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11.05.2022

MCR Marathon Games Disqualification Criteria Modification

MCR Marathon games disqualification criteria has been modified (simplified) to avoid long play in case the game is abandoned or some players have lost connection:

  • 50+ AM ("automoves") for one player in deals 1-4 of the game
  • 100+ AM for one player for the entire game
  • 200+ AM overall for the entire game
  • 11 deals or less in the game

11.05.2022

MCR Marathon Games Access Modification

The following change have been introduced:
  • Only "Verified Users" (VU) can play MCR Marathon games.

Players who has no "Verified User" status are adviced to fill their profiles, please refer to Site Guide.

01.05.2022

Monthly MCR Marathon "April" Results

Monthly MCR Marathon "April" finished. Here is some statistics:

  • 1176 games played
  • 272 players participated
  • 136 players are "qualified players" who played required minimum of games (10) for ranking
  • 34 players won "Victory points"
  • top 3 players won medals (will be sent by mail)

Winners of Monthly MCR Marathon "April"

Rank Country Player Victory Points Medal
1 fredlyon 3 🥇
2 Shiba-one 3 🥈
3 4430hiro 2 🥉
4 麻员外 2
5 ~>`)~~~ 2
6 clarionxd 2
7 upshow 2
8 Andrei Ivanov 2
9 Ted Zhu 1
10 WarHorse 1
11 Scalp 1
12 buffalo 1
13 RotaroW 1
14 leroilyon 1
15 東門 Qidui 1
16 SIM 1
17 KRJoke🦋 1
18 AIMJmattomatteo 1
19 Yenia 1
20 Maria 1
21 Andre 1
22 Mienfou 1
23 南野骨茶 1
24 吴奇 1
25 David 1
26 Azur67 1
27 🐯Combo 1
28 jeff(lyon) 1
29 chatnoir 1
30 bigHmj 1
31 Cristouche974 1
32 I'mBeaujolais 1
33 chimef 1
34 akira ishimoto 1
03.04.2022

MCR Marathon Games Automatic Disqualification

The following changes have been introduced:
  • after finishing each deal of MCR Marathon game, the system will check applicability of any of MCR Marathon games disqualification criteria (see News dated 22.03.2022)
  • if any of the above-stated criterion is met, then the system stops the game and writes "The session has been disqualified."
  • the game itself will not be deleted, but instead it can be found in archive having "MCR" type of games
01.04.2022

Monthly MCR Marathon "March" Results

Monthly MCR Marathon "March" finished. Here is some statistics:

  • 1233 games played
  • 267 players participated
  • 149 players are "qualified players" who played required minimum of games (10) for ranking
  • 37 players won "Victory points"
  • top 3 players won medals (will be sent by mail)

Winners of Monthly MCR Marathon "March"

Rank Country Player Victory Points Medal
1 吴奇 3 🥇
2 4430hiro 3 🥈
3 ~>`)~~~ 2 🥉
4 麻员外 2
5 I'mBeaujolais 2
6 masaue 2
7 zyww 2
8 bigHmj 2
9 GD Annet 🌷🐶 2
10 fredlyon 1
11 Denis L 1
12 Scalp 1
13 leroilyon 1
14 upshow 1
15 Ted Zhu 1
16 Andrei Ivanov 1
17 ShuaiFeiNGU 1
18 Andre 1
19 Mienfou 1
20 東門 Qidui 1
21 Tammy 1
22 1484dai 1
23 Duke 1
24 buffalo 1
25 CH40 1
26 jeff(lyon) 1
27 AIMJmattomatteo 1
28 RotaroW 1
29 Richie68 1
30 Cristouche974 1
31 chatnoir 1
32 SIM 1
33 Nick 1
34 clarionxd 1
35 laimin 1
36 Marino1 1
37 🐯Combo 1
22.03.2022

MCR Marathon Games Disqualification Criteria

To enforce "healthy" competition and to address disconnected players issue the following criteria for MCR Marathon games disqualification will be applied (all the measurements are in "automoves", AM, that is the moves which are made by the system due to player's disconnection):

  • 50+ AM for one player in deals 1-4 of the game
  • 200+ AM for one player for the entire game
  • 300+ AM "combined" for the entire game (to get AM "combined", add up the number of AM for all players and "incomplete game correction", which equals to 50 AM when only 14 deals in the game, or 100 AM when only 13 deals in the game, or 150 AM when only 12 deals in the game)
  • 11 deals or less in the game

When one or more players are obviously disconnected in early stage of the game, it is adviced to "abandon" such a game (it will be disqualified).

The updated list of disqualified MCR Marathon games will be posted at MCR Marathon Information page at Disqualification section.

