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Caruana 
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Fabiano Caruana
Number of games in database: 914
Years covered: 1999 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2801 (2858 rapid, 2695 blitz)
Overall record: +292 -130 =333 (60.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      159 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (117) 
    B90 B30 B48 B42 B31
 Ruy Lopez (90) 
    C67 C65 C84 C92 C78
 French Defense (37) 
    C11 C18 C10 C05 C16
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (33) 
    C84 C92 C89 C99 C96
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B12 B18 B17
 Sicilian Najdorf (23) 
    B90 B96
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (78) 
    B42 B43 B40 B33 B51
 Ruy Lopez (66) 
    C78 C69 C80 C67 C92
 Grunfeld (49) 
    D85 D70 D90 D86 D76
 Slav (41) 
    D12 D10 D18 D11 D17
 Sicilian Kan (34) 
    B42 B43 B41
 French Defense (30) 
    C03 C02 C00 C07 C18
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 1-0
   Caruana vs A Giri, 2012 1-0
   Karjakin vs Caruana, 2012 0-1
   Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014 1-0
   Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 0-1
   Caruana vs Carlsen, 2012 1-0
   Caruana vs Kramnik, 2012 1-0
   Caruana vs Negi, 2011 1-0
   Caruana vs Aronian, 2014 1-0
   Caruana vs Vallejo-Pons, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Corus (Group C) (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   Corus (Group B) (2009)
   Airports Authority of India (2011)
   Russian Team Championship (2009)
   4th Young Stars of the World (2006)
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   Russian Team Championships (2011)
   Reykjavik Open (2008)
   Cap d'Agde (2008)
   Aeroflot Open (2012)
   World Cup (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Olympiad (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
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   Game Collections by Jimmy W
   Ruy Lopez GTM by pbalak
   Ruy Lopez by Nicocobas

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FABIANO CARUANA
(born Jul-30-1992, 22 years old) United States of America (citizen of Italy)

[what is this?]
FM (2002); IM (2005); GM (2007); Italian Champion (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011).

Preliminary:

Fabiano Luigi Caruana was born in Miami, Florida. He moved with his family to Brooklyn, New York, in 1996 and soon started playing chess. Under the tutelage of USCF National Master Bruce Pandolfini, he kicked off his tournament career at the Polgár Chess Centre in Queens. GM Miron N Sher started coaching Caruana when the latter was 8. Caruana made his first appearance in FIDE-rated tournaments in February 2002 when he was 9 years old, playing in the New York February Congress and soon thereafter in the Edward Lasker Tuesday Grand Prix. He then moved with his family to Madrid in 2004 to pursue a professional career under the guidance of coach IM Boris A Zlotnik. The Caruana family then moved to Budapest in 2007 where Fabiano would train with GM Alexander Chernin. He also trained with GM Pal Benko, when Benko was spending summers in New Jersey, and online with GM Gregory Kaidanov. (1)

He became a grandmaster at the age of 14 years 11 months and 20 days, the youngest-ever grandmaster from the United States, and also the youngest-ever from Italy (as Caruana holds dual citizenship).

Championships:

<Youth and Junior>: In June 2002, Caruana won the U-10 category of the Pan-American Youth Championships, thereby earning his FM title, and in November 2002 competed in the World U10 Championship held in Heraklio. He also competed in the 2004 U12 World Championship in Heraklio and at the age of 14 came =2nd at the Italian Junior (U20) Championship.

<Regional, National and Continental>: He achieved joint first places in the U.S. Eastern Open and the Italian Championship in 2006. In the latter, he tied with (then) four-time Italian Champion Michele Godena but lost in a rapid game play-off for the title. In 2007 Caruana won the Italian Championship with a score of +8 (9.5/11) to become the youngest ever Italian champion and then successfully defended his title in 2008 when he scored 8/11, a half point ahead of Godena with whom he drew in the last round. He did not compete in the Italian Championship in 2009 because of his commitment in the World Cup, but won again in 2010 and again in 2011, the latter with 10/11; he did not compete in 2012. He has competed in all European Individual Championships since his inaugural participation in 2008, but has not made the leader board in this event.

