Day after day the Italian-American superstar Fabiano Caruana is making history. Fabulos Fabiano aka Fabi is now at 7,0/7 in the strongest ever chess tournament, the Sinquefield Cup, breaking every expectation, shattering even the bravest predictions.
With his victory in round 6 he surpassed the 5,0/5 start of Ivanchuk at Mtel Masters 08, with the victory today another achievement remains behind – the 6,0/6 of Karpov in Linares 1994. The modern times of chess have a new king, king Fabiano Caruana. One has to look back to 1968 where in Wijk Aan Zee the legendary Korchnoi started with 8,0/8. The times now are so different and the competition so fierce that already Fabiano’s success can be proclaimed as the most memorable streak in the history of chess.
— Chessdom (@chessdom) September 3, 2014
What’s more, ice-cold Fabi has the chance to beat his own performance. In round 8 he will have the white pieces against the World Champion Carlsen. The most in form player vs the highest ever rated; the rising star vs the established star; the future World Championship finalist vs the current World Champion; a pure show guaranteed!
* “Grande! Mostruoso!” comes from a recent praising article for Fabiano Caruana in one of the biggest European sport papers Gazzeta dello Sport. Fabiano also entered the pages of the German TAZ (via Megalovic)