Features Dec 30, 2014 | 7:19 AMby Colin McGourty

2014: The Chess Year in Review

Whose year was 2014? How does Fabiano Caruana’s incredible performance in St. Louis match up against Magnus Carlsen’s triple World Championship triumph? What about the rising stars Yu Yangyi and Wesley So, or the resurgent Vishy Anand? In a 20-minute video Jan Gustafsson looks back at some of the crucial chess moments of 2014 and also laments that, “the long held title I had – which was no. 2 in the women’s world rating list – has been lost for good to Hou Yifan”.

Jan contemplates Magnus Carlsen's triple crown!

As a commentator for chess24 Jan Gustafsson had a front row seat for much of the chess action in 2014, giving him the chance, “to follow all these great events closer than I ever have before”. In the following video he looks back at the moments and people that stood out for him:

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Do you agree with Jan's assessment of the year? Did he forget anyone or any of your favourite moments? Let us know in the comments below!

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