<World>: Qualifying for the World Cup (2009) as one of the six nominees of the FIDE President (2), Caruana’s inaugural participation in this event was quite auspicious. Rated 2652 and ranked number 81 in the world at the time, Caruana defeated Lazaro Bruzon (2619), Leinier Dominguez Perez (2719, world #21) and Evgeny Alekseev (2715, world #25) before falling to Vugar Gashimov (2758, world #6) in the fourth round rapid-game tiebreaker. Qualifying for the World Cup (2011) via his rating, he won his first round game against Russian GM Aleksei Pridorozhni and his second round game against Ukrainian GM Yuri Drozdovskij in the classical mini-matches, but lost in the 25+10 rapid-game tiebreaker in the third round to the eventual winner, Russian GM Peter Svidler. Caruana qualified for the 2013 World Cup on the basis of his rating, but he also participated in the 2012-13 Grand Prix series to select two Candidates for the 2014 Candidates Tournament. He played in the FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2012), where he scored 6/11 to place =4th and 80 Grand Prix points, in the FIDE Grand Prix Zug (2013) where he placed =3rd to earn another 100 Grand Prix points, =2nd at the FIDE Grand Prix Thessaloniki (2013) to add another 125 GP points to tot up a three-event total of 305 points (3) and needed to win the final Grand Prix event - the FIDE Grand Prix Paris (2013) - outright to qualify for the Candidates Tournament 2014, as he was 165 GP points behind Shakhriyar Mamedyarov who was in 2nd place, and who had no further Grand Prix events in which to play. As it turned out, he placed =1st with Boris Gelfand (winning on tiebreak) to gain 155 points and place third in the Grand Prix series, which means he will be first alternate if one of the Candidates is unavailable for the Candidates Tournament in 2014.

Caruana also missed his opportunity to qualify for the Candidates at the World Cup (2013), an event he qualified for via his rating; when he defeated Akash G in the first round, Yangyi Yu in the 2nd round, Vladimir Malakhov in the third round and Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga in the Round of 16 (fourth round) but was eliminated in the quarter final (round five) by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

Tournaments:

Caruana has been an extremely active tournament player since he started on that path in the Polgár Chess Centre at the age of 6. For the first few years he played in numerous domestic events in the US, especially in New York and the northeast of the US – frequently appearing at events in the Marshall Chess Club (during which time he beat the late Aleksander Wojtkiewicz at the age of 10 years 61 days, breaking Hikaru Nakamura ‘s record of being the youngest to defeat a GM in a USCF sanctioned event (4)) - but with occasional sojourns to foreign events such as the Youth World Championships in Greece, Pan American events in South America and First Saturday events in Budapest, all the while steadily accumulating ratings points. He first participated in the US Open in 2002, and also did so in 2003 and 2004.

His first victory at a FIDE-rated open tournament was first place in the First Saturday IM that was held in July 2005, a feat which netted him 83 Elo points on top of 43 points he gained with his 4th place at the Madrid Championships. When he won the First Saturday IM tournament in December 2005, he also gained his third IM norm and his IM title at the age of 13 years 4 months and 15 days. In 2006, Caruana won the 19th Moratalaz International Open held in August 2006 in Spain, and tied for first place in the 1st "Ascala de Henares" International Open in October 2006. In 2007, Caruana placed =3rd in the 2007 EU Individual Open Championship, won the Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007) (aka Vlissingen chess tournament) when he drew with his last round opponent, former FIDE world champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov. He also won the First Saturday GM events in March, April and July 2007, winning his first 3 GM norms and his GM title a couple of weeks before his 15th birthday. Another event he won during 2007 was the FE Capo d'Orso held in Italy in May.

