Nakamura, Hikaru Age 31


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#16 (active)
United States
#3 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2844 World #2 (active)
2889 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 
1Caruana, Fabiano2767Nakamura, Hikaru28890-139E71London2018
2Nakamura, Hikaru2889Caruana, Fabiano27671-052A06London2018
3Caruana, Fabiano2767Nakamura, Hikaru28890-150E10London2018
4Nakamura, Hikaru2889Caruana, Fabiano27670-147A06London2018
5Caruana, Fabiano2766Nakamura, Hikaru28440-154E10London2018
6Nakamura, Hikaru2844Caruana, Fabiano27661/2-1/264A20London2018
7Nakamura, Hikaru2746Caruana, Fabiano28321/2-1/233C42London2018
8Caruana, Fabiano2832Nakamura, Hikaru27461/2-1/251E10London2018
9Nakamura, Hikaru2893Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/272A06Kolkata2018
10Anand, Viswanathan2786Nakamura, Hikaru28931-055C50Kolkata2018
11Nakamura, Hikaru2893Praggnanandhaa R23661/2-1/272A05Kolkata2018
12Nakamura, Hikaru2746Praggnanandhaa, Rameshbabu25301/2-1/272A14Kolkata2018
13Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2727Nakamura, Hikaru28930-157B01Kolkata2018
14Nakamura, Hikaru2893Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/232C69Kolkata2018
15Nakamura, Hikaru2746Anand, Viswanathan27731/2-1/232C69Kolkata2018
16Karjakin, Sergey2836Nakamura, Hikaru28930-155C65Kolkata2018
17Nakamura, Hikaru2893Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28081-049A06Kolkata2018
18So, Wesley2771Nakamura, Hikaru28931/2-1/223C67Kolkata2018
19Nakamura, Hikaru2893Aronian, Levon28541/2-1/249C69Kolkata2018
20Nakamura, Hikaru2746Aronian, Levon27651/2-1/249C68Kolkata2018
21Harikrishna, Pentala2706Nakamura, Hikaru28931-054C67Kolkata2018
22Ganguly, Surya Shekhar2547Nakamura, Hikaru28930-135A13Kolkata2018
23Praggnanandhaa R2366Nakamura, Hikaru28931/2-1/272A07Kolkata2018
24Praggnanandhaa, Rameshbabu2530Nakamura, Hikaru27461/2-1/272A09Kolkata2018
25Nakamura, Hikaru2893Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27271/2-1/241A06Kolkata2018
26Anand, Viswanathan2786Nakamura, Hikaru28931/2-1/232C67Kolkata2018
27Nakamura, Hikaru2893Karjakin, Sergey28361/2-1/232A06Kolkata2018
28Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2808Nakamura, Hikaru28930-126E10Kolkata2018
29Nakamura, Hikaru2893So, Wesley27711-058A04Kolkata2018
30Nakamura, Hikaru2746So, Wesley27651-057A30Kolkata2018
31Aronian, Levon2854Nakamura, Hikaru28931/2-1/238A46Kolkata2018
32Nakamura, Hikaru2893Harikrishna, Pentala27061-042D12Kolkata2018
33Nakamura, Hikaru2893Ganguly, Surya Shekhar25471-028A06Kolkata2018
34Karjakin, Sergey2792Nakamura, Hikaru28441/2-1/217C67Kolkata2018
35Nakamura, Hikaru2844So, Wesley28081/2-1/259A06Kolkata2018
36Anand, Viswanathan2737Nakamura, Hikaru28441/2-1/228C67Kolkata2018
37Nakamura, Hikaru2844Nihal Sarin21271-053A05Kolkata2018
38Nakamura, Hikaru2746Nihal, Sarin25761-053A13Kolkata2018
39Nakamura, Hikaru2844Ganguly, Surya Shekhar26081-052A28Kolkata2018
40Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2794Nakamura, Hikaru28440-144E10Kolkata2018
41Nakamura, Hikaru2844Harikrishna, Pentala27431/2-1/238A07Kolkata2018
42Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2660Nakamura, Hikaru28441/2-1/238E10Kolkata2018
43Nakamura, Hikaru2844Aronian, Levon28021/2-1/247C67Kolkata2018
44Nakamura, Hikaru2763Eljanov, Pavel27031-073E16Douglas2018
45Naiditsch, Arkadij2721Nakamura, Hikaru27631-046C60Douglas2018
46Nakamura, Hikaru2763Xiong, Jeffery26561/2-1/240A30Douglas2018
47Nakamura, Hikaru2763Gupta, Abhijeet25881-028A29Douglas2018
48Shirov, Alexei2636Nakamura, Hikaru27630-132B12Douglas2018
49Nakamura, Hikaru2763Zumsande, Martin24921-053C11Douglas2018
50Antipov, Mikhail Al.2593Nakamura, Hikaru27631/2-1/239B12Douglas2018