Nakamura, Hikaru Age 32


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#22 (active)
United States
#4 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2819 World #3 (active)
2885 World #1 (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 
1Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2744Nakamura, Hikaru28710-175E10Kolkata2019
2Nakamura, Hikaru2871So, Wesley27631/2-1/251E32Kolkata2019
3Anand, Viswanathan2791Nakamura, Hikaru28711/2-1/221C53Kolkata2019
4Nakamura, Hikaru2871Aronian, Levon28181-046E39Kolkata2019
5Nepomniachtchi, Ian2830Nakamura, Hikaru28710-130C50Kolkata2019
6Nakamura, Hikaru2871Ding, Liren28401/2-1/281E32Kolkata2019
7Carlsen, Magnus2828Nakamura, Hikaru28711/2-1/220C67Kolkata2019
8Nakamura, Hikaru2871Harikrishna, Pentala26171-036C26Kolkata2019
9Nakamura, Hikaru2871Giri, Anish27401/2-1/253D12Kolkata2019
10Nakamura, Hikaru2871Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27441/2-1/236A45Kolkata2019
11So, Wesley2763Nakamura, Hikaru28711/2-1/218A46Kolkata2019
12Nakamura, Hikaru2871Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/233C65Kolkata2019
13Aronian, Levon2818Nakamura, Hikaru28710-165C50Kolkata2019
14Nakamura, Hikaru2871Nepomniachtchi, Ian28301/2-1/245A45Kolkata2019
15Ding, Liren2840Nakamura, Hikaru28711/2-1/243A20Kolkata2019
16Nakamura, Hikaru2871Carlsen, Magnus28281/2-1/232D11Kolkata2019
17Harikrishna, Pentala2617Nakamura, Hikaru28710-138C72Kolkata2019
18Giri, Anish2740Nakamura, Hikaru28711/2-1/219E10Kolkata2019
19Nakamura, Hikaru2812Nepomniachtchi, Ian27651/2-1/229B51Kolkata2019
20So, Wesley2802Nakamura, Hikaru28120-161A46Kolkata2019
21Nakamura, Hikaru2812Ding, Liren28321/2-1/244C84Kolkata2019
22Harikrishna, Pentala2667Nakamura, Hikaru28120-138E04Kolkata2019
23Nakamura, Hikaru2812Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/244C65Kolkata2019
24Carlsen, Magnus2849Nakamura, Hikaru28121-051A28Kolkata2019
25Nakamura, Hikaru2812Giri, Anish27051-042B51Kolkata2019
26Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2674Nakamura, Hikaru28121/2-1/241E04Kolkata2019
27Aronian, Levon2768Nakamura, Hikaru28121/2-1/232C53Kolkata2019
28Topalov, Veselin2736Nakamura, Hikaru27411/2-1/225D20Hamburg2019
29Nakamura, Hikaru2741Topalov, Veselin27360-166C65Hamburg2019
30Nakamura, Hikaru2745Caruana, Fabiano28121/2-1/231C42Douglas2019
31Nakamura, Hikaru2745Aronian, Levon27581/2-1/231C65Douglas2019
32Kovalev, Vladislav2661Nakamura, Hikaru27450-131B31Douglas2019
33Nakamura, Hikaru2745Melkumyan, Hrant26501-043C88Douglas2019
34Adhiban, Baskaran2639Nakamura, Hikaru27451/2-1/230D26Douglas2019
35Nakamura, Hikaru2745Riazantsev, Alexander26451-032B19Douglas2019
36Papaioannou, Ioannis2645Nakamura, Hikaru27451/2-1/217E04Douglas2019
37Nakamura, Hikaru2745Mamedov, Rauf26451/2-1/230B31Douglas2019
38Demchenko, Anton2655Nakamura, Hikaru27451/2-1/221D02Douglas2019
39Nakamura, Hikaru2745Bachmann, Axel26291-031D26Douglas2019
40Parligras, Mircea Emilian2629Nakamura, Hikaru27451/2-1/235D20Douglas2019
41Nakamura, Hikaru2745Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter26561/2-1/230C42Khanty-Mansiysk2019
42Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter2656Nakamura, Hikaru27451-030A05Khanty-Mansiysk2019
43Nakamura, Hikaru2807Bellahcene,Bilel24701-047A05Khanty-Mansiysk2019
44Bellahcene,Bilel2470Nakamura, Hikaru28070-187C67Khanty-Mansiysk2019
45Bellahcene,Bilel2540Nakamura, Hikaru27451/2-1/216B15Khanty-Mansiysk2019
46Nakamura, Hikaru2745Bellahcene,Bilel25401/2-1/238E04Khanty-Mansiysk2019
47Anand, Viswanathan2756Nakamura, Hikaru27431/2-1/226C67Saint Louis2019
48Nakamura, Hikaru2743Giri, Anish27791/2-1/223E10Saint Louis2019
49Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2778Nakamura, Hikaru27431/2-1/259B10Saint Louis2019
50Nakamura, Hikaru2743So, Wesley27761/2-1/229E10Saint Louis2019