Nakamura, Hikaru Age 30


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#7 (active)
United States
#2 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2820 World #3 (active)
2842 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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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Nakamura, Hikaru2781Bai, INT2018
2Nakamura, Hikaru2781Xu, INT2018
3Chu, Ruotong2267Nakamura, INT2018
4Yu, Yangyi2760Nakamura, Hikaru27811/2-1/ INT2018
5Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2714Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/2101A06Moscow2018
6Nakamura, Hikaru2842Artemiev, Vladislav28341/2-1/267B12Moscow2018
7Nakamura, Hikaru2842Kramnik, Vladimir27841-070A01Moscow2018
8Fedoseev, Vladimir2688Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/246B78Moscow2018
9Nepomniachtchi, Ian2768Nakamura, Hikaru28420-144C67Moscow2018
10Nakamura, Hikaru2842Grischuk, Alexander28461-040A05Moscow2018
11Karjakin, Sergey2868Nakamura, Hikaru28421-043B53Moscow2018
12Nakamura, Hikaru2842Andreikin, Dmitry28281-045A01Moscow2018
13Svidler, Peter2793Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/229A07Moscow2018
14Nakamura, Hikaru2842Gelfand, Boris27451-020A01Moscow2018
15Anand, Viswanathan2801Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/232B76Moscow2018
16Nakamura, Hikaru2842Dubov, Daniil27671/2-1/227A58Moscow2018
17Morozevich, Alexander2663Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/234C47Moscow2018
18Grischuk, Alexander2792Nakamura, Hikaru28201/2-1/296A18Moscow2018
19Nakamura, Hikaru2820Karjakin, Sergey27241/2-1/254A05Moscow2018
20Nakamura, Hikaru2820Kramnik, Vladimir27951-036A07Moscow2018
21Anand, Viswanathan2805Nakamura, Hikaru28201-042C50Moscow2018
22Nakamura, Hikaru2820Svidler, Peter27701/2-1/237A45Moscow2018
23Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2755Nakamura, Hikaru28201/2-1/233E10Moscow2018
24Nakamura, Hikaru2820Nepomniachtchi, Ian28031-038D70Moscow2018
25Dubov, Daniil2663Nakamura, Hikaru28201-036A18Moscow2018
26Nakamura, Hikaru2820Gelfand, Boris26441-065D43Moscow2018
27Nakamura, Hikaru2781Naroditsky, INT2018
28Nakamura, Hikaru2781Wheeler, INT2018
29Aleskerov, Faik2315Nakamura, INT2018
30Izoria, Zviad2599Nakamura, Hikaru27811/2-1/ INT2018
31Nakamura, Hikaru2781Salem, AR INT2018
32Nakamura, Hikaru2781Degraeve, Jean INT2018
33Nakamura, Hikaru2781Hjartarson, INT2018
34Nakamura, Hikaru2781Sharafiev, INT2018
35Andriasian, Zaven2585Nakamura, INT2018
36Cornette, Matthieu2611Nakamura, Hikaru27811/2-1/ INT2018
37Lenic, Luka2662Nakamura, Hikaru27811/2-1/ INT2018
38Adhiban, Baskaran2655Nakamura, INT2018
39Nakamura, Hikaru2781Javakhadze, INT2018
40Nakamura, Hikaru2781Xiong, INT2018
41Harmon Vellotti, Luke2468Nakamura, Hikaru27811/2-1/ INT2018
42Stremavicius, Titas2432Nakamura, INT2018
43Nakamura, Hikaru2781Iturrizaga Bonelli, INT2018
44Nakamura, Hikaru2781Hansen, INT2018
45Nakamura, Hikaru2781Liang, INT2018
46Nakamura, Hikaru2781Shimanov, INT2018
47Pichot, Alan2552Nakamura, INT2018
48Tang, Andrew2513Nakamura, INT2018
49Lenderman, Aleksandr2611Nakamura, INT2018
50Caruana, Fabiano2811Nakamura, INT2018