IntelliJ IDEA 13 does not deploy correctly to Tomcat 7

I am evaluating IDEA 13 Ultimate, to see if I can switch over from Eclipse (which I do not like) for web app development.
But so far I was not able to do anything, not even to deploy the simplest test application.

I want to build a JSF application using Tomcat; I followed this tutorial to the letter (well, almost, I upgraded the instructions to version 13)

http://wiki.jetbrains.net/intellij/Creating_a_simple_Web_application_and_deploying_it_to_Tomcat

It creates a very simple "Hello world" application.
I deploy and run it, and it all seems to work...

[2014-04-14 04:59:33,374] Artifact TomcatTest:war exploded: Artifact is being deployed, please wait...
[2014-04-14 04:59:33,992] Artifact TomcatTest:war exploded: Artifact is deployed successfully
[2014-04-14 04:59:33,993] Artifact TomcatTest:war exploded: Deploy took 618 milliseconds

... but then Tomcat cannot find anything.
IDEA correctly opens the browser at localhost:8080/TomcatTest but... all I get is a 404 from tomcat.
The manager app (localhost:8080/manager) is OK, and it shows /TomcatTest as deployed.
The exploded war artifact in my $project/target dir (the default) contains all the relevant files.

Even instucting IDEA to output the exploded var to my tomcat "webapps" dir, as suggested here

http://devnet.jetbrains.com/message/5470055#5470055

does not work.
Which is really absurd, as I can now see under "webapps" the TomcatTest dir, with all the files, but Tomcat seems to look somewhere else and gives me a 404.

I am using 135.480

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