Fabiano Caruana (2013)
|Full name||Fabiano Luigi Caruana|
|Country||Italy United States|
|FIDE rating||2822 |
(World #2 as of July, 2018)
|Peak rating||2822 (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. 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.