01.03.2022

Monthly MCR Marathon "February" Results

Monthly MCR Marathon "February" finished. Here is some statistics:

  • 1326 games played
  • 297 players participated
  • 169 players are "qualified players" who played required minimum of games (10) for ranking
  • 42 players won "Victory points"
  • top 3 players won medals (will be sent by mail)

Winners of Monthly MCR Marathon "February"

Rank Country Player Victory Points Medal
1 🐯Combo 3 🥇
2 upshow 3 🥈
3 吴奇 2 🥉
4 Andre 2
5 masaue 2
6 Scalp 2
7 東門 Qidui 2
8 AIMJmattomatteo 2
9 windbull 2
10 buffalo 2
11 jiomyossy0925 1
12 Andrei Ivanov 1
13 MahjongLyonnais 1
14 Denis L 1
15 Boycros 1
16 Richie68 1
17 fredlyon 1
18 jeff(lyon) 1
19 bigHmj 1
20 麻员外 1
21 chimef 1
22 1484dai 1
23 CH40 1
24 RotaroW 1
25 SIM 1
26 Magdalena 1
27 Mienfou 1
28 chatnoir 1
29 leroilyon 1
30 Ted Zhu 1
31 David 1
32 Word哥 1
33 Sivilla009 1
34 KR DB 🧶 1
35-36 Cristouche974 1
35-36 Yang 1
37 Margaret Wong 1
38 Mimi lam 1
39 Tammy 1
40 Duke 1
41 Annick974 1
42 Malu974 1
26.02.2022

MCR Marathon Minor Modifications

To enforce "healthy" competition and avoid "choosing opponents" approach the following changes are implemented:

  • until MCR marathon table has not started yet, all players are "anonymized" by showing "#" instead of real "displayed names"
  • when MCR marathon table has started, all "displayed names" of participants are revealed

Menu items:

23.02.2022

Annual MCR Marathon Launch

MahjongSoft is pleased to announce Annual MCR Marathon, a long-term open tournament, which starts on 01.03.2022 at 00:00 and ends on 28.02.2023 23:59 (by Moscow time).
Marathon is opened to all players, with no restrictions with respect to participation, or the number of accounted games.

Periods

Annual MCR Marathon is composed of four "seasons":

  • "Spring", 01.03-31.05.2022
  • "Summer", 01.06-31.08.2022
  • "Autumn", 01.09-30.11.2022
  • "Winter", 01.12.2022-28.02.2023

In turn, any "season" consists of three monthly periods, each starts on 1st day of the accounted month at 00:00 (by Moscow time) and end at 23:59 (by Moscow time) of the last day of the respective month.

Results and Ranking

All games played by a player within a monthly period are then consolidated using four-component formula to get player's score. All player's scores are then ranked accordingly to get rank (place) and basic rank for the considered period.
The player's seasonal result is a sum of TWO BEST basic rank values from the considered season.
The player's annual result is a sum of seasonal result values taken from each of four periods.
Comment: for details on formulas and ranking procedures please refer to MCR Marathon/Information page.

Prizes

Annual MCR Marathon:

  • the best player will receive a mahjong set
  • top 3 players will receive medals

Each month:

  • top 3 players will receive medals
  • top quarter of the "qualified players list" will receive Victory Points (VP)
Comment: organizer of Annual MCR Marathon may consider some other prizes in addition to the listed above.

How to Participate?

To enter MCR Marathon, please, enter the table marked "MCR Marathon" on the starting page. The table of results is available at Consolidated Marathon Results page (please, choose the rules and period in a drop-down menu accordingly).

MCR Marathon table parameters

Deal per session: 16, Time for session: 80 min., Time for own action: 9 sec., Time for declaration: 8 sec., Additional time: 10 sec., Time for results: 10 sec.

01.02.2022

Monthly MCR Marathon "January" Results

Monthly MCR Marathon "January" finished. Here is some statistics:

  • 1389 games played
  • 299 players participated
  • 159 players are "qualified players" who played required minimum of games (10) for ranking
  • 39 players won "Victory points"
  • top 3 players won medals (will be sent by mail)

Winners of Monthly MCR Marathon "January"

Rank Country Player Victory Points Medal
1 SpaceDog 3 🥇
2 東門 Qidui 3 🥈
3 1484dai 2 🥉
4 clarionxd 2
5 Tammy 2
6 吴奇 2
7 小福子和和 2
8 Duke 2
9 Jason Cheng 2
10 Ted 1
11 emma 1
12 Denis L 1
13 TAHHA 1
14 chatnoir 1
15 RotaroW 1
16 masaue 1
17 majiang 1
18 MahjongLyonnais 1
19 DrunkCrystalDragon 1
20 🐯Combo 1
21 jeff(lyon) 1
22 麻员外 1
23 Word哥 1
24 Sandy7169 1
25 Yenia 1
26 Annie Fok 1
27 HongYingtao 🍒 1
28 I'mBeaujolais 1
29 古泽云 1
30-31 Boycros 1
30-31 Richie68 1
32 Scalp 1
33 fredlyon 1
34 AIMJ ginko81 1
35 Pat 974 1
36 MISSTINGUETTE 1
37 upshow 1
38 Azur67 1
39 Magdalena 1
31.01.2022

