Nakamura, Hikaru Age 33


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#18 (active)
United States
#4 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2829 World #4 (active)
2900 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 
1Nepomniachtchi, Ian2789Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
2Nakamura, Hikaru2736Nepomniachtchi, Ian27891/2-1/ INT2021
3Nepomniachtchi, Ian2789Nakamura, INT2021
4Nakamura, Hikaru2736Nepomniachtchi, INT2021
5Carlsen, Magnus2847Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
6Nakamura, Hikaru2736Firouzja, Alireza27591/2-1/ INT2021
7Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2758Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
8Nakamura, Hikaru2736Van Foreest, Jorden27011/2-1/ INT2021
9Nakamura, Hikaru2736Giri, Anish27761/2-1/ INT2021
10Dubov, Daniil2710Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
11Nakamura, Hikaru2736Aronian, INT2021
12So, Wesley2770Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
13Nakamura, Hikaru2736Pichot, INT2021
14Radjabov, Teimour2765Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
15Nakamura, Hikaru2736Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/ INT2021
16Nepomniachtchi, Ian2789Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
17Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27701/2-1/ INT2021
18Grandelius, Nils2670Nakamura, INT2021
19Nakamura, Hikaru2736Anton Guijarro, David26731/2-1/ INT2021
20Nakamura, Hikaru2736Shankland, INT2021
21Bluebaum, Matthias2670Nakamura, INT2021
22Nakamura, Hikaru2736Aronian, Levon27811/2-1/ INT2021
23So, Wesley2770Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
24Nakamura, Hikaru2736Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27841/2-1/ INT2021
25Carlsen, Magnus2862Nakamura, INT2021
26Nakamura, Hikaru2736Ding, INT2021
27Radjabov, Teimour2765Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
28Nakamura, Hikaru2736Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27261/2-1/ INT2021
29Dubov, Daniil2710Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
30Nepomniachtchi, Ian2789Nakamura, INT2021
31Nakamura, Hikaru2736Giri, INT2021
32Grischuk, Alexander2777Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
33Nakamura, Hikaru2736Duda, Jan-Krzysztof27431/2-1/ INT2021
34Dominguez Perez, Leinier2758Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
35Nakamura, Hikaru2736Aronian, INT2020
36Aronian, Levon2781Nakamura, INT2020
37Aronian, Levon2781Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020
38Nakamura, Hikaru2736Aronian, Levon27811/2-1/ INT2020
39Aronian, Levon2781Nakamura, INT2020
40Nakamura, Hikaru2736Aronian, Levon27811/2-1/ INT2020
41Nakamura, Hikaru2736Fedoseev, INT2020
42Fedoseev, Vladimir32676Nakamura, INT2020
43Nakamura, Hikaru2736Fedoseev, INT2020
44Fedoseev, Vladimir32676Nakamura, INT2020
45Nakamura, Hikaru2736Fedoseev, INT2020
46Fedoseev, Vladimir32676Nakamura, INT2020
47Nakamura, Hikaru2736Fedoseev, INT2020
48Fedoseev, Vladimir32676Nakamura, INT2020
49Nakamura, Hikaru2736Fedoseev, Vladimir326761/2-1/ INT2020
50Fedoseev, Vladimir32676Nakamura, INT2020