There's something called Deutsche Brettspielmeisterschaft (german board game championship). It consists of several local preliminaries, and a final round.
Since one of the preliminaries is usually held online on BSW, the 4 games played in these round need to be available there.
For the DM 2010, on of the games is Heckmeck (Pickomino). Therefore, contrary to the ealier announcement, it will stay that event (which is march 14, 2010).
Unser besonderer Dank gilt Reiner Knizia.
Nachdem feststand, dass es als Teil der Brettspielmeisterschaften gespielt werden soll, hat er umgehend zugesagt, das Spiel bis dahin in der BrettspielWelt weiter anzubieten können.
Our special thanks go to Rainer Knizia. When it was clear that Pickomino was to be played as part of the chamionship, he immediadely agreed that the game can stay on BSW until then.