5 chess articles you might have missed in 2014

Although it’s hard to claim having Magnus Carlsen as a photogenic World Champion has catapulted chess into the limelight in anywhere other than Norway there’s been no lack of mass media interest in the royal game in 2014. Hugely popular websites such as Slate, Wired and Medium have featured articles on chess that you may have missed, including how chess will both destroy your mind and shrink your brain! We also found out about the survival rates for chess pieces and have some bonus year-end interviews with Viswanathan Anand.

1. Why Chess Will Destroy Your Mind