• Fabiano Caruana
  • World Chess Championship
  • Magnus Carlsen

It's been a long, long, long, long wait. Very, very, very long. But for the first time since American Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky of the USSR in 1972, an American is competing for the World Chess Championship.

Miami-born, Brooklyn-raised Fabiano Caruana won the Candidates Tournament earlier this year and will take on three-time world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in London. The match commences on Friday, and as was the case for the 2016 WCC — won by Carlsen over Russian challenger

Carlsen struggled against

Carlsen at the 2016 WCC.