As world chess champion Garry Kasparov has said ‘chess is mental torture’, above line was the first to come on my mind when I went out from the final round of ‘CodeJam’ event. Not only me but most of them(all who were serious), selected by 2 previous rounds, the best 20 of the lot; tries to overcome a grand challenge problem. You can sense the heaviness in the air, you can feel these persons touching their minds, often using pen and paper as a tool. Then I also see participants walking out of the room, with face like they are beaten to hell. When I myself came out, for some time all I wanted to do was to do nothing, just giving rest to this little brain. However first, thing I did after that was to write in my phone ‘programming is a mental torture’. I have done programs like this before, but first time in a competitive environment with time limit and a prize at stack.