ST Stacking setups

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Base

Two Columns Wide

Two columns wide bases do not have the modular flexibility of three columns wide bases. They, however, provide more room to stack the field. The simplicity of required tetrominos in the setups also makes them easy to learn.

SPPPGGGGGG
SSPGGGGGGG
 S GGGGGGG
SPPPGGGGGG
SSPGGGGGGG
 S GGGGGGG

ST

L  GGGGGGG
LPPPGGGGGG
LLPGGGGGGG
L  GGGGGGG
LPPPGGGGGG
LLPGGGGGGG

LT

   GGGGGGG
SPPPGGGGGG
SSPGGGGGGG
LS GGGGGGG
LPPPGGGGGG
LLPGGGGGGG

LST

Three Columns Wide

Unlike the two columns method, three columns wide bases have the advantage of modular cores. A player can opt for a different core to accomodate an unfavorable preview. Although the player has less room to stack the field, tetromino dependence is minimized. I tetrominos are also not needed to fill in leftover gaps.

JJPPPGGGGG
JOOPGGGGGG
JOO GGGGGG
JJPPPGGGGG
JOOPGGGGGG
JOO GGGGGG

OJT

OOPPPGGGGG
OOLPGGGGGG
LLL GGGGGG
OOPPPGGGGG
OOLPGGGGGG
LLL GGGGGG

LOT

ZZPPPGGGGG
JZZPGGGGGG
JJJ GGGGGG
ZZPPPGGGGG
JZZPGGGGGG
JJJ GGGGGG

JZT

LSPPPGGGGG
LSSPGGGGGG
LLS GGGGGG
LSPPPGGGGG
LSSPGGGGGG
LLS GGGGGG

LST

Alternatives

ST L Start
For two column wide ST bases, an L start may be desired if an L comes early in preview order. An L start will also fill in the first leftover gap created by the S tetromino. Note that the notch for the L start is one row lower than that of an S start.

   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
L  GGGGGGG
LPPPGGGGGG
LLPGGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
SPPPGGGGGG
SSPGGGGGGG
LS GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
S   GGGGGG
SS GGGGGGG
 S GGGGGGG
LS GGGGGGG

After performing four T-Spin Doubles using an ST base and plugging the leftover gap with an I, a player can use the L Start base in place of an S base. Note that the notch for the L base is one row lower than that of an S base.

   GGGGGGG
 S GGGGGGG
 S GGGGGGG
 S GGGGGGG
 S GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
 S GGGGGGG
 S GGGGGGG
 S GGGGGGG
 S GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
L  GGGGGGG
LPPPGGGGGG
LLPGGGGGGG
IS GGGGGGG
IS GGGGGGG
IS GGGGGGG
IS GGGGGGG

ST JL Alternative
For two column wide ST bases, a player often waits for three or more T-Spin Doubles before filling in the leftover gap with an I tetromino. A player may opt to use a J to fill in the leftover gap formed after two successive T-Spin Doubles. Identical to the ST L Start, an L will be used as the base for the next T-Spin Double, after which regular ST base stacking may resume. This method can be used repeatedly to eliminate the need of using an I tetromino to fill in the leftover gaps normally created from only using S tetrominos.

   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
 S GGGGGGG
 G GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
L  GGGGGGG
LPPPGGGGGG
LLPGGGGGGG
JJ GGGGGGG
JS GGGGGGG
JG GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
S   GGGGGG
SS GGGGGGG
LS GGGGGGG
JJ GGGGGGG
JS GGGGGGG
JG GGGGGGG

Notch

Type 1

Type 1 notches can be used as openers for ST bases and for three column wide bases because they are three rows high. Type 1 notches require only two tetrominos to complete and are interchangeable with one another.

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    11GGGG
   111GGGG
   111GGGG
    OOGGGG
   JOOGGGG
   JJJGGGG
    OOGGGG
   JOOGGGG
   JJJGGGG

JO

    LLGGGG
   OOLGGGG
   OOLGGGG
    LLGGGG
   OOLGGGG
   OOLGGGG

OL

    ZJGGGG
   ZZJGGGG
   ZJJGGGG
    ZJGGGG
   ZZJGGGG
   ZJJGGGG

JZ

    SSGGGG
   SSLGGGG
   LLLGGGG
    SSGGGG
   SSLGGGG
   LLLGGGG

LS

Type 2

Type 2 notches cannot be used as an opener because they are only one row high. Type 2 notches require only two tetrominos to complete and are interchangeable with one another.

