A good analysis acronym to improve one's chess.

Jun 21, 2015, 8:33 PM |

Browsing through some chess books recently I came across a very useful chess Acronym 

STOPS. from

Elements of Chess Strategy

By Alexei Kosikov 


1. Self control 

2. Tactics 

3. Objective analysis 

4. Prophylaxis- ie, what are your opponents plans/threats. 

5. Staying calm 

I thought that it was a pretty neat way of training your mind when analysing what move to make  especially in a critical position.

Hope this helps some of your chess players out there!