In 2008, he won Corus (Group C) (2008) impressively, two points ahead of his nearest rivals Dimitri Reinderman and fellow prodigy Parimarjan Negi. The year 2009 started with a win in Corus (Group B) (2009) although he took a small step backward at Biel International Chess Festival (2009) (4/10). However, 2010 saw him win the Biel Chess Festival (2010) in a field of fellow junior super grandmaster. He started off 2011 in the category 18 Reggio Emilia (2010), scoring 4.5/9 (+1 -1 =7) for 6th place, and followed this up with 7/10 at the Tradewise Gibraltar (2011), first place at the Airports Authority of India (2011) and suffered a momentary lapse of form to score only 4/10 at the Biel Chess Festival (2011). In October 2011, he came third in the 12th Karpov International (2011).

Caruana started 2012 with =2nd (3rd on count back) with 5.5/10 at the category 20 Reggio Emilia (2011) and followed up with =2nd alongside Magnus Carlsen and Teimour Radjabov and behind Levon Aronian at the Tata Steel (2012), scoring 8/13 (+4 -1 =8; TPR 2837). The latter result catapulted him into the top ten on the live rating list for the first time. He placed =4th (6th on tiebreak) at the Aeroflot Open (2012) with 6/9 and then survived a last round challenge by Yifan Hou to take outright 1st place at the Reykjavik Open (2012) with 7.5/9 (+6 =3; TPR 2777). He followed up in May by winning the 20th Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament (2012) and taking 2nd place (on tiebreak) in the category 22 Tal Memorial (2012) with 5/9 (+3 -2 =4; TPR 2820) behind Carlsen. His best results so far have been his victories in July 2012 at Dortmund (2012) and in September/October 2012 at the Bilbao Masters (2012) where he lost to Carlsen in blitz tie-breaks after sharing first place. In November 2012, Caruana drew all six of his games to place 3rd in the Double Round Robin quadrangular category 20 Kings' Tournament (2012) behind Vassily Ivanchuk and Veselin Topalov, respectively. 2013 started badly for Caruana, scoring only 5/13 in the category 20 Tata Steel (2013) at Wijk aan Zee. However, he recovered to some extent at the category 19 GRENKE Chess Classic (2013) by placing outright 2nd with 6/10 behind Viswanathan Anand, and then returned to full form in the category 21 (av: 2772) Zurich Chess Challenge (2013) with outright first, scoring 4/6 (+2 =4), including wins over World Champion Anand and the previous challenger for the title, Boris Gelfand, with a performance rating of 2898. At the category 22 Tal Memorial (2013), Caruana equalized his lifetime score against Carlsen in classical games by winning their round 3 game to bring their personal tally in this form of the game to +2 -2 =5; he finished 3rd in this event, a point behind the winner Boris Gelfand and a half point behind the runner-up Magnus Carlsen. Subsequently he won the Kings Tournament (2013) with 5/8.

Caruana started 2014 with a solid 6/11 at the category 20 Tata Steel (2014), placing =4th behind Levon Aronian, Anish Giri and Sergey Karjakin respectively. He followed up with 2.5/5 to place 3rd in the category 23 Zurich Chess Challenge (2014). Caruana won the follow-up Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid) (2014) to determine placing in the overall event, Caruana's result in the rapid lifted his final placement to =2nd with Aronian behind Carlsen. In April 2014, he placed outright second behind Magnus Carlsen at the category 22 Gashimov Memorial (2014), which was inaugurated in honor of the late Azeri GM Vugar Gashimov. In June he was =4th with 4.5/9 at the category 21 Norway Chess Tournament (2014). The following month he won a stunning victory at the category 19 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2014) with 5.5/7, 1.5 points ahead of the runners-up and moved into the "2800 club" by rating.

