Fabiano Caruana

Italian-American chess player

Fabiano Luigi Caruana, (born 30 July 1992 in Miami, Florida), is a chess grandmaster. He has dual citizenship of Italy and the United States. Fabiano plays for Italy in team events.

Fabiano Caruana
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Fabiano Caruana (2013)
Full nameFabiano Luigi Caruana
Country Italy  United States
FIDE rating2822
(World #2 as of July, 2018)
Peak rating2822 (July 2018)

He became a grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 11 months and 20 days, making him the youngest grandmaster in the history of Italy and the United States. Fabiano won the 2018 Candidates Tournament, and challenged world champion Magnus Carlson in November, 2018.[1] The classical time-control portion of the championship match ended with 12 consecutive draws, the only time in the history of the world chess championship that all classical games have been drawn. On 28 November, rapid chess was used as a tie-breaker; Carlsen won three consecutive games to retain his title.


  1. "Top 20 Juniors November 2012", FIDE Top Players lists, November 1, 2012, retrieved 2012-11-01