Nakamura, Hikaru Age 31


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#16 (active)
United States
#3 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2824 World #2 (active)
2934 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 
1Xiong, Jeffery2663Nakamura, Hikaru27460-158A89Saint Louis2019
2Nakamura, Hikaru2746Dominguez Perez, Leinier27391/2-1/229D41Saint Louis2019
3Robson, Ray2667Nakamura, Hikaru27460-155B78Saint Louis2019
4Nakamura, Hikaru2746Shankland, Samuel L27311/2-1/230D16Saint Louis2019
5Akobian, Varuzhan2625Nakamura, Hikaru27460-147A41Saint Louis2019
6Nakamura, Hikaru2746Gareyev, Timur25571-033A04Saint Louis2019
7Nakamura, Hikaru2746Caruana, Fabiano28281/2-1/231B33Saint Louis2019
8Liang, Awonder2590Nakamura, Hikaru27461/2-1/231C53Saint Louis2019
9Nakamura, Hikaru2746Sevian, Samuel26421-049A28Saint Louis2019
10Lenderman, Aleksandr2637Nakamura, Hikaru27461/2-1/230D27Saint Louis2019
11Nakamura, Hikaru2746So, Wesley27621/2-1/232E10Saint Louis2019
12Duda, Jan Krzysztof2731Nakamura, Hikaru27491/2-1/269A14Saint Louis2019
13Nakamura, Hikaru2749Duda, Jan-Krzysztof27310-171E15Saint Louis2019
14Duda, Jan-Krzysztof2731Nakamura, Hikaru27491-042A45Saint Louis2019
15Nakamura, Hikaru2749Duda, Jan-Krzysztof27311-033D11Saint Louis2019
16Duda, Jan-Krzysztof2731Nakamura, Hikaru27491-075C53Saint Louis2019
17Nakamura, Hikaru2749Duda, Jan-Krzysztof27311-059D11Saint Louis2019
18Duda, Jan-Krzysztof2731Nakamura, Hikaru27491-071C53Saint Louis2019
19Nakamura, Hikaru2894Duda, Jan Krzysztof28181-040A06Saint Louis2019
20Duda, Jan Krzysztof2818Nakamura, Hikaru28940-134A15Saint Louis2019
21Nakamura, Hikaru2894Duda, Jan Krzysztof28181/2-1/282E15Saint Louis2019
22Duda, Jan Krzysztof2818Nakamura, Hikaru28940-161A15Saint Louis2019
23Nakamura, Hikaru2894Duda, Jan Krzysztof28180-1117A06Saint Louis2019
24Duda, Jan Krzysztof2818Nakamura, Hikaru28941/2-1/270A15Saint Louis2019
25Nakamura, Hikaru2894Duda, Jan Krzysztof28181-031A04Saint Louis2019
26Duda, Jan Krzysztof2818Nakamura, Hikaru28940-166A18Saint Louis2019
27Nakamura, Hikaru2894Duda, Jan Krzysztof28181-043A05Saint Louis2019
28Duda, Jan Krzysztof2818Nakamura, Hikaru28941-031A18Saint Louis2019
29Nakamura, Hikaru2894Duda, Jan Krzysztof28181/2-1/267A06Saint Louis2019
30Duda, Jan Krzysztof2818Nakamura, Hikaru28940-179A18Saint Louis2019
31Nakamura, Hikaru2894Duda, Jan Krzysztof28181-085A25Saint Louis2019
32Duda, Jan Krzysztof2818Nakamura, Hikaru28941-036A18Saint Louis2019
33Nakamura, Hikaru2894Duda, Jan Krzysztof28181-066A11Saint Louis2019
34Duda, Jan Krzysztof2818Nakamura, Hikaru28940-138A18Saint Louis2019
35Nakamura, Hikaru2894Duda, Jan Krzysztof28181/2-1/246A11Saint Louis2019
36Duda, Jan Krzysztof2818Nakamura, Hikaru28941/2-1/275A15Saint Louis2019
37Duda, Jan Krzysztof2818Nakamura, Hikaru28940-157A15Saint Louis2019
38Duda, Jan Krzysztof2716Nakamura, Hikaru28451/2-1/275A15Saint Louis2019
39Nakamura, Hikaru2845Duda, Jan Krzysztof27161-033C43Saint Louis2019
40Duda, Jan Krzysztof2716Nakamura, Hikaru28451-044C65Saint Louis2019
41Nakamura, Hikaru2845Duda, Jan Krzysztof27161/2-1/260A13Saint Louis2019
42Duda, Jan Krzysztof2716Nakamura, Hikaru28450-135C53Saint Louis2019
43Nakamura, Hikaru2845Duda, Jan Krzysztof27161/2-1/259A13Saint Louis2019
44Duda, Jan Krzysztof2716Nakamura, Hikaru28451/2-1/234C53Saint Louis2019
45Nakamura, Hikaru2749Duda, Jan Krzysztof27311/2-1/284C27Saint Louis USA2019
46Nakamura, Hikaru2749Le Quang Liem27141/2-1/ INT2019
47Nakamura, Hikaru2749Smirnov, INT2019
48Nakamura, Hikaru2749Caruana, F.28281/2-1/ INT2019
49Nakamura, Hikaru2749Adly, INT2019
50Ding Liren2813Nakamura, INT2019