Fabiano Caruana amazed the chess world with his performance in the first half of Sinquefield Cup 2014. The Italian-American player starter the strongest ever closed championship with a perfect 5 out of 5, defeating every single opponent in the event.
With his achievement Caruana emulates the start of Ivanchuk at Mtel Masters and is chasing the unprecedented sweep of 6,0/6 of Fischer in Candidates events.
Before the tournament Caruana shared to be aiming for 5,0 or 5,5 points and he has practically completed his goal. A higher goal is certainly now in place, as the rating difference between Caruana and Carlsen is melting. They started 69 ELO points apart, now Carlsen stands at 2864 ELO and Caruana at 2826 ELO, thus with a difference of only 38 points.
Carlsen himself is in a mini-slump came to an end yesterday, not without the help of Levon Aronian who misplayed the endgame. If you are following closely the World Champion do not forget to take your copy of Chess Insider pdf magazine Sinquefield edition with GM commentary of Carlsen’s games. It is only available as part of Carlsen – Anand package where subscribers have already received ALL games of Carlsen from Shamkir, Norway Chess, the Olympiad, as well as Anand’s games from Candidates, the coming Bilbao Masters, and of course the World Chess Championship 2014.
More achievements of Fabiano Caruana
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Is cold water the key to success for Caruana?
Right before the start of the Sinquefield Cup, Fabiano Caruana accepted an ice bucket challenge. It is not difficult make a parallel with Karjakin who shared his secret for winning Corus Tata Steel was swimming in the cold sea