Today Fabiano Caruana beat his fellow American, Hikaru Nakamura, in a quick 33 moves to record his first victory of the 2016 World Chess Championship Qualifying Tournament in Moscow.
The game started out as an anti-Berlin Defense, which can be very quiet. But the players castled on opposite wings and then launched attacks against the kings. Fabi’s attack proved to be more potent, and Naka also made some missteps in time pressure. Fabi is now +1 and only trails the two leaders by half a point. He has six rounds to overtake them and qualify as Magnus Carlsen’s challenger for the world chess championship title match in November.
Way to go, Fabiano! #NoStoppingFabi