Nakamura, Hikaru Age 32


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 
1Ding, Liren2791Nakamura, INT2020
2Nakamura, Hikaru2736Ding, INT2020
3Ding, Liren2791Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020
4Nakamura, Hikaru2736Ding, INT2020
5Ding, Liren2791Nakamura, INT2020
6Nakamura, Hikaru2736Ding, INT2020
7Ding, Liren2791Nakamura, INT2020
8Nakamura, Hikaru2736Ding, Liren27911/2-1/ INT2020
9Ding, Liren2791Nakamura, INT2020
10Nakamura, Hikaru2736Ding, Liren27911/2-1/ INT2020
11Nakamura, Hikaru2736Ding, Liren27911/2-1/ INT2020
12Ding, Liren2791Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020
13Nakamura, Hikaru2736Ding, INT2020
14Ding, Liren2791Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020
15Nakamura, Hikaru2736Dubov, INT2020
16Harikrishna, Pentala2719Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020
17Artemiev, Vladislav2716Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020
18Nakamura, Hikaru2736Grischuk, Alexander27771/2-1/ INT2020
19Carlsen, Magnus2863Nakamura, INT2020
20Dubov, Daniil2699Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020
21Nakamura, Hikaru2736Harikrishna, Pentala27191/2-1/ INT2020
22Nakamura, Hikaru2736Artemiev, Vladislav27161/2-1/ INT2020
23Grischuk, Alexander2777Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020
24Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, Magnus28631/2-1/ INT2020
25Dubov, Daniil2770Nakamura, INT2020
26Nakamura, Hikaru2829Dubov, Daniil27701/2-1/ INT2020
27Dubov, Daniil2770Nakamura, INT2020
28Nakamura, Hikaru2829Dubov, INT2020
29Dubov, Daniil2770Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/ INT2020
30Dubov, Daniil2770Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/ INT2020
31Nakamura, Hikaru2829Dubov, Daniil27701/2-1/ INT2020
32Dubov, Daniil2770Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/ INT2020
33Nakamura, Hikaru2829Dubov, INT2020
34Nakamura, Hikaru2829Dubov, Daniil27701/2-1/ INT2020
35Dubov, Daniil2770Nakamura, INT2020
36Nakamura, Hikaru2829Dubov, INT2020
37Dubov, Daniil2770Nakamura, INT2020
38Carlsen, Magnus2881Nakamura, INT2020
39Nakamura, Hikaru2829Carlsen, Magnus28811/2-1/ INT2020
40Carlsen, Magnus2881Nakamura, INT2020
41Nakamura, Hikaru2829Carlsen, INT2020
42Carlsen, Magnus2881Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/ INT2020
43Carlsen, Magnus2881Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/ INT2020
44Nakamura, Hikaru2829Carlsen, Magnus28811/2-1/ INT2020
45Carlsen, Magnus2881Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/ INT2020
46Nakamura, Hikaru2829Carlsen, INT2020
47Carlsen, Magnus2881Nakamura, INT2020
48Nakamura, Hikaru2829Carlsen, INT2020
49Carlsen, Magnus2881Nakamura, INT2020
50Aronian, Levon2778Nakamura, INT2020