   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   222GGGG
   222GGGG
    22GGGG
   OOJGGGG
   OOJGGGG
    JJGGGG
   OOJGGGG
   OOJGGGG
    JJGGGG

JO

   LLLGGGG
   LOOGGGG
    OOGGGG
   LLLGGGG
   LOOGGGG
    OOGGGG

OL

   JJJGGGG
   ZZJGGGG
    ZZGGGG
   JJJGGGG
   ZZJGGGG
    ZZGGGG

ZJ

   SLLGGGG
   SSLGGGG
    SLGGGG
   SLLGGGG
   SSLGGGG
    SLGGGG

SL

Not Recommended
This notch is not recommended because it requires the usage of the T tetromino, of which can be used for the T-Spin Double. This setup can be stacked on top of other type 2 notch setups but the opposite cannot be done because of the overlapping T tetromino obstruction. This setup should only be used for emergency cases because it will also force the usage of two Z tetrominoes to create the next notch.

    GTGGGG
   STTGGGG
   SSTGGGG
    STGGGG
   STTGGGG
   SSTGGGG
    SGGGGG

ST

Type 2 openings Practical openings for type 2 include the following.

   LLL
   LIIII
   OOJ
   OOJJJ
      Z
   OOZZ
   OOZGGG

Type 3

Type 3 notches resemble Back-To-Back T-Spin Triple Setups. They can be used as openers for LT, SLT, and L Start bases because they are two rows high. Type 3 notches require three tetrominoes to complete the first notch and four to complete the setup, with the exception of TJ and LT. Type 3 setups are interchangeable with one another only after the full setup is complete and are the least recommended of the notch types because they require too many tetrominoes.

   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   333GGGG
    33GGGG
   333GGGG
   JJJGGGG
    ZJGGGG
   ZZIGGGG
   ZJIGGGG
    JIGGGG
   JJIGGGG

JZIJ

   LLIGGGG
    LIGGGG
   SLIGGGG
   SSIGGGG
    SLGGGG
   LLLGGGG

LSIL

   JJJGGGG
    SJGGGG
   SSSGGGG
   SSSGGGG
    SLGGGG
   LLLGGGG

LSSJ

   JJJGGGG
    ZJGGGG
   ZZZGGGG
   ZZZGGGG
    ZLGGGG
   LLLGGGG

LZZJ

Not Recommended
This setups require only two tetrominoes to complete. These notch setups are not recommended because they require the usage of the T tetromino, of which can be used for the T-Spin Double. This setup can be stacked on top of other type 3 notch setups.

   JJJGGGG
    TJGGGG
   TTTGGGG
   JJJGGGG
    TJGGGG
   TTTGGGG

TJ

   TTTGGGG
    TLGGGG
   LLLGGGG
   TTTGGGG
    TLGGGG
   LLLGGGG

LT

Notch Type Converter

Type 1 -> 2

   OOGGGGG
   OOGGGGG
    ZGGGGG
   ZZGGGGG
   ZGGGGGG

Type 1 -> 3

   333GGGG
    33GGGG
   333GGGG
    11GGGG
   111GGGG
   111GGGG

Type 2 -> 1

    11GGGG
   111GGGG
   111GGGG
   222GGGG
   222GGGG
    22GGGG

Type 2 -> 3

   LLGGGGG
    LGGGGG
   SLGGGGG
   SSGGGGG
    SGGGGG
   333GGGG
    33GGGG
   333GGGG
   222GGGG
   222GGGG
    22GGGG

Type 3 -> 1

    ZGGGGG
   ZZGGGGG
   ZJGGGGG
    JGGGGG
   JJGGGGG
    11GGGG
   111GGGG
   111GGGG
   333GGGG
    33GGGG
   333GGGG

Type 3 -> 2

   222GGGG
   222GGGG
    22GGGG
   333GGGG
    33GGGG
   333GGGG

Situational

Notch

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   OOGGGGG
   OOGGGGG

O-1

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    OOGGGG
   GOOGGGG
   GGGGGGG

