Fabiano Caruana leading
Il Campionato Italiano Assoluto is taking place November 23 – December 4 in Martina Franca. After 7 rounds GM Fabiano Caruana is leading with 5,5/7, closely followed by IM Sabino Brunello with 5,0/7. Places 3-7 are shared by IM Manca, IM Borgo, GM Godena, IM Bruno, and GM Garcia Palermo with 4,0/7.
Until round 6 Fabiano Caruana was going steadily on the way to victory without a lost game. However, IM Sabino surprised him and won in the direct match. Fabiano is still ahead and with 4 rounds to go he has all the chances to claim the title at the 67th Italian Chess Championship.