I know about Chess960, and you can play that online at lichess.org. Furthermore, I like playing Go as well. But are there any good variants and other ways to train that you use, and you know to work well?

  • Do chess puzzles count? – EPN May 2 '12 at 11:37
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    How about three dimensional chess (like the one shown in The Big Bang Theory)? – user127 May 4 '12 at 14:31

I believe that studying Shogi added 50 points to my chess game. They are related games and thus share some related concepts. I believe Shogi showed me things about chess I had not understood before.

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    Study Xiangqi and add another 50 points :-) – Landei May 7 '12 at 6:44
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    Shogi will help you improve your bughouse play as well (and vice versa) – Andrew May 8 '12 at 12:52
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    GM Jonathan Tisdall seconds Tony's advice, claiming in his Improve Your Chess Now that Shogi gave his chess game a boost. – ETD Sep 23 '12 at 6:00

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