Fabiano Caruana wins Corus B 2009

Caruana to play Corus 2010 A group

Fabiano Caruana square 3

Fabiano Caruana made a fantastic final run, that culminated with a crucial win against direct competitor Nigel Short, to claim the first place in Corus B. Alexander Motylev also helped by beating Rustam Kasimdzhanov. After winning Corus C last year and Corus B this year, one wonders what will he do in Corus A 2010. Final standings.

At age of nine, Fabiano won the gold medal in the U10 section of the 2002 Pan-American Youth Championships in Argentina, and was consequently awarded with FIDE Master title.

On 28th September 2002, 10 years, 61 days old at the time, Fabiano became the youngest player ever to defeat a Grandmaster in a USCF rated tournament. It was the first round of the Grand Prix tournament at Manhattan’s Marshall Chess Club and the victim was famous Aleksander Wojtkiewicz.

Since then Fabiano is unstoppable and has claimed the Italian chess championship, Vlissingen International Open, 33rd Eastern Open, and many more events.

More about Fabiano Caruana

More about Caruana’s early career at his profile page

Interview with Fabiano Caruana following his win at the recent Italian Championship