Nakamura, Hikaru Age 29


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#7 (active)
United States
#3 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2796 World #9 (active)
2865 World #2 (active)
09 Dec 1987
Hirakata, Osaka, Japan

Grandmaster in 2003 at the age of 15 years 2 months and 19 days, the youngest ever US grandmaster at the time until overtaken by Fabio Caruana and Ray Robson respectively.

World U14 Champion 2001; US Champion 2004, 2009, 2012 & 2015; world's top bullet chess exponent.

Contested the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament in 2004, and the World Cups of 2013 and 2014. Also contested the Grand Prix Series of 2012-13 and 2014-15, placing second in the latter and qualifying for the Candidates Tournament of 2016.

Notable tournament wins include Gibraltar 2008, 2015 & 2016, Tata Steel 2011, Unive 2012 (Crown Group), Millionaire Chess 2015.

Represented the US at the Olympiad of 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2014. Also represented the US at the World Team Championships of 2010 & 2013, winning individual gold and team silver in 2010, and individual silver in 2013. Won individual bronzes playing top board for Italian club Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova at the European Club Cup in 2013 & 2014.

The world's top exponent of rapid and blitz chess after Carlsen, at one stage achieving a blitz rating of over 2900. Best wins include Corsica Masters 2007, Cape D'Agde 2008, BNbank Blitz 2009, London Chess Classic (Knockout) 2013 and the Zurich Chess Challenge 2016.

Has ranked as high as world #2 in standard chess, world #1 in both rapid and blitz chess.

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Recent Games (Find more games)

#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Nakamura, Hikaru2786Svidler, Peter27551/2-1/235D70Moscow2017
2Grischuk, Alexander2750Nakamura, Hikaru27861/2-1/224E01Moscow2017
3Nakamura, Hikaru2786Ding, Liren27731/2-1/260D41Moscow2017
4Nakamura, Hikaru2786Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511-035B97Moscow2017
5Giri, Anish2785Nakamura, Hikaru27861/2-1/227C50Moscow2017
6Nakamura, Hikaru2786Hou, Yifan26521/2-1/250A07Moscow2017
7Tomashevsky, Evgeny2696Nakamura, Hikaru27861/2-1/225E47Moscow2017
8Nakamura, Hikaru2786Radjabov, Teimour27101/2-1/218D30Moscow2017
9Inarkiev, Ernesto2727Nakamura, Hikaru27861/2-1/226E10Moscow2017
10Anand, Viswanathan2789Nakamura, Hikaru27961/2-1/226C65Zurich2017
11Nakamura, Hikaru2796Gelfand, Boris27551/2-1/241D45Zurich2017
12Nepomniachtchi, Ian2819Nakamura, Hikaru27961/2-1/219C50Zurich2017
13Nakamura, Hikaru2796Kramnik, Vladimir27981-076A07Zurich2017
14Svidler, Peter2729Nakamura, Hikaru27961/2-1/248A07Zurich2017
15Nakamura, Hikaru2796Oparin, Grigoriy26631-021A05Zurich2017
16Pelletier, Yannick2644Nakamura, Hikaru27960-167E10Zurich2017
17Nakamura, Hikaru2796Anand, Viswanathan27891/2-1/231A30Zurich2017
18Gelfand, Boris2755Nakamura, Hikaru27960-144E10Zurich2017
19Nakamura, Hikaru2796Nepomniachtchi, Ian28191-035A48Zurich2017
20Kramnik, Vladimir2798Nakamura, Hikaru27961/2-1/264D05Zurich2017
21Nakamura, Hikaru2796Svidler, Peter27290-149A10Zurich2017
22Oparin, Grigoriy2663Nakamura, Hikaru27960-154C53Zurich2017
23Nakamura, Hikaru2796Pelletier, Yannick26441-048A05Zurich2017
24Anand, Viswanathan2786Nakamura, Hikaru27931/2-1/229C67Zurich SUI2017
25Nakamura, Hikaru2793Svidler, Peter27471/2-1/247A21Zurich SUI2017
26Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Nakamura, Hikaru27931/2-1/242D31Zurich SUI2017
27Nakamura, Hikaru2793Oparin, Grigoriy26041/2-1/262B53Zurich SUI2017
28Nakamura, Hikaru2793Gelfand, Boris27241-071A30Zurich SUI2017
29Pelletier, Yannick2541Nakamura, Hikaru27930-140D37Zurich SUI2017
30Nakamura, Hikaru2793Kramnik, Vladimir28111/2-1/271D37Zurich SUI2017
31Nakamura, Hikaru2793Akobian, Varuzhan26451-056A05Saint Louis2017
32Zherebukh, Yaroslav2605Nakamura, Hikaru27930-121B18Saint Louis2017
33Nakamura, Hikaru2793Onischuk, Alexander26670-175A13Saint Louis2017
34So, Wesley2822Nakamura, Hikaru27931/2-1/230E10Saint Louis2017
35Nakamura, Hikaru2793Shankland, Samuel L26661/2-1/251D16Saint Louis2017
36Shabalov, Alexander2556Nakamura, Hikaru27931/2-1/242B30Saint Louis2017
37Nakamura, Hikaru2793Naroditsky, Daniel26461/2-1/231A20Saint Louis2017
38Kamsky, Gata2659Nakamura, Hikaru27931/2-1/230A46Saint Louis2017
39Nakamura, Hikaru2793Xiong, Jeffery26741/2-1/231C50Saint Louis2017
40Caruana, Fabiano2817Nakamura, Hikaru27931/2-1/258B31Saint Louis2017
41Robson, Ray2668Nakamura, Hikaru27930-165C65Saint Louis2017
42Nakamura, Hikaru2793Perez Ponsa, INT2017
43Nakamura, Hikaru2793Pichot, INT2017
44Mareco, Sandro2664Nakamura, INT2017
45Nakamura, Hikaru2785Adams, Michael27511/2-1/256A07Sharjah2017
46Aronian, Levon2785Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/253E10Sharjah2017
47Ding, Liren2760Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/228E10Sharjah2017
48Nakamura, Hikaru2785Grischuk, Alexander27421/2-1/262B90Sharjah2017
49Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2766Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/229E10Sharjah2017
50Nakamura, Hikaru2785Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27961/2-1/218B51Sharjah2017