Nakamura, Hikaru Age 29


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#10 (active)
United States
#3 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2829 World #4 (active)
2857 World #5 (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 
1Nakamura, Hikaru2780Jakovenko, Dmitrij27211/2-1/223A05Palma De Mallorca2017
2Eljanov, Pavel2707Nakamura, Hikaru27801/2-1/234D02Palma de Mallorca2017
3Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-022C26Saint Louis2017
4Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/233B90Saint Louis2017
5Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-141E97Saint Louis2017
6Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-084D00Saint Louis2017
7Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/258E10Saint Louis2017
8Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-042A07Saint Louis2017
9Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/244A06Saint Louis2017
10Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-038A07Saint Louis2017
11Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-137E97Saint Louis2017
12Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-043A01Saint Louis2017
13Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-153A17Saint Louis2017
14Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041/2-1/251A30Saint Louis2017
15Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/260B90Saint Louis2017
16Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/247B90Saint Louis2017
17Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041/2-1/238D31Saint Louis2017
18Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/272B90Saint Louis2017
19Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27040-155D31Saint Louis2017
20Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-133A17Saint Louis2017
21Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27040-127D31Saint Louis2017
22Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-152B90Saint Louis2017
23Nakamura, Hikaru2829Topalov, Veselin26931-056E32Saint Louis2017
24Topalov, Veselin2693Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/268B90Saint Louis2017
25Nakamura, Hikaru2829Topalov, Veselin26931/2-1/244E10Saint Louis2017
26Nakamura, Hikaru2829Topalov, Veselin26931/2-1/248C26Saint Louis2017
27Topalov, Veselin2693Nakamura, Hikaru28290-147B90Saint Louis2017
28Nakamura, Hikaru2829Topalov, Veselin26931-076C28Saint Louis2017
29Topalov, Veselin2693Nakamura, Hikaru28291-053B12Saint Louis2017
30Nakamura, Hikaru2829Topalov, Veselin26931-060C26Saint Louis2017
31Topalov, Veselin2693Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/233B12Saint Louis2017
32Carlsen, Magnus2826Nakamura, Hikaru27741/2-1/218A46Douglas2017
33Nakamura, Hikaru2781Sutovsky, Emil26831-031D20Douglas2017
34Wagner, Dennis2564Nakamura, Hikaru27810-140A07Douglas2017
35Nakamura, Hikaru2781Lenderman, Aleksandr25651/2-1/257C07Douglas2017
36Sargissian, Gabriel2652Nakamura, Hikaru27810-150A46Douglas2017
37Nakamura, Hikaru2781Sethuraman, SP.26171/2-1/294D43Douglas2017
38Shirov, Alexei2630Nakamura, Hikaru27811/2-1/230B12Douglas2017
39Nakamura, Hikaru2781Olafsson, Helgi25121-034A05Douglas2017
40Neelotpal, Das2448Nakamura, Hikaru27810-165B33Douglas2017
41Fedoseev, Vladimir2731Nakamura, Hikaru27811-043C48Tbilisi2017
42Nakamura, Hikaru2781Fedoseev, Vladimir27311/2-1/230A13Tbilisi2017
43Bruzon Batista, Lazaro2611Nakamura, Hikaru28301/2-1/243A07Tbilisi2017
44Nakamura, Hikaru2830Bruzon Batista, Lazaro26111-050A05Tbilisi2017
45Nakamura, Hikaru2781Bruzon Batista, Lazaro26511/2-1/214D31Tbilisi2017
46Bruzon Batista, Lazaro2651Nakamura, Hikaru27811/2-1/237C67Tbilisi2017
47Mollah Abdullah, Al Rakib2454Nakamura, Hikaru27810-127E10Tbilisi2017
48Abdulla, Al Rakib2454Nakamura, Hikaru27920-127D43Tbilisi2017
49Nakamura, Hikaru2781Mollah Abdullah, Al Rakib24541-039A05Tbilisi2017
50Nakamura, Hikaru2792Abdulla, Al Rakib24541-039A50Tbilisi2017