[Editor's comment: I actually wound up winning this tournament afterall.. Whoops! Guys I'm disappointed. I registered for the AT&T sponsored Mobile Tetris tournament. Both top two finalist receive $2000 plus a four night trip to Hawaii for the Tetris Cup 2008 tentatively planned for April. I played well. I followed the very complicated rules, and I think I should've won. I haven't heard anything from the organization. I registered towards the end of November 2007 if I recall correctly, and I know my registration was processed because at the beginning of the competition phase on January 25th I received this lovely reminder: So the way the tournament is supposed to work is the game keeps track of your rating, sort of like Tetris DS, but more like Elo rating. Everyone who registered for the tournament has their ratings reset. At the end of the competition phase, the top two registered players win. "On or about" February 10th, they supposedly call and confirm the winners. This shows my registered account name: And this shows my rank and rating: No one has contacted me. I know because I've been obsessively checking my phone and email. I invested so much time, effort, and stress into this tournament, and it turns out I reap no benefit at all. I got my hopes up for nothing. I couldn't stop thinking about how I was going to get a chance to play with the best, personally meet Henk, kbr, and maybe Alexey, discuss serious Tetris stuff with other serious players face to face for once (!), finally learn to surf, etc. It's very disappointing. Due to their crazily self-protecting rules, they can pretty much choose whoever the hell they want to win. Maybe they picked two guys from Hawaii so they wouldn't need to pay as much travel expense. Maybe they just don't like me. Who knows.