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Magnus Carlsen quips ‘they are indeed buying nerds’ as US snaps up Fabiano Caruana
By Malcolm Pein, Chess correspondent
11:19AM BST 14 May 2015

World champion Magnus Carlsen says ‘So they are indeed buying nerds!’ as Fabiano Caruana signs for the US

The world number three, Fabiano Caruana, announced on Tuesday that he would be seeking to change his country of registration from Italy to the US.

Tellingly, the announcement was made from St Louis, Missouri, where Rex Sinquefield has set up a chess club and scholastic centre that has become the hub of American chess.

Caruana’s return will create the strongest ever US team, with Hikaru Nakamura ranked four, and Wesley So…

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