Nakamura, Hikaru Age 30


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#9 (active)
United States
#3 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2823 World #4 (active)
2853 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 
1Karjakin, Sergey2760Nakamura, Hikaru27811/2-1/231E10London2017
2Nakamura, Hikaru2781Caruana, Fabiano27991/2-1/243E32London2017
3Aronian, Levon2805Nakamura, Hikaru27811/2-1/245E10London2017
4Nakamura, Hikaru2781Carlsen, Magnus28371/2-1/273C45London2017
5Adams, Michael2715Nakamura, Hikaru27811/2-1/232B76London2017
6Nakamura, Hikaru2781Nepomniachtchi, Ian27291/2-1/232B91London2017
7Nakamura, Hikaru2781So, Wesley27881/2-1/231A30London2017
8Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2789Nakamura, Hikaru27811/2-1/247B77London2017
9Nakamura, Hikaru2781Anand, Viswanathan27821/2-1/244A05London2017
10Nakamura, Hikaru2780Aronian, Levon28011/2-1/243C89Palma De Mallorca2017
11Nakamura, Hikaru2780Harikrishna, Pentala27381/2-1/241B47Palma De Mallorca2017
12Svidler, Peter2763Nakamura, Hikaru27801/2-1/246A15Palma De Mallorca2017
13Nakamura, Hikaru2780Ding, Liren27741/2-1/221D43Palma De Mallorca2017
14Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2796Nakamura, Hikaru27801/2-1/213B52Palma De Mallorca2017
15Nakamura, Hikaru2780Radjabov, Teimour27411-042B30Palma De Mallorca2017
16Tomashevsky, Evgeny2702Nakamura, Hikaru27801/2-1/248A41Palma De Mallorca2017
17Nakamura, Hikaru2780Jakovenko, Dmitrij27211/2-1/223A05Palma De Mallorca2017
18Eljanov, Pavel2707Nakamura, Hikaru27801/2-1/234D02Palma de Mallorca2017
19Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-084D00Saint Louis2017
20Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/258E10Saint Louis2017
21Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-042A07Saint Louis2017
22Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/244A06Saint Louis2017
23Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-038A07Saint Louis2017
24Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-022C26Saint Louis2017
25Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/233B90Saint Louis2017
26Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-141E97Saint Louis2017
27Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-084D00Saint Louis2017
28Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/258E10Saint Louis2017
29Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-042A07Saint Louis2017
30Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/244A06Saint Louis2017
31Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-038A07Saint Louis2017
32Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-137E97Saint Louis2017
33Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-043A01Saint Louis2017
34Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-153A17Saint Louis2017
35Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041/2-1/251A30Saint Louis2017
36Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/260B90Saint Louis2017
37Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/247B90Saint Louis2017
38Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041/2-1/238D31Saint Louis2017
39Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/272B90Saint Louis2017
40Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27040-155D31Saint Louis2017
41Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-133A17Saint Louis2017
42Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27040-127D31Saint Louis2017
43Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-152B90Saint Louis2017
44Nakamura, Hikaru2829Topalov, Veselin26931-056E32Saint Louis2017
45Topalov, Veselin2693Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/268B90Saint Louis2017
46Nakamura, Hikaru2829Topalov, Veselin26931/2-1/244E10Saint Louis2017
47Nakamura, Hikaru2829Topalov, Veselin26931/2-1/248C26Saint Louis2017
48Topalov, Veselin2693Nakamura, Hikaru28290-147B90Saint Louis2017
49Nakamura, Hikaru2829Topalov, Veselin26931-076C28Saint Louis2017
50Topalov, Veselin2693Nakamura, Hikaru28291-053B12Saint Louis2017