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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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Carlsen, Magnus2865Nakamura, Hikaru28851-030A46Moscow2019
2Nakamura, Hikaru2885Carlsen, Magnus28651/2-1/262C65Moscow2019
3Mamedov, Rauf2670Nakamura, Hikaru28850-141C72Moscow2019
4Nakamura, Hikaru2885Zubov, Alexander27541-041B40Moscow2019
5Grischuk, Alexander2741Nakamura, Hikaru28851/2-1/218E10Moscow2019
6Nakamura, Hikaru2885Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27681-081B50Moscow2019
7Nakamura, Hikaru2885Giri, Anish27691/2-1/226C26Moscow2019
8Kramnik, Vladimir2748Nakamura, Hikaru28851/2-1/260A16Moscow2019
9Matlakov, Maxim2720Nakamura, Hikaru28850-149E10Moscow2019
10Nakamura, Hikaru2885Duda, Jan Krzysztof27961-056C00Moscow2019
11Nakamura, Hikaru2885Yu, Yangyi28071-055C25Moscow2019
12Dubov, Daniil2736Nakamura, Hikaru28851/2-1/232E10Moscow2019
13Nakamura, Hikaru2885Carlsen, Magnus28651/2-1/227C78Moscow2019
14Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2756Nakamura, Hikaru28851/2-1/268A16Moscow2019
15Nakamura, Hikaru2885Artemiev, Vladislav27931-031B10Moscow2019
16Ponkratov, Pavel2698Nakamura, Hikaru28850-120C28Moscow2019
17Nakamura, Hikaru2885Sarana, Alexey26571-045B50Moscow2019
18Riazantsev, Alexander2635Nakamura, Hikaru28850-176A40Moscow2019
19Sasikiran, Krishnan2601Nakamura, Hikaru28850-126C75Moscow2019
20Nakamura, Hikaru2885Gareyev, Timur25331/2-1/287C26Moscow2019
21Nakamura, Hikaru2885Firouzja, Alireza26490-153B50Moscow2019
22Perunovic, Milos2596Nakamura, Hikaru28850-150B23Moscow2019
23Nakamura, Hikaru2885Bosiocic, Marin25671-037A06Moscow2019
24Nakamura, Hikaru2819Carlsen, Magnus28861/2-1/222B31Moscow2019
25Smirin, Ilia2584Nakamura, Hikaru28190-146C71Moscow2019
26Dominguez Perez, Leinier2755Nakamura, Hikaru28191/2-1/223C53Moscow2019
27Nakamura, Hikaru2819Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28731/2-1/227B50Moscow2019
28Nakamura, Hikaru2819Duda, Jan Krzysztof27511-051B27Moscow2019
29Zhigalko, Sergei2699Nakamura, Hikaru28190-151C72Moscow2019
30Nakamura, Hikaru2819Giri, Anish27471/2-1/226C26Moscow2019
31Vallejo Pons, Francisco2636Nakamura, Hikaru28191/2-1/214C67Moscow2019
32Nakamura, Hikaru2819Sjugirov, Sanan26641-030A08Moscow2019
33Bocharov, Dmitry2642Nakamura, Hikaru28191/2-1/243E10Moscow2019
34Nakamura, Hikaru2819Khanin, Semen26021-020C26Moscow2019
35Shirov, Alexei2672Nakamura, Hikaru28191-058C65Moscow2019
36Nakamura, Hikaru2819Andriasian, Zaven26331-058C71Moscow2019
37Vitiugov, Nikita2631Nakamura, Hikaru28191/2-1/214C67Moscow2019
38Nakamura, Hikaru2819Sychev, Klementy25621-048C70Moscow2019
39Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2744Nakamura, Hikaru28710-175E10Kolkata2019
40Nakamura, Hikaru2871So, Wesley27631/2-1/251E32Kolkata2019
41Anand, Viswanathan2791Nakamura, Hikaru28711/2-1/221C53Kolkata2019
42Nakamura, Hikaru2871Aronian, Levon28181-046E39Kolkata2019
43Nepomniachtchi, Ian2830Nakamura, Hikaru28710-130C50Kolkata2019
44Nakamura, Hikaru2871Ding, Liren28401/2-1/281E32Kolkata2019
45Carlsen, Magnus2828Nakamura, Hikaru28711/2-1/220C67Kolkata2019
46Nakamura, Hikaru2871Harikrishna, Pentala26171-036C26Kolkata2019
47Nakamura, Hikaru2871Giri, Anish27401/2-1/253D12Kolkata2019
48Nakamura, Hikaru2871Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27441/2-1/236A45Kolkata2019
49So, Wesley2763Nakamura, Hikaru28711/2-1/218A46Kolkata2019
50Nakamura, Hikaru2871Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/233C65Kolkata2019