Nakamura, Hikaru Age 29


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#9 (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 
1Karjakin, Sergey2791Nakamura, Hikaru28650-158C50Paris2017
2Nakamura, Hikaru2865Carlsen, Magnus29141-063A06Paris2017
3Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2772Nakamura, Hikaru28651-092E21Paris2017
4Nakamura, Hikaru2865Topalov, Veselin27101-038A06Paris2017
5Bacrot, Etienne2627Nakamura, Hikaru28651-052C67Paris2017
6Nakamura, Hikaru2865Caruana, Fabiano28001/2-1/276A06Paris2017
7So, Wesley2791Nakamura, Hikaru28651-029A06Paris2017
8Nakamura, Hikaru2865Grischuk, Alexander28131/2-1/284A05Paris2017
9Nakamura, Hikaru2865Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28250-144D70Paris2017
10Nakamura, Hikaru2865Karjakin, Sergey27911-062A05Paris2017
11Carlsen, Magnus2914Nakamura, Hikaru28651/2-1/2110C50Paris2017
12Nakamura, Hikaru2865Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27721-026A05Paris2017
13Topalov, Veselin2710Nakamura, Hikaru28651/2-1/261A18Paris2017
14Nakamura, Hikaru2865Bacrot, Etienne26271-051A07Paris2017
15Caruana, Fabiano2800Nakamura, Hikaru28650-154C65Paris2017
16Nakamura, Hikaru2865So, Wesley27911-049A06Paris2017
17Grischuk, Alexander2813Nakamura, Hikaru28651/2-1/290E21Paris2017
18Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2825Nakamura, Hikaru28651/2-1/253C67Paris2017
19Topalov, Veselin2715Nakamura, Hikaru27960-143E10Paris2017
20Nakamura, Hikaru2796So, Wesley27591/2-1/253A01Paris2017
21Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2770Nakamura, Hikaru27961-047C53Paris2017
22Nakamura, Hikaru2796Carlsen, Magnus28961/2-1/236D11Paris2017
23Grischuk, Alexander2822Nakamura, Hikaru27960-190A45Paris2017
24Nakamura, Hikaru2796Bacrot, Etienne27101-026A07Paris2017
25Caruana, Fabiano2752Nakamura, Hikaru27960-142A07Paris2017
26Nakamura, Hikaru2796Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/260E15Paris2017
27Nakamura, Hikaru2796Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28251/2-1/256D70Paris2017
28Caruana, Fabiano2808Nakamura, Hikaru27851-059B97Stavanger2017
29Nakamura, Hikaru2785So, Wesley28121/2-1/235E10Stavanger2017
30Anand, Viswanathan2786Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/246C50Stavanger2017
31Nakamura, Hikaru2785Karjakin, Sergey27811/2-1/254E34Stavanger2017
32Kramnik, Vladimir2808Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/249B50Stavanger2017
33Nakamura, Hikaru2785Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27961-033B90Stavanger2017
34Carlsen, Magnus2832Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/240B90Stavanger2017
35Nakamura, Hikaru2785Aronian, Levon27931/2-1/260E10Stavanger2017
36Nakamura, Hikaru2785Giri, Anish27711-067D80Stavanger2017
37Nakamura, Hikaru2785Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/232A08Stavanger2017
38Giri, Anish2771Nakamura, Hikaru27850-145A07Stavanger2017
39So, Wesley2812Nakamura, Hikaru27850-160A64Stavanger2017
40Nakamura, Hikaru2785Caruana, Fabiano28081-059A06Stavanger2017
41Kramnik, Vladimir2808Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/261B75Stavanger2017
42Nakamura, Hikaru2785Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27961/2-1/263E60Stavanger2017
43Karjakin, Sergey2781Nakamura, Hikaru27851-052A45Stavanger2017
44Nakamura, Hikaru2785Aronian, Levon27931/2-1/241C88Stavanger2017
45Carlsen, Magnus2832Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/267D00Stavanger2017
46Nakamura, Hikaru2786Svidler, Peter27551/2-1/235D70Moscow2017
47Grischuk, Alexander2750Nakamura, Hikaru27861/2-1/224E01Moscow2017
48Nakamura, Hikaru2786Ding, Liren27731/2-1/260D41Moscow2017
49Nakamura, Hikaru2786Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511-035B97Moscow2017
50Giri, Anish2785Nakamura, Hikaru27861/2-1/227C50Moscow2017