DVD-Box, iChess, 2019
The Fabulous Fabiano Caruana – GM Ron Henley
With his victory at the Candidates Tournament 2018, Fabiano Caruana qualified to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship title in London.
Fabiano Caruana’s chess career is a phenomenal success story . Among his countless tournament victories, his win in St Louis in 2014, finishing with 8.5/10 – 3 points ahead of Magnus Carlsen – stands out, with Caruana winning the first 7 games of the tournament against the world’s best.
But what do we really know about Fabiano Caruana? In this course, GM Ron W. Henley retraces Caruana’s career, extracting powerful lessons from his best games and combinations, revealing how he went from amateur to World Championship challenger in just a few years.
It’s time to reveal the secrets of Fabiano Caruana’s success.
About the Author:
Ron Henley is an American chess grandmaster, writer, narrator, and producer of chess videos.
Henley obtained the International Master title in 1980 and the Grandmaster title in 1982. He also appeared on the cover of Chess Life in 1982, representing the United States.
Aside from being a strong player in his own right, GM Henley acted as second, analyst and trainer for former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov in many of his matches in the 1990s.
Ron Henley also trained 7-time US Women’s Champion, GM Irina Krush.
How do I benefit from this course?
Italian-American Fabiano Caruana went from playing amateur tournaments to being the 3rd highest-rated player of all-time in just 5 years.
What chess-playing secrets hold the key to Caruana’s incredible rise?
Recorded just before Fabiano’s historic World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen, GM Ron Henley seeks to answer this question with an expert analysis of 10 of Caruana’s most instructive games.
Here’s part of what you’ll learn with this 3-hour course:
When Fabiano Caruana was younger, he was a feared attacking player.
Even in apparently calm lines, he found ways to go for an attack against the opponent’s king. In the course, GM Henley takes a look at a game Fabiano Caruana played back in 2008, aged 16.
Playing with the White pieces, he faced the French Defense Rubinstein Variation (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4) which has the reputation of being very solid, leading to calm positions. Yet, Caruana managed to create an impressive attack.
Many average club players like to play very solidly and aim to avoid different types of material imbalances. This is a bad habit which prevents club players from reaching their full potential.
For any aspiring chess player, it’s of paramount importance to be able to deal with different material imbalances. As GM Ron Henley illustrates in various games, Caruana excels in dealing with various types of material imbalances.
You will learn how Caruana sets up dynamic imbalances with surprising sacrifices that allow him to play for the win.
You’ll see how to generate powerful kingside attacks, keeping the pressure on even if your opponent manages to trade some material off.
And you will discover the endgame magic that has helped Caruana get the full points that his winner mentality demands.
GM Ron Henley helps you understand Caruana’s chess ... and improves your game at the same time.
Running Time: 3 hours
Introduction: About this course
Chapter 1: Caruana’s 10 Greatest Hits
Part 1: 2008-2012
1. Caruana – Berg (Dresden 2008)
2. Karjakin – Caruana (Sao Paulo 2012)
3. Caruana – Giri (Wijk aan Zee 2012)
4. Caruana – Vallejo Pons (Brazil 2012)
5. Ivanchuk – Caruana (Italy 2012)
Part 2: 2014-2016
6. Carlsen – Caruana (Sinquefield Cup 2014)
7. Caruana – Topalov (Sinquefield Cup 2014)
8. Caruana – Shankland (US Championship 2016)
9. Caruana – Anand (Candidates 2016)
10. Caruana – Nakamura (London 2016)
Chapter 2: Caruana’s Best Combinations
Chapter 3: Fabiano Caruana In the Year 2018
1. Caruana – Karjakin (Sinquefield Cup 2018)
2. Caruana – Anand (Chess Olympiad 2018)
3. Caruana – Gelfand (Chess Olympiad 2018)
4. Caruana – Mamedyarov (Chess Olympiad 2018)