Nakamura, Hikaru Age 33


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#19 (active)
United States
#4 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2836 World #3 (active)
2884 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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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Nakamura, Hikaru Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 1-034C00Chess24 INT2021
2Duda, Jan-Krzysztof Nakamura, Hikaru 0-144A28Chess24 INT2021
3Nakamura, Hikaru Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 0-169E60Chess24 INT2021
4Duda, Jan-Krzysztof Nakamura, Hikaru 0-136D37Chess24 INT2021
5Nakamura, Hikaru2736Artemiev, Vladislav26991/2-1/ INT2021
6Artemiev, Vladislav2699Nakamura, INT2021
7Artemiev, Vladislav2699Nakamura, INT2021
8Nakamura, Hikaru2736Artemiev, Vladislav26991/2-1/ INT2021
9Artemiev, Vladislav2699Nakamura, INT2021
10Nakamura, Hikaru2736Artemiev, Vladislav26991/2-1/ INT2021
11Nakamura, Hikaru2736Vachier-Lagrave, INT2021
12Nakamura, Hikaru2736Vachier-Lagrave, INT2021
13Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2763Nakamura, INT2021
14Nakamura, Hikaru2736Vachier-Lagrave, INT2021
15Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2763Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
16Nakamura, Hikaru2736Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27631/2-1/ INT2021
17Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2763Nakamura, INT2021
18Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, INT2021
19Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, INT2021
20Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2762Nakamura, INT2021
21Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2762Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
22Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, INT2021
23Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2762Nakamura, INT2021
24Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27621/2-1/ INT2021
25Carlsen, Magnus2855Nakamura, INT2021
26Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, Magnus28551/2-1/ INT2021
27Carlsen, Magnus2855Nakamura, INT2021
28So, Wesley2778Nakamura, INT2021
29Nakamura, Hikaru2736So, INT2021
30So, Wesley2778Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
31Nakamura, Hikaru2736So, Wesley27781/2-1/ INT2021
32So, Wesley2778Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
33Nakamura, Hikaru2736So, Wesley27781/2-1/ INT2021
34Nakamura, Hikaru2736Aronian, INT2021
35Aronian, Levon2782Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
36Nakamura, Hikaru2736Aronian, Levon27821/2-1/ INT2021
37Aronian, Levon2782Nakamura, INT2021
38Nakamura, Hikaru2736Radjabov, Teimour27631/2-1/ INT2021
39Radjabov, Teimour2763Nakamura, INT2021
40Radjabov, Teimour2763Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
41Nakamura, Hikaru2736Radjabov, Teimour27631/2-1/ INT2021
42Radjabov, Teimour2763Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
43Nakamura, Hikaru2736Radjabov, Teimour27631/2-1/ INT2021
44Giri, Anish2777Nakamura, INT2021
45Nakamura, Hikaru2736Giri, Anish27771/2-1/ INT2021
46Nakamura, Hikaru2736Giri, Anish27771/2-1/ INT2021
47Giri, Anish2777Nakamura, INT2021
48Nakamura, Hikaru2736Giri, Anish27771/2-1/ INT2021
49Giri, Anish2777Nakamura, INT2021
50Le, Quang Liem2690Nakamura, Hikaru29001/2-1/264C70Saint Louis2021