Fabiano Luigi Caruana is an American chess Grandmaster who was born on July 30, 1992, in Miami, Florida. He is currently ranked as the third highest chess player in the world by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
Youngest Grandmaster from the United States
Caruana began playing chess at the age of five and quickly showed a natural talent for the game. He was awarded the title of National Master at the age of 10, and at the age of 14, he became the youngest-ever Grandmaster from the United States.
Caruana’s rise to the top of the chess world has been meteoric. He reached the top 10 in the FIDE rankings for the first time in 2011, and by 2014 he had climbed to the number two spot. In 2014, he also became the first American to participate in the Candidates Tournament, which is a tournament that determines the challenger for the World Chess Championship.
Caruana is known for his aggressive playing style and his ability to outplay his opponents in the endgame. He is also known for his deep understanding of chess theory and for his ability to prepare for his matches in great detail.
Fabiano Caruana versus Magnus Carlsen
One of Caruana’s most famous games was his match against Magnus Carlsen in the 2014 Candidates Tournament. The match was highly anticipated, as it was seen as a showdown between two of the strongest chess players in the world. Caruana emerged victorious in the match, winning with a score of 6.5-3.5.
Fabiano Caruana versus Wesley So
Another one of Caruana’s famous games was his match against Wesley So in the 2016 Sinquefield Cup. The match was a highly contested match, with Caruana emerging victorious with a score of 3-1. This game was notable for the aggressive play of Caruana and his ability to outplay his opponent in the endgame.
In 2018, Caruana participated in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen in London, where he lost with a score of 6.5-3.5.