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Play Like Fabiano

Play Like Fabiano

Fabiano Caruana held Magnus Carlsen even for a 12 game World Championship match. He started the 2014 Sinquefield with a perfect 7-0 score en-route to possibly the strongest tournament performance of all time. As he works his way back to a title rematch, check out some of Fabiano's best games. Try to play the moves that brought him many tournament victories and nearly the world title.

  • Play Like Fabiano: Caruana vs Topalov

    In 2014 Fabiano started the elite 2014 Sinquefield Cup with a perfect 7 - 0 score. That amazing performance included two wins against GM Veselin Topalov. In this game Fabiano used the White pieces and unleashed a powerful attack. See if you can figure out the attack from start to finish.

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  • Play Like Fabiano: Carlsen vs Caruana

    When Fabiano is on a roll, not even the World Champion can stop him! Fabiano defeated Carlsen with the Black pieces in the 2014 Sinquefield cup. This amazing game is one of the best you'll ever see against a World Champion. See if you can figure out how Fabiano gained an edge and converted it into a full point.

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  • Play Like Fabiano: Nisipeanu - Caruana

    Fabiano Caruana won Dortmund 2015 ahead of stars like Vladimir Kramnik and Wesley So. GM Liviu - Dieter Nisipeanu went all out with an Evans Gambit in the last round. See if you can find how Fabiano defended on his way to winning the tournament by a full point and half over the rest of the field.

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  • Play Like Fabiano: Caruana vs Onischuk

    Fabiano returned to the US after a period in Italy and won the 2016 US Championship with a score of 8.5/11. One of his best games was against a former US Champion, Grandmaster Alexander Onischuk. Join along and find how Fabiano knocked off this strong Grandmaster in only 28 moves.

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  • Play Like Fabiano: Caruana vs Lenderman

    Fabiano Caruana drew all 12 classical games in his World Championship match. However, against regular Grandmasters Fabiano can unleash vicious attacks. See if you can keep up with Fabiano in this game from the 2018 US Champion against Grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman.

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