Hey Everybody! Had a great time meeting the NES masters at the PRGE this year. Very rad group. Thanks for being so welcoming and encouraging! 1. Why did you start playing Tetris? Can you also please specify how long you have been playing and if you consider yourself a great player? I started playing back when we first got our NES as a child. My dad used to hog the controller and I vaguely remember him playing 400k's back in the day. His signature quote pre-tetris was always "What's the name of the game??" followed by the Tetris brrrinnnnngngggg sound. I don't recall being able to play well as a kid, but I ended up taking my NES to college in '99, and me and my freshman roomate Pat settled on Tetris as the game of choice pretty early on. We almost exclusively played 9 starts with a "one game and pass the controller" type setup. A few other guys from the floor played quite a bit with us, and the NES was a fixture for the next 5 years. I played an 897k sophmore year at one point, but 7/800 game plays were pretty rare. We considered 400+ solid, 500+ somewhat notable, and 600k games as good. This was all in a bubble for the most part, with very little research/investigation into anyone else putting serious time into the game. After college, I continued playing for a while until getting a newer TV with the associated input lag, and pretty much fell out of it for 5-6 years. Found out about the Championships a few months ago and got really freaking excited to come find out what the level of play was like. I grabbed the old CRT I used to play on as a kid out of my parent's basement, and started playing again. I don't think I'll be stopping any time soon. 2. What Tetris games do you play and how much do you play? Exclusively NES Tetris these days. Used to play some of the 360 variants, but I'm very much a purist. I probably played 1-2 hours a day leading up to the tourney, and will probably continue at about that pace for a while. 3. What other games besides Tetris (if any ) keep you busy? I play a good bit of COD, but much less than I used to since picking up my old crt. Tetris is just so much more rewarding. 4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy? Does Scrabble count? 2048 was pretty fun for a while as well. 5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept? I think teh goog originally, but was really encouraged to participate and not just lurk by everyone at PRGE.