Hold 'em high

They came, they saw, they rotated and dropped and rotated again. The first-ever Classic Tetris World Championships took place in Los Angeles over the weekend, and 29-year old Jonas Neubauer walked away with the crown, statue and novelty-sized cheque.

Beating over 200 players under the watchful eye of former Nintendo World Champion Robin Mihara and creator Alexey Pajitnov, Jonas grabbed himself $1,000 in prize money and the knowledge that he drops blocks better than anyone on the planet who turned up to compete. Here's a video of Jonas doing his thing last year: it's small wonder he trumped the competition with skills like this.

[source facebook.com]