Sunday 20 July 2014

Caruana Climbs

Fabiano Caruana has dominated the Dortmund Classic, winning the event with a round to spare. He has finished on 5.5/7, winning 4 games and drawing 3. On the 'Live' list he has pushed his rating over 2800 (after 6 rounds), and has moved into outright third on the FIDE Rating List (behind Carlsen and Aronian).
The last round of the tournament is still being played (the Leko - Caruana was the first to finish), so minor placing are still up for grabs.
Caruana secured first place by defeating English No. 1 Michael Adams in the 6th round. Despite facing the topical and solid Berlin Ruy Lopez, Caruana was able to keep pushing until he won a pawn, and then broke through with his kingside pawn majority.

Caruana,F (2789) - Adams,Mi (2743) [C67]
42nd GM 2014 Dortmund GER (6), 19.07.2014

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