Nakamura, Hikaru Age 29


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#8 (active)
United States
#3 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2790 World #10 (active)
2851 World #4 (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 
1Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2766Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/229E10Sharjah2017
2Nakamura, Hikaru2785Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27961/2-1/218B51Sharjah2017
3Nakamura, Hikaru2785Rapport, Richard26921-055D07Sharjah2017
4Hammer, Jon Ludvig2628Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/223E18Sharjah2017
5Nakamura, Hikaru2785Jakovenko, Dmitrij27091/2-1/260A16Sharjah2017
6Nakamura, Hikaru2785Anton Guijarro, David26501-055E18Gibraltar2017
7Anton Guijarro, David2650Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/251D37Gibraltar2017
8Yu, Yangyi2738Nakamura, Hikaru27850-173C45Gibraltar2017
9Nakamura, Hikaru2785Yu, Yangyi27381-070A14Gibraltar2017
10Nakamura, Hikaru2785Yu, Yangyi27381/2-1/265A01Gibraltar2017
11Yu, Yangyi2738Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/221D37Gibraltar2017
12Edouard, Romain2613Nakamura, Hikaru27850-135E21Gibraltar2017
13Nakamura, Hikaru2785Caruana, Fabiano28271/2-1/245D27Gibraltar2017
14Yu, Yangyi2738Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/231E10Gibraltar2017
15Anton Guijarro, David2650Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/214E10Gibraltar2017
16Nakamura, Hikaru2785Lagarde, Maxime25941-034A04Gibraltar2017
17Nakamura, Hikaru2785Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo26521-028E18Gibraltar2017
18Gledura, Benjamin2589Nakamura, Hikaru27850-123A07Gibraltar2017
19Nakamura, Hikaru2785Gopal G.N.25791/2-1/243B94Gibraltar2017
20Santos Ruiz, Miguel2484Nakamura, Hikaru27850-153B63Gibraltar2017
21Nakamura, Hikaru2785Gulamali, Kazim23411-036E17Gibraltar2017
22Nakamura, Hikaru2785Barbosa, INT2017
23Nakamura, Hikaru2785Paragua, Mark24921/2-1/ INT2017
24Yudasin, Leonid2517Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/ INT2017
25Biag, Ivan Gil2337Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/ INT2017
26Nakamura, Hikaru2842Artemiev, Vladislav28471-073A20Doha2016
27Mamedov, Rauf2770Nakamura, Hikaru28420-139B50Doha2016
28Nakamura, Hikaru2842Grischuk, Alexander27610-169A30Doha2016
29Ivanchuk, Vassily2754Nakamura, Hikaru28420-170A05Doha2016
30Nakamura, Hikaru2842Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28230-170A20Doha2016
31Nakamura, Hikaru2842Dominguez Perez, Leinier27831-057A30Doha2016
32Karjakin, Sergey2800Nakamura, Hikaru28420-169B10Doha2016
33Nakamura, Hikaru2842Carlsen, Magnus28731/2-1/256D11Doha2016
34Yu, Yangyi2712Nakamura, Hikaru28420-180B17Doha2016
35Nakamura, Hikaru2842Dubov, Daniil27241/2-1/2109A10Doha2016
36Riazantsev, Alexander2678Nakamura, Hikaru28420-177E10Doha2016
37Leko, Peter2697Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/231B12Doha2016
38Nakamura, Hikaru2842Korobov, Anton26661-035A30Doha2016
39Bosiocic, Marin2659Nakamura, Hikaru28421-074C65Doha2016
40Nakamura, Hikaru2842Nguyen26481-045E10Doha2016
41Morozevich, Alexander2684Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/247B90Doha2016
42Nakamura, Hikaru2842Naiditsch, Arkadij26471-034E11Doha2016
43Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2562Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/2111A46Doha2016
44Nakamura, Hikaru2842Mareco, Sandro26251-060A20Doha2016
45Salem, AR Saleh2656Nakamura, Hikaru27791-057D15Doha2016
46Nakamura, Hikaru2842Pantsulaia, Levan26071-039A30Doha2016
47Nakamura, Hikaru2839Bu, Xiangzhi26631/2-1/250A45Doha2016
48Vitiugov, Nikita2648Nakamura, Hikaru28390-196D70Doha2016
49Nakamura, Hikaru2839Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27950-167B51Doha2016
50Nakamura, Hikaru2839Matlakov, Maxim26621-044A45Doha2016