Nakamura, Hikaru Age 31


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#13 (active)
United States
#3 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2853 World #2 (active)
2902 World #3 (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 
1Grischuk, Alexander2772Nakamura, Hikaru27611-054E10Moscow2019
2Nakamura, Hikaru2761Grischuk, Alexander27721/2-1/235C55Moscow2019
3Nakamura, Hikaru2824Dubov, Daniil27791/2-1/248A20Moscow2019
4Dubov, Daniil2779Nakamura, Hikaru28240-179A29Moscow2019
5Dubov, Daniil2690Nakamura, Hikaru27611/2-1/232E10Moscow2019
6Nakamura, Hikaru2761Dubov, Daniil26901/2-1/228A16Moscow2019
7Radjabov, Teimour2738Nakamura, Hikaru28241/2-1/230E10Moscow2019
8Nakamura, Hikaru2824Radjabov, Teimour27381-041E10Moscow2019
9Nakamura, Hikaru2761Radjabov, Teimour27591/2-1/214E10Moscow2019
10Radjabov, Teimour2759Nakamura, Hikaru27611/2-1/212A05Moscow2019
11Nakamura, Hikaru2934Carlsen, Magnus29540-145D30Abidjan2019
12So, Wesley2744Nakamura, Hikaru29340-154A16Abidjan2019
13Nakamura, Hikaru2934Nepomniachtchi, Ian27781-086C60Abidjan2019
14Karjakin, Sergey2816Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/272A16Abidjan2019
15Nakamura, Hikaru2934Topalov, Veselin26821-055A06Abidjan2019
16Ding, Liren2773Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/222E10Abidjan2019
17Nakamura, Hikaru2934Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime29331-039B23Abidjan2019
18Amin, Bassem2662Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/240B01Abidjan2019
19Wei, Yi2641Nakamura, Hikaru29340-183E01Abidjan2019
20Carlsen, Magnus2954Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/245C47Abidjan2019
21Nakamura, Hikaru2934So, Wesley27441-049A06Abidjan2019
22Nepomniachtchi, Ian2778Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/253E10Abidjan2019
23Nakamura, Hikaru2934Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/293C65Abidjan2019
24Topalov, Veselin2682Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/256A20Abidjan2019
25Nakamura, Hikaru2934Ding, Liren27731-048A06Abidjan2019
26Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2933Nakamura, Hikaru29341-098C67Abidjan2019
27Nakamura, Hikaru2934Amin, Bassem26620-147A05Abidjan2019
28Nakamura, Hikaru2934Wei, Yi26411/2-1/255C42Abidjan2019
29Nepomniachtchi, Ian2785Nakamura, Hikaru28240-140A29Abidjan2019
30Nakamura, Hikaru2824So, Wesley28011/2-1/259C65Abidjan2019
31Wei, Yi2698Nakamura, Hikaru28241/2-1/241A06Abidjan2019
32Nakamura, Hikaru2824Ding, Liren27601-038C88Abidjan2019
33Amin, Bassem2617Nakamura, Hikaru28241-085B40Abidjan2019
34Nakamura, Hikaru2824Topalov, Veselin27811-044A06Abidjan2019
35Carlsen, Magnus2869Nakamura, Hikaru28241/2-1/232A18Abidjan2019
36Nakamura, Hikaru2824Karjakin, Sergey27811/2-1/2103C65Abidjan2019
37Nakamura, Hikaru2824Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28001-052B23Abidjan2019
38Xiong, Jeffery2663Nakamura, Hikaru27460-158A89Saint Louis2019
39Nakamura, Hikaru2746Dominguez Perez, Leinier27391/2-1/229D41Saint Louis2019
40Robson, Ray2667Nakamura, Hikaru27460-155B78Saint Louis2019
41Nakamura, Hikaru2746Shankland, Samuel L27311/2-1/230D16Saint Louis2019
42Akobian, Varuzhan2625Nakamura, Hikaru27460-147A41Saint Louis2019
43Nakamura, Hikaru2746Gareyev, Timur25571-033A04Saint Louis2019
44Nakamura, Hikaru2746Caruana, Fabiano28281/2-1/231B33Saint Louis2019
45Liang, Awonder2590Nakamura, Hikaru27461/2-1/231C53Saint Louis2019
46Nakamura, Hikaru2746Sevian, Samuel26421-049A28Saint Louis2019
47Lenderman, Aleksandr2637Nakamura, Hikaru27461/2-1/230D27Saint Louis2019
48Nakamura, Hikaru2746So, Wesley27621/2-1/232E10Saint Louis2019
49Duda, Jan Krzysztof2731Nakamura, Hikaru27491/2-1/269A14Saint Louis2019
50Nakamura, Hikaru2749Duda, Jan-Krzysztof27310-171E15Saint Louis2019