O-2A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GOOGGGG
    OOGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

O-2B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   IIIIGGG

I-1A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   IIIIGGG
   GGGGGGG

I-1B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GIIIIGG

I-2A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GIIIIGG
   GGGGGGG

I-2B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    IIIIGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

I-2C

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   JGGGGGG
   JJJGGGG

J-1

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    JGGGGG
   GJJJGGG
   GGGGGGG

J-2A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GJGGGGG
    JJJGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

J-2B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   JJJGGGG
   GGJGGGG

J-3A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   JJJGGGG
    GJGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

J-3B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GJJJGGG
   GGGJGGG

J-4A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    JJJGGG
   GGGJGGG
   GGGGGGG

J-4B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GJJJGGG
    GGJGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

J-4C

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GJGGGGG
    JGGGGG
   JJGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

J-5

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GJGGGG
   GGJGGGG
   GJJGGGG

J-6A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGJGGGG
    GJGGGG
   GJJGGGG
   GGGGGGG

J-6B

    GGGGGG
   GGJGGGG
   GGJGGGG
    JJGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

J-6C

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GJJGGGG
    JGGGGG
   GJGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

J-7

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGLGGGG
   LLLGGGG

L-1A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GLGGGG
   LLLGGGG
   GGGGGGG

L-1B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGGLGGG
   GLLLGGG

L-2A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGLGGG
   GLLLGGG
   GGGGGGG

L-2B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGLGGG
    LLLGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

L-2C

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   LLLGGGG
   LGGGGGG

L-3

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    LLLGGG
   GLGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

L-4A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GLLLGGG
    LGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

L-4B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GLGGGGG
    LGGGGG
   GLLGGGG
   GGGGGGG

L-5

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   LLGGGGG
    LGGGGG
   GLGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

L-6

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    LLGGGG
   GGLGGGG
   GGLGGGG

L-7A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GLLGGGG
    GLGGGG
   GGLGGGG
   GGGGGGG

L-7B

    GGGGGG
   GLLGGGG
   GGLGGGG
    GLGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

L-7C

    GGGGGG
   SGGGGGG
   SSGGGGG
    SGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

S-1

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    SGGGGG
   GSSGGGG
   GGSGGGG

S-2A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GSGGGGG
    SSGGGG
   GGSGGGG
   GGGGGGG

S-2B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    SSGGGG
   SSGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

S-3

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGSSGGG
   GSSGGGG

S-4A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GSSGGG
   GSSGGGG
   GGGGGGG

S-4B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGSSGGG
    SSGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

S-4C

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    ZGGGGG
   ZZGGGGG
   ZGGGGGG

Z-1

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGZGGGG
    ZZGGGG
   GZGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

Z-2A

    GGGGGG
   GGZGGGG
   GZZGGGG
    ZGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

Z-2B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   ZZGGGGG
   GZZGGGG

Z-3A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   ZZGGGGG
    ZZGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

Z-3B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GZZGGGG
   GGZZGGG

Z-4A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    ZZGGGG
   GGZZGGG
   GGGGGGG

Z-4B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GZZGGGG
    GZZGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

Z-4C

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    TGGGGG
   TTTGGGG
   GGGGGGG

T-1

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GGTGGGG
   GTTTGGG

T-2A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GTGGGG
   GTTTGGG
   GGGGGGG

T-2B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGTGGGG
    TTTGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

T-2C

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   TTTGGGG
    TGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

T-3

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GGGGGG
   GTTTGGG
   GGTGGGG

T-3A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    TTTGGG
   GGTGGGG
   GGGGGGG

T-3B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GTTTGGG
    GTGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

T-3B

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
    GTGGGG
   GTTGGGG
   GGTGGGG

T-4A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGTGGGG
    TTGGGG
   GGTGGGG
   GGGGGGG

T-4B

    GGGGGG
   GGTGGGG
   GTTGGGG
    GTGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

T-4A

    GGGGGG
   GGGGGGG
   GTGGGGG
    TTGGGG
   GTGGGGG
   GGGGGGG

T-5