Nakamura, Hikaru Age 33


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#18 (active)
United States
#4 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2829 World #4 (active)
2900 World #1 (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 
1Carlsen, Magnus2847Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
2Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, INT2021
3Carlsen, Magnus2847Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
4Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, INT2021
5Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, INT2021
6Carlsen, Magnus2847Nakamura, INT2021
7Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, Magnus28471/2-1/ INT2021
8Carlsen, Magnus2847Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
9Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2770Nakamura, INT2021
10Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27701/2-1/ INT2021
11Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2770Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
12Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2770Nakamura, INT2021
13Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, INT2021
14Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2770Nakamura, INT2021
15Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, INT2021
16Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2770Nakamura, INT2021
17Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, INT2021
18Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2770Nakamura, INT2021
19Le, Quang Liem2709Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
20Nakamura, Hikaru2736Le, Quang Liem27091/2-1/ INT2021
21Le, Quang Liem2709Nakamura, INT2021
22Le, Quang Liem2709Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
23Nakamura, Hikaru2736Le, Quang Liem27091/2-1/ INT2021
24Le, Quang Liem2709Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
25Nakamura, Hikaru2736Le, Quang INT2021
26So, Wesley2770Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
27Nakamura, Hikaru2736Praggnanandhaa, R.26081/2-1/ INT2021
28Duda, Jan-Krzysztof2729Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
29Nakamura, Hikaru2736Firouzja, Alireza27591/2-1/ INT2021
30Nakamura, Hikaru2736Jones, Gawain C INT2021
31Carlsen, Magnus2847Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
32Nakamura, Hikaru2736Christiansen, INT2021
33Aronian, Levon2781Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
34Nakamura, Hikaru2736Tari, INT2021
35Radjabov, Teimour2765Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
36Nakamura, Hikaru2736Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27261/2-1/ INT2021
37Dominguez Perez, Leinier2758Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
38Nakamura, Hikaru2736Le, Quang Liem27091/2-1/ INT2021
39Karjakin, Sergey2757Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
40Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, INT2021
41Nepomniachtchi, Ian2789Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
42Nakamura, Hikaru2736Nepomniachtchi, Ian27891/2-1/ INT2021
43Nepomniachtchi, Ian2789Nakamura, INT2021
44Nakamura, Hikaru2736Nepomniachtchi, INT2021
45Carlsen, Magnus2847Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
46Nakamura, Hikaru2736Firouzja, Alireza27591/2-1/ INT2021
47Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2758Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
48Nakamura, Hikaru2736Van Foreest, Jorden27011/2-1/ INT2021
49Nakamura, Hikaru2736Giri, Anish27761/2-1/ INT2021
50Dubov, Daniil2710Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021