I'm fairly new to tetris. Only played the gameboy classic when i was a little boy, but i love the game. Played some TetriNET when a few years ago, but i like tradional mode instead of specials. I bought TDS on US release day, because of the online. I manage to get to around 6000 points, but then i start to lose and go down again. I practive a lot againt CPu on level 4. But beside what i read here:http://www.tetrisconcept.com/old.html (the ten points) what is best to learn. Maybe this topic can be a nice help topic for other beginners. I started practising skimming and that works already a little, though i sometimes make bad mistakes and close my hole. Also when stacking sometimes i just have a bad design. I can't place a O or L, J. No other blosk available. Also i started concentrating on clearing garbage by thinking about how to leave certain places open so i won't block the gap, i think this is trivial in multiplay. Only every move i make requires a thought, i feel myself slowing down sometimes, holding a block while the next block also won't fit not knowing what to do and skipping a fast drop just to make a mistake afterall. What are good thing to practise for a beginner?