The third World Series of Mahjong was held at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel. Sixteen players battled it out in the final round and after 9 hours and 3 elimination rounds, the World Champion was crowned. Chan Tak-Kwan, a furniture salesperson from Hong Kong, outlasted the other 200 participants from more than 10 countries to win the title of “World Champion”. Pao Jin-Long, another player from Hong Kong, settled for the second place while Yang Xun-Zhi from Taiwan and Li Jin-Dai from mainland China won the third and fourth places in the tournament respectively.
Chan Tak-Kwan, 34-years of age, becomes the third World Champion in a row from Hong Kong. He has been playing mahjong for over ten years. He took home a check worth HK$180,530 plus the gold champion’s necklace.
The 2010 World Series of Mahjong included both online and offline qualifying tournaments held in a number of countries and regions, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia. More than 3,000 players competed offline, and more than 70,000 players competed in online qualifying events.