Monthly MCR Marathon "February" Modification

In the Monthly MCR Marathon "February" the following changes (effective starting from 01.02.2022 at 00:00 by Moscow time) are introduced:

  • MCR Marathon game playing time is limited by 80 minutes provided any started deal should be finished
  • when player is disconnected then "non-HU" bot is activated
  • change in player's result formula — two more components are added (see below)
  • additional criterion for ties is introduced
  • MCR Marathon "Information" page has been introduced at menu "MCR Marathon/Information"
  • Monthly MCR Marathon "Results" page is moved to the new menu "MCR Marathon/Results"

The NEW player's result is a weighted sum of four components: 50%*average_TP (taken for all games) + 50%*average_TP (taken for best 10 by TP games) + 0.1%*number_of_games + 10%*average_TP_opponents (against whom player played).

For tied results number_of_games is used as an additional criterion — the lesser is that number, the higher player's result is.

31.12.2021

Monthly MCR Marathon Launch

MahjongSoft is pleased to announce Monthly MCR Marathon, a long-term open tournament, which starts on 01.01.2022 at 00:00 (by Moscow time). Marathon is opened to all players, with no restrictions with respect to participation, or the number of accounted games within a period (month).

To enter Monthly MCR Marathon, please, enter the table marked "MCR Marathon" on the starting page. The table of results is available at MCR Marathon page, to be found also in the site menu "Tournaments/MCR Marathon".

MCR Marathon table parameters: Deal per session: 16, Time for session: 2 h., Time for own action: 9 sec., Time for declaration: 8 sec., Additional time: 10 sec., Time for results: 10 sec.

The player's result is a weighted sum of two components: 50%*average_TP (taken for all games) + 50%*average_TP (taken for best 10 by TP games).
To be rated, 10 games have to be played by the player. While determining the player's result, all missing to the amount of 10 games will forceably be counted as having 0 TP and 0 GP.

Top players of each monthly period will be awarded. Prizes are to be announced later.

All the accounted periods start on 1st day of the accounted month at 00:00 (by Moscow time) and end at 23:59 (by Moscow time) of the last day of the respective month.


FAQ

What is Marathon?

Marathon is a long-term open tournament, usually played by periods. Marathon is opened to all players, with no restrictions with respect to participation, or the number of accounted games within a period.

Player's Score

The player's score within a monthly period is a weighted sum of four components: 50%*average_TP (taken for all games) + 50%*average_TP (taken for best 10 by TP games) + 0.1%*number_of_games + 10%*average_TP_opponents (against whom player played).

To be rated, 10 games have to be played by the player. While determining the player's result, all missing to the amount of 10 games will forceably be counted as having 0 TP and 0 GP.

For the sake of simplicity, all the components are rounded to the three digits after decimal point.

Ranking

All players' scores within the same period are then ranked (including breaking-ties algorithms). Each player, who played the established minimum number of games (10), is called as "qualified player". Each "qualified player" receives so-called "Basic Rank" (BR) according to the formula:
BR = 1000*(number_of_qualified_players-player's_place+1)/number_of_qualified_players, rounded to the closest integer number

All players who have not played the established minimum number of games within a considered period (10), receive BR=0.

Further Ranking

In the big-scope events like "Annual Marathon" all the "Basic Rank" (BR) values, received in individual periods, may be subject to further aggregating with or without discarding the worst player's results. The resulting number can represent "quarterly" or "annual" player's result.

Disqualification

To enforce "healthy" competition any game with seemingly unequal opportunities to compete should not be counted (disqualified). Thus, any games having "excessive" number of "automoves" (that is moves when system plays instead of disconnected player) should be disqualified. For exact criteria of such disqualification, please refer to MCR Marathon Games Disqualification Criteria.

Disqualified MCR Marathon games:

  • 2022 February -- 63887, 63889-63896
  • 2022 March -- 65979, 66047, 66152, 66231, 66532, 66571, 66876, 66882, 66885, 66889, 66895-66897, 66979, 67235, 67243, 67385, 67461, 67559, 67767, 67854, 68005, 68007, 68010, 68229, 68260
  • 2022 April -- 68554, 68649
  • 2022 May -- 72057

Miscellanea

  • any game is assigned to the period based on it's starting time
  • game statistic can be found at menu "Statistics/List of sessions", then choose "Type"="MCR Marathon"

Updated: 11.05.2022