Happy Tanabata everyone! The 4th live ReachMahjong.com Cup will take place on July 20th, 2009 at Vacance in Kagurazaka, Tokyo. A number of pro’s are expected to join in the festivities and in addition to cash prizes, exclusive ReachMahjong.com goods will be up for grabs.

The 3rd ReachMahjong.com Cup was successfully held on June 28th, 2009 at Vacance and over half of the players in attendance were professionals from the Japan Professional Mahjong League. The winner was Naoya Ogawa, a C1 League pro that joined the Japan Professional Mahjong League at the same time as Garthe and Jenn. With only 16 players and a first prize of an entry into the WSOM Riichi Event ($1000 value), there was an overlay and the players took advantage of this opportunity.

The July 20th ReachMahjong.com Cup #4 will also boast a 1st place prize of an entry into the World Series of Mahjong Riichi Event, but with a cash option for players unable to commit. The entry fee will once again be 6,000yen and play will consist of 3 rounds (7 games). The first round will be 4 games. Eight players will advance to the semi-finals where 2 games will be played and the final table will be 1 game with 4 players.

One of the special features of the ReachMahjong.com Cups is the hand histories. Each final table is recorded draw-by-draw and offered to all ReachMahjong.com Cup participants for free. Starting in July these histories will also be posted on ReachMahjong.com for free, weekly.

If you would like to join in a ReachMahjong.com Cup event, e-mail Jenn Barr. This is a great opportunity to try your hand against professional players ad prepare you for other tournaments. Also, Jenn always makes cookies for the events, and you surely don’t want to miss that! See you there.

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