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H. G. Muller wrote on Sun, May 3, 2009 08:00 AM UTC:
Hmm, this seems a non-standard way to recognize FRC games. When I load the game in WinBoard (after correcting the single quotes back to double quotes, orf course) it does not recognize it as FRC, and complains about the O-O-O. When I set WinBoard to FRC before loading the game it eats it, but when I then safe it again the tags look like:

[Event 'Placement Chess, Rapid']
[Site '?']
[Date '?']
[Round '-']
[White 'Tascbase 2.1/The King']
[Black 'Tascbase 2.1/The King']
[Result '*']
[Variant 'fischerandom']
[FEN 'rnkbbqnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNKBBQNR w HAha - 0 1']
[SetUp '1']

The Variant tag is intended to indicate the variant and imply the castling rules. This seems a much more user-friendly way than encoding the variant as some obscure number. e.g. what number to use for Xiangqi?

Note that WinBoard would recognize many other names in the variant tag as FRC as well. Such as 'FRC' or 'Chess960' (or 'w/22', as it is called on ICC). Perhaps I should change the default name (which it prints) to 'Chess960', as this seems to be the name that is winning out amongst players of this variant, now that Bobby Fischer is not so popular anymore.

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