Monday, February 13, 2012

Caruana Poised In Equal Second, Aeroflot 2012


Pix 1. Fabiano Caruana, Italy (Photo from

13 February 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In reported the brilliant performance of the Italian GM Caruana in the current Moscow Aeroflot Open 2012. said that you will immediately notice the sterling performance of 19-year-old Fabiano Caruana (picture above), who is playing at a 2831 level. After three rounds and 2.5 points he was at 2910, which we duly celebrated in our previous report. But then Fabiano lost unhappily to the tournament leader Anton Korobov in round four, validating the Portuguese saying:"Não se pode elogiar" ("You cannot compliment him/her"), which paraphrases to: the creator of the universe is watching his creatures and if anyone gets too cocky he will cut them down to size. However, Fab Fab, whom we have been embarrassing on our news page for a number of years now, fought back with two consecutive wins (against GMs Ildar Khairullin, 2638, and Hrant Melkumyan, 2620) to climb into equal second place and is now poised for a go at first. Yes, yes, we know: Não se pode elogiar.


In the live ratings shown above, Caruana has now jumped to seventh position just one rating point behind, Nakamura in sixth position.


Here is the sixth round game between Fabiano Caruana of Italy bouncing back by overcoming Hrant Melkumyan in the Aeroflot Open 2012, Category A, Moscow. The Queen’s Gambit Declined opening transpired during the game with white winning the game. Caruana is now in fourth position with 4.5 points after six rounds and has a chance to recapture the top spot if the others falter.

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