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H. G. Muller wrote on 2008-05-29 UTC
It is a bit misleading to list Capablanca Random Chess (and its Modern variant) here with a fixed array. It would have been more logical to depict an empty board, with the pieces next to it... For completeness, it should at least have mentioned what the restrictions for setting up the pieces are.

Note that most engines able to play Scharnagl's CRC are also capable of playing opening setups he explicitly excludes from being CRC, i.e. with undefended Pawns, with Bishops next to each other, or with Q and A on like colors. They in general consider this all the same variant, 'Capablanca Random Chess', as opening arrays in the program logic are not part of the variant definition, but are simply set by loading a FEN. CRC in some programs is considered a different variant from Capablanca, dure to the different castling rules (like FRC is considered a distinct variant from normal FIDE Chess).