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GM Caruana won the candidates! Got a shot for World Crown!

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:27 pm
by MikeGL
Fabiano Caruana Wins The Candidates Tournament, Becomes First American to Challenge for World Chess Championship Title Since Bobby Fischer in 1972

http://blog.chessbomb.com/2018/03/fabia ... dates.html

Re: GM Caruana won the candidates! Got a shot for World Crow

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:00 pm
by JohnW
That's cool, I hope he does well..

Re: GM Caruana won the candidates! Got a shot for World Crow

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:09 pm
by Damir
MikeGL wrote:Fabiano Caruana Wins The Candidates Tournament, Becomes First American to Challenge for World Chess Championship Title Since Bobby Fischer in 1972

http://blog.chessbomb.com/2018/03/fabia ... dates.html
Bobby Fischer was American, Caruana is Italian... :) :) :o

Re: GM Caruana won the candidates! Got a shot for World Crow

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:01 pm
by syzygy
Damir wrote:
MikeGL wrote:Fabiano Caruana Wins The Candidates Tournament, Becomes First American to Challenge for World Chess Championship Title Since Bobby Fischer in 1972

http://blog.chessbomb.com/2018/03/fabia ... dates.html
Bobby Fischer was American, Caruana is Italian... :) :) :o
Do you mean Bobby Fischer, the great Icelandic chess player with a father who was either German or Hungarian and a mother born in Switzerland?

Re: GM Caruana won the candidates! Got a shot for World Crow

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:16 pm
by Norm Pollock
Fischer born in Chicago IL. Fabiano born in Miami FL

Fischer's biological father is not clear.

Re: GM Caruana won the candidates! Got a shot for World Crow

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:24 pm
by Damir
Sorry, I had no idea Caruana was born in the USA.
He has several citizenships, and is known to be playing for different countries. Only country Fischer ever represented was USA. The same can not be said about Caruana..

Re: GM Caruana won the candidates! Got a shot for World Crow

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:33 pm
by Leo
From FIDEs web page. March 2018 Elo Ratings


Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2843 0 1990
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2809 2 1985
3 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2800 0 1975
4 So, Wesley g USA 2799 0 1993
5 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2794 10 1982
6 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2789 14 1990
7 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2787 10 1987
8 Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2784 0 1992
9 Giri, Anish g NED 2777 0 1994
10 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2776 2 1969

Re: GM Caruana won the candidates! Got a shot for World Crow

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:06 pm
by MonteCarlo
Yeah, Fabiano lived for the first 12 or 13 (can't remember which offhand) years of his life in the US before his family moved to Europe for the greater chess opportunities it afforded.

If I remember correctly, even when he played for Italy he lived elsewhere in Europe (Spain and Hungary, maybe?).

He's definitely far more a product of the US than of Italy (unless you start going back multiple generations, but then most people's origins get a bit more complicated) :)

Re: GM Caruana won the candidates! Got a shot for World Crow

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:49 pm
by MikeB
syzygy wrote:
Damir wrote:
MikeGL wrote:Fabiano Caruana Wins The Candidates Tournament, Becomes First American to Challenge for World Chess Championship Title Since Bobby Fischer in 1972

http://blog.chessbomb.com/2018/03/fabia ... dates.html
Bobby Fischer was American, Caruana is Italian... :) :) :o
Do you mean Bobby Fischer, the great Icelandic chess player with a father who was either German or Hungarian and a mother born in Switzerland?
FYI for those who might not know - the United States joined by Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and with nearly every country in Central and South America have unrestricted birthright citizenship laws. Simply put , if you are born in the US, you are an American regardless of your father or mother's citizenship or origin. Your father could be from Mars and your mother could be from Venus and if they have a child together and he ( or she) is born in the US , he (or she) is an American.