Rapid:

Caruana did not distinguish himself at the Ruy Lopez Festival 2008 in the seven round closed tournament where he scored only 2.5/7, but won the two-day rapid open tournament that followed with a score of +6 (7.5/9), a clear point ahead of the field. The 2008 Cape d’Agde was a knock-out closed rapid tournament organized into two round robin groups of eight players each, with the top four scorers of each group proceeding to the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, and then the finals. Caruana won his group but lost to Anatoly Karpov in a closely fought quarter final encounter. Immediately prior to the Zurich Chess Challenge (2013) in February, Caruana won the Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz) (2013), scoring 5/6 beating Vladimir Kramnik, Gelfand and Anand in their individual two-game matches. He placed =2nd with 10.5/15 at the FIDE World Rapid Championship (2014), half a point behind the winner Carlsen, but managed to retain his number one ranking in the rapid form of the game. He also competed in the FIDE World Blitz Championship (2014), but his 11.5/21 was insufficient to move his blitz rating by more than a point.

Team play:

Soon after moving to Madrid, Caruana participated in the Madrid Team Championships.

<Club competition>: Caruana played board 3 for the ShSM-64 Moscow in the European Club Cup competitions of 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013 the best result being team and individual fifth place in 2011, and team bronze in the European Club Cup (2013) playing board one with his new team SOCAR. He and his team ShSM-64 were far more successful in the Russian Premier League, where he won individual gold and team silver in 2009 (on board 4), individual bronze and team gold in 2010 (board 4), individual and team gold in 2010 (board 3) and individual and team bronze in 2011. Caruana has also played in the Bundesliga (2008 and 2009); the Italian Team Championships (2009 & 2012), the Spanish League (CECLUB 2009), the Swiss Team Championships (2010 to 2012), the French Top 12 (2011) and the Greek Team Championships (2012).

<National Teams>: In June 2008, Caruana played first board for Italy in the Mitropa Cup 2008, a four-board team competition amongst 10 "middle" European nations. He scored +6 (7.5/9) winning the first board prize with a performance rating of 2810. In the same event in 2009, held in Rogaska Slatina in Slovenia, he lead Italy to a silver medal and won individual gold with 7.5/9. He played for Italy in the European Team Championships in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013, his best personal results being 4th on board 1 in 2009 scoring 5.5/8 and 4th on board 1 in 2013 when he scored 6/9.

<Olympiads>: Caruana represented Italy on board 1 at the 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 Olympiads.

Ratings:

Caruana was the world's top junior for 20 months, starting in January 2011. As of 1 August 2014, his rating was:

<Standard> 2801 (Italian #1; world #3);

<Rapid> 2858 (world #1);

<Blitz> 2695 (world #44).

Personal:

He currently lives in Europe and in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Sources and references:

Wikipedia article: Fabiano Caruana; (1): Chessbase biography: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... (2): http://www.fide.com/component/conte...; (3) Wikipedia article: FIDE Grand Prix 2012%E2%80%932013; live rating: http://www.2700chess.com/; (4): Caruana vs Wojtkiewicz, 2002


 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 914  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Caruana vs C Bean 1-023 1999 G45D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Caruana vs R Hess 1-031 2001 Guaymallen PanAM-chJ U10 AbsolutoC57 Two Knights
3. Caruana vs S Iermito  1-036 2001 Guaymallen PanAM-chJ U10 AbsolutoC58 Two Knights
4. B Karen vs Caruana  ½-½30 2002 Nassau FuturityC60 Ruy Lopez
5. Caruana vs Wojtkiewicz 1-045 2002 New York September ActionB27 Sicilian
6. Caruana vs B Karen  ½-½27 2002 Nassau FuturityB27 Sicilian
7. Caruana vs R Ziatdinov 0-122 2003 World Open: Open SectionC53 Giuoco Piano
8. Caruana vs J Langreck  ½-½53 2003 World OpenB30 Sicilian
9. R K Delaune vs Caruana  1-051 2003 World Open: Open SectionA16 English
10. W So vs Caruana 1-027 2004 WYCC - B12B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
11. Caruana vs S Farago 1-060 2004 FSIM JuneB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. S Kriventsov vs Caruana  1-040 2004 Marshall CC Saturday ActionB33 Sicilian
13. Caruana vs Yudasin  ½-½59 2004 120th NY MastersB53 Sicilian
14. Caruana vs G Lettieri  0-149 2005 FSIM JuneB50 Sicilian
15. S Paridar vs Caruana 0-143 2005 FSIM JuneB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. Caruana vs P Prohaszka  ½-½37 2005 FSIM MayB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
17. O Nazarenus vs Caruana  0-138 2005 FSIM JuneA16 English
18. K Laciner vs Caruana  1-021 2005 FSIM JuneD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
19. O Katsuhara vs Caruana  0-141 2005 FSIM JuneA16 English
20. Tri Hoang vs Caruana  0-136 2005 FSIM DecemberA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. L Eperjesi vs Caruana  ½-½27 2005 FSIM JuneD85 Grunfeld
22. Caruana vs S Farago  1-061 2005 FSIM JuneB03 Alekhine's Defense
23. E Kahn vs Caruana  1-044 2005 FSIM JuneA00 Uncommon Opening
24. Caruana vs J Brustkern  ½-½16 2005 FSIM JuneB40 Sicilian
25. Caruana vs R Torma  ½-½51 2005 FSIM JuneB50 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Aug-27-14  MissScarlett: Guy took it well, but remarking, 'That's cold!' scores high marks for redundancy.
Aug-28-14  AsosLight: I think Caruana had the coolest reaction of them all and proceeded getting again #2
Aug-29-14  engineerX: Does anyone have a link to a video where Caruana speaks Italian? I have always wondered how well he speaks the language.
Aug-29-14  Jambow: Garry Kasparov

As we see in this St. Louis tournament, the death of classical chess has been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase a Missouri-born author!

Lol Samuel Langhorne Clemens may have been correct then but as it turns out the rumors are true after all. Nice quote by Kasparov and expressing my own sentiments although with far more wit than I could muster.

Aug-29-14  MissScarlett: From cold shower to golden shower, Caruana is 2815.7 on live rating, overtaking Kramnik to become the sixth highest rated player ever.
Aug-29-14  dx9293: <MissScarlett> Golden shower?! Uh, ok...
Aug-29-14  MissScarlett: I'm thinking S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912; you seem to be somewhere else entirely.
Aug-29-14  dx9293: <MS> Ah, ok, thanks for clarifying...I was caught off guard because by no means do I consider any of the games in the tournament to be comparable to Levitsky-Marshall.
Aug-30-14  Everett: <Aug-27-14
premium
member whiteshark: Cooool - Watch Caruana's St Louis Ice Bucket Challenge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdN0...

Not only does he stay cool OTB, but his hair is remarkably dry after the bucket dump. Amazing!

Aug-30-14  Penguincw: Incredible start by Caruana, going 4 for 4 so far in the strongest chess tournament ever. I don't think many people would think he could beat Carlsen with black, but he did it, and if he could do that, beating anyone is possible.

As far as I know, there have been 2 recent tournaments where a player started 5 for 5. One is Ivanchuk in Mtel 2008. Topalov and Aronian played in that tournament. The average rating was 2738, or Category 20. Ivanchuk ended up winning by 1.5 points. The other is Shirov in Corus 2010. It had a 2720 average rating. Carlsen, Nakamura and Caruana played in that tournament. Unfortunately, Shirov finished 2nd by half a point to Carlsen. Honourable mentions go to the 4.5/5 start by Carlsen (Pearl Spring 2009), 4/4 start by Karjakin (Norway 2013) and 6.5/7 by Topalov (WCC 2005). However, for Caruana to do so in this tournament would definitely be a different story. Unfortunately, he's never beaten Nakamura in classical, and doing so with black just makes it a little harder. Good luck!

Aug-30-14  Everett: Skill, nerves, drive. These three are the bottom line. Many have had all three for short periods. Caruana has had it for some time, and now for four games. Will nakamura stop the train? We'll see.
Aug-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  visayanbraindoctor: GM Caruana has now surpassed Naka as America's number one chess player. (Yes I know he plays for Italy, but he essentially represents American chess too, having learned his chess in the US.) He plays a lot like Carlsen, very positional and accurate, exploiting every mistake by the opponent. Carlsen IMO is better than him in this kind of game, but Caruana compensates by being even more cold blooded than Carlsen. In addition, ala Fischer, Caruana exerts pressure on his opponents right from the opening bell by trying to get into sharp theoretical lines.

Then there is the age factor. Many if not all the top chess players older than Carlsen see him as a young bull that they have to fend off. Players younger than Carlsen see him as someone to aspire to, and if possible surpass. This alone makes a lot of difference in their attitude toward the World Champion. For instance, younger players may tend to push more in positions where they have an advantage against Carlsen while older ones would be content looking for a draw, and in some cases they end up losing their advantage and get ground down in an endgame. On the part of Carlsen, the reverse might hold true. He might be seeing the younger players as people that he has to fend off. In Carlsen's case, this attitude could be translating into games wherein he seemingly wants to knock them out as quickly as possible, leading to the kind of tactical melees in which they too have chances to beat him. And some do.

Question: Why doesn't the US Chess Federation invite Caruana to compete in the US Chess Championship? He still retains his American citizenship doesn't he? Caruana could ask permission from the Italian Chess Federation, while assuring them he will continue to play for them in international chess events and the Italian Chess Championship, which is only appropriate given the support that they have given him.

Aug-30-14  SirRuthless: He has not. He plays for Italy and has done nothing for American chess which is fine ...because he plays for Italy. Lets not get crazy here.
Aug-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  estrick: "Mr. Perfect" is playing like a machine, a juggernaut!
Aug-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Lupara: <visayanbraindoctor> Supposedly, Caruana was invited to play at the US Chess Championship this year but he declined due to prior commitments. This was announced on an Italian chess website during the Italian Team Championship tournament, in which Caruana and Nakamura participated.

He was also invited to play in the 2013 US Chess Championship, but because the tournament was a zonal that year and Caruana plays under the Italian flag (meaning European zonal applies) he could not participate that year.

http://www.chessdom.com/fabiano-car...

Caruana is a life member of the USCF. Currently he is the USCF's highest rated member. He is eligible to play in the US Chess Championship due to his status as a USCF member and US citizen, except when the tournament is a zonal.

Aug-31-14  SirRuthless: It is fun to think, Caruana, Nakamura, So and Shankland on boards 1,2,3,and 4 respectively next cycle in the olympiad. We would definitely be a medal contender because Shankland is on his way to 2700 for sure.
Aug-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  visayanbraindoctor: <Lupara> Thanks. Looking forward to Caruana playing at the US Championship.
Aug-31-14  Chessinfinite: Fab Caruana is on his way for a 5/5 and moving for one the greatest tournament performances of all time !
Aug-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: Anyone know what Caruana's results were going into this tournament? In other words, has he perhaps won more than five games in row already?
Aug-31-14  Billy Vaughan: His last game before Sinquefield was a draw against Peru's Granda Zuniga.
Aug-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: Thanks, BV. A shame. Oh - Nakamura just resigned. There you have it!
Aug-31-14  Chessman1504: I think Fabiano will prove to be a massive headache for Carlsen in the future. Carlsen acknowledged that Fabiano was becoming his main rival, and Fabiano has not disappointed. Could this rivalry be comparable to the famous Kasparov-Karpov rivalry? Only time will tell.
Aug-31-14  AsosLight: Don't get it. Caruana hates criminal states that's why he left USA. He will probably end in Russia soon. Who wants to play for this dictators? Only second rate players. Nakamura also live in Canada he is probably threatened to not change federation as well.
Aug-31-14  vkk: Honestly I'm pretty sure caruana and nakamura know they can walk in and take the us championship whenever they want and therefore the title just isn't worth their time.

Oh. I need a 50 grand... I guess I'll go play in the us championship

I the mentality they got going on , and rightfully so.

Sep-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Lupara: <Eggman> Caruana won the 2011 Italian Chess Championship with a score of +9 -0 =2. He won seven games in a row from rounds 5-11.

Obviously, the competition there was not quite as good as the competition in the 2014 Sinquefield Cup.

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