California Man Wins Tetris Championship

Posted: Aug 9 2010, 8:17am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:54am CDT, in News | Gaming

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A man from Redondo Beach, California has nabbed the victorious title from this weekend's Classic Tetris World Championship in Los Angeles.
Although the event is dubbed a world championship, at least the top two players were from the Los Angeles area, where the event was held. 29-year-old loan officer Jonas Neubauer manager to climb to level 24 of the classic NES version of Tetris, where he toppled half a million points and beat out runner-up 25-year-old logistics manager Harry Hong.

For claiming victory, Neubauer will receive $1,000 and the rather obfuscated distinction as one "of the best Tetris players ever," according to a quote from the event's publicist. reported that 400 people attended the event, with "some from as far away as the East Coast," giving less credence to the idea that this was a real international competition.

Still, congratulations to Neubauer. It's not every day you can win $1,000 playing Tetris. Although, there have been numerous Tetris players who went above 1 million points, so don't go praising him too highly.

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