Fabiano Caruana

This was a hard nut to crack. It does not matter what you read about this guy, it is always chess, chess and more chess. Well, if he wants to be world champion it has to be like this. But anyway, he is 25 and his life looks so different to the life of other chess players of his age….This guy has been really concentrated on chess and his parents have done a great job not only with his chess education, but also with his education as a person in general. They took him to live in Europe, so that he could experience a different culture and you can really see a balanced person when he speaks. He is self confident, well educated and reasonable.

With other players we are having some trouble because we are finding a lot of girlfriends, affairs, kids out of marriage, cheating, etc. and we struggle to decide if we should publish or not, even with players of Caruana´s age, but with this guy…nothing. But we cannot just write this and go. Therefore, we will at least share with you some interesting photos where Fabiano is sharing time with other people out of the chess board, even girls!!!


And after Fabiano’s success in the Candidates Tournament we have to update his profile and congratulate him on his achievement. He will fight for the title against Carlsen and we could finally have again an American world champion. Not only the United States, but also a big part of the chess world is supporting Fabiano, who is a very good player and a good example for our youth.

Last update: March 2018.

4 thoughts on “Fabiano Caruana

    1. Hi Mike and thanks a lot for following us. First of all, we have to confess that we have not been paying a lot of attention to chess lately. But we have not forgotten our followers and we promise new activity in short.

      Regarding your question about Fabiano…….Really, it is difficult to say if it is 9 million, but yes, top chess players make good money. We know that. We even know that some lousy chess players make good money because of good connections. We even know that some not-any-more-chess-players-at-all make good money. So yes, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen and other top guys can be considered rich if we compare with the standard.

      Remuneration in chess is the same as in other areas of expertise: apart from the top ones, it all depends on which contacts you have and on other non-chess-factors. For example, you can find chess coaches and team captains making a living on it even if they haven´t played chess in 30 years. They do not have a feeling for the competition at all, but there they are, taking decisions. You just need to have the right friends. Another example is the girl-boy factor. If you are a girl you need like 300 elo points less in order to earn the same as a man as an on line teacher. Why? Because there is a specific market for female coaches. Some boys prefer a girl as a coach because they can learn and, maybe, at the same time flirt or try to flirt. This is not a joke, we have researched and you can hire a GM around 2500 for 50 USD/hour and a WIM 2200 for the same money….Guess why.

      Back to our subject and in order to give you and other readers better information, chess players above 2700 make very good money. Top 2-3 like Magnus or Fabiano, as well as historical well reputed players as Anand, Kasparov, Karpov, Kramnik, etc. can live a very good life and make good money with conferences, invitations to tournaments, high level coaching, sponsoring, marketing, etc. These can be considered rich. Players under 2700 make money mainly based on income from teams that play national leagues and some teaching. Players under 2500 rely on teaching mainly. Players under 2300 only make money with chess if they are girls, because of the above mentioned factor. But then we have a special category of chess players, who are also very good educators irrespective of their rating and their gender. They make a living from teaching with good reason. And, as mentioned above, we have the category of those who have good friends in high spheres and make a living on chess without doing much.

      Mike, sorry if we did not answer your question, but I hope that at least the information we gave was interesting.



    1. Hi Olivia and thanks for following us. Well, your question is very good and our answer for the moment is that we think he hasn’t. We cannot be sure of course, but our informants cannot really connect Fabiano with any girl if we speak about, let’s say, some kind of serious relationship. We have photos of Fabiano with girls, but they always seem to be friends or family.

      It is pretty tough for those guys at the top trying to be the world champion to combine this with a normal family life or with a relationship.


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