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GM Fabiano Caruana Joins Chess.com World Championship Commentary Team

GM Fabiano Caruana Joins Chess.com World Championship Commentary Team

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Chess.com is thrilled to announce that GM Fabiano Caruana, the 2018 world championship challenger, #1 rated American chess player, and longtime #2 player in the world, will be a Chess.com commentator for the 2021 World Chess Championship! The legendary super grandmaster will be joining our other star hosts, including GM Robert Hess, and IM Danny Rensch, live in studio.

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Caruana at the Game 10 press conference for the 2018 World Championship. Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

Caruana's unparalleled insights on world championship matches and on the champion himself are sure to give fans a remarkable experience during the event. After nearly winning the 2016 Candidates tournament, Caruana took home the 2018 Candidates by winning his final two games to score 9/14 for a full-point victory, earning his spot in the 2018 World Chess Championship. On the chess world's highest stage, Caruana impressively went undefeated in 12 classical games against GM Magnus Carlsen, including pushing Carlsen to the limit in their sixth game.

Caruana's many accomplishments also include a historic run at the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, with a perfect 7/7 start in one of the toughest tournament fields in history on his way to a three-point victory. He defeated every participant in the field, including Carlsen, at least once in that tournament.

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Caruana in the final round of the 2018 Candidates, where he secured his spot in the 2018 World Championship. Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

To celebrate the great news, from now until August 25 Chess.com will be running a contest open to the chess community. Share your favorite Caruana game using #WorldChessChamps on social media for a chance to win a three-month diamond membership!

Millions await the first move of the most anticipated chess event of the last two years as GM Ian Nepomniachtchi takes his shot at dethroning the reigning world champion Carlsen. Set to begin on November 24, the match promises to be one of the most thrilling in chess history.

2021 World Chess ChampionshipChess.com is the best way for you to enjoy the ultimate chess match—the world championship! With a team of heavyweight commentators and live camera feeds on all broadcasts, you won't miss a single detail of the event, from deep analysis of key variations to closeup views of the intense concentration required to play the best chess in the world.

Our exclusive camera access on Twitch will make you feel like you're right there in the playing hall with the players, so be sure to tune in!

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