Caruana back in action for the London Chess Classic
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Caruana back in action for the London Chess Classic

Fabiano Caruana is back in London this week for the finale of the Grand Chess Tour, knowing that a win at the start of his semi-final against Hikaru Nakamura would see him become the first person to overtake Magnus Carlsen on the live rating list in over 7 years. The other semi-final pits Levon Aronian against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, while the stage will be shared by Mickey Adams, David Howell, Gawain Jones and Luke McShane, who made it through to the semi-finals of the British Knockout Championship.

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