Nakamura, Hikaru Age 31


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#19 (active)
United States
#4 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2807 World #3 (active)
2902 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 
1Nepomniachtchi, Ian2774Nakamura, Hikaru27431-069E10Saint Louis2019
2Nakamura, Hikaru2743Ding, Liren28051/2-1/247C88Saint Louis2019
3Nakamura, Hikaru2743Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/2104E10Saint Louis2019
4Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2764Nakamura, Hikaru27431/2-1/244E10Saint Louis2019
5Nakamura, Hikaru2743Caruana, Fabiano28181/2-1/243C80Saint Louis2019
6Nakamura, Hikaru2902Dubov, Daniil26421-038A13Paris2019
7Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2778Nakamura, Hikaru29021-063E10Paris2019
8Nakamura, Hikaru2902Duda, Jan Krzysztof27781/2-1/272B29Paris2019
9Anand, Viswanathan2730Nakamura, Hikaru29021-084A00Paris2019
10Nakamura, Hikaru2902Giri, Anish27701-038B50Paris2019
11Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2948Nakamura, Hikaru29021-046A00Paris2019
12Nepomniachtchi, Ian2815Nakamura, Hikaru29021/2-1/247C50Paris2019
13Nakamura, Hikaru2902Caruana, Fabiano27721-069C78Paris2019
14Grischuk, Alexander2733Nakamura, Hikaru29021-081E10Paris2019
15Dubov, Daniil2642Nakamura, Hikaru29020-164E10Paris2019
16Nakamura, Hikaru2902Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27781-055D85Paris2019
17Duda, Jan Krzysztof2778Nakamura, Hikaru29020-134A45Paris2019
18Nakamura, Hikaru2902Anand, Viswanathan27301/2-1/231A05Paris2019
19Giri, Anish2770Nakamura, Hikaru29021/2-1/247B01Paris2019
20Nakamura, Hikaru2902Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime29481-059B50Paris2019
21Nakamura, Hikaru2902Nepomniachtchi, Ian28151/2-1/233D85Paris2019
22Caruana, Fabiano2772Nakamura, Hikaru29021-041B01Paris2019
23Nakamura, Hikaru2902Grischuk, Alexander27331-081A06Paris2019
24Giri, Anish2769Nakamura, Hikaru28531/2-1/222C67Paris2019
25Nakamura, Hikaru2853Nepomniachtchi, Ian27570-193D85Paris2019
26Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2812Nakamura, Hikaru28531/2-1/224C67Paris2019
27Nakamura, Hikaru2853Dubov, Daniil27711-041A16Paris2019
28Anand, Viswanathan2735Nakamura, Hikaru28531/2-1/219C65Paris2019
29Nakamura, Hikaru2853Duda, Jan Krzysztof27311/2-1/261B29Paris2019
30Nakamura, Hikaru2853Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28101-060A05Paris2019
31Grischuk, Alexander2744Nakamura, Hikaru28531-056E10Paris2019
32Nakamura, Hikaru2853Caruana, Fabiano28170-137E47Paris2019
33Topalov, Veselin2749Nakamura, Hikaru28531-047C65Riga2019
34Nakamura, Hikaru2853Topalov, Veselin27491/2-1/250A05Riga2019
35Topalov, Veselin2740Nakamura, Hikaru27541/2-1/225C53Riga2019
36Nakamura, Hikaru2754Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/239C88Riga2019
37Nakamura, Hikaru2754Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/242E35Zagreb2019
38Giri, Anish2779Nakamura, Hikaru27541/2-1/239C67Zagreb2019
39Nakamura, Hikaru2754Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27791/2-1/243B51Zagreb2019
40So, Wesley2754Nakamura, Hikaru27541-055C67Zagreb2019
41Nakamura, Hikaru2754Aronian, Levon27521/2-1/231C65Zagreb2019
42Carlsen, Magnus2875Nakamura, Hikaru27541-043E10Zagreb2019
43Nakamura, Hikaru2754Nepomniachtchi, Ian27751/2-1/265D85Zagreb2019
44Ding, Liren2805Nakamura, Hikaru27541/2-1/245D26Zagreb2019
45Karjakin, Sergey2748Nakamura, Hikaru27541/2-1/278E10Zagreb2019
46Nakamura, Hikaru2754Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27741/2-1/225D85Zagreb2019
47Caruana, Fabiano2819Nakamura, Hikaru27541-040E10Zagreb2019
48Grischuk, Alexander2772Nakamura, Hikaru27611-054E10Moscow2019
49Nakamura, Hikaru2761Grischuk, Alexander27721/2-1/235C55Moscow2019
50Nakamura, Hikaru2824Dubov, Daniil27791/2-1/248A20Moscow2019