Nakamura, Hikaru Age 34


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#11 (active)
United States
#4 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2851 World #1 (active)
2850 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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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1So, Wesley2769Nakamura, Hikaru28371-065C67Berlin2022
2Nakamura, Hikaru2837So, Wesley27691/2-1/256C26Berlin2022
3Nakamura, Hikaru2750So, Wesley27781/2-1/214C67Berlin2022
4So, Wesley2778Nakamura, Hikaru27501/2-1/230E32Berlin2022
5Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2722Nakamura, Hikaru28370-134A15Berlin2022
6Nakamura, Hikaru2837Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27221-041A05Berlin2022
7Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2776Nakamura, Hikaru27501/2-1/251E10Berlin2022
8Nakamura, Hikaru2750Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27761/2-1/230C42Berlin2022
9Esipenko, Andrey2723Nakamura, Hikaru27500-138C24Berlin2022
10Nakamura, Hikaru2750Oparin, Grigoriy26741-057E36Berlin2022
11Nakamura, Hikaru2750Aronian, Levon27851-050C65Berlin2022
12Oparin, Grigoriy2674Nakamura, Hikaru27501/2-1/233E73Berlin2022
13Nakamura, Hikaru2750Esipenko, Andrey27231/2-1/240C55Berlin2022
14Aronian, Levon2785Nakamura, Hikaru27501-065D20Berlin2022
15Aronian, Levon2719Nakamura, Hikaru28230-150C50Berlin2022
16Nakamura, Hikaru2823Aronian, Levon27191-061C88Berlin2022
17Aronian, Levon2772Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/229C50Berlin2022
18Nakamura, Hikaru2736Aronian, Levon27721/2-1/254C88Berlin2022
19Rapport, Richard2763Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/230A07Berlin2022
20Nakamura, Hikaru2736Rapport, Richard27631-071D36Berlin2022
21Esipenko, Andrey2714Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/258C50Berlin2022
22Nakamura, Hikaru2736Grischuk, A.27641-042E73Berlin2022
23Nakamura, Hikaru2736Bacrot, E.26421/2-1/225C11Berlin2022
24Grischuk, A.2764Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/231D27Berlin2022
25Nakamura, Hikaru2736Esipenko, Andrey27141-046A29Berlin2022
26Bacrot, E.2642Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/230C67Berlin2022
27Nakamura, Hikaru2884Grischuk, Alexander27571/2-1/291E32Warsaw2021
28Nakamura, Hikaru2884Sindarov, Javokhir24521-058A56Warsaw2021
29Onischuk, Vladimir2657Nakamura, Hikaru28840-137C53Warsaw2021
30Nakamura, Hikaru2884Michalik, Peter26051-034A05Warsaw2021
31Kadric, Denis2469Nakamura, Hikaru28841/2-1/247C53Warsaw2021
32Nakamura, Hikaru2884Vokhidov, Shamsiddin26131/2-1/266A06Warsaw2021
33Harikrishna, Pentala2614Nakamura, Hikaru28841/2-1/251C76Warsaw2021
34Sychev, Klementy2615Nakamura, Hikaru28841/2-1/259E20Warsaw2021
35Nakamura, Hikaru2884Puranik, Abhimanyu24371/2-1/257A05Warsaw2021
36Nakamura, Hikaru2884Durarbayli, Vasif25991-032A05Warsaw2021
37Czarnota, Pawel2540Nakamura, Hikaru28840-157B06Warsaw2021
38Nakamura, Hikaru2884Berchtenbreiter, Maximilian25521/2-1/274A50Warsaw2021
39Nakamura, Hikaru2836Carlsen, Magnus28421/2-1/266D37Warsaw2021
40Nepomniachtchi, Ian2798Nakamura, Hikaru28361/2-1/214C67Warsaw2021
41Nakamura, Hikaru2836Hovhannisyan, Robert26131-074A07Warsaw2021
42Firouzja, Alireza2656Nakamura, Hikaru28361/2-1/250C53Warsaw2021
43Nakamura, Hikaru2836Fedoseev, Vladimir26921-052E35Warsaw2021
44Alekseenko, Kirill2637Nakamura, Hikaru28361/2-1/245C72Warsaw2021
45Nakamura, Hikaru2836Anton Guijarro, David26271/2-1/228D31Warsaw2021
46Nakamura, Hikaru2836Predke, Alexandr26301-064C88Warsaw2021
47Volokitin, Andrei2631Nakamura, Hikaru28361/2-1/233C67Warsaw2021
48Nakamura, Hikaru2836Maghsoodloo, Parham25121-054D31Warsaw2021
49Halkias, Stelios2576Nakamura, Hikaru28361/2-1/217A06Warsaw2021
50Nakamura, Hikaru2836Van Foreest, Jorden25631/2-1/273E32Warsaw2021