Nakamura, Hikaru Age 30


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#13 (active)
United States
#3 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2844 World #2 (active)
2893 World #3 (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 
1Ladron De Guevara Pinto, Paolo2427Nakamura, Hikaru27631/2-1/228B38Douglas2018
2Nakamura, Hikaru2763Bu, Xiangzhi27121/2-1/241D17Batumi2018
3Piorun, Kacper2612Nakamura, Hikaru27631-060B01Batumi2018
4Nakamura, Hikaru2763Naiditsch, Arkadij27211/2-1/237A29Batumi2018
5Stevic, Hrvoje2579Nakamura, Hikaru27631/2-1/254B18Batumi2018
6Marjanovic, Dejan2382Nakamura, Hikaru27631/2-1/275A81Batumi2018
7Nakamura, Hikaru2763Nabaty, Tamir26921/2-1/237A13Batumi2018
8Nakamura, Hikaru2763Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27111/2-1/235E10Batumi2018
9Van Wely, Loek2642Nakamura, Hikaru27631/2-1/262D27Batumi2018
10Baules, Jorge2358Nakamura, Hikaru27630-125E32Batumi2018
11Le, Quang Liem2715Nakamura, INT2018
12Nakamura, Hikaru2763Le, Quang Liem27151/2-1/ INT2018
13Le, Quang Liem2715Nakamura, Hikaru27631/2-1/ INT2018
14Nakamura, Hikaru2763Le, Quang Liem27151/2-1/ INT2018
15Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo2636Nakamura, INT2018
16Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2780Nakamura, Hikaru27631/2-1/ INT2018
17Nakamura, Hikaru2763Vidit, Santosh INT2018
18Le, Quang Liem2715Nakamura, Hikaru27631/2-1/ INT2018
19Nakamura, Hikaru2763Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo26361/2-1/ INT2018
20Nakamura, Hikaru2763Jones, Gawain C INT2018
21Melkumyan, Hrant2660Nakamura, INT2018
22Nakamura, Hikaru2763Gupta, INT2018
23Meier, Georg2639Nakamura, INT2018
24Nakamura, Hikaru2763Shimanov, INT2018
25Andriasian, Zaven2603Nakamura, INT2018
26Nakamura, Hikaru2763Lenic, INT2018
27Lenderman, Aleksandr2630Nakamura, Hikaru27631/2-1/ INT2018
28Carlsen, Magnus2842Nakamura, Hikaru27771-097A05Saint Louis2018
29Nakamura, Hikaru2777Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/242E10Saint Louis2018
30Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2779Nakamura, Hikaru27771/2-1/255C53Saint Louis2018
31Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2779Nakamura, Hikaru27771/2-1/255C54Saint Louis2018
32Nakamura, Hikaru2777Aronian, Levon27671/2-1/268A29Saint Louis2018
33Nakamura, Hikaru2777Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28011/2-1/251D30Saint Louis2018
34Nakamura, Hikaru2777Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28011/2-1/252D34Saint Louis2018
35Caruana, Fabiano2822Nakamura, Hikaru27771-049E10Saint Louis2018
36Nakamura, Hikaru2777Grischuk, Alexander27660-189C50Saint Louis2018
37So, Wesley2780Nakamura, Hikaru27771/2-1/231A17Saint Louis2018
38Nakamura, Hikaru2777Anand, Viswanathan27681/2-1/229E10Saint Louis2018
39Nakamura, Hikaru2913Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28780-162B51Saint Louis2018
40Nakamura, Hikaru2777Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27790-162B51Saint Louis2018
41Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2795Nakamura, Hikaru29130-149A05Saint Louis2018
42Nakamura, Hikaru2913Aronian, Levon28711-033C45Saint Louis2018
43Dominguez Perez, Leinier2687Nakamura, Hikaru29131/2-1/227C53Saint Louis2018
44Nakamura, Hikaru2913Grischuk, Alexander28311-051C67Saint Louis2018
45Anand, Viswanathan2812Nakamura, Hikaru29131/2-1/233C67Saint Louis2018
46Caruana, Fabiano2709Nakamura, Hikaru29130-151E10Saint Louis2018
47Nakamura, Hikaru2913So, Wesley28001/2-1/235C45Saint Louis2018
48Karjakin, Sergey2898Nakamura, Hikaru29131-079C67Saint Louis2018
49Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2878Nakamura, Hikaru29131/2-1/241A00Saint Louis2018
50Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2779Nakamura, Hikaru27771/2-1/241B06Saint Louis2018