This month we are spotlighting French player David Jourdain (username: captainflam)! David is an MCR master both online and live. David holds a brown belt - two black stripe ranking at Mahjong Time, and has scored victories in MCR Global Mahjong Tournaments. David also placed first in the Strasbourg Open, a live French MCR competition in 2012, among other live play achievements.
Q: How did you originally discover multiplayer Mahjong?
A: I had the opportunity to discover the MAH JONG during a Chinese celebration (GUAN DI) on the island of REUNION in 2009. The local players made initiations and I knew at once that this game was going to fascinate me!!!
Q: How often do you play online?
A: I try to play once a day and a little more the weekend.
Q: How long have you played at Mahjong Time?
A: I play on the site since the beginning of 2010.
Q: What do you like the most about Mahjong Time?
A: I appreciate particularly to be a member of the community MAH JONG and MJT allows to play with players of all the countries of Europe and the world. I got acquainted with many persons on MJT before meeting them in the truth during the live tournaments in Europe.
Q: Tell us more about yourself! What would other Mahjong Time players be surprised to know about you?
A: The MAH JONG really has to change my life. I was always a player of cards, of chess, or roleplaying game but the MAH JONG replaced everything!!! I consider that the MAH JONG is the most evolved and complete game which I know!!! I am so much fascinated that I am some time excessive in my behavior...
Q: Which style of Mahjong do you like best? Why is this your favorite?
A: I play exclusively at MCR for the moment. I made some attempts with other variants on MJT but at the moment I dedicate myself only to the MCR due to the lack of time: I shall practice other variants when I shall have time to deepen them!!!
Q: What is better: playing live or playing online?
A: It is really nice to come on MJT when you have less than one hour in front of you to practice your passion but it does not get so many feelings as to play it live!!!
Make walls, touch tiles, look at the others playing: all this is a part of the magic of the MAH JONG!!!
Q: On the subject of online play, what kind of advice would you give to the online player?
A: Never forget that we do not play with a computer but with real persons above all. Thus some words of the style: hello!! Played well!! Attractive hand!! Welcome are. Keep calm when the success is not with you. Respect the opponent who seems to you too fortunate (I know: it is not easy!!).