Fabiano CaruanaFabiano Caruana, the world’s number three ranked Chess player, announced today his intention to switch associations and play for the U.S. Chess Federation. Caruana currently plays for Italy but has dual citizenship and was born in Miami.

Should the change be approved, three of the top 10 players would be competing under the U.S. flag: Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura (#4), and Wesley So (#7).