Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano CaruanaFabiano Luigi Caruana (1992-) is an Italian-American well known chess player. A chess prodigy he received the grandmaster title at just 14 years (2007) being one of the youngest grandmasters.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave; Photo courtesy of the Saint Louis Chess Club, Lennart Ootes

Queen Sacrifices by Top-Level Chess Players

Sacrificing a queen is rare in chess games. Since the queen is the most valuable piece, giving her up for lesser chessmen or for an attack is difficult to contemplate. Within the last two months, two top-level chess players have sacrificed their queens. More 🡢

UT Dallas chess team

Six Degrees of Separation and One Day More at the World Chess Championship

The recent World Chess Championship made me think of two iconic phrases. The first phrase is “six degrees of separation,” which states that a chain of “friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in six steps. In this article, I’ll share my two-step connections to the challenger, Fabiano Caruana, and to former World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer. The second phrase is “One Day More,” which is both a song lyric and a song title from the musical Les Misérables. More 🡢

World Chess Championship 2018: Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen – Tiebreaks

After three Rapid games and with as many wins, Magnus Carlsen retains his title for another two years. More 🡢

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

World Chess Championship 2018: Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen – Game 12

Carlsen offers a draw from his superior position and Caruana accepts! This is quite disappointing. More 🡢

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

World Chess Championship 2018: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana – Game 11

The shortest round of this Championship ends with another draw. More 🡢

“There’s a lot riding on the last game. It will be tense for both of us.” – Fabiano Caruana. More 🡢

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

World Chess Championship 2018: Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen – Game 10

“I felt that it was very close tonight. The problem is if I don’t mate I’m losing. So I was trying to find some middle ground and my time was running out. I don’t know. I was just so nervous, I couldn’t make it happen. It ended up just being nothing.” – Magnus Carlsen More 🡢