This month, we are spotlighting Australian player Hien Mcguire (username: mcguires). Hien is an extremely well-rounded player, holding at least a brown belt - one black stripe in all styles at Mahjong TIme, and black belts in Riichi and European Classical. Hein is also a prolific tournament, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals in over 10 GMTs and Madness events. The list of Hein’s achievements do not end there, she is also one of the highest ranked American Mahjong competitors, and has a medal for being the Riichi guild competition winner. We got the opportunity to ask Hein a few questions:
Q: How did you originally discover multiplayer Mahjong?
A: Accidentaly I discovered how to play multiple tables at once, then passed on to other players a while before MJT introduced it on site
Q: How often do you play online?
A: I love to play 24/7 lol, but because of working time, I only can play few hours a day and more at the weekend
Q: How long have you played at Mahjong Time?
A: I played on MJT since 2007
Q: What do you like the most about Mahjong Time?
A: Mahjong Time is the best online Mahjong site. Apart from some rude players, others are very friendly and nice to make friend with them.
Q: Tell us more about yourself! What would other Mahjong Time players be surprised to know about you?
A: I am very nice player I think lol, thats what most think I am too, I like to play all sort of games on MJT, I like to challenge myself and other for difficult game.
Q: Which style of Mahjong do you like best? Why is this your favorite?
A: I like all Mahjong games, but my favourite is AM style, maybe I am on top 5.
Q: What is better: playing live or playing online?
A: I have played live Mahjong in my club, they both fun but online is better for time convenience
Q: On the subject of online play, what kind of advice would you give to the online player?
A: I don’t consider myself as good player to give other advice but if I can please play nicely and treat other friendly, thanks