Nakamura, Hikaru Age 29


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#10 (active)
United States
#3 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2829 World #4 (active)
2857 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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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Carlsen, Magnus2826Nakamura, Hikaru27741/2-1/218A46Douglas2017
2Nakamura, Hikaru2781Sutovsky, Emil26831-031D20Douglas2017
3Wagner, Dennis2564Nakamura, Hikaru27810-140A07Douglas2017
4Nakamura, Hikaru2781Lenderman, Aleksandr25651/2-1/257C07Douglas2017
5Sargissian, Gabriel2652Nakamura, Hikaru27810-150A46Douglas2017
6Nakamura, Hikaru2781Sethuraman, SP.26171/2-1/294D43Douglas2017
7Shirov, Alexei2630Nakamura, Hikaru27811/2-1/230B12Douglas2017
8Nakamura, Hikaru2781Olafsson, Helgi25121-034A05Douglas2017
9Neelotpal, Das2448Nakamura, Hikaru27810-165B33Douglas2017
10Fedoseev, Vladimir2731Nakamura, Hikaru27811-043C48Tbilisi2017
11Nakamura, Hikaru2781Fedoseev, Vladimir27311/2-1/230A13Tbilisi2017
12Bruzon Batista, Lazaro2611Nakamura, Hikaru28301/2-1/243A07Tbilisi2017
13Nakamura, Hikaru2830Bruzon Batista, Lazaro26111-050A05Tbilisi2017
14Nakamura, Hikaru2781Bruzon Batista, Lazaro26511/2-1/214D31Tbilisi2017
15Bruzon Batista, Lazaro2651Nakamura, Hikaru27811/2-1/237C67Tbilisi2017
16Mollah Abdullah, Al Rakib2454Nakamura, Hikaru27810-127E10Tbilisi2017
17Abdulla, Al Rakib2454Nakamura, Hikaru27920-127D43Tbilisi2017
18Nakamura, Hikaru2781Mollah Abdullah, Al Rakib24541-039A05Tbilisi2017
19Nakamura, Hikaru2792Abdulla, Al Rakib24541-039A50Tbilisi2017
20Nakamura, Hikaru2868Caruana, Fabiano28061-091A06Saint Louis2017
21Nepomniachtchi, Ian2787Nakamura, Hikaru28681/2-1/241B76Saint Louis2017
22Nakamura, Hikaru2868Karjakin, Sergey28071-053A29Saint Louis2017
23Navara, David2748Nakamura, Hikaru28680-182D70Saint Louis2017
24Nakamura, Hikaru2868Dominguez Perez, Leinier27960-143A13Saint Louis2017
25Kasparov, Garry2812Nakamura, Hikaru28681-044E32Saint Louis2017
26Nakamura, Hikaru2868Anand, Viswanathan27561-052A06Saint Louis2017
27Le, Quang Liem2747Nakamura, Hikaru28681-057A48Saint Louis2017
28Aronian, Levon2794Nakamura, Hikaru28681/2-1/215A07Saint Louis2017
29Caruana, Fabiano2806Nakamura, Hikaru28680-166C65Saint Louis2017
30Nakamura, Hikaru2868Nepomniachtchi, Ian27871/2-1/231A05Saint Louis2017
31Karjakin, Sergey2807Nakamura, Hikaru28681-056C67Saint Louis2017
32Nakamura, Hikaru2868Navara, David27481-039A01Saint Louis2017
33Dominguez Perez, Leinier2796Nakamura, Hikaru28680-162C67Saint Louis2017
34Nakamura, Hikaru2868Kasparov, Garry28121/2-1/271A30Saint Louis2017
35Anand, Viswanathan2756Nakamura, Hikaru28681/2-1/230C65Saint Louis2017
36Nakamura, Hikaru2868Le, Quang Liem27471/2-1/288A01Saint Louis2017
37Nakamura, Hikaru2868Aronian, Levon27941/2-1/263E32Saint Louis2017
38Nakamura, Hikaru2822Nepomniachtchi, Ian28101-089B92Saint Louis2017
39Aronian, Levon2794Nakamura, Hikaru28221/2-1/236A15Saint Louis2017
40Nakamura, Hikaru2822Dominguez Perez, Leinier28031/2-1/242A06Saint Louis2017
41Navara, David2737Nakamura, Hikaru28220-171D70Saint Louis2017
42Karjakin, Sergey2765Nakamura, Hikaru28221/2-1/244A00Saint Louis2017
43Nakamura, Hikaru2822Caruana, Fabiano27001/2-1/292A06Saint Louis2017
44Le, Quang Liem2761Nakamura, Hikaru28221-075E10Saint Louis2017
45Nakamura, Hikaru2822Kasparov, Garry28121/2-1/277D80Saint Louis2017
46Anand, Viswanathan2778Nakamura, Hikaru28220-146C50Saint Louis2017
47Nakamura, Hikaru2792Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/234A29Saint Louis2017
48Caruana, Fabiano2807Nakamura, Hikaru27921/2-1/248E71Saint Louis2017
49Nakamura, Hikaru2792Aronian, Levon27990-154A29Saint Louis2017
50Carlsen, Magnus2822Nakamura, Hikaru27921/2-1/294E10Saint Louis2017