Congratulations to Hans-Walter Schmitt (last seen in
'Can I use this name "Fischer Chess"?'),
who recently celebrated his 60th birthday. You can find the full report with lots of photos at
"Schach macht tigerstark!" Hans-Walter Schmitt wird 60.
See the links at the end for much more about 'HWS'.
Last year, in
A Few More Chess960 Resources,
I mentioned the annual chess960 event organized by
('On-Line bulletin van de schaakvereniging FISCHER Z'); on that site, click 'Random Chess: Aankondiging NK 2012' for details about this year's event, to be held Saturday, 26 May.
Eric van Reem: 'They call it Fischer Random Chess, because the organizing club is FischerZ!'
- An event I've managed to overlook until now is the Schachclub Waldbronn - Chess960 Open. The 8th edition is scheduled for Sunday, 17 June. The 2011 event attracted 30 players, ten of them titled.
Maybe Rare Bird Sightings aren't so rare any more.