Happy 26th Birthday to Fabiano Caruana (World #2 and the World Championship Challenger in 2018)!

‏Happy 26th Birthday to Fabiano Caruana (World #2 and the World Championship Challenger in 2018)!

This year he won the Candidates, Grenke Chess Classic and Norway Chess.

Photo: Lennart Ootes


Fabiano Caruana (Miami, (Florida), 1992. július 30. –) olasz-amerikai kettős állampolgár sakkozó, nemzetközi nagymester, sakkolimpiai bajnok (2016), világbajnokjelölt (2016), Olaszország négyszeres sakkbajnoka, az Amerikai Egyesült Államok bajnoka.
Olasz-amerikai kettős állampolgár,2005-ig amerikaiként vett részt a gyerek és ifjúsági versenyeken, majd 2005–2015 között Olaszországot képviselte, 2015. június 25-től ismét hivatalosan az Amerikai Egyesült Államok színeiben versenyez. A nemzetközi nagymesteri címet 14 éves 11 hónapos és 20 napos korában szerezte meg, ezzel Olaszországban és az Amerikai Egyesült Államokban is minden idők legfiatalabb nagymesterének számított.
A FIDE 2017. áprilisi világranglistáján 2817 Élő-ponttal a klasszikus időbeosztású versenyzésben a 3. helyen állt. Eddigi legmagasabb pontszámát, 2844-et 2014. októberben érte el, amely a sakktörténet 3. legmagasabb pontszáma a világon. Legjobb világranglista-helyezését is ekkor érte el, amikor Magnus Carlsen mögött a 2. helyen áll

29 July 2018, 19:38 GMT

# Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
1 Carlsen 2841.9 −0.1 2880.0 2939.0 27
2 Caruana 2822.0 0.0 2738.0 2709.0 26

Fabiano Luigi Caruana (born July 30, 1992) is an Italian-American chess grandmaster. A chess prodigy, he became a grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 11 months and 20 days—the youngest grandmaster in the history of both Italy and the United States at the time. He will play a match with Magnus Carlsen for the World Chess Championship in November 2018.
Born in Miami to Italian-American parents, Caruana grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and started playing chess at age 5. He played for the United States until 2005, when he transferred to Italy. He earned his grandmaster title in 2007, and in the same year won his first Italian Chess Championship, a feat he repeated in 2008, 2010 and 2011. He won the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He also won the Sinquefield Cup 2014, recording a historic 3103 performance rating and improving his Elo rating to 2844, becoming the third-highest-rated player in history. He transferred back to the US in 2015.
Having won the FIDE Grand Prix 2014–15, Caruana qualified for the Candidates Tournament 2016, where he was runner-up to Sergey Karjakin. He won the 2016 US Chess Championship, and represented the US on board 1 at the 42nd Chess Olympiad, winning team gold and individual bronze. He won the London Chess Classic in 2017. He won the Candidates Tournament 2018, becoming the first American challenger for the undisputed World Chess Championship since Bobby Fischer in 1972. In the run-up to the championship match, Caruana won the 5th Grenke Chess Classic and the 6th Norway Chess.
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The World Chess Championship 2018 is an upcoming chess match between the reigning world champion since 2013, Magnus Carlsen, and challenger Fabiano Caruana to determine the World Chess Champion. The 12-game match, organized by FIDE and its commercial partner Agon, will be played in London between 9 and 28 November 2018.

November 9 – 28 | World Chess Championship | London, England

-9Days -5Hours -22Minutes -33Seconds

The good news for Magnus and his opponent is that the kama sutra 6*6 design seems just to be an "alternative" logo aimed at generating some controversy in the run-up to the match | image: World Chess

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