THE FIRST AMERICAN SINCE BOBBY FISCHER TO PLAY FOR THE WORLD TITLE!
‘I started working with Fabiano when he was only five’, remembers legendary New York City chess trainer Bruce Pandolfini. ‘It was obvious that he had a rare intuition, was brave in attack and was one of the most talented players of his age that I had seen.’
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|Author / Authors||Alexander Kalinin|
|Publisher||New In Chess|
|Publication date||1st edition 2018|
|Width||17 cm / 6.69 inch|
|Height||23.5 cm / 9.25 inch|
Pandolfini had seen right. At 14 years, 11 months and 20 days, Fabiano Caruana became the youngest Grandmaster in the history of the United States and embarked on a glorious career.
Among his countless tournament victories Caruana’s legendary win in St Louis in 2014 stands out, making him the third-highest ranked chess player in history. In 2016 he became US Champion and led the golden US team at the Chess Olympiad. His victory at the 2018 Candidates Tournament in Berlin earned Caruana the right to challenge World Champion Magnus Carlsen in a match for the highest title.
Alexander Kalinin chronicles the amazing story of the first American Challenger since Bobby Fischer and follows his development from a pure attacker to a universal, all-round star. This selection of Caruana’s best and most instructive games, arranged in thematic chapters, is a perfect guide for amateur chess players, as there is plenty to be learned about all the skills that really matter.
009 Part I - The rise of an American chess star
011 Chapter 1 A running start
023 Chapter 2 Vertical takeoff
035 Chapter 3 The calm before the storm
039 Chapter 4 The ascent to Mount Olympus
079 Part II - Learn from Fabiano’s best games
081 Chapter 5 Attacking the enemy king
129 Chapter 6 Centralisation as a weapon
153 Chapter 7 Attacking on the queenside
163 Chapter 8 Playing on two flanks
171 Chapter 9 Defence and counterattack
179 Chapter 10 The Berlin endgame
187 Chapter 11 The Dortmund pearls
195 Chapter 12 Queen sacrifices
203 Index of openings
205 Index of names