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Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano Caruana

Dec 28, 2009, 1:09 AM 0

Fabiano Luigi Caruana (born July 30, 1992 in Miami, Florida) is grandmaster and chess prodigy with dual citizenship of Italy and the United States.

On 15 July 2007 Caruana became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 11 months, 20 days - the youngest Grandmaster in the history of both Italy and the United States.

In the November 2009 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2652, making him the world's highest ranked player under the age of 18.


  • Corus C - This was his first experience at Corus and throughout much of the tournament he was the clear leader. His last round opponent was Parimarjan Negi, and Caruana needed 1/2 point to win the tournament. Caruana won the game in 61 moves and the tournament with a final score of +7 (10/13) and performance of 2696.


  • Corus B - Having won Corus C 2008, Caruana received and accepted invitation to Corus B 2009 which was of category 16 with average Elo of 2641. Throughout the tournament his standings ranged from first to third place. Going into the last round he was tied for second and his opponent was Nigel Short who was in clear first. The game lasted 67 moves. Caruana won the game and the tournament with a score of +4 (8.5/13) and performance of 2751. Caruana is the first player ever to win both Corus C and Corus B in consecutive years placing clear first in both.

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