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Caruana to change to US Chess Federation ?

  • #1
  • #2

    Yes. It would be nice though, if we could get our own high level players without having to recruit them from other countries. don't you think?

  • #3

    In the near future U.S will play with Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Topalov and Anand

  • #4
    g-man15 wrote:

    Yes. It would be nice though, if we could get our own high level players without having to recruit them from other countries. don't you think?

    Caruana is from the US.

  • #5

    Caruana + So would be a nice 1-2 punch for the Olympiad.  We just need to find a reliable person to hold down that #3 spot.

  • #6

    notice the little text at the bottom, "there is an effort underway to persuade Fabiano Caruna of Italy..."

    so, no he is not from the US.

  • #7

    he was born in the US and lived his first 12 or 13 years in the US, achieved 2250 level in the US, but he studied chess in Europe and played many tournaments there.

  • #8
    Petrosianic wrote:

    he was born in the US and lived his first 12 or 13 years in the US, achieved 2250 level in the US, but he studied chess in Europe and played many tournaments there.

    Valid Point, but for all intents and purposes, He is ItIalian. and has, for quite some time now, played as an italian. had his switch been his own idea, it would be one thing. as it is, i think it's kind of fishy.

  • #9

    He plays mainly for Italy, but he does have a US-Italy dual citizenship, so it is possible.  However, I don't see him making a switch to the US any time soon, especially since he's been associated with Italy for a long time.  If he were to switch, though, the US would definitely be strong contenders in the Olympiad with Caruana and So leading the pack.  As for who would be behind them, I think we have a decent number of people who could fill those spots, including Kamsky and Onischuk.

  • #10
    indiachessking22 wrote:

    ******************* AMERICA ***************************************** SUCKS

    Thank you for that very insightful and well-thought-out addition to this thread; it was most helpful.

    Another point to consider: What reasons does Caruana have to switch?  The monetary portion of the deal itself is very tempting, but I believe that it'll take more than that to convince him to play for the US.

  • #11

    Has everyone forgotten Nakamura ?  With a possible Naka, Caruana and So on the top 3 boards we just need a strong 4th board and a good alternate ... 

  • #12
    drybasin wrote:
    indiachessking22 wrote:

    ******************* AMERICA ***************************************** SUCKS

    Thank you for that very insightful and well-thought-out addition to this thread; it was most helpful.

    Another point to consider: What reasons does Caruana have to switch?  The monetary portion of the deal itself is very tempting, but I believe that it'll take more than that to convince him to play for the US.

    I think the only other attraction might be to win gold on a team in the Olympiad . Thats certainly not going to happen on an Italian team . 

  • #13
    Reb wrote:

    Has everyone forgotten Nakamura ?  With a possible Naka, Caruana and So on the top 3 boards we just need a strong 4th board and a good alternate ... 

    As strong as he is (and no disrespect intended to him if he reads this), I find him somewhat unreliable at times.  When he's hot, he's very hot, but if his game's off then it makes it complicated.  If he were to play well during the Olympiad, then the top three of the US team would certainly be very fearsome (assuming Caruana does switch).

  • #14

    Caruana has dual citizenship but he is more Italian than American , really . 

  • #15
    Reb wrote:

    Has everyone forgotten Nakamura ?  

    Who?

  • #16

    SilentKnighte5 wrote:

    Caruana + So would be a nice 1-2 punch for the Olympiad.  We just need to find a reliable person to hold down that #3 spot.

    Nakamura?

  • #17
    indiachessking22 wrote:

    ******************* AMERICA ***************************************** SUCKS

    Now that we have heard from Mr. I have been a member for 1 day.  Does anyone actually have anything useful to say?

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  • #19
    chessweb101 wrote:

    SilentKnighte5 wrote:

    Caruana + So would be a nice 1-2 punch for the Olympiad.  We just need to find a reliable person to hold down that #3 spot.

     

     

    Nakamura?

    Isnt Naka higher rated than So now ?  He would play board 2 and So on 3 , if Caruana does come to the US and ratings dont change . This is all just wishful thinking at this point anyway ... 

  • #20

    I wonder how much he would get paid to play for the U.S.

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