2016 Champions Showdown

Fabiano Caruana

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2823
Residence: 
United States of America
Age: 
24
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

At various times the No. 2 ranked player in the world Caruana became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 11 months, 20 days. He was the youngest grandmaster in the history of the United States until this record was beaten in 2009 by Ray Robson. In October 2014 he achieved an Elo rating of 2844 becoming the third highest rated player in history.

Viswanathan Anand

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2779
Residence: 
India
Age: 
47
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

The former World Chess Champion and oldest player in the Tour field became India's first grandmaster in 1988. He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002 and became the undisputed World Chess Champion in 2007. He defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008, Veselin Topalov in 2010 and Boris Gelfand in 2012 before finally losing the title to Magnus Carlsen in their World Chess Championship match in 2013.

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