Qc. (Canada). Registrations are still ongoing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information :) (/Shameless plug) In Europe, the professional player and president of the Japan Professional Mahjong League, Mr.