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, Hikaru2777Anand, Viswanathan27681/2-1/229E10Saint Louis2018
2Nakamura, Hikaru2913Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28780-162B51Saint Louis2018
3Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2795Nakamura, Hikaru29130-149A05Saint Louis2018
4Nakamura, Hikaru2913Aronian, Levon28711-033C45Saint Louis2018
5Dominguez Perez, Leinier2687Nakamura, Hikaru29131/2-1/227C53Saint Louis2018
6Nakamura, Hikaru2913Grischuk, Alexander28311-051C67Saint Louis2018
7Anand, Viswanathan2812Nakamura, Hikaru29131/2-1/233C67Saint Louis2018
8Caruana, Fabiano2709Nakamura, Hikaru29130-151E10Saint Louis2018
9Nakamura, Hikaru2913So, Wesley28001/2-1/235C45Saint Louis2018
10Karjakin, Sergey2898Nakamura, Hikaru29131-079C67Saint Louis2018
11Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2878Nakamura, Hikaru29131/2-1/241A00Saint Louis2018
12Nakamura, Hikaru2913Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27951-038A06Saint Louis2018
13Aronian, Levon2871Nakamura, Hikaru29131-070B90Saint Louis2018
14Nakamura, Hikaru2913Dominguez Perez, Leinier26871-062A06Saint Louis2018
15Grischuk, Alexander2831Nakamura, Hikaru29131/2-1/233E10Saint Louis2018
16Nakamura, Hikaru2913Anand, Viswanathan28121/2-1/260A06Saint Louis2018
17Nakamura, Hikaru2913Caruana, Fabiano27091/2-1/229A06Saint Louis2018
18So, Wesley2800Nakamura, Hikaru29130-140E46Saint Louis2018
19Nakamura, Hikaru2913Karjakin, Sergey28980-177A05Saint Louis2018
20Nakamura, Hikaru2824Dominguez Perez, Leinier28261-048C67Saint Louis2018
21Karjakin, Sergey2793Nakamura, Hikaru28241/2-1/227E10Saint Louis2018
22Nakamura, Hikaru2824Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27981-068B51Saint Louis2018
23Aronian, Levon2806Nakamura, Hikaru28240-148B50Saint Louis2018
24Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2754Nakamura, Hikaru28241/2-1/230A06Saint Louis2018
25Nakamura, Hikaru2824Caruana, Fabiano27381/2-1/235A07Saint Louis2018
26Grischuk, Alexander2751Nakamura, Hikaru28241/2-1/220E10Saint Louis2018
27Nakamura, Hikaru2824So, Wesley28521-059C45Saint Louis2018
28Anand, Viswanathan2758Nakamura, Hikaru28241-035C65Saint Louis2018
29Nakamura, Hikaru2878Caruana, Fabiano28181-0122E10Paris2018
30Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2757Nakamura, Hikaru28780-133A46Paris2018
31Nakamura, Hikaru2878So, Wesley28561/2-1/226D41Paris2018
32Aronian, Levon2809Nakamura, Hikaru28781/2-1/222B50Paris2018
33Nakamura, Hikaru2878Kramnik, Vladimir27931-019A05Paris2018
34Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2837Nakamura, Hikaru28781/2-1/282A07Paris2018
35Nakamura, Hikaru2878Grischuk, Alexander28311/2-1/248B50Paris2018
36Anand, Viswanathan2817Nakamura, Hikaru28780-136A00Paris2018
37Nakamura, Hikaru2878Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/248E10Paris2018
38Caruana, Fabiano2818Nakamura, Hikaru28780-149A45Paris2018
39Nakamura, Hikaru2878Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27570-157A05Paris2018
40Karjakin, Sergey2816Nakamura, Hikaru28781/2-1/239C67Paris2018
41So, Wesley2856Nakamura, Hikaru28781/2-1/218E10Paris2018
42Nakamura, Hikaru2878Aronian, Levon28091/2-1/235C84Paris2018
43Kramnik, Vladimir2793Nakamura, Hikaru28780-139A07Paris2018
44Nakamura, Hikaru2878Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28371/2-1/240B50Paris2018
45Grischuk, Alexander2831Nakamura, Hikaru28780-125C67Paris2018
46Nakamura, Hikaru2878Anand, Viswanathan28171/2-1/232A05Paris2018
47Nakamura, Hikaru2813Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27661/2-1/264A04Paris2018
48Anand, Viswanathan2822Nakamura, Hikaru28130-157A00Paris2018
49So, Wesley2763Nakamura, Hikaru28131/2-1/222D04Paris2018
50Nakamura, Hikaru2813Grischuk, Alexander27831/2-1/252B52Paris2018