Fabiano Caruana First American Since Bobby Fischer to Compete for World Chess Championship


The following article, written by Brian Armen Graham, appears on The Guardian.

The American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana will challenge for Magnus Carlsen’s world chess championship in London this fall after winning the candidates tournament in Tuesday’s final round of competition in Berlin.

No player born in the United States has won or even competed for a world championship since Bobby Fischer in 1972.

The Miami-born, Brooklyn-raised Caruana draped himself in an American flag amid applause from the gallery at the Kühlhaus after winning as black over Russia’s Alexander Grischuk. Continue reading at The Guardian. 

Watch the historic moment from Tuesday when Caruana beats Grischuk to advance:

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