History

The 3rd Annual MAF World Cup

August 21-24, 2014

Above are the Finalists with their checks. From left to right: Gagik Grigoryan, Gurgen Arsenyan, Lucine Ghulyan, Ara Kazaryan, Natalya Khashchina, Karina Melkonyan, Dina Petrosyan, Tatyana Sokolova, Edgar Kocharyan, Angin Petrosyan.

The 3rd Annual MAF World Cup took place at the incredible Wynn, Las Vegas from August 21 to 24, 2014. It was memorable by very close competition. Five players had the same rating after the second round, and it was the number of wins/losses as Don or Sheriff that moved 3 of these 5 into the Final table.

Congratulations to Natalya Khashchina from Big Ben Club in Kiev, who became the Don of the 3rd Annual MAF World Cup in Las Vegas. She won ALL 10 games, 7 as a Red player, 1 as a Don, 1 as a Sheriff, and 1 as a Black player. This includes 6 clean wins, 1 best Play and 1 Best Move. She received the top cash prize of $3,900.00.

The remaining finalists received $2,000 cash prize. But most importantly, every player received an unforgettable memory and experience of playing their favorite game in such a high level competition. Angin Petrosyan and Dina Petrosyan (not related to each other) became 2-time champions and joined Armen Apoyan in this rank.

Congratulations to all winners at the FINAL table for great performance and classy attitude!

The Best 10 Players

Natalya Khashchina (Kiev)

Lucine Ghulyan (Los Angeles)

Tatyana Sokolova (Los Angeles)

Gagik Grigoryan (Yerevan)

Dina Petrosyan (Los Angeles)

Edgar Kocharyan (Los Angeles)

Angin Petrosyan (Los Angeles)

Karina Melkonyan (Los Angeles)

Ara Kazaryan (Los Angeles)

Gurgen Arsenyan (Yerevan)

Besides the top cash prize of $3,900, Natalya Khashchina, the best player, or Don of the World Cup, also received the Don's bracelet (below) a masterpiece from Arte Design, filled with black diamons and red rubin stone. The cash value of this bracelet is estimated at $3,000. The bracelets of the Don are unique, hand made and can never be reproduced.

Video

Highlights and the Award Ceremony

Tournament Highlights

Final Ranking

  BLACK     RED     DON     SHERIFF     BEST  
      Player's Name                Card     Games Played     Won     Lost     Won    Lost    Won     Lost     Won    Lost   P   M   W/ 
 Clean 
 Points   Rating 
Natalia Khashchina 10 1 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 6 51 5.10
Tatyana Sokolova 10 1 0 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 43 4.30
Lucine Ghulyan 10 0 0 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 43 4.30
Gagik Grigoryan 10 0 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 40 4.00
Dina Petrosyan 10 1 1 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 36 3.60
Angin Petrosyan 10 0 1 4 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 35 3.50
Edgar Kocharyan 10 2 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 35 3.50
Karina Melkonyan 10 0 1 4 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 6 34 3.40
Ara Kazaryan 10 0 1 5 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 5 34 3.40
Naira Oganesyan 9 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 30 3.33
Sirak Doganyan 9 2 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 30 3.33
Gurgen Arsenyan 10 0 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 33 3.30
Edgar Khachatryan 9 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 29 3.22
Armen Mikayelyan 9 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 28 3.11
Lilit Nazaryan 9 0 1 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 28 3.11
Levon Sukiasian 9 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 26 2.89
Anna Hovhannisyan 9 0 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 26 2.89
Narek Tumanyan 8 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 23 2.88
Armen Apoyan 6 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 2.83
Lilit Muradyan 6 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 17 2.83
Levon Shaginyan 9 0 1 2 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 25 2.78
Manvel Tovmasyan 6 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 16 2.67
Arthur Bijoyan 6 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 16 2.67
Vardan Sargsyan 9 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 4 24 2.67
Vighen Mkrtoumian 6 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 15 2.50
Milena Melkonyan 6 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 2.33
Levon Ktratsyan 6 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 14 2.33
Hovhannes Tumanyan 6 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 2.17
Vaz Andreas 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 13 2.17
Oleg Ponomarenko 6 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 13 2.17
Evgeniy Urvachev 6 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 2.00
Vazgen Charakchyan 6 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 12 2.00
Gevorg Hovsepyan 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 12 2.00
Michael Ayrapetyan 6 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 2.00
Grigor Avetisyan 6 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 7 1.17
Zara Poghosyan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Lana Petrosyan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00