Nakamura, Hikaru Age 30


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#9 (active)
United States
#3 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2824 World #4 (active)
2913 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 
1Nakamura, Hikaru2878Caruana, Fabiano28181-0122E10Paris2018
2Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2757Nakamura, Hikaru28780-133A46Paris2018
3Nakamura, Hikaru2878So, Wesley28561/2-1/226D41Paris2018
4Aronian, Levon2809Nakamura, Hikaru28781/2-1/222B50Paris2018
5Nakamura, Hikaru2878Kramnik, Vladimir27931-019A05Paris2018
6Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2837Nakamura, Hikaru28781/2-1/282A07Paris2018
7Nakamura, Hikaru2878Grischuk, Alexander28311/2-1/248B50Paris2018
8Anand, Viswanathan2817Nakamura, Hikaru28780-136A00Paris2018
9Nakamura, Hikaru2878Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/248E10Paris2018
10Caruana, Fabiano2818Nakamura, Hikaru28780-149A45Paris2018
11Nakamura, Hikaru2878Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27570-157A05Paris2018
12Karjakin, Sergey2816Nakamura, Hikaru28781/2-1/239C67Paris2018
13So, Wesley2856Nakamura, Hikaru28781/2-1/218E10Paris2018
14Nakamura, Hikaru2878Aronian, Levon28091/2-1/235C84Paris2018
15Kramnik, Vladimir2793Nakamura, Hikaru28780-139A07Paris2018
16Nakamura, Hikaru2878Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28371/2-1/240B50Paris2018
17Grischuk, Alexander2831Nakamura, Hikaru28780-125C67Paris2018
18Nakamura, Hikaru2878Anand, Viswanathan28171/2-1/232A05Paris2018
19Nakamura, Hikaru2813Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27661/2-1/264A04Paris2018
20Anand, Viswanathan2822Nakamura, Hikaru28130-157A00Paris2018
21So, Wesley2763Nakamura, Hikaru28131/2-1/222D04Paris2018
22Nakamura, Hikaru2813Grischuk, Alexander27831/2-1/252B52Paris2018
23Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2777Nakamura, Hikaru28131/2-1/240C53Paris2018
24Nakamura, Hikaru2813Caruana, Fabiano27531-0123A06Paris2018
25Karjakin, Sergey2743Nakamura, Hikaru28131/2-1/281C67Paris2018
26Nakamura, Hikaru2813Aronian, Levon27951/2-1/241C65Paris2018
27Kramnik, Vladimir2775Nakamura, Hikaru28131/2-1/230A05Paris2018
28Nakamura, Hikaru2878So, Wesley28561-064A05Leuven2018
29Grischuk, Alexander2831Nakamura, Hikaru28781/2-1/246A00Leuven2018
30Nakamura, Hikaru2878Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27571-038A05Leuven2018
31Anand, Viswanathan2817Nakamura, Hikaru28780-149A00Leuven2018
32Nakamura, Hikaru2878Caruana, Fabiano28180-154A06Leuven2018
33Aronian, Levon2809Nakamura, Hikaru28780-148B23Leuven2018
34Nakamura, Hikaru2878Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28370-142B50Leuven2018
35Karjakin, Sergey2816Nakamura, Hikaru28781/2-1/2101C67Leuven2018
36Nakamura, Hikaru2878Giri, Anish27991-023A05Leuven2018
37So, Wesley2856Nakamura, Hikaru28780-185E10Leuven2018
38Nakamura, Hikaru2878Grischuk, Alexander28311-042B23Leuven2018
39Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2757Nakamura, Hikaru28780-144E10Leuven2018
40Nakamura, Hikaru2878Anand, Viswanathan28170-133A45Leuven2018
41Caruana, Fabiano2818Nakamura, Hikaru28781/2-1/235E10Leuven2018
42Nakamura, Hikaru2878Aronian, Levon28091-075A45Leuven2018
43Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2837Nakamura, Hikaru28781-052A00Leuven2018
44Nakamura, Hikaru2878Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/257C65Leuven2018
45Giri, Anish2799Nakamura, Hikaru28781-038C67Leuven2018
46Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2766Nakamura, Hikaru28130-137E10Leuven2018
47Nakamura, Hikaru2813Anand, Viswanathan28221-074C65Leuven2018
48Nakamura, Hikaru2813So, Wesley27630-134A45Leuven2018
49Grischuk, Alexander2783Nakamura, Hikaru28130-142C67Leuven2018
50Grischuk, Alexander2766Nakamura, Hikaru27690-141C67Leuven2018