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Caruana to change to US Chess Federation ?

  • #21

    We need to host more super tournaments in the US. Surely we have the resources to stage 10 major international tournaments a year.If we did that,many top GMs would flock to the US like they did to Spain in the past. With a large cadre of super GMs resident in the US,we would see a rapid increase in the quality of our junior players.

  • #22

    Reb wrote:

    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 ... 

    Right now I think he is.

  • #23
    Senior-Lazarus_Long wrote:

    We need to host more super tournaments in the US. Surely we have the resources to stage 10 major international tournaments a year.If we did that,many top GMs would flock to the US like they did to Spain in the past. With a large cadre of super GMs resident in the US,we would see a rapid increase in the quality of our junior players.

    For this to have a chance in the US the tournaments would have to be more like European events , in which GMs dont pay entry fees , get all their expenses paid and in some cases receive appearance fees and or " pocket money " for each day here . I dont see the US ever doing these things .... 

  • #24
    Reb wrote:
    Senior-Lazarus_Long wrote:

    We need to host more super tournaments in the US. Surely we have the resources to stage 10 major international tournaments a year.If we did that,many top GMs would flock to the US like they did to Spain in the past. With a large cadre of super GMs resident in the US,we would see a rapid increase in the quality of our junior players.

    For this to have a chance in the US the tournaments would have to be more like European events , in which GMs dont pay entry fees , get all their expenses paid and in some cases receive appearance fees and or " pocket money " for each day here . I dont see the US ever doing these things .... 

    The entire capitalist machine would collapse.  Whats with this "giving" things away???  People need to pay there own way...Unless youre on welfare, then the Govt will pay for everything.  Thats it!  chess players need to go on welfare, and have the govt foot there playing expenses.

  • #25

    USA doesn't have a chance to win gold at the Olympics with or without Caruana.

     
  • #26

    I was even paid $200. once just to play in a round robin event in Lisbon , while I was living there . Imagine that !  Surprised

  • #27

    I need to become master level player and move to europe if i get payed just to show up. 

  • #28
    FeersumEndjinn wrote:

    USA doesn't have a chance to win gold at the Olympics with or without Caruana.

     

    Now that we have heard frm Mr. I have been a member for 2 months.  Does anyone actually have anything relevant to say?

  • #29

    Just 10 1million dollar events. That's chump change for some US companies.Set it up as non profit charity,like many of our museums,orchestras,zoos,or other cultural priorities.We could do it.

  • #30

    Fabiano  sounds more Italian to me .  Wink  What about his parents and grandparents ?  In any event I believe it would be a huge mistake for him to leave Italy for the USA given his profession . Its much better in Europe for a chess pro than in the USA . 

  • #31

    Fabiano Luigi Caruana was born on July 30, 1992 inMiami, United States, to Lou and Santina Caruana.[1]He is solely of Italian ancestry—all eight of his great grandparents originate from Italy.[2] At the age of four his family relocated from Miami to the borough of BrooklynPark SlopeNew York. Coincidentally, this was the same neighborhood where Bobby Fischer lived during his youth. At the age of five, his chess talent was discovered in an after school chess program at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope. The same year he played his first tournament at the Polgar Chess Center in Queens, New York.[2]

  • #32

    A huge percentage of Americans have ancestry from other countries.  Doesn't make them less American.  America is the "great melting pot."  He was born and raised here, he's American.  Sure, he's part Italian, but I don't see how one can claim he's "more Italian" based on what his grandparents were.  Heck, there would be like 4 million Americans based on that criteria.

  • #33

    Just incredible that there is literally no american name or surname in the U.S. Olympic team... ok, melting pot or whatever you call it but then what's the point in naming it United States team... ?

  • #34
    Reb wrote:

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

    Well, born in Miami, FL makes him American.  America's a nation of immigrants--even my Blackfeet Grandma's folks originally came from elsewhere.  A long, long time ago. :)

    Who would make a good board 4 in your scenario?  Kamsky?  Or has he "aged out"?

  • #35

    Just give chances to some American players to play for the US, I feel is not fair for them as well as for other countries. And Fabiano playing for US is still understable but So?? Anyway I don't see Caruana changing his federation

  • #36
    chessmicky wrote:

    Those are all American names--that's the whole point of America

    I understand patriotism, but there's only one thing more italian than the name Fabiano Caruana: pizza.

  • #37

    I'd gladly trade Nakamura and a 1st round pick for Caruana.

  • #38

    I feel like I read or heard somewhere that caruana doesn't speak a lick of italian.

  • #39
    CanonicalKnight wrote:
    Reb wrote:

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

    Well, born in Miami, FL makes him American.  America's a nation of immigrants--even my Blackfeet Grandma's folks originally came from elsewhere.  A long, long time ago. :)

    Who would make a good board 4 in your scenario?  Kamsky?  Or has he "aged out"?

    Kamsky might make a good 4th board and then have to pick a good alternate .  However , I doubt Caruana will switch to the US unless they just offer him so much $$$$ he can't say no . 

  • #40

    Kamsky is toast.  He's an alternate at this point.  I'd rather put a promising young player on those boards.  

    Amazing that Kamsky quit chess at the age Carlsen is now.  He could've been a world champ if he had stuck around for another cycle.

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