|Fabiano Caruana (Photo: Best of Chess)|
Starring three of the Top 10 players on the planet, Team USA can expect to be seeded second at next summer's Olympiad, right behind the Russians. The national team continues to become both younger and stronger. Check out the following possible lineup.
- Fabiano Caruana 2803, age 22
- Hikaru Nakamura 2799, age 27
- Wesley So 2778, age 21
- Ray Robson 2680, age 20
- Sam Shankland 2656, age 23
N.B.: Gata Kamsky retired from international team competition, and Alexander Onischuk may step aside too. Three more young Grandmasters could compete for the final two roster spots, including Alex Lenderman, Daniel Naroditsky, and another newcomer Yaroslav